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NPI Engineer | Proftech

NPI Engineer

  Birmingham, West Midlands

Reference #: 894090_1559038811
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £235 - £38000
Sector: Technical & Engineering
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 28/05/2019

Project Engineer

Overall Purpose of the Role

Responsible for coordinating all project elements including engineering design, quality planning, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and final buy-off phases as well as ensuring the project remains within budget in order to meet the requirements of the customer's needs. Work on many phases or sub-tasks of projects or entire projects of moderate complexity, with results impacting on project completion. Work under general supervision, reviewed at project milestones and on completion by Senior Management. Overall must ensure on time project delivery, milestone adherence, quality, and cost.

Key Responsibilities

General and Task Management

  • Coordinate all project elements including engineering design, quality planning, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and final buy-off phases
  • Manage the project within budget
  • Plan project requirements and resources, including the sourcing of sub-contract elements
  • React promptly and effectively to changing client and product needs
  • Anticipate any potential project risks, identifying and establishing corrective actions
  • Produce deliverables on-time to customer requirements, clarifying these requirements where necessary
  • Define the customer specification into either a departmental action or sub-contractor order
  • Accurately cost any changes in specifications
  • Effectively analyse customer and internal changes, including feasibility study
  • Produce clear, focused and understandable explanations for change requests
  • Track customer changes and participate in customer meetings when required
  • Participate in Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEAs), Quality history reviews, robustness studies, etc
  • Participate in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) processes
  • Track tasks against the project timing plan
  • Assist with design verification and sign off reporting
  • Apply specific technical skills as required to support the customer or colleagues
  • Be willing and available to work at company and customer premises as required
  • Keep up with current and developing engineering trends
  • Undertake special projects as required
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Support and lead process improvement activities
  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings and to clients
  • Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/ future trends
  • Plan projects or subtasks so they may be tracked and presented
  • Manage the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
  • Undertake continuous training and development
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems

People Management

  • Lead and/or support technicians and trainee engineers
  • Train people within own work group

Relationship Management

  • Liaise and communicate with other departments, customers, suppliers and other service providers
  • Be an effective team member, working with supervisor and colleagues to ensure smooth workflow with maximum output

Skills and Attributes

  • Responsible for projects involving multiple people
  • Able to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Ability to understand and translate product drawings into process information
  • Ability to track budget spend, including sub-contract hours
  • Ability to make and manage good relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong administrator
  • Analytical skills and good judgement
  • Initiative and results/target focused
  • Quality conscious
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to promote and drive continuous improvement
  • Able to make decisions
  • Understand Lean principles
  • Exercises latitude and technical judgement in deciding work methods
  • Good understanding of customer expectations and deliverables with an awareness of the impact of failure/cost of poor quality

Qualifications and Experience Levels

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree preferred, A Levels, ONC, City & Guilds level 3, BTec National Diploma Level 3, IVQ Technician Diploma, NVQ level 3
  • Professional accreditation with an industry related body would be advantageous
  • Good understanding of engineering principles
  • Mechanical, electrical, electronic background
  • Proven Project Engineering/Project Management experience
  • Advanced Microsoft user to include Project and Excel software
  • Experience in creating project plans in Microsoft Project
  • Experience in Bill of Material (BOM) structures
  • Understanding of legislation and standards
  • An understanding of Lean Manufacturing
  • Understanding of design and production costs to include waste, downtime, scrap and re-work

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