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Vehicle Application Engineer

Company: Cox Enterprises
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Vehicle Application Engineer will work with fleet leadership and business stakeholders to design vehicles to meet current and future business needs while driving reductions in total cost of ownership and advancing sustainability efforts. The engineer will be responsible for managing vendors to improve quality, reduce total cost of ownership and drive innovation. Project management will also be critical to keeping projects on time and projects should result in data analysis to draw conclusions on recommendations to leadership. Leadership will also look to this role to develop continuous improvement processes with vendors and manufacturers. The position will be supporting all divisions under the Cox umbrella of businesses and will require a consultative approach, excellent customer service and strong analytical skills.

  • Define vehicle specifications with a focus on safety, quality, sustainability, and total cost of ownership reduction.

  • Reduce carbon footprint of vehicles and equipment.

  • Serve as a liaison between Fleet, Cox Conserves and the divisions to track sustainability progress and implement advancements in the automotive industry.

  • Perform vehicle, equipment and part pilot programs including data collection, analysis, and program recommendations.

  • Develop and maintain technical specifications on vehicles and aftermarket equipment including mechanical and electrical specifications and schematics.

  • Mange vendor quality and implement a continuous improvement relationship between Cox and suppliers.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering field.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to drive projects that achieve results.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with peers, business partners, and leadership to impact change across the organization.

  • Ability to interact with internal and external business partners supporting corporate policy, standards, processes and procedures.

  • Ability to demonstrate a consultative approach to customer needs, run reports and interpretate data to draw conclusions.

  • Strong proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office programs; strong MS Excel proficiency required.

  • Self-motivated, able to manage multiple projects, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work under pressure in a fast paced, high energy environment.

  • Works well in a team environment by supporting departmental initiatives and goals.

  • Provide excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.

  • Travel required up to 10% of the time.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Fleet or sustainability experience preferred.

  • 2 years of leading teams or projects.

Who We Are

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. We've been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. We're also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We're looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you'll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Cox Enterprises, Atlanta , Vehicle Application Engineer, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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