Supervising Project Engineer / Vehicle Systems Engineer

Ref: Ref: 1022712

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Other Formal Qualification: Matric
Annual Package Range: South African rand - ZAR 551 000 – 650 000
Total years experience: Years

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering (National Diploma)

Industry in: Automotive – Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM),

Years of experience range:  11 to 15 years,

annual package range: South African rand – ZAR 551 000 – 650 000.

Gender: Male.

Ethnicity: Coloured.

Nationality: South African.

Experienced Mechanical Engineer with 13 years’ experience in the engineering design, development and testing field of Automotive Original Equipment and Component Manufacturing. An analytical and tenacious team player with excellent problem solving skills having identified significant technical savings, successfully coordinated a 6th generation test program, solved roof corrosion concerns that could have amounted to huge warranty costs and solved various field concerns during critical times avoiding many potential customer returns.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

Designation: Project Engineer

Highest qualification type:  National Diploma

University: Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Company size: ‘1001 – 5000

Division: Research and Development / Testing and Laboratory

Highest Formal Qualification:  Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Other Formal Qualification: Matric

Current / most recent job title? Supervising Project Engineer / Vehicle Systems Engineer

Primary purpose of current/most recent position: Responsible for Design, Development & Testing of components. Provide Technical Support as required by Downstream departments. Provide Resolutions to Product Problems/Concerns.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose: Design and Release local components right the first time. Address Field concerns related to Product Design problems. Support Manufacturing Plant with issues that are out of their control.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions: Experienced Mechanical Engineer with a demonstrated track record of working in the Design, Development & Testing environment. Sound knowledge of product design, development and problem solving. Strong analytical, tenacious approach and a team player. Recognised for completing many complex projects, delivering on time to meet organisational milestones and completing tasks with excellence. Background in Project Management, Design and Development/Testing.

Ideal business title:  Project Engineer

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position: Lead Overall Project. Planning for all project activities. Overall coordination for Project plans and resource management. Identifying concerns and projects and come up with solutions. Compiling and Presenting reports.

Skill area of competence: • Project management/planning. • Product design, release, test and evaluation. • Problem solving. • Program planning and coordination. • Quality/Process engineering.

Career summary: 13 Automotive OEM

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved? My long term objectives are to grow in an environment where I can continue to learn, take on additional responsibilities and contribute as much as I can with an aim at being at a managerial level.

Strengths: Problem Solving Innovative, creative & flexible – ability to work under pressure. Ability to learn new technologies and systems fast. Weaknesses: When working on projects I prefer to complete the project well ahead of schedule adding additional pressure onto myself.

What do you absolutely love doing? Developing solutions to problems.

Ideal company (culture and values): My ideal company would present exciting challenges that allow me to use my interest and experience with growing efforts. I see my experience developing with the growth of the company.

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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