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Design Engineer & Project Manager

GKN

La Guerche, France

Role Purpose

This position is to support a strong program in the power transmission industry: - new products development - VA/VE (Value Analysis/Value Engineering) - Customer driven projects.

The candidate is part of the design engineering team reporting to the R&D manager. This position requires strong interactions in the team and with other teams as: Sales, Sourcing, Manufacturing engineering, Tests, Quality and Product management. It may require direct contacts with suppliers, customers and within GKN.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design new products based on internal or customer specifications;
  • Redesign or upgrade existing products to reduce costs, improve performance and quality;
  • Customize existing products - Coordination and cooperation with crossfunctionnal teams;
  • Respect internal project management process;
  • In charge to achieve costs;
  • In charge of technical file including: 3D model, simulation, Calculation files (structural and thermal FEA, stress, screws…) Supplier spécifications, Drawings, instructions;

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • Strong experience as mechanical engineer and project management;
  • Familiar with hydraulic, machining process and product certifications as DNV and ABS;
  • Proficient in the use of 3D CAD design & drawing software and structural FEA;
  • Familiar with microfsoft office and ERP systems;
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) for projects and technical communication;
  • Degree qualified in mechanical engineering;
  • Focussed on delivering results and working as a team. Good skills in customer relations, VOC oriented. Good capacity to listen and to share;
  • Cost driven attitude.

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