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  • Job reference: RMS0117168

Graduate Offroad Test Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/11/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (30/11/20)
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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:
- Off-Road Capability Test Engineer Providing test engineer support for Technical Specialist & Project leaders.
- Support Project leaders team, support Attribute with vehicle preparation & evaluation and test logistics.
- Procuring & maintaining Off Road Capability (ORC) test equipment.
- Populating internal systems with ORC requirements, authoring new requirements as necessary.
- Providing data to enable setting of targets e.g. Wading, Gradeability, Traction performance for ORC.
- Analysing & processing data obtained from objective (& subjective) test assessments & benchmarking on wide range of off-road vehicles to support project leaders & Techincal Specialist activities.
- Measurement of our / competitor vehicles to provide futuring targets for future products by consideration of Program Attribute positioning & potential future competitor actions.
- Carrying out test plan in conjunction with Project leader & project team to meet test plan requirements for off-road testing in UK & in hot & cold climatic conditions.
- Test to plan and maintain overall target spend levels against budget.
- Support development of objective metric procedures & authoring of requirements Development of off-road metrics
- Writing procedures to support ORC development.
- Define expenditure for development of off-road measures.
- Carrying out evaluations with a number of vehicles & engineering personnel; recording & analysing data writing report & drawing conclusions from this data.


This is a 40 hour contract with a 3:30pm finish on a Friday Gaydon & Whitley

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Highly self-motivated engineer with proven inter-personal communication/networking skills.
- Confident presentation & report-writing skills
- competent use of MS Office.
- Must have a valid UK driving licence
- Good working knowledge of vehicle engineering, test & development, and experience of whole vehicle evaluation.
- Proven project and time management skills
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