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  • Job reference: RMS0126224

Engineer - Test Operations

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/06/2013
  • Time left:
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    (17/06/13)
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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

To manage suppliers and customers, ensuring that test activities conducted both internally and externally are delivered to the required timing, cost and quality to support the objectives of the Powertrain department.

Scope of the Role

1. Project Delivery:
a. Develop and manage the test plans, utilising both internal and external resources, satisfying all test requirements, as required by the Company Product Plan.
b. Ensure clear communication to customers at all times.
c. Manage any change to test requirements, facilitating the prioritisation of test activities and manage any conflicts arising.
d. Support the Senior Engine – Test Operations in the definition and management of associated project budgets.
e. Ensure traceability through detailed documentation/reporting of all Test activities.

2. Technical Capability and Capacity:
a. Works with the Senior Engineer – Test Operations to ensure that technical capability and capacity is available to support the Powertrain test programmes through close collaboration with internal and external suppliers.
b. Develop strategic relationships/partnerships with counterparts in appropriate internal/external and group organisations.

3. Strategy:
a. Propose departmental strategy for facilities, infrastructure, resources and outsourcing for review by the Senior Engineer – Test Operations approval by the Functional Manager, to satisfy the future Powertrain Test requirements to support the Business objectives.

4. Technical
a. Develop and maintain own specialist technical knowledge/capability to support the Powertrain technical strategy.

5. Management
a. May be required to stand in for the Senior Engineer to cover illness or holiday absence.

Experience & Qualifications

• Significant experience in an automotive or related industry.
• Project and people management skills essential.
• Extensive experience of Engine, Transmissions or Emissions Testing highly desirable.
• Effective communicator.
• Knowledge of current Engine/Powertrain test technology.
• Exposure to state-of-the-art test methods and processes.
• Degree in appropriate Engineering discipline.
• Preferably Chartered Engineer.
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