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Safety Test & Development Engineer

Safety Test & Development Engineer

Job Title: Safety Test & Development Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Midlands
Industry:
Salary: £40 - £55,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JW5559
Contact Name: Jonathan Webb
Contact Email: jonathanw@gerrellandhard.co.uk
Job Published: March 02, 2021 10:28

Job Description

Safety Test & Development Engineer

Key Objectives & Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Vehicle Safety Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating and conducting a wide range of safety tests (eg crash, sled, pedestrian protection and sensor testing (development and abuse/misuse)).
In this role, you will liaise with test house/s to book tests and ensure availability of all necessary test equipment. You’ll determine required test parameters and requirements from relevant stakeholders and ensure that these are communicated accurately.
You’ll compile comprehensive test part requirements for each phase of development and ensure parts are ordered in timely manner to support testing. You’ll coordinate rework and part updates prior to test as required.
You’ll ensure that pre-test preparations reflect test objectives and support all stakeholder requirements.
You’ll review test findings with the Safety team and design teams, including observations and  recommendations
You’ll also contribute to the development of safety test plans, and support generation of sign-off test reports.
As a member of a small team, you’ll also be required to support other safety-related activities and will be comfortable with embracing new challenges.
Travel will be required within the UK and occasionally to overseas test houses.

Requirements:
You will preferably have a bachelors degree or equivalent in a relevant area with at least 2 years automotive industry experience working in a Safety test area. 
You will be able to demonstrate a track record of coordinating and executing automotive safety tests via external and internal test houses. 
You’ll have good awareness of global and consumer safety test and assessment protocols
knowledge and skills across multiple vehicle safety areas would be advantageous.
As a collaborative team player, you’ll have effective communication skills and be comfortable interfacing with various stakeholders.