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  • Job reference: RMS0120451

Engine Development Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/02/2013
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:
Main Purpose of the Role

The engine development department is concerned with the performance, durability and reliability improvements of the engines produced by the company. New or face-lifted models often require performance improvements (in terms of output or refinement) and these have to be developed, validated and released for production. In addition, new concepts for existing engines are developed and evaluated in order to maintain legal requirements or exceed customer expectations.

Scope of the Role

- Create Product Validation Reports (PVRs) for the evaluation/validation of engines/ components to enable release for production.
- Organise validation/durability tests as per the PVR (testbed and vehicle).
- Asses and report on the findings of tests.
- Conduct tests on engines or components to help develop mechanisms or production processes.
- Liaise with component suppliers as necessary to resolve development or current production problems.
- Create new ideas for development of the current engine(s) through experienced, technical reasoning.
- Assist in the development of junior team members to further their development skills.
- Lead problem resolution tasks and acquire resources from other teams as necessary.
- Take responsibility for developing components/systems from concept to production.


- Degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering (with automotive bias) - 1st or 2:1 preferable.


- 10 years minimum experience in base engine development/design role, either in OEM or motorsport environment.
- Good understanding of mechanical engine mechanisms in the following areas;
Valvetrain (preferably pushrod valvetrain)
Turbocharging and supercharging
Cranktrain design and analysis
Idle stability and control
Effect of stresses and loads on materials and their response to these loads.

- Good practical engine skills- preferably some engine building experience, including measurement and machining experience.
- Keen interest in engines, their application and their development.
- Must be able to show proven track record in leading muti-functional teams for problem resolution.
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