Telematics/Connected Car Project Engineer

Premea Limited
£29.50 per week
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description: Our premium brand Automotive client is currently recruiting for the following role: Division: Vehicle Engineering. Position Description: Telematics Project Engineer OR Connected Car Project Engineer. The Connected Car team is delivering industry leading, customer exciting Telematics, Infotainment and Vehicle Management services. These services operate in conjunction with Vehicle, Smartphone and Tablet Applications, and are built on a number of Cloud platforms. Connected Car are looking for a hands-on Project Manager, or Delivery Manager, to take strong control over an existing portfolio of projects and workstreams, to deliver the next phase of Connected Car features and services. Core Responsibilities: - Deliver projects utilising project management techniques to ensure the delivery and achievement of planned outputs to support the achievement of strategic business objectives in connected car within vehicle engineering. - Lead key strategic projects and work streams; from scoping to delivery and including cross-functional engagement and stakeholder management, ensuring quality, cost and timescales are prioritised as appropriate. Manage dependencies between suppliers and in-vehicle systems - Management of the delivery and integration of Connected Car partners and suppliers including Telematics Service Provider, Hosting Providers, Content Providers, and Mobile Network Operators to deliver the off-board service infrastructure. Management and co-ordination of the Project Software Releases to multiple Environments, co-ordinating activities between Infrastructure partners, Product Managers, Design Authority, Integration, and Quality Assurance teams to ensure the delivery Quality. - Leading the off-board Infrastructure SW development processes with the infrastructure partners and provide the project prioritisation of the development requirements into the Agile SW development - Plan for and manage project risks, issues and dependencies to maximise likelihood of project success, escalating upwards where necessary. - Partner with the operational business to understand current processes and to document and prioritise requirements for changes and additions. - Management of required Governance, including milestone reporting, project status reporting, financial reporting and risk and issue management. Skills Required: - Project Management - Stakeholder Management - Managing geographically, and culturally diverse project teams. Experience Required: - Previous experience of working in a Project Management role with a track record of successful delivery of complex technical projects, to market. - Methodical detailed approach to work to managing multiple 3rd parties, and internal stakeholders. - Strong analytical and problem solving skills to identify and resolve complex dependencies. - Project scoping, planning, tracking, reporting, risk/issue management. - Managing multiple projects simultaneously. - Negotiation and adaptability. - Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred. Experience Preferred: - Experience in vehicle telematics, mobile telecommunications, IT infrastructure - Experience working in/with complex x-functional organisations, and proven experience to manage delivery of complex products and features across multiple stakeholders and partners in global locations. - Stakeholder Management expertise, specifically the ability to confidently advise and influence senior stakeholders. - Relevant qualification and/or training in a recognised appropriate Project Management methodology, e.g. APM, PMP, ITIL, PRINCE2. - Commercially astute with an ability to understand the business function that this role supports. Key Interactions - IT Business / Project Managers - Project Feature Owners and Marketing Sales and Service - Project/Programme Finance - Connected Car Project Delivery and Quality Assurance - Connected Car Infrastructure Partners / Suppliers - Travel within the UK will be required, including the occasional business trips. - Keen interest in the following subject matter: Telematics, V2X, 5G, IoT, Cloud architectures, Software Platforms, Big Data Analytics, Software Platforms, Software development processes and tools, Agile/DevOps, GNSS systems. Please note to apply for this position, you MUST have either a UK or EU passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship of any kind. The services advertised by Premea Limited for this vacancy are those of an Employment business. Premea is a specialist recruitment consultancy representing clients in the UK and internationally within the Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace sectors.
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