Project Manager

West Midlands £ 45,000 - £ 55,000 + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013174

Due to the award of new programmes a growing manufacturer of complex components has a new vacancy for an NPI Project Manager. This position will be instrumental in the successful launch of new products and candidates must be qualified in mechanical engineering (or similar subject), have worked in composites, metals or machining and have experience of successful New Product Introduction.


Commutable from: Coventry, Leicester, Birmingham, Nuneaton, Hinckley, Rugby, Tamworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth.

Salary: £ 45,000 - £ 55,000 p.a. + benefits

Suitable for: Project Manager, Senior Project Engineer, Project Engineer.


The Role

Working for a leading and innovative manufacturer this position is crucial to the successful launch of new projects working from concept, to design, manufacture through to delivery. The role holder will support the design and technical teams to ensure that programmes and projects meet the necessary technical requirements and are delivered to cost and on schedule.

Key responsibilities:

Technical support to the Design, Development & Manufacturing Engineering teams.
Ensure design to manufacture feasibility.
Supporting design reviews ensuring verification and validation activities are demonstrated & documented.
Developing specifications and test programmes
Undertake problem solving of design and product issues to resolve functional issues as they arise Successful launch of new products, on time, to cost and on schedule.
Work closely with new and existing customers.
Working as part of the management team identifying areas for continuous improvement.


The Candidate

With a degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering (or similar subject) you will have proven success of managing new product introduction and have experience working on design and development projects, conception to launch and have a good understanding of engineering drawings and design standards.

The preference is for a good understanding of composite materials but candidates will also be considered from a metals or machining backgrounds who have a good working knowledge of processes used in either the automotive, aerospace or defence sectors.

For more information send a CV to James Charlett
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