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  • Job reference: RMS0174272

Project Engineer - 31450

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/01/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
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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 Robustness test role involves `hands on¿ vehicle and engine testing at a number of test sites in the UK & around the world. At these sites vehicles and engines are subjected to a number of different test regimes specific selected to assess the robustness of the Powertrain, Testing will predominantly be UK based split between Whitley and Gaydon but with occasional overseas testing in Italy, Germany, UAE and Sweden and potentially China / USA. Whilst being responsible for the planning & monitoring of tests, a key requirement is the ability to fault find & resolve complex system issues & effectively manage & communicate findings to the system owners within PT as well as the wider engineering community by becoming a competent participant in the issue management system. Often working remotely, the role demands a good knowledge of Automotive systems & technology & a strong electrical, calibration and diagnostic capability. A professional and quality driven approach is essential.

Skills Required:
1)Analytical and Data driven approach to problem solving - quickly adapting to new data formats, software, component systems on various engine types to confirm proper engine operation - including diagnostic, electrical and advanced modern calibration appreciation 2)- Experience in producing executive summaries and leading problem solving and failure investigations, using some of: Ford Global 8D, DMAIC, Toyota problem solving, 5 why method, Ishikawa diagrams etc. 3)High levels of personal organisation to ability to manage and prioritise multiple concurrent tasks and projects independently.

Experience Required:
-Strong working knowledge of IC engine components and systems. - Experience within engine product development, design or calibration environment. - Experience with data analysis and calibration toolsets, i.e. Vehicle Spy, INCA, Diadem, Concerto or requivalents. -Demonstrate skills in test & development, with experience of combustion, performance, economy, durability of engines and/or in-vehicle testing -Must hold full & valid driving licence for UK use and be able to demonstrate driving skills that meet the company standard to enable use of company vehicles.

Experience Preferred:
"¿ Preferably degree qualified but not essential - if other, relevant engineering qualifications are held. ¿ Previous experience of problem solving and quality tools (8D, Ishikawa, IS/IS NOT etc).. ¿ Service / dealer /supplier or relevant experience would also be desirable. ¿ Experience of working with external suppliers in both the UK and abroad would be advantageous. - Advanced driver training would be useful - OEM / Tier 1 driving permits or IAM advanced motoring skills or equivalent"

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