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Project Engineer - Offroad Test - 23120

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/10/2012
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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 Devt & Metrics team with vehicle preparation & evaluation, facility devt, 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.

Skills Required:

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 and meet the medical requirements of JLR facilities.

Skills Preferred:
PAT Attribute skills

Experience Required:
Good working knowledge of vehicle engineering, test & development, and experience of whole vehicle evaluation. Proven project and time management skills.

Education Required:
Relevant Mechanical Engineering Degree or higher (preferred but could be offset against suitable experience).

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