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Specialist Engineer - Vehicle - 29303

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/08/2015
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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:
Based in the Design Studio at our Research and Development facility in Warwickshire, as part of an expanding Human Factors team. Programme Leader for Human Factors / Ergonomics related Attributes. Working from concept through to vehicle launch for specific vehicle programmes via development & validation. Taking responsibility for development of all customer focussed Human Factors related aspects (Human Machine Interface, Accommodation and Usability). Developing & setting targets, developing the vehicle concept with Design, Marketing and Engineering, evaluating and developing Vehicle design via Market research, User trial and Expert evaluation. Ensuring adherence to relevant Standards, leading problem resolution and validating delivery throughout the vehicle design & development process. Reporting status using formal documentation and representing Human Factors / Ergonomics Attributes for the programme team.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED 1. Sound understanding of good Human Factors and Ergonomic design principles for Occupant Package and User Interface. 2. Statistical analysis, problem solving & root-cause analysis including idea generation and issue resolution. 3. Competitor research/benchmarking (physical & web-based) and Quality data analysis
Ability to coordinate and run user trials to gather objective data to support Business decision making and detail design.
Clear and concise communicator.
Ability to produce formal documentation to a professional standard.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deliver to short timescales & deadlines.
Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised within the local team and interfacing across business functions.
Human Factors / Ergonomics role within a Consumer based Product Development environment to include concept development, assessment and user trialling
Educated to degree level in a related discipline (Human Factors, Ergonomics, Prod

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Human Factors / Ergonomics role within Vehicle design environment. Awareness of product development process including Design for Manufacture. Familiarity with Premium automotive sector, products and features.

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