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  • Job reference: RMS0153714

Chassis Engineer - 28027

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/08/2015
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Position Description:

"The applicant will be required to work with the Tier 1 Engineering supplier and subject matter experts to tune the software parameters within the Stability Control System and Driveline Control Systems in such a way as to optimize the stability performance of the vehicle in all operating conditions as defined by the performance targets applicable to the specific vehicle project.

Key Responsibilities: Subjectively and objectively assess vehicle stability performance in a repeatable, safe manner
* Use vehicle based instrumentation to gather on-vehicle data
* Use software tools such as MM6, Canalyser, Canape, Matlab, Simulink and CarMaker to gather data on system performance
* Use gathered data alongside subjective evaluation to identify parameter changes to drive the desired change in system and vehicle performance
* Work with simulation tools to identify parameter changes
* Work closely with the Tier 1 supplier based abroad to determine parameter changes
* Work closely with ORC, Dynamics and other attribute teams to manage attribute trade-offs and meet vehicle targets
* Liaise with Vehicle Engineering and Programme teams during the development process
* Maintenance and updating of prototype development vehicles "

Skills Required:

* High level driving skills at and beyond the adhesion limit in a range of high and low mu test environments
* Analysis of vehicle handling characteristics during a driving manoeuvre.
* Understanding of vehicle dynamics
* Appropriate knowledge of: control theory, electronics and electrical systems, modelling tools and techniques and vehicle networking
* Knowledge of measurement and instrumentation systems (such as CANalyser, CANape, Matlab, Simulink)
* PC literate (Excel), with good communication skills.
* Systematic problem solving.
* Must be able to work with people at all levels and interface with suppliers

Skills Preferred:
* Software tuning of the Stability Control System - particularly Continental Teves or Bosch Gen 9, IPG CARMAKER software package"

Experience Required:

A proven track record in an automotive development or system application role.
* A proven ability to assess vehicle dynamic behaviour
* A proven ability to use CAN based tools and measurement analysis tools"

Experience Preferred:
" Stability Control System tuning for an OEM or Tier 1 supplier
* Modelling and Simulation experience using Matlab, Simulink and CarMaker"

Education Required:
* Degree in Automotive, Motor Sport or mechanical or electrical engineering

Education Preferred:

Additional Information :
"This role is nominally based at Gaydon although a considerable proportion of the test work will be carried out away from base - mainly in mainland Europe (Sweden, Germany, France & Spain), but occasionally further afield (such as Dubai and New Zealand) Travel expenses will be provided During test trips the working week will typically be 10 hour days - pay will be pro-rata for the hours worked "
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