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Engineering Manager

  • Job added:   9 May 2022
  • Job Type :   Other
  • Reference :   InAutomotive-364888
  • Company :   Chartsign Limited

Chartsign is an Electrical technical publications company who are committed to providing a Design Consultancy and Technical Recruitment service to a variety of industries. We look to provide goods and services that are fit for purpose and completely meet our customers’ requirements. 

Our client is looking for a candidate that can effectively lead, manage and control single or multiple projects to both the customers and TLC’s expectations, meeting all goals of timing, cost, quality, and customer satisfaction. Responsibility for the early identification, communication of possible issues and weaknesses and recommend possible solutions to resolve them. The successful candidate will report into the Senior Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities
• To lead cross functional project teams, to deliver the objectives for new product introduction projects, ensuring use of best practice project management techniques.
• Ownership/reporting project status, budget, and milestones to company directors
• Ensure that all projects are managed in accordance with company policies and procedures
• Clearly communicate issues to the project team and plan resources accordingly.
• To develop and maintain a good working relationship with the TLC team, customer, and suppliers.
• To lead meetings and organise visits with TLC team, customers and suppliers as required
• Control and delivery of budgets for prototypes, development, tooling, and production expenditure.
• Create and maintain timing plans, highlighting concern areas.
• Organise, chair and minute project meetings with the project team as appropriate
• Responsible for preparation of commercial aspects, especially engineering changes and traceability of these through the project
• Delivering and managing customer expectations
• Review, understand and convert functional requirements into valid technical specifications & documents
• Critical path analysis and roadblock management – handle multiple priorities in fast paced environment.
• Identifying business development opportunities and supporting quoting activities

Experience Required:
• Educated to degree or equivalent level in technically biased subject
• 5+ years of relevant project management experience.
• Experience of operating in an ISO 9001:2015 & IATF 16949 environment and leading audit activities for project responsible elements.

• Experience of delivering projects from initial concept product development through to production via APQP process and ability to lead DFMEA, PFMEA and PPAP activities.
• Good understanding of mechanical, electronic, harness component design, assembly, and processes
• Full appreciation of the plastic injection molding process.
• Travel will be required on occasions to support customer and supplier meetings.

Person Specification
• Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent attention to detail
• Excellent presentation skills – comfortable with preparing and presenting to varied audience.
• Interpersonal skills that enable you to work with people at all levels and develop good working relationships
• Ability to demonstrate a flexible working approach
• Professional attitude, methodical and analytical
• Strong problem solving and negotiation skills
• Demonstrate initiative and ability to offer new ideas/solve problems
• Ability to plan, multitask and manage time effectively.
• Be able to work effectively both independently and ability to motivate/lead a team
• Computer literate in Microsoft office programmes including MS Project – ERP system use beneficial
• Full clean UK driving licence and valid passport

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