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Bucher & Christian Consulting, Inc. dba BCforward Engineering Project Assistant/Coordinator in Battle Ground, Washington

Engineering Project Assistant/CoordinatorBCforward is currently seeking highly motivated Engineering Project Assistant/Coordinator for a Minneapolis, MN or Battle Ground, WA opportunity. Job Title: Engineering Project Assistant/CoordinatorDuration: ContractLocation: Minneapolis, MN or Battle Ground, WAClient, a global powersports leader, is looking for a project assistant to manage highly accurate reporting of phase gate development in a rapidly growing area of the company. This is an exciting position on a team building world-class connectedrider solutions. Interest in powersports is a plus, as there are many opportunities to ride! The primary responsibility of the project assistant is to track financials for key programs, assist in quality tracking of products, and report status to key stakeholders. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES :Establish and Track key programs for Quality and/or Supply Improvement, for engineering release.Work with technical team on BOM managementand tracking.Develop and Track BOM cost before migrating into release system on new or planned change programs.Develop and track quality improvement initiatives as assigned.Support forecasting and budgeting activities; coordinating the necessary historical data required.Improve collection and automation of existing consolidation tools and reporting.Support development and publishing of reports as assigned.Assist with coordination of Engineering Documentation, including Client Development Process (PDP)Lead team meetings such as Change Control Board,Build Readiness, and others as assigned.Manage BOM cost tracking and cost reduction activities - financial planning / tracking at project and department level.Any other responsibilities as assigned. SKILLS & KNOWLEDGEMinimum Qualifications:Associates degree in Business, Technical, or equivalent; Bachelors degree preferred.A high level of knowledge of PC applications is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required, experienced in Powerpoint, Showcase, Access, Word, Outlook, Windchill, Oracle and Powerlink as well.5+ years of finance experience is preferred, cost accounting experience a plus. At minimum, financial experience in business case development, simple payback analysis, and cost tracking management.3+ years working in a product development environment desiredExperience with AS400, Mapics, BOM management, Power BI a plus.New product development phase processes a plus.Highly motivated, organized, self-starterStrong collaboration skills across entire department.Excellentcommunication skills, both written and verbal.Team player with good interpersonal skills.Quality and customer focused.Strong facilitation skills. TOP SKILLS:Organized approach, Personable.Understanding of Engineering Development, Procurement/Purchasing, and Engineering Bill of Materials.Ability to facility and document outcomes of meetings and manage action items. Some experience with Engineering Bill of Material structure and management.About BCforward:BCforward began as an IT business solutions and staffing firm. Founded in 1998, BCforward has grown with our customers' needs into a full service personnel solutions organization. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, BCforward also operates numerous delivery centers across North America and India. We are currently the largest consulting firm and largest MBE certified firm in Indiana. Our uninterrupted growth has allowed BCforward to deliver uniquely configured IT staffing and project solutions for over years of catering to our customers' specific needs. BCforward currently maintains a team of over 5000 global resources. With our additional brand, Stafforward, together we have the capabilities to deliver services for a variety of industries in both public and private sectors which alTo view th