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Automotive Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Reading
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/04/2015
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The Role:
We are currently seeking an experienced automotive engineer to be based in the Reading area. The Engineer will be accountable for conducting rig and engine dynamometer testing to determine the performance of lubricants and fuels. The Engineer will work for the Engineering Manager to develop and deliver against agreed key customer milestones. The Engineer may work independently or under the direction of a Senior Engineer depending upon the task and experience of the Engineer. The role requires extensive interaction with a range of stakeholders specifically product development and technology teams.

Specifically this role supports Product Testing & Engineering in the development and operation of unique tests and assists the engineering group in support of:
• Product development and research
• Product performance demonstration
• Providing the engineering information that facilitates the differentiation of our products.

Key Accountabilities:
• Conducting engine tests either to standard specifications or for differentiation testing
• Managing test bed installations and ensuring they are carried out to safety and quality standards
• Liaise with the technicians to ensure the agreed project work is clearly communicated to facilitate milestone delivery.
• Acquisition and analysis of data
• Report writing and presentation of results

Educational background required: Degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline

Experience required:

• Knowledge of the installation and operation of test engines.
• Experience of engine test control systems.
• Experience of data acquisition and analysis of data.
• Knowledge of gasoline and diesel combustion processes.
• Knowledge of diesel and gasoline fuel delivery systems and operating strategies.
• Experience of writing technical reports..

Competencies required:

• Performance Bias - Focuses effort and prioritises work to deliver business value – Skilful
• Taking the lead – Skilful
• Partnership and Team working - Skilful
• Innovation - Actively seeks know-how and opportunities from the external environment and applies them – Skilful
• Interpersonal Skills - Actively listens to gain understanding of what others mean – Skilful

Other Ideal candidates would have experience of lubricant product testing, specifically conducting CEC lubricant engine tests.
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