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  • Job reference: RMS0217721

Team Leader - Test/Powertrain

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 08/10/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
The Team Leader will be involved in the Robust planning, co-ordination and control of work & team activities

Development and leadership of the methodology team

Responsible for test work carried out on all test beds

Coordinate test-bed software setup with the engineers

Analyse and report test results using software tools such as AVL Concerto

Manage delivery of test results and present them in customer meetings

Produce and maintain skeleton plans using agreed templates and synthetics, linked to output and KPIs

Produce task review checklist and communicates the outcome

Produce Master Data and Assumptions List (MDAL)

Ensure exploitation of Review-Learn-Improve (RLI)

Research, communicate and implement best practice test methods that improve data quality and test field efficiency

Act as subject matter expert on using DoE tools such as AVL Cameo

Train staff in test automation and best practice methods (Online and Offline Cameo)

Central liaison between Emission, Engine Calibration, P&E Development, and Engine Durability for test automation design and development

Recommend test automation software upgrades when features become worthwhile

Select the most appropriate methodologies to deploy on specific test cases/programmes

Responsible for sign off activities for new test facilities/equipment as fit for purpose

Control standards test library and supply test automation solutions for internal customers

Write and maintain currency of required process documentation

Troubleshoot ECU/Calibration problems using calibration tools such as INCA/ATI Vision

Develop and prototype innovative new powertrain testing methods using tools and processes

Work closely with strategic partners to drive development

Acts as a focal point for test automation support and advice

Promote technical expertise through publications and workshops

Lead and advise Test and Automation Methodology Engineers

*Help in the recruitment of engineers, offer technical guidance and aid employee development and training

*You may be required to do other work within your capability which the company may require from time to time

The Company:
Our client is the worlds leading independent company in powertrain development. Based in the UK, our client has proven success in the development of powertrain systems with internal combustion engines. Our client is a highly competent partner to the engine and automotive industry.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Educated to Master's degree or Ph.D. level in a relevant engineering area (mechanical, automotive, electrical)
*Proven leadership skills
*Knowledge of mathematical modelling and optimisation methods, Matlab-Simulink
*Experience in powertrain, engine, transmission and driveline control systems
*Experience with data analysis tools (Matlab, INCA, MDA etc.), and network analysis tools (CANalyzer etc.)
*Experienced in test automation systems and test authoring
*Knowledge of vehicle dynamics and powertrain architecture
*Team player with the ability to work independently when required with a flexible and innovative approach
*Strong sense of accountability and responsibility
*Excellent communication skills
*Willing and able to travel

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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