Project Engineer - Infotainment

Location
Crewe
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
09 Jun 2017
Closes
07 Jul 2017
Ref
RMS0178075
Contact
Gemma Cummings
Sector
Automotive
Function
Electrical
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
The Role:
Introduction:
The infotainment team are responsible for all entertainment and communications equipment in the car, this includes include navigation, audio, video, radio, TV, and telephony. More recently this has extended beyond the car as information and services are provided remotely and served to the car from the internet.

Main Purpose:
Delivery of given connected car infotainment features for given projects, to quality, cost and time targets. The successful candidate will be allocated one, or part of one, of these features and be fully responsible for the technical delivery of associated parts and processes to the projects.

Scope of Work:
The delivery role encompasses 6 main elements from project concept to completion, each having different emphasis at different stages of projects. Some examples of expected work at each phase are…

• Specification – service or function feasibility studies, costing, competitor analysis
• Requirements – functional requirements, milestone definitions, cross functional requirement definition
• Development – supplier selection, project management, supplier approvals and sign off
• Testing – creation of test environments, licence coordination, bug tracking and management
• Deployment – app store releasing, BMG sign off, MBB sign off, handbook, demonstrations and education
• Run – regression testing, API changes, MBB changes, market changes, OS updates

In addition to delivery tasks, the engineer may be allocated some “special responsibilities”, such as a process or IT system in which they are required to act on behalf the whole team, and/or a pre-development topic to investigate (e.g. with VW/Audi).
Responsible for all external supplier and internal interfaces to achieve the delivery objective within budget.

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualifications:
A degree or equivalent qualification in an Electronic Engineering related discipline.
In certain circumstances lower qualifications shall not be considered a barrier, as long as the engineer has a proven track record of effective performance in delivery and has significant direct experience.

Skills and Behaviours:
The role allows for growth and personal development with learning on-the-job supported by the HOD, FM and other team members.

• Good communication skills at all levels
• Proven self starter and able to work independently
• Good time management and able to work under pressure
• Clean driving licence is a benefit
• Willingness to travel, particularly to Germany

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.