Technical Programme Lead

Job Title: Technical Programme Lead
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1908-26_1566215972
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 19, 2019 12:59

Job Description

Sitec has a requirement for a Technical Programme Lead for our client - Caterpillar.

This is a contract role for an estimated 12 months and the role will be based in Wolverhampton.

The Small Drive train team has engineering responsibility for all small transmissions (<200kW). Manual shift (power-shuttle), Powershift (auto-shift), hydrostatic and HPPV (hydraulic parallel path variable). To support the business' need to meet programme timelines, in both current and new product development, we require an experienced drive train project lead / lead engineer.

The Technical Programme Lead will successfully lead a team and work within a team to create critical components, systems and/or processes. All project and internal / external customer requirements must be met on time and within agreed budget.

Reporting directly to the engineering manager, our clients technical programme leaders are accountable to pull together and/or lead existing teams of individuals, who may or may not have worked together before, to solve technical problems and/or create critical component(s), systems or processes.

Whilst bringing technical expertise to the table, it will also be necessary to facilitate success by translating information from both customers, management and team members alike in to actions and leveraging some indirect resources as required. You will have the responsibility for drawing out the deliverables from the corporate management tools and translating them into a resourced plan.

You will have opportunities to interact with people from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds, both within and beyond the team. Contractors, hourly, salaried and management employees, suppliers, customers and individuals working in many Caterpillar organisations could all be part of team.

The Technical Programme Lead will have the ability to draw upon foundational product development skills such as conceptual design, development of product and/or process, data analysis & extraction, failure resolution & prevention, and requirements management is required; as well as, ever increasing skill in technical project management, development of product, internal and external requirements management, and cost-value management. The ability to recognise and acknowledge trade-offs between time, resources and quality whilst raising the customers' and management's awareness of those trade-offs is essential.

Team leaders may or may not select the team or the job/project deadline. Effective professional leadership is required by demonstrating strong interpersonal / communication skills. In this role Project leadership may account for up to 50% of the workload, with the remaining time spent acting as an individual contributor.


Essential Skills
* A Bachelor's degree in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science, or Materials Science curriculum plus >10 years of engineering experience
* A Master's degree in an Engineering, Computer Science, or materials Science curriculum plus 7-10 years of engineering experience
* A doctorate in Engineering plus 5-7 years of engineering experience.
* Experience of driveline development, design, integration and validation and root cause analysis methodologies.
* Ability to self-direct, lead and work effectively in a diverse team environment.
* Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
* Knowledge of engineering to release processes.

Desirable Skills/Experience:
* Off-highway machine design, development and operational experience.
* ProE (Creo) and / or Windchill PDMLink.
* Experience in more than one engineering function.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.