My areas of expertise are automotive OEM, consultancy, tier one suppliers and medical engineering, within mechanical and electrical engineering. I have been successful placing engineers, from graduate to chief engineer level within automotive engineering, covering controls and electronics, chassis engineering, body engineering, test and development engineers on various commodities.
Telematics Design & Test Engineer
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Telematics Design & Test Engineer
Our internationally recognisable automotive OEM is looking for a Telematics Design & Test Engineer to join them on a permanent basis at their R & D Technical Centre in Cranfield, Bedfordshire.
Job DescriptionTitle - Telematics Test & Development Engineer
Location - Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Salary - £36,000 - £50,000 depending on background
Mission and Main Objectives
To successfully deliver vehicle projects to market, design & development of electrical and electronic systems to required design standards. This will include the creation of specifications, management of suppliers and implementation to our production plants globally.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
" Collaboration with Off Board Connected Car team, test teams (both on board and off board) and customer orientated engineering team to define project development and testing plans.
" Managing in house and supplier validation of components to required design standard
" Root cause investigation of concerns on vehicles under the guidance of the component or system engineer
" Creation of test specifications to ensure full validation of the systems
" Implementation of on-board telematics systems for all vehicles manufactured in Europe and Russia.
" Negotiate and coordinate specification and vehicle specific requirements with global teams in Japan and North America.
" Collaborate with Sales and Marketing teams to ensure technical solution supports business objectives & with purchasing team to support sourcing and cost definition/reduction tasks.
" Collaborate with related engineering sections to ensure all system components are packaged and connected correctly to meet all system design and regulation requirements.
" Status reporting to management at all levels.
" Managing Tier 1 suppliers to deliver products to Quality, Cost & Timing targets.
Background and Knowledge
" Have an understanding and experience of telematics system development and test.
" Have relevant experience in automotive electrical and electronic development and test completing a minimum of one previous vehicle development, or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience on a major development program, e.g. in aerospace, telecoms or similar.
" Have experience of managing Tier 1 suppliers in the development and test of a complex electronic product.
" Be able to operate CANalyzer software or similar and interpret the results.
" Be able to follow system circuit diagrams and identify electrical connections.
" Be able to demonstrate and have practical experience in problem solving tools and techniques.
" Have ability to prioritise and multitask between multiple projects simultaneously.
" Have good communication skills and be able to communicate effectively in a cross cultural and cross functional team.
" Self-motivating and self-managing. Pro-active. Positive. Affable and energetic personality.
" Flexible regarding working practice and working hours.
" Understand Mechanical Engineering principles, electrical theory and the operation of electronic devices.
" Knowledge of software and hardware development.
" Be able to travel abroad, typically a few days to 2 weeks, but on rare occasions could be longer.
" Competent with PC applications. MS office, Image editing etc.
Additionally the following may be an advantage.
" Knowledge of CAN.
" Knowledge of software programming and software quality assurance.
" Knowledge of Antenna or Communications technology.
" Understanding of electronic mass production techniques and processes.
" Working knowledge of CAD systems such as IDEAS or NX
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