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Technical Project Manager

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Salary: Market related

Location: Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 02 Jul 2018

Reference: 4079 - Apex AC

The role in a nutshell:

Our client is launching a ground-breaking new technology for the automotive industry - a high bandwidth active suspension system. We have high demand for our product from both suppliers and OEMs. We are hiring a Technical Project Manager who will act as the technical counterpart to the Program Manager and is responsible for making sure the technical team understands and fulfils the customer's requirements on time. This position will report to the Director of Applications Engineering.

What you will be doing:

  • The single point of contact for all technical topics with a certain customer or group of customers
  • Leads a cross-functional (mechanical, electrical, controls, software and systems) applications engineering team responsible for all engineering deliverables associated with a customer development project
  • The single point of contact for all technical topics with a certain customer or group of customers
  • Manage and negotiate vehicle-specific requirements
  • Responsible for delivering vehicles, hardware & software that meet or exceed vehicle-specific requirements
  • Travel domestically and internationally to customer sites and proving grounds when required
  • Troubleshoot bench testing and/or vehicle issues which can occur during development.
  • Work with the Business Development Department in acquisition support for development efforts

What we expect from you:

  • BS/MS/PhD in mechanical engineering, controls engineering, system engineering, vehicle dynamics or similar technical discipline
  • 5-15 years of experience at an OEM, supplier or automotive engineering consultancy
  • Has introduced an advanced mechatronic system into the automotive industry (chassis or steering systems are a plus)
  • Deep understanding of automotive product development gates, timing and processes
  • Ability to build relationships and influence OEM technical experts and decision-makers
  • Mastery of modern systems engineering methods, processes and tools
  • Exposure to subjective vehicle evaluation processes
  • Understanding of vehicle dynamics fundamentals
  • Project/program management experience
  • Experience with standard automotive quality standards and procedures, ideally ISO 26262, CMMI / A-SPICE