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Cost Engineer 0546

  • Location: Cranfield
  • Salary: £24.97 - 24.97 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Engineering
  • Contact: Rachel Meacham
  • Contact Email: Rachel.meacham@jonlee.co.uk
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446112
  • Duration: contract
  • Start Date: asap
  • Expiry Date: 01 September 2022
  • Job Ref: 62090

Role: Cost Engineer - JP00000546

Location: Cranfield / Hybrid working

To start ASAP - 12 months assignment

 

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Deliverables / KPIs / SLAs

  • Generate cost reduction opportunities
  • Gather, manipulate then interrogate cost data
  • Analyse ideas from other vehicles and regions
  • Find gaps by cost analysis and benchmarking
  • Identify and promote ideas with high saving potential
  • Manage cost Reduction idea sharing within the company
  • Develop a network of contacts to get new ideas
  • Lead cross functional cost reduction projects
  • Plan & organise events with clear structure and objectives
  • Engage with affected business areas of Design, Purchasing, Manufacturing
  • Follow up the development of opportunities
  • Set milestones and clear reporting of achievement and pending actions
  • Maintain best practice systems and processes for the regional business.
  • Assist engineers to find data to support cost reduction projects (volume/mix/logistics/Other Regions cost)
  • Develop enhancements to systems and processes.
  • Expert trainer for cost systems, processes and idea generation

Description

The Cost Reduction Promotion and Strategy function is in charge of planning and managing the lifecycle cost reduction business for all R&D projects in Europe.

The responsibilities include working with specialist design engineers to:

  • Identify new cost reduction opportunities and support delivery of existing cost reduction projects.
  • Provide expert support to the engineers regarding sources of data, systems and processes.
  • To lead cost reduction projects at a company level supporting the central Promotion & Strategy function
  • Expert trainer for cost systems, processes and idea generation
  • Periodic remote working may be required in-line with Co. policy.
  • Infrequent national and international travel to may be required

Qualifications, Skills and Training Requirements

  • Ideally qualified with an engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of all vehicle components, systems and the vehicle development processes
  • Specific knowledge of BIW and Exterior Trim parts would be an advantage but not essential
  • Detailed knowledge of component manufacturing and cost drivers
  • Confident, inquisitive and challenging mind-set to find opportunities
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong PC skills with Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word are essential
  • Self-motivated and disciplined to work diligently without close supervision, conduct routine work on time
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to travel if required
  • Driving licence
  • Languages: English - fluent
  • Training will be provided ion in house specific systems and processes.

To apply for this role please send your CV to rachel.meacham@jonlee.co.uk

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.