Regulations and Technical Affairs Vehicle Safety Engineer
£38,000 - £55,000 + benefits
We are seeking a Regulations and Technical Affairs Engineer within Active / Passive safety at this business technical centre in Bedfordshire. This individual will deliver quality targets & secure a successful launch of vehicle projects into the European & AIME market. As part of the Regulations team you will be responsible for working with Alliance and industry counterparts to understand and interpret EuroNCAP requirements. With this understanding you will deliver to vehicle engineering specific requirements to ensure vehicle performance targets are set & met in robust way.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
- Cross functional working with project engineering teams locally and in Japan to ensure latest requirements and trends are understood and levelled.
- Formulate strategic position how to address new requirements
- Innovative approach to search out opportunities and potential risk for future vehicle programs
- Benchmark analysis
- Negotiation within the alliance to seek common positions on short to mid-term requirements affecting passive and active safety
- Maintain internal on-line library of EuroNCAP requirements and open discussion points within Technical working groups
- Negotiate within Industry to formulate positions on EuroNCAP requirements that align with internal technology development roadmap
- Build logical fact based proposals for new technology development
- Japanese Industry (JAMA) window person for EuroNCAP
Background and Experience
- Be degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline
- Have relevant experience in automotive active or passive safety development relating to vehicles or regulations or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience on a major development program, e.g. in aerospace, telecoms or similar.
- Have knowledge of modern vehicle safety systems, active and/or passive.
- Understand safety systems
- Has experience to articulate complex requirements in a simple and easily understandable way
- Negotiating successful outcomes and managing criticism from 3rd parties
- Can identify project risk/opportunity by interpreting technical requirements
- Articulate working practice to organise and manage attendance in multiple working groups. Have ability to prioritise and multitask between multiple projects simultaneously
- Be self-motivating and self-managing. Pro-active. Positive. Energetic personality and flexible regarding working practice and working hours.
- Have good written and verbal communication skills.
- Competent with PC applications including Microsoft excel and Microsoft project.
- Be able to travel abroad, typically a few days to 2 weeks, but on rare occasions travel may be long distance and or at short notice.
- Valid UK/European driving licence.