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  • Job reference: RMS0145651

Engineer Specialist - Platform Group Leader- 26870

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/10/2014
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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:
The Platform Group Leader is responsible for managing the Durability & Reliability (D&R) and Programme Attribute Team (PAT) leaders for our client's current vehicle programmes. This includes ownership and continuous improvement of PAT processes and development of new standards and methods for D&R. The Platform GL is also responsible for managing the overall test workload into both D&R and supporting test functions and facilities such as Structural Rig Test and Road Load Data for all D&R testing in the UK and Worldwide.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The successful candidate should: -

* Be able to demonstrate good leadership behaviours, comprehensive management skills
* Have extensive experience of vehicle programme management (especially in testing)

Good/Broad Knowledge of :-
* Automotive Engineering (vehicle testing for environmental, structural and system robustness verification)
* Strength and Fatigue of engineering materials
* Mechanics and dynamics of structural systems
* Chassis, Body and Powertrain structures and major systems and their interactions

Good communication, Project Management and presentation skills. Good MS Office skills (Word, Powerpoint, Project, Excel). A degree or equivalent is expected.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Knowledge of structural rig testing at a vehicle level with an understanding of the Road Load Data collection process and application
* A good appreciation of customers in markets all around the world, the conditions they experience and how they use their vehicles
* Knowledge of eFDVS requirements and target setting
* Knowledge of GPDS and deliverables
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