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Project Engineer - Foundation Brakes - 24104

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/04/2013
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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 development engineer is responsible for:
- Liaising with the lead application and PMST leaders within both the Foundation Brakes & SCS teams and engineers from the JLR product assurance office leader to provide technical support and assist in preparation of supporting documentations for the homologation of the brakes subsystems.
- Managing the robust, planned delivery of homologations to the Gateway requirements of the product assurance office.
- Delivering appropriate elements of the homologation strategy, particularly transition to virtual techniques
- Provide guidance to TVM team regarding self-certification and homologation requirements for world markets.
- Ensure any self-certification tests carried out by external facilities are carried out in a timely and cost effect manner.
- Working closely with the ASO office to define a vehicle 'worst case' for any new vehicle or mid life cycle programmes to reduce the number of vehicles required for a witnessed approval.
- Provide technical support for JLR vehicle lines during any witnessed homologation test with any vehicle certification agency.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The successful applicant should ideally have a good knowledge of foundation braking systems and some knowledge of Stability Control Systems would be an advantage but not essential; supporting homologation is a key part of the role, to ensure the timely deliver of supporting documentation and guidance to both foundation brakes and SCS department whilst working closely with the JLR Automotive Safety Office (ASO).

- Good communication and presentation skills are required to be able to represent JLR at any worst case meetings with government test authorities.
- Must be self motivated and enthusiastic with a proactive approach to ensure that any tests /documentation is completed robustly.
- Experience of JLR systems, eg Global regulatory Information Database (GRID), would be an advantage.
- Ability to communicate at all levels in the company.
- Good planning skills are required.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
You will be involved with and ideally have a good knowledge of :
- Ability to interpret new legal requirements and provide guidance to both the SCS & brakes teams.
- Liaising with the system supplier to ensure that any supporting documentation required for a homologation test arrives in a timely manner.
- Compile Self-Certification documentation and any sign-off reports to ensure that any homologation documentation is traceable.
- Some overseas tests to support homologations of systems in various territories may be required.
- Liaison with other process partners including Design, Purchase, Project Team, Manufacturing, Electrical etc.
- A working knowledge of Microsoft office applications.

All Applicants must be available for interview on April 15th

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