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  • Job reference: RMS0111953

Electrical Engineer - HMI & Ergonomics - 22887

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/08/2012
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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:
- Programme Attribute Team Leader, HMI (Human Machine Interface) and A&U (Accommodation & Usability)
- For specific new vehicle programmes, take project management responsibility for development of the Human Machine Interface, Accommodation and Usability
- Develop and set targets
- Develop the vehicle concept with Design and Engineering.
- Evaluate and develop vehicle design via User Trial and Expert evaluation.
- Ensure adherence to relevant standards.
- Lead problem resolution and validate delivery throughout the design and development process, reporting status using formal documentation (e.g. eFDVS) and act as the single point of contact for the programme team.

Skills Required:
-Sound understanding of good HMI and Ergonomic
- Design Principles for Occupant Package and User Interface
- Ability to coordinate and run user trials to gather objective data to support business decision making and detail design
- Statistical analysis, problem solving and root-cause analysis including idea generation and issue resolution
- Clear and concise communicator
- Ability to produce formal documentation to a professional standard
- Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deliver to short timescales and deadlines
- Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised within the local team and interfacing across business functions

Skills Preferred:
- Interpretation of customer quality data (e.g. JD Power)
- Design of experiments (HMI and Ergonomics)

Experience Required:
- Vehicle design for driver and passenger Accommodation & Usability
- Development and validation of Graphical User Interfaces and HMI
- Coordination and analysis of user-trials

Experience Preferred:
- Familiarity with premium automotive sector, products and features
- Competitor research/ benchmarking (physical and web-based) and quality data analysis

Education Required:
- Educated to degree level in a related discipline (Human Factors, Ergonomics and/ or Product Design, Engineering)

Education Preferred:
- Higher qualification (e.g. MSc in Human Factors)
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