Project Co-ordinator / Graduate Project Engineer

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About KWSP KW Special Projects is a high-performance design and engineering solution provider based in Bicester at the heart of the Silverstone Technology Cluster. KWSP uses the speed and agility of the motorsport industry upon which it was founded to provide cutting-edge, on-demand design and engineering services. By transferring knowledge and technology from one sector to another they develop novel solutions to their clients’ challenges which have led to them working on projects from Additively Manufactured Batteries through to equipment for Professional Sports Teams. However, they are still most well known for their expertise within the Automotive & Motorsport world and to this day continue to leverage their motorsport DNA to deliver complete engineering solutions for high-performance and niche vehicles.
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Organisation
KW Special Projects
Reference
VAC-3406
Location
Silverstone / UK
Salary / Benefits
Negotiable dependent on experience
Contract Type

Location: Silverstone, Northamptonshire 

Contract: Full time, permanent 

Report to: Lead Project Engineer 

Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience

 

KW Special Projects Ltd requires a Project Co-ordinator/ Graduate Project Engineer to join the team in this ambitious and growing high performance engineering business. We are looking for someone with a “can do” attitude and strong lateral thinking skills, who is excited by the engineering process and can apply their skills to a variety of diverse projects using their initiative and knowledge. 

 

About KWSP

KW Special Projects is a high-performance design and engineering solution provider at the heart of the Silverstone Technology Cluster. KWSP uses the speed and agility of the motorsport industry upon which it was founded to provide cutting-edge, on-demand design and engineering services.

By transferring knowledge and technology from one sector to another they develop novel solutions to their clients’ challenges which have led to them working on projects from Additively Manufactured Batteries through to equipment for Professional Sports Teams.

However, they are still most well known for their expertise within the Automotive & Motorsport world and to this day continue to leverage their motorsport DNA to deliver complete engineering solutions for high-performance and niche vehicles.

 

Our capabilities include 

  • High Performance Engineering 
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Lightweight structures and composites
  • Industrial Inkjet
  • High Performance Engineering project management
  • Special purpose machine design and manufacture

 

About the role

 

Opportunities for Career Development

KWSP is a small but growing business. For someone with the right “can do” attitude, technical skill and initiative there may be future opportunities within the business

 

Person Specification: Core competencies and experience.

This is a varied role of a junior position, please see above for an experienced project engineers’ requirements of which we would expect them to be confident in fulfilling following several years’ service.

 

Applicants will ideally have a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of a 2:1 result or equivalent. 

Automotive/motorsport experience preferred but not essential. 

Applicants will preferably have a 

  • Motorsport, automotive, low volume production experience in a similar industry
  • Proven and skilled use of software, CATIA V5 and solidworkds as appropriate
  • Evidence of client-facing experience
  • Experience with supplier negotiation 
  • Create and manage project plans
  • Ability to prepare specifications and deliver these within budget and on time
  • Experience in drawing office procedures and ability to implement as business and project requirement develops
  • Scheme and release components using - Carbon composite, metallic machining, fabrication, and additive manufacturing DFM
  • Creation of engineering documentation including GDT
  • Create and control engineering BOM
  • Adhere to Engineering change process control 
  • Manage technical risks 
  • Express a commitment to quality and meeting customer requirements
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident use of MS-Office applications
  • Proven skills in detailed analysis and problem solving from first principles 
  • Follow, create, and disseminate good working practises and processes 
  • Thrive operating in small team environments 
  • Able to positively contribute to developing processes based on changing project requirements

 

The successful applicant will be;

  • self-motivated,
  • have high integrity 
  • honesty
  • direct communicator 
  • a problem solver/have strong lateral thinking skills
  • able to demonstrate a commitment to quality and meeting customer requirements
  • tenacious in meeting deadlines 
  • practical as well as creative and prepared to be hands on
  • able to demonstrate precision and attention to detail including good record-keeping
  • able to work effectively under time pressure
  • flexible
  • able to work within business health and safety requirements 

 

The role may require you to work out of main office hours or to travel around the UK or abroad and spend periods of time with our customers off site.

 

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

 

Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

 

Engaged in exciting and aggressive turnkey motorsport and track based programmes we are looking for experienced professionals in the following positions.

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