Cost Engineering Manager

HRGO Recruitment Eastbourne
East Sussex, UK
02 Sep 2019
07 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
HRGO Sussex have an excellent opportunity for a Cost and Process Engineering Manager for an

International client based in Sussex. As the Cost Engineering Manager you will join an active

Technical team utilising your knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to assist driving key efficiency

projects through operational functions, in addition to supporting the new product development


Key Responsibilities

Variety of cost engineering and process management projects through a team of test and

production engineers as well as through selected supply partners (particularly Far East), key aspects

of the role are: -

Cost Reduction

Scrutinise identified products requiring value engineering cost down initiatives. This will involve

identifying cost opportunities and make design changes and/or process changes as necessary.

Analyse warranty returns data to identify trends and make appropriate modifications to improve

product reliability.

Identify opportunities in assembly processes to reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication

processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods and quality control


Alongside the manufacturing operations team, to work on continuous improvement

methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, or cost-


Design Support - Current Products

Manage reactive technical product issues requiring product knowledge and problem solving


Respond to requests from suppliers to manage component obsolescence.

Determine the root causes of any product efficiency or failure issues and drive through

necessary modifications.

Make design changes to existing products as required.

Production Engineering

Design the layout of equipment or workspaces to achieve maximum efficiency.

Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations.

Investigate or resolve operational problems, such as material use variances or bottlenecks.

Design testing methods and test finished products or process capabilities to establish

standards or validate process requirements.

New Product Development

To provide going process engineering support to the New Project team on the following:

Ensuring that early product specification in the new product development process captures

relevant cost efficiency principles in both product design and process engineering

Create and agree product specifications with key stakeholders

Estimate costs, production times, or staffing requirements for new product designs. Review product designs for manufacturability or completeness. Prepare documentation for new manufacturing processes or engineering procedures. Design, purchase and install, and/or troubleshoot manufacturing equipment.

Project Planning and management

Deliver projects to specification and within budget Ability to work under general supervision and only be reviewed at project milestones and/or on completion of tasks Develop and maintain detailed project plans Present costs, changes and budgetary information effectively to senior management Track tasks against the project timing plan Manage project deliverables in line with the project plan Record and manage project issues and escalate where necessary Manage the project scope and change control and escalate issues where necessary Provide status reports to the project sponsor

Qualifications and Experience Levels: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar qualification. Minimum of 5 years manufacturing or design engineering experience Proven experience of leading a small high performance team of engineers and technicians teams in a fast-paced environment Preferably an ability in 2D/3D CAD system (Ideally Solidworks) Experience in Bill of Material (BOM) structures Understanding of legislation and standards (IEC60335, UL778) Deep knowledge of manufacturing and production processes and concepts such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen.

IT Skills: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Visio, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, Label software and ERP Systems

Relationship Management

Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with company strategy Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on operations activities Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on manufacturing activities

We endeavour to respond to all applications; however, due to the large volume this isn't always possible. If you haven't heard from us within seven days, please assume you have not been successful for this particular role. Thank you for your interest and please continue to look at our website for future opportunities

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