Performance & Durability Engineer

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Performance & Durability Engineer

Our client is a world-class, independent engineering consultancy, operating in multiple locations around the world, to support vehicle manufacturers and their supply chain with cutting-edge engineering and testing expertise.

Job Description

Performance & Durability Engineer
Location - Nuneaton
Salary Range: £27,000 - £31,000 Depending on skills and experience

They offer full-system design, test and integration expertise to automotive, defence, rail and transport industries and also specialise in developing low carbon and autonomous and co-operative driving technologies.

Main Purpose of Job
The Performance and Durability Engineer will be responsible for:
Contributing to delivery of projects in the P&D attribute team and to take ownership of specific non-project activities as required.
To work as part of a multi-disciplined team contributing as necessary to whole vehicle performance, durability, driveability, fuel economy and corrosion testing, vehicle evaluation and vehicle fitting.
Application of thorough knowledge of passenger and commercial vehicles.
Contribute to the expansion of the Performance & Durability team through support of strategies and processes championed by Team Leader, Technical Specialists and other departmental leaders.

Key Functions
The key functions of the role will include:
" Manage specialist test projects including performance/high speed, durability and corrosion from conception and proposal through to report and sign-off
" Lead the installation and management of test instrumentation
" Manage test schedules & timing
" Daily reporting via Test Incident Report and progress log formats
" Manage and liaise with drivers and project technicians
" Solve vehicle and equipment technical issues effectively and efficiently
" Liaise with project customers
" Work effectively with other function teams as necessary including RLD, Dynamics, Braking and NVH

This role will be based at the Nuneaton, UK site and will involve foreign travel; approximately 1 to 2 trips per year and potentially, but not essentially, 2 to 3 month short term secondments.
Occasionally also at other proving grounds and public roads in different territories.

Essential Qualifications
" An HND or similar qualification in automotive or mechanical engineering or equivalent (dependant on experience)
" Clean driving license
" BSc/BEng in mechanical engineering discipline
" HGV Class 1, 2 and other vehicle licenses will be beneficial

Essential Experience
" General and practical understanding of vehicle systems
" Whole vehicle or system level test experience
" Working within test procedures/verification methods
" Data analysis and reporting
" Direct customer liaison experience, proven record of delivering test activities and reporting to deadlines, working with overseas customers in foreign territories
" Use of Racelogic VBox and VBox Tools for data acquisition & analysis
" Good working knowledge of MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Outlook
" HGV, off-highway & defence vehicle test experience
" Knowledge of vehicle CAN systems
" Specific testing experience of whole vehicle performance, durability & corrosion
" High level knowledge of Road Load Data (RLD) methods & application
" Experience of installation and use of eDAQ/Somat data logging equipment
" Some knowledge of data analysis software inc. Glyphworks & Matlab
" Use of quality assessment, root cause analysis and rectification processes
" Vehicle teardown & analysis
" Foreign languages knowledge would be advantageous

What is the candidate likely to be doing now?
" Working in an engineering function of test house or development area of a vehicle OEM or Tier 1 supplier.

Other information
" Membership of an engineering institute would be beneficial (e.g. IMechE, IET…)

Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Gemma Langley

Gemma Langley profile

I head the Manufacturing &Technologies division and we focus on products that have been designed and manufactured across a breadth of engineering industries. The division covers a range of markets including CEM’s, electronics, automotive, aerospace, rail, avionics, defence, manufacturing, medical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and machinery & automation.