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NVH Engineer - Ride & Comfort

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/08/2015
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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:

Responsible for whole vehicle specification, test and validation plan to achieve the NVH performance, cost, weight, timing and quality targets for the project. Achieve engineering signoff for systems and components in the Ride Comfort and road noise attributes


1. Support and Lead Design Development
• Use and development of acoustic test procedures and measurement techniques & technologies
• Data acquisition, processing, archiving , management and analysis with ability to write and present technical summary report to identify status, conclusions, concerns and recommendations
• Engineering test & validation planning, status release and sign off for systems and components
• Subjective assessment and correlation to objective status
• Design and develop acoustic parts and systems specifications

2. System Development (e.g. Product Design Briefs, part/ component verification etc.)
• Ability to capture design requirements and specify issue resolution for consistent attribute performance (e.g. design for manufacturing fit and function)
• Challenge & influencing design for attribute performance
• Lead sharing of knowledge/experience from previous project lessons learnt
• Competitor benchmarking (incl. technologies used) and attribute target setting
• Understanding of Engineering drawings, CAD etc.
3. Delivery of projects
• Ability to lead, proactively challenge, influence and manage requirements for specific attribute, including, Design & Concept reviews for achieving project deliverables (technical targets and requirements v's weight, cost, package etc.)
• Plan, prioritise and manage own and team project-related activities throughout a complete project development, including risk management (identify, escalate and propose resolution)
• Cross functional working with other areas of the business. for achieving project deliverables
• Influence selection and liaison with relevant suppliers/agencies for progressing project tasks (outsourcing, material purchase, design & development etc.) – can define RFQ and manage outsource work
• Understanding of financial consequences and working within financial constraints (proposing and leading more effective use of agreed budget to deliver incremental and/or better - Knowledge and understanding of value engineering (performance/cost/weight)
• Reporting of project status for area of responsibility in cross functional and project teams

4. Problem Solving
• Ability to lead complex problem investigations and countermeasure development and influence X-business, and applying problem solving techniques & tools
• Solve and manage administrative, organisational, logistical problems at work
• Analysis and management of multiple design related issues to identify the root cause.
• Design of Experiment - ability to identify variables, define, execute and modify to achieve and maximise acoustic, time and cost requirements
5. Developing and maintaining Specialist knowledge
• Ability to lead, develop and demonstrate for specific performance attribute, including merging of CAE activities in problem resolution plan
• Keeping up-to-date with technologies within area of responsibility (reading technical papers, technical conferences, VW Group technical working groups, sharing technical knowledge
• Liaison and development of working relationship with VW group partners - establish and maintain working relationship to develop active project, technology, platform information
• Demonstrate specific skills for technical attribute area
6. Ability to work within a team
• Work within and support the team members, TM, FM to deliver team objectives
• Develop X-Functional relationships (e.g. Quality, manufacturing, Design Functions etc.)


• Advanced level of NVH knowledge
• Vehicle subjective assessment for Ride Comfort and acoustics (ride handling will also be considered)
• Data acquition and signal processing experience
• Advanced user of software such as; LMS, B&K Pulse, Labview etc.
• CAE experience will be considered as an advantage
• Experience in vehicle NVH problem solving
• Ability to communicate at various levels across the company and ability to influence colleagues within your area of responsibility
• Understanding of health and safety. Experience of risk assessments is desirable
• Understanding of vehicle development
• Higher engineering degree preferred
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