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  • Job reference: RMS0144497

Project Engineer - Vehicle - 26667

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/08/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (18/08/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
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:
Thermal Management requirements primarily include the delivery of all airflow for powertrain, driveline and brake cooling, and management of the engine bay and underfloor thermal environment to ensure acceptable conditions are maintained for all systems and components. All targets must be met for trailer towing, sand and track driving in high ambient conditions. The team is also responsible for thermal performance of infotainment systems and associated cooling solutions. Development and verification methods used within Thermal include CFD and heat management CAE tools as well as facility-based and in-market vehicle testing. The attribute leader will be motivated to pursue project and technical interaction with Vehicle engineering, Design (styling) and all related business areas with the expectation to report-out issues and opportunities at every business level when required. The thermal design tools range from CAE to on-track assessment covering a large scope of thermal-related problems. The role, therefore, is varied and allows the chosen candidate to demonstrate their technical and programme management skills and ability to resolve issues with a customer mind-set.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Technical knowledge of thermal / cooling systems / airflow is essential and 'vehicle' engineering is essential. Mentoring skills must be demonstrated. Applicants should be educated to Degree level with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Excellent team working and team leadership skills are essential Good project management skills are essential Good presentation skills are essential
Vast experience managing the delivery of vehicle attributes (especially whole vehicle thermal / cooling systems)
Technical Degree required

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
General knowledge of vehicle systems would be an advantage, in particular body exterior trim. Knowledge of CAE techniques (CFD) would be an advantage, along with experience of interpreting those results. Experience of vehicle testing and analysis of results from a wind tunnel would be an advantage. Applicants should ideally have experience of thermodynamics or related discipline Applicants should ideally have experience of testing in climatic, aerodynamic or acoustic wind tunnels. Applicants should ideally have experience of conducting or interpreting CFD / CAE analyses Applicants should ideally have experience of working with relevant product design functions, especially Exterior Trim, Exhaust and Powertrain Cooling departments Experience of the client vehicle development processes is desirable (PCS, AIMS, RMDV)
Previous knowledge of the client systems and processes would be an advantage but not essential.
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