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  • Job reference: RMS0114561

Project Engineer - Offroad Test - 23120

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/08/2012
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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. Compiling requirements
¿ 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).
Education Preferred:

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