Vehicle Performance Engineer

Vehicle Performance Engineer

We have an opportunity within a leading automotive client, based out of their Warwickshire head office. As Vehicle Performance Engineer we feel this opportunity would be a great move for someone already within the Automotive Industry and will allow you to work in a forward-thinking and market leading business.

Job Description

Division: Special Vehicle Operations
Location: 18 - Gaydon(LRGAYD)
Job Type: Contract
Rate: £25.07 per hour

You may also be known as: Vehicle Performance Engineer

We have an opportunity within a leading automotive client, based out of their Warwickshire head office. As Vehicle Performance Engineer we feel this opportunity would be a great move for someone already within the Automotive Industry and will allow you to work in a forward-thinking and market leading business.

Position Description:
The SVO Performance, Efficiency and Driveability (PED) Attribute team is part of the VE attributes group. It has delivery ownership for Performance, Efficiency and Driveability Attributes across all SVO vehicle programs. PED attribute delivery involves complex project management, CAE assessments, hands-on vehicle assessment and data analysis in order to deliver SVO targets. The successful candidate will be expected to work with the SVO PED PAT Leader, the other members of the Core PED team, to deliver vehicle programmes from concept through to their delivery phase with regards to the PED Attributes. This can include (but not limited to) robust requirements and targets management using dynamic object oriented requirement system, conducting CAE assessments using existing toolsets, physical testing and data analysis to deliver the attributes of performance metrics, fuel economy homologation metrics across European and USA cycles and subjective drive quality assessments. The candidate will be able to show experience in one or more of these areas with further training provided to master those remaining as necessary.

Skills Required:
1. Knowledge and understanding of powertrain and vehicle energy consumption principles. Experience with hybrid & electric vehicles is an advantage but not necessary.
2. Experience of the automotive competitive landscape and an understanding of future powertrain technologies.
3. Excellent communication skills: Ability to negotiate with other functions to achieve attribute objectives and resolve issues is essential.

Experience Required:
Knowledge of general engineering principles relevant to the design, development, testing and manufacture of technically engineered products. Knowledge and understanding of thermodynamic and aerodynamic principles. Knowledge of systems and tools used to develop engineering solutions eg.- CAD, CAE, FMEA, DFA. Ability to work with technical and commercial information. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential to liaising with a number of internal and external parties, and carrying out a range of work tasks PC Fluent (Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Experience Preferred:
Experience of any existing Vehicle Performance CAE or Matlab Simulink based CAE is an advantage. Experience of working with EMS or Transmission calibration would be beneficial. Applicants are expected to be self-motivated, flexible and demonstrate the ability to carry out tasks with minimal supervision. Experience of systems such as PCDS, AIMs and their processes would be beneficial"

Additional Information:
Special Vehicle Operations division is responsible for developing the strategy, product and process to deliver Special Vehicles. Operating as a business within the business and set up with a nimble/commercially-minded outlook. Our area is in a period of rapid growth and transformation, offering a unique opportunity to be part of, and lead, transformation of what we offer and how we do business.

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Key Consultant

Jamie Appleby

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I specialise in contract recruitment within the vehicle technologies and automotive industry. I have a broad experience working with automotive OEMs and UK-based consultancies. Recruiting various roles within design, studio, quality and costing; from technician level through to management.

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