Technical Project Engineer
Gauteng, South Africa
3d ago
source : findojobs-za

Our client in the Automotive Industry is currently looking for a Technical Project Engineer to join their team. Purpose of the position : To ensure the development of vehicle projects by determining the technical content of local products, controlling the development budget and costs, tracking and controlling the timing of development activities and milestones in order to meet the product specification, introduction timing and financial targets.

Job Description and Responsibilities : To coordinate the product engineering project team meetings, reviewing open tasks and deadlines as well as motivate and encourage technical project team members to support the achievement of development tasks.

To collect and analyse data related to model specific cost saving technical changes and presenting a synopsis within the relevant forums for information / decision making purposes up to Management level.

To monitor the vehicle development project budget by evaluating the project development costs for parts design, testing activities, endurance cars, and manpower capacity.

To plan the vehicle development project timing by assessing the development scope and the related activities for design, testing, release and endurance in order to ensure to meet SOP introduction of new product contents.

To define the engineering and development scope by defining technical requirements and changes of components, creating the Technical Product Descriptions in order to meet market and quality product specifications and to conduct competitor analysis studies.

To monitor the engineering release process, by actively tracking technical releases from both internal and external sources and thus ensure that all required releases conform with company production build level requirements.

To ensure company technical requirements are implemented by continuously communicating with Group counterparts, informing local engineering and reviewing the development activities.

To cooperate with the company counterparts by exchanging project status for activities requiring development input, in order to ensure purposeful share of responsibilities and job split.

To represent engineering at all levels during cross divisional / cross corporate activities, by participating in project discussions and presentations so as to define / negotiate / agree on engineering requirements and / or support / advise on engineering matters.

Education and Experience : A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, or equivalent. Fluency in English. 5 years’ experience in an automotive engineering environment.

Skills, Attributes & Other requirements : Knowledge of project management principles. Working knowledge of project management and Engineering data systems.

Understanding of basic financial principles. Self-motivation, good report writing and presentation ability. The ability to conduct technical presentations.

The ability to work and communicate with people at all levels. Code 08 Driver’s License. Proven track record of excellent team-

work and collaboration attributes.

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