We like it when our employees have goals. What about you? Are you ready to grow with your challenges? We at MAHLE are a leading international supplier to the automotive industry. With our products for combustion engines and their peripherals as well as solutions for electric vehicles, we address all crucial issues related to the powertrain and air conditioning technology. Today, some 77.000 employees work on innovative products at 170 locations and 16 major development locations.Working together, we optimize existing technologies, develop new engineering concepts and set standards. By reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, we are making an important contribution – for a better climate, with every second vehicle statistically.

Share professional know-how, develop ideas and take on responsibility. At MAHLE Powertrain Ltd. in Northampton as

Principal Project Manager

  • To coordinate all MAHLE Powertrain and supplier activities required to achieve project targets and deliverables for Projects up to and including the large sized Projects running within the engineering division. This includes timing, budgetary, technical and customer related.
  • To provide the customer with a professional and technically good interface to MAHLE Powertrain, and to maximise profits for MAHLE Powertrain.
  • Duties
  • Define and negotiate project work scope, deliverables and global project timing and price, including milestones and gateways, with the customer
  • Liaise with MAHLE Powertrain functions to define MAHLE Powertrain project activities to achieve global project timing, including milestone and gateways
  • Provide understanding of customer processes that will be followed during the program, and plan
  • MAHLE Powertrain project activities to suit
  • Agree project team members with Function Heads
  • Implement latest Project Management processes and tools. Develop existing processes as required
  • Define responsibilities and objectives of other team members (with section leaders where applicable)
  • Monitor the implementation of latest Functional processes and procedures throughout the project
  • Co-ordinate activities between Sections to achieve project deliverables and milestones to the agreed plan
  • Plan and reforecast as necessary, resource form
  • Functions to achieve project deliverables, milestones, invoicing & margin
  • Accept bookings to project plans
  • Ensure customer requirements are met, if necessary where work scope change is not within agreed scope, raise PCR to secure additional funding form customer
  • Agree changes in project work scope with customer and Head of Projects
  • Organise and facilitate Project Meetings and
  • Concerns Meetings as latest PM processes
  • Participate in internal project review meetings as requested
  • Co-ordinate and attend customer Project Status meetings. Co-ordinate external project status reports
  • Lead internal Gateway reviews
  • Lead project close out meetings and reviews
  • Develop and inform relevant Sales Team on new and continuation business opportunities with the customer
  • Qualifications
  • A relevant Engineering Degree i.e. Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing or Automotive
  • Skills and Experience
  • An experienced user of MS software: Word, Excel, Power Point, Project
  • The ability to lead and motivate a team of engineers is essential
  • Strong negotiation skills are essential
  • Excellent communication skills are essential
  • Presentation skills in both a business development capacity and as a means of providing project status to the customer
  • The ability to influence the customer, senior management and team members is essential
  • Good facilitator of meetings is desirable
  • The ability to identify and control risks to an engineering program is desirable
  • Good time management & delegation skills are desirable
  • Relevant experience in the field of engine technology Aeronautical, Marine, Off Road, Two wheel of which a minimum of 5 years in the Automotive Industry
  • A proven track record of managing an automotive engineering project through to completion
  • Managing and leading teams of greater than 10 engineers
  • A high technical level in one of the major Automotive Engineering disciplines: Design, Development, Calibration and a good understanding of the remaining disciplines
  • A detailed understanding of typical Automotive program Work Breakdown Structure, Task dependencies, Timing and Budgets. The ability to plan and resource full engine engineering programs from initial concept through to SOP covering all of MPT’s sites is expected
  • Knowledge of Quality Engineering processes and procedures: APQP, Product Specification, System Specification, FMEA, Design Verification Planning, Concerns SystemF
  • lexibility and willingness to travel to customer and supplier sites for both long and short durations
  • Driving license required
  • Experience of vehicle engineering and vehicle product launch requirements would be useful

We offer you excellent opportunities for growth and development, tailored specifically for you. We ensure this through regular meetings focused on feedback and a diverse training program. We value outstanding performance. That’s why our goal is to work with you on a long-term basis. We not only encourage you to reach your potential, we also offer performance-based pay and flexible working options for your different stages of life. Go your path – with us.

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Mr. Phil Burton is available to answer any questions at 01604 738026-.

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