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Vehicle Durability Engineer

Posted 5 January by Adecco UK Limited Ended
Our client who are one of Europe's leading independent technology centres for the design, engineering, test and development of automotive and propulsion systems are currently looking for Vehicle Systems Durability Engineer to join their Vehicle Test Group.

This is a permanent role based in Millbrook, Bedfordshire offering competitive salary and attractive benefits package. The successful candidate will be responsible for the correct execution of vehicle tests and the appropriate test vehicle issue analysis (root cause) with the objective of optimising timing and quality of test programmes.

This includes involvement in the whole process, from the initial contact, through quote compilation and follow-up, work planning, procedure/legislation research, issue of test instructions and instrumentation requirements, providing technical support to technicians and drivers, in-depth data analysis using various software, test results presentation and reporting to customers and information provision for invoicing.

Role Responsibilities:

*Specify vehicle instrumentation in order to meet complex customer requirements
*Prepare all necessary documentation to conduct the tests in a safe, controlled and repeatable manner
*Supervise tests in compliance with test procedures, analyse and interpret driver reports and data
*Provide instructions to test drivers and technicians
*Make engineering judgements regarding the performance of the customer test vehicles and quality of test data
*Validate vehicles against measurable targets as well as conducting subjective vehicle evaluations
* Compile incident reports
*Compile evaluation reports
*Resolve technical issues
*Plan and organise time and resources to fulfil the requirements of each test program
*Fully understand the customer requirements of test programs and communicate the requirements clearly to other staff
*Act in accordance with the behaviours for staff at all times.

Required Experience, Skill and Qualifications:

*Educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant Engineering discipline - Mechanical or Automotive preferred
*Vehicle testing experience
*Conducting technical investigations and report writing
*Quality or Corrosion testing experience (preferred but not essential)
*Data acquisition (preferred)
*Knowledge of sensor types and applications (preferred)
*EV/ Hybrid vehicles (preferred but not essential)
*Vehicle network systems - CAN, LIN, FlexRay.(preferred)
*Vehicle diagnostics - OBD, UDS (preferred)
*Good communications skills both oral and written.
*Sound Engineering background
*Good PC skills
*Confident when dealing with customers both face to face and on the phone
*Ability to work well in a team.
*Attention to detail
*Problem solving / lateral thinking
*Customer focused, proactive and practical
*Flexible and adaptable
*Flexibility to support test activity both off-site and outside of normal working hours
*Flexibility to travel inside and outside UK as and when required
*Full UK driving licence (Motorcycle, HGV or PSV advantageous)
*SC clearance or ability to achieve this
*Willing to undergo a Basic Disclosure (DBS) check

Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Reference: 34149794

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