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  • Job reference: RMS0174646

Diesel Calibration Engineer - 49206

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: South East London, London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/01/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (16/02/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Company:
Our Client is a large Automotive and Commercial Vehicle OEM, with a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering on a contract basis. These opportunities are typically based in their research and development facility located in Dunton which is the largest automotive technical centre in the United Kingdom.

The Role:
Diesel Calibration Engineer Support Lead Calibration Engineer and team in the following responsibilities:- Specify performance related hardware for high pressure common rail Diesel engines to meet performance and economy objectives. Develop engine calibration on dyno. to meet all commodity objectives. Calibrate power-train to provide transient performance to program target. Calibrate vehicle emission behaviour to meet program target emission standard whist satisfying other vehicle attribute targets such as combustion noise, driveability and performance. Calibrate vehicle driveability and dynamic performance to program objectives. Calibrate self-test and EOBD monitors to requirements. Calibrate power-train for different modes of after-treatment operation. Calibrate power-train for environmental conditions including hot, cold and high altitude operation. Assist in vehicle/power-train problem identification and resolution. Coordinate calibration commonisation, processes and procedures. Carry out all testing required to complete calibration DVP and document results.

Skills Required:
Knowledge and understanding of Diesel combustion with one year of demonstrable experience of engine development and/or calibration.
Knowledge, experience and understanding of calibration processes and tools and classical control theory.
Knowledge of Dyno cell equipment and engine installation components; specific knowledge of AVL Puma Test control system and the setting up of MEI, UUT etc. an advantage.
Experience of Diesel Engines, a knowledge of their design Sufficient knowledge and skills to enable first line fault diagnosis
Experience of calibration tools an advantage Ability to organize mechanical repairs and investigative work.
Good communication skills in English language, written and oral. Ability to get others on board with assigned tasks.
A team player who is flexible and self-motivated with a keen interest in powertrain development.
Familiarity with standard PC applications required and with Ford specific systems an advantage. Full driving license Knowledge of Dyno cell equipment and system including engine installation components; specific knowledge of AVL Puma Test control system and the setting up of MEI, UUT etc. an advantage.
Sufficient knowledge and skills to enable first line fault diagnosis
Experience of calibration tools Ability to organize mechanical repairs and investigative work

Skills Preferred:
Vehicle and control electronics, control strategy, hardware design, after-treatment system engineering.

Experience Required:
To succeed in this role, candidates will have a background within an Engineering and be able to demonstrate excellent communication and organisation skills. Relevant experience covering calibration, control system development or application, knowledge of combustion and emission control technologies, working knowledge of Calibration guides and engine management system development process.

Experience Preferred:
This role requires interface with multiple functions; Core Engineering, Finance, P¿train Planning, Purchase etc. Experience in a similar cross function liaison role would be desirable.

Education Required:
Educated to Degree level in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical, Control, or similar relevant disciplines.

Education Preferred:
Candidates must have good analytical, and presentation skills (oral and written) and demonstrate ability to manage spread sheets.

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.

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