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Project/Test Engineer (Powertrain) - 19652

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/07/2011
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Job Title: Project/Test Engineer (Powertrain) - 19652
Job Location: Midlands
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: Ongoing
Residency: UK

The Company:
We are currently looking for a Project/Test Engineer for one of our automotive clients in the Midlands.

The Role:
Lead the Test Delivery Support Team to ensure all required Powertrain testing is conducted in a timely & efficient manner. The team consists of Powertrain engineers required to support all aspects of PT testing, rig preparation and facility interface parts procurement. This is a combined management & 'hands on' trouble shooting role intended to keep planned testing on schedule on either in house or external test facilities. It covers all PT commodities and so will involve fault-finding and issue resolution of EMS, Calibration, CAN, ECU, TCU, IP interface issues. Responsibility also covers the planning, procurement, and delivery of engine certification testing.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility, self-motivated and a passion for the role. A good all round engineering and product knowledge with proven leadership people management skills. A good knowledge of Powertain products, engine test facilities, process and associated Health and Safety requirements. An intermediate knowledge level in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Planning tools. Previous experience of leading a diverse group of skilled team members. Identify, influence, standardise and deliver process improvement for team and customer interface. Work with other areas within Powertrain and PD to achieve planned test and build activities. To provide effective communication to PT management and vehicle teams. To lead specification of processes and components to enable the Powertrain to function on the test facility. Track and lead planning activity for the team. To lead implementation of efficiency and process improvements. To ensure that Health & Safe

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge of Powertrain and vehicle hardware and software interface. Previous experience of leading a team and the implementation of lean tools and processes. A clean full driving licence. Knowledge of issue diagnosis and rectification on facility and Powertrain systems. Knowledge of Engine and Transmission test techniques and methodology. Chartered Engineer.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Greg Auburn at Fircroft on +44 1925 25 5464
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