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Body Development Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/08/2014
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The Company:
A luxury Automotive OEM based in the West Midlands. After continued growth & success there are a number of new exciting engineering projects underway and we currently have requirements for experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
Execute body engineering development testing particularly for durability and craftsmanship. Support the body engineering PMSTs and PATs in the generation of detailed component and system level engineering targets. Provide proactive, creative and practical problem solving to advance the development of body engineering designs. Perform early failure mode detection through the creation and testing of bucks, sub-assemblies and prototype parts. Create, critique, and execute test plans to ensure design verification and reporting is performed in the most effective and efficient manner. Create & update Design Verification Planning across Body Engineering Systems and vehicle programs.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
•Organise in-source & out-source testing (liaise with suppliers, organise & follow-up component procurement, organise test planning & manage test method specification).
•Support and execute component, system & vehicle tests.
•Communicate and present test results & support technical reviews
•Participate in the engineering design from targets through development to production.
•Write/Archive test reports & deviations
•Raise concerns where necessary and develop corrective solutions.
•Attend PMST meetings & advise on upcoming changes.
•Support Design reviews from target settings through development of production parts
•Generate new concept ideas.
•Source and fabricate pre-prototype parts.
•Participate to benchmarking activities to support design & target setting.
•Design & build test rigs.
•Update current test methods and write new test methods.

Qualifications & Experience
•Engineering Degree (or equivalent qualification).
•Extensive experience of hands on testing (body components, structures & systems).
•Experience in Automotive industry (experience within other engineering sectors will also be considered).
•Experience in engineering problem resolving (for example body components, structures & systems).
•Data recording, analysis & report writing skills.
•Good technical & manual skills (build of rigs, use of CAD drawings, GD&T).
•Good communication skills; able to communicate ideas clearly & concisely.
•Capable of working under pressure, good spatial awareness & conceptual abilities.
•Ability to manage multiple demands on time & prioritise.
•Excellent analytical & systematic approach to problem solving.
•Ability to take decisions that minimise engineering risk in a solution.
•Open-minded & lateral thinking.
•Valid driving licence.
•This role will require regular travel to offsite testing facilities, including Sweden.
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