Senior Project Manager - Automotive Engineering

Wallace Hind Selection
08 Jun 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Senior Project Manager from an Automotive or Engineering background and looking to manage a major R&D Engineering Project that will radically enhance road safety.

We are a leading Global Automotive Manufacturer of systems and have recently invested in a brand new state of the art fully equipped R&D facility to support our Global manufacturing sites. We now seek an experienced and Senior Project Manager to be responsible for the company’s largest and most important Project.

SALARY: £60,000 - £65,000

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: + Pension + Flexible Hours + Benefits

LOCATION: Midlands

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Rugby, Tamworth

This is a high-level Project Manager (PM) role to take total control of this project and scope that will shape the company’s future. Working at the Specialist R&D facility, housing 65 engineers, you will work closely with the Global R&D teams managing a team of 26 Engineers on this project (spread across Europe). Reporting to the Global R&D Project Director and working with the VP R&D in the UK you will report to the Board Steering Group Committee on a monthly basis.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing the cross functional team executing the tasks defined in the Project Management Model. The responsibility of the Project Manager spans from Toll Gate 0 (Kick off by Sales / Product Management) to Toll Gate 5 (Launch/ Completion). Furthermore, you will be responsible for managing the cross functional project team (26 Engineers) to achieve the objectives defined for product/process development and launch by accuracy in scope and business case management.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the project including, managing risks,
client relationships at board level, project time management, (including work breakdown & activities) planning and critical path analysis and ALL commercials and budgetary controls.

ØDay-to-day management of the project core team activities to ensure the entire project is progressing in line with the plan.
ØCommunication with customer and internal stakeholders, including European Board Directors, Chief Engineers R&D, Team Leaders and Department Managers, Financial Accounting and Commercial teams.
ØManagement of the major project reviews, identifying clear objectives, inputs, outputs and success criteria.
ØMonitor and control the project finances (contingency, tooling cost, profit, GM) to ensure the project is delivered within the agreed budget.
ØMonitor and control all Project and Product Scope and work packages to ensure they are delivered on time and on cost.

Knowledge & Skills Required: Senior Project Manager

ØProven experience in project management within Automotive/Engineering/Aerospace industries.
ØProduct/process development and launch experience preferred.
ØExcellent inter-personal skills; able to influence, persuade and negotiate with all levels of people effectively.
ØAbility to cope under pressure and ensure deadlines are met.
ØStrong attention to detail and excellent organisational skills.
ØGood presentation and customer facing skills.
ØHighly results orientated; strong drive to deliver.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Project Engineer, Senior Project Manager, Programme Engineer Director, NPD Project manager. Automotive, Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, OEM Tier 1 or Tier 2. Transportation Aerospace, Engineering.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Ian Lyons quoting Project Manager reference IL14868 to DD: +44 (0)(Apply online only) Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) (Apply online only). Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based

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