Junior & Senior Cost Engineers (VA/VE)

Jonathan Lee Recruitment Ltd
35000.00 - 47000.00 GBP Annual + GBP35000 - GBP47000/annum
12 Mar 2018
09 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Cost Engineers / VA/VE Engineers

We are seeking a number of Junior and Senior Cost/VA/VE Engineers to work for a leading automotive OEM based in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

Engineering benchmarking and innovation sits within Value Engineering & Teardown (VE&T).

The Opportunity

Our purpose is to provide sophisticated benchmarking services that:

1 Determine how competitors engineer their cars to deliver their customer & brand experience;
2 Pro-actively shares the learning across the business.

We do this by competitor vehicle benchmarking; value engineering, idea generation & innovation and programme application.

The opportunity is to join the team and take ownership of a product group (Body Interior; Body Exterior; Chassis or Powertrain). As an investigator, analyst, facilitator & coach you will enable your product group Technical Specialists to compile high value engineering system strategies.

Key Performance Indicators

* Completion of engineering explanations to explain how competitor vehicles are engineered to deliver brand, attribute and performance
* GBPaverage vehicle cost reduction idea generation to support margin improvement against targets for current and future vehicle programmes

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

* Work with the rest of the VE&T team and cross-functional teams to build a comprehensive understanding of competitor vehicles.
* Develop a schedule of interactions and workshops with your product group Technical Specialists to identify opportunities for improvement - engineering, technology process, systems etc.
* Application of value engineering and systematic innovation tools.
* Continual improvement of our tools & techniques to increase engagement; improve the conversion of idea to implementation and build the reputation of the department.

Key Interactions

* Technical Specialists (product group; advanced product development; vehicle engineering/attributes; design)
* Product engineering teams & senior management
* Marketing; purchasing; manufacturing; logistics
* Chief Programme Directors and new model programme teams.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


* Broad engineering and manufacturing awareness
* Consultative sales/coaching ability and experience
* Experienced and comfortable facilitating large groups
* Open minded idea generator - value engineering; systematic innovation
* Experience of engaging and then working across multiple projects and multi-functional teams

Personal Profile


* Results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance, an individual who is able to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment
* A sophisticated communicator who is able to challenge constructively and communicate complex ideas in business language
* An individual who enables speed in decision making through establishing alignment, clarity, appropriate resources and sense of urgency whilst bringing others along.
* Brings passion, drives closure and overcomes obstacles in an empathetic and thoughtful way
* Strategic and operational, an individual who support strategic direction, but who can also work in the detail
* Resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs. Able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style.

To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham