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Senior Project Engineer (Productiv Ltd)

West Midlands, UK

Salary: £35K - £45K

This is a new role for an experienced Mechanical Engineer/Project Leader with a proven track record in the automotive industry specialising in high volume manufacturing. With experience in new product introduction, the ability to assess, plan and drive projects through from start to completion is essential, whilst working closely with partners and SQA. Reporting to the Head of Product Engineering, you will be experienced in co-ordinating and driving engineering teams forward whilst liaising with all partners, developers and procurement to ensure KPI’s and financial targets are met.

A high level of reporting and presenting skills is essential as is the ability to train and develop a team of engineers. You will be a natural problem solver with the ability to present your findings and propose solutions confidently with all levels of external and internal colleagues.

Productiv boasts a strong ethic of working within a lean framework and we require a team player who brings experience, expertise and energy, is used to leading and demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.

If your next career move involves you working with a company that encourages innovative ideas from its team, constantly working on exciting new projects and serious about developing your own future development then we encourage you to apply.

CV's are welcomed from all if eligible to work in the UK.

Desired Skills & Experience

Objectives & key activities

  • Conduct engineering assessments of new Low Carbon technology developed by UK based technology developers
  • Implement and use tools such as DFA, DFM, QFD, DFMEA and DVP&R to ensure right first time product development
  • Read, interpret and analyse supplied drawings and CAD models for engineering office
  • Guide junior members of staff and other team members
  • Liaise with collaborators, partners, technology developers and suppliers
  • Work closely with Cost Estimators and Engineering team to allow work throughput
  • Achieve KPIs

Other Responsibilities

  • Generation of reports as required for Project and Management meetings.
  • Revision control of information supplied and maintenance of Bills of Materials etc.
  • Support production preparation to ensure smooth production ramp-up.
  • Develop and train both experienced and graduate engineers with a view to building a solid engineering department
  • Document process and engineering know-how to benefit future projects


Required Knowledge Skills

  • Automotive New Product Introduction process and Design & Development activities
  • Low to medium volume manufacturing techniques as well as high volume manufacturing techniques
  • Experience of building close working relationships internally and with suppliers and customers.
  • Ability to use industry standard CAD software to interrogate models supplied
  • IT literate (competent user of MS products e.g. Excel)


Education & Experience

  • Experience in OE Automotive or Automotive Tier 1 supplier, preferably in an electro-mechanical environment.
  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Good communication skills to deal with people of all levels
  • Willingness to travel both nationally and internationally at reasonable notice
  • Highly motivated, flexible, team player

Company Description

Productiv connects small companies to big ones, enabling low carbon technology developers to get their products to market and into production.
Productiv provides SME technology developers with industrialisation and commercial support, enabling them to supply vehicle manufacturers and other large companies.
We work with a range of specialist partners to provide a complete industrialisation solution to take new technologies from TRL4 through to TRL 9 and on to high volume production.
Once technologies are ready to enter production, we offer manufacturing services to deliver the first 20,000 units and prove to OEM customers that the technologies can be made.

Email sadie.fentham@productivgroup.co.uk for further details.

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