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Body Development Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 30/12/2014
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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:
Job Purpose
• 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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• 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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