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Powertrain Test Engineer

Powertrain Test Engineer

Job Title: Powertrain Test Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bedfordshire
Salary: £Neg + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SD4544
Contact Name: Simon Davey
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 26, 2018 08:34

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Engineer to join a Powertrain Engine Test Centre. The successful candidate will be responsible for customer test programmes, from running the tests through to gathering the data and generating test reports. This will be testing engines, powertrains and drivelines.

Role Responsibilities
- Ensure all H&S and quality procedures have been adhered to
- Run customer test programs with high levels of efficiency
- Generate powertrain installation packs and schematics for accurate test bed setups
- Identify engine and vehicle faults and lead effective solutions
- Processing and validation of test data to a high standard
- Analysing test data and understanding correct trends 
- Generate test reports tailored to specific customer requirements
- Track project efficiency and maintain project related invoicing
- Work well within a team environment
- Develop initiatives to reduce waste and optimise efficiency
- Develop best working practises and provide training to technicians

- Automotive/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Degree or HND with relevant experience

- Engine validation exposure, including engine management systems.
- Good understanding of gasoline and diesel engine mechanical fundamentals
- HiL testing of engines and powertrains

- Project and time management
- Organised with good communication skills
- Technical competence with a methodical approach
- Understanding of complex powertrains, testing techniques and associated equipment and tools
- Used engine test cell equipment & software including engine dynos, instrumentation and calibration tools
- Skills in electronic, electrical and mechanical engine diagnostics
- Knowledge of powertrain systems and sub-systems
- Knowledge of Bosch Engine Management Systems (others would be useful)
- Understanding of transmissions
- Understanding of vehicle integration architecture 
- Conversant with CAN protocols and CANbus networks
- Creation and management of dbc files
- Knowledge of Modelling and Simulation techniques
- Used Modelling & Simulation packages in Hardware in the Loop (HIL) test rigs
- Experienced user of analytical software tools to handle large volumes of data
- Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate numerical data
- Strong IT skills especially MS Excel
- Good understanding of H&S practices

 Personal Behaviours 
- Time management and organisation
- Good communications skills
- Positive & professional attitude at all times
- Ability to work under pressure 
- Excellent attention to detail
- Self-motivated / forward thinking / right first time attitude

- MATLAB and Simulink
- Kratzer control automation software
- Transmission testing
- eMotor testing
- Test automation
- INCA experience
- Full UK driving licence