NPI Project Engineer

Crawley, West Sussex
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about 2 months ago

My client is a large Pharmaceutical company who operate a business product line for the Unity MR Linac system, operating globally within sites in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Netherlands, China and the United States of America.

The MR Linac is ground breaking work in the fight against cancer, a machine that combines two technologies, an MRI scanner and a linear accelerator to precisely locate tumours, tailor the shape of X-ray beams in real time, and accurately deliver doses of radiation even to moving tumours.

The NPI Project Engineer - MR Linac, key responsibilities are to successfully manage and coordinate the development and design transfer of new products, upgrades and significant product updates on the Unity MR Linac, from preliminary concept design phases through prototype manufacture and testing and implementation of a production solution for volume manufacture.

Management of projects will involve the utilization of both internal and external supply chain engineering resources and drive for consistent production of quality products when released to the market.

Working in collaboration with a cross functional team within the innovation and product creation process.

The NPI Engineer defines the functions, features and processes to enable the supply chain to source high quality material.

This position supports the need to deliver new and updated products to the market on time, to the right quality and at the reduce the system cost of goods.

Responsibilities -

The performance of the successful individual is defined and measured by goals and competencies through several specific objectives -

As part of the Unity Operations Project team, lead the operations activities for the development and implementation of new product projects on the Unity System

  • To work within a cross functional team in a collaborative and engaging manner on assigned activities

  • Manage project requirements through the Agile Project management tool (Training to be provided)

  • Establish Operations resource requirements to support successful implementation of projects

  • Lead operations activities for the Product Creation Process (PCP)

  • Will be assigned to a project team to drive product improvements and cost of goods reduction activities

  • Liaise with the Buyers, Suppliers, Commercial and Spares Planners to determine and implement the point of introduction.

  • Establish cost benefit analysis by working design teams and suppliers, potential to rework, NRE costs, compared with current service costs

  • To work with installation teams and service organizations to identify systematic defects in product and improve total cost of ownership (through CRM Process)

  • Communicate progress, risks and issues for escalation to Operations management

  • Establish Operational related investment costs and justifications

  • Assist in the establishment of supply chains for the Unity Product to support the business line strategic plans

  • Engagement with suppliers on assigned activities, time, cost, quality

  • Manage and deliver new product development projects within the supply chain

  • Deliver projects to release and production implementation within the Unity system

  • Complete the design transfer of new product to volume production

  • The key working relationships for this position are; the Unity Purchasing Team, Global Unity engineering team, Manufacturing Team, the Logistics Team, the Spares Team, the R&D Team, the Quality Assurance / Regulatory Assurance Team and the global supply base

  • Be responsible for compliance to the business management system.

Authorities -

The role of Operations Project Engineer - MR Linac, will take responsibility for

  • Management and the reporting of projects to Unity Supply Chain Management team

  • Maintaining project progress through the Agile Project management tool

  • Ensure all stakeholder requirements are considered throughout a project lifecycle

  • Delivery of assigned projects to schedule

  • Engagement with supply chain for project activities

  • Authorized to influence cross functional team(s) to deliver cost reduction projects

  • Signature and sign off for Engineering Change Orders (ECO's)

  • Signature and sign off for Design Transfer Plans and reporting on release stage gates

  • Develop and continuously improve current processes

Relevant Knowledge, skills and competEncies -

  • A minimum of HNC in an engineering discipline or equivalent

  • Knowledge of SAFE Agile Project management tools (training will be provided)

  • A strong background in a manufacturing discipline is essential

  • Ability to read engineering drawings, Bills of Materials and translate into production processes.

  • Good understanding of configuration control principals, as employed in an engineering environment.

  • Experience of interfacing with innovation personnel, manufacturing, supply chains and senior management

  • Communication and influencing skills are a key competence, and the ability to liaise and influence key stakeholders at all levels and different cultures

  • Experience of facilitating design/process improvement workshops or forums.

  • Unity Product knowledge is desirable

  • Experience in the successfully transfer of projects into manufacturing and/or a global supply chain

  • Knowledge of and use of ERP and/or PDM systems

  • Proficient with Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office programs.

  • Ability and willingness to travel to global locations.

  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize workload in a high-pressure environment.

  • Supplier / Customer facing skills / interpersonal, influencing and negotiation

  • Fluent in English

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