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Engineering Project Manager, EV, Automotive

  • Location:

    Greenford, London

  • Sector:

    Business Analysis & Project Management, Senior Management

  • Job Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Wilkin Chan

  • Contact Email:

    wilkinchan@spectrumit.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    70000

  • Salary low:

    30000

  • Job Ref:

    VR/11456_1580484973

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-14

  • Start Date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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Engineering Project Manager

My client is an award-winning global provider of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions and they are currently seeking an Engineering Project Manager to join their award-winning team.

You will be responsible for planning, launching and managing various projects of differing sizes.

You will play a key role in driving the success of these projects and will operate with a high degree of autonomy. You have relevant experience of managing projects in an engineering environment, ideally automotive, and a technical understanding/appreciation of electrified powertrain systems.

The role presents an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to have a real impact on cutting edge EV technology projects as well as the way the business conducts and manages its projects.

Responsibilities and Activities

  • Creation of project definitions - working with project sponsors and key stakeholders to agree the goals and scope of new projects
  • Planning of projects based on business priorities, engineering teams, supply chain and production teams feedback and resource constraints, alongside your own judgement based on previous experience
  • Responsibility for execution and communication of the plan to stakeholders within the business.
  • Capturing and managing risks and issues on projects, ensuring timely mitigation/resolution
  • Defining project communication requirements (meeting cadences etc.) and owning the implementation of these.
  • Tracking costs and managing these to a defined budget.
  • Scope management throughout a project's life, ensuring change is effectively managed.
  • Ensure the quality of the deliverables are in line with project definition and expectations.
  • Continuous improvement of how projects are managed and playing an active role in defining the best way to deliver efficiently

Skills and Experience

Required:

  • Degree in engineering, science, business, management or similar
  • Candidates will be judged on an individual basis, but a typical applicant would possess;
  • 3+ years' experience managing projects of a similar nature to the role with a technical understanding of the products being developed
  • Knowledge of common project management theory and techniques - e.g. Prince 2, Agile/Scrum
  • Experience in product development projects or programs and understanding of how to plan these types of projects
  • Very strong communication skills at all levels of the business across email, large meetings, conference calls and one to one
  • Proactive and takes initiative - spots potential problems and tackles them early, thinks of ways to do things better and takes action to make the business more efficient
  • Driven and persistent - you have a real desire to deliver and aim to find a way forward that doesn't compromise on the plan
  • Able to work at a macro and micro level, never losing sight of the project purpose while being able to dig into the detail to facilitate issue resolution when required
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, able to think on your feet and a desire to take ownership and see work through to a conclusion
  • Skilled with MS suite, particularly Excel
  • Good data analysis skills (ideally within excel)
  • Some technical understanding of EV drivetrains, ideally including batteries

Desirable:

  • Experience operating in a start-up or similar environment with little existing framework and figuring out the best way to get things done that focusses on value and limits red-tape
  • Experience working in a technical role (as an engineer or similar) on electrified powertrain projects
  • Experience in the Automotive/Commercial Vehicle industry, ideally in a project management capacity
  • Familiar with MS Project or other similar project management software