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Senior Development Engineer - Vehicle Engineering

Senior Development Engineer - Vehicle Engineering

Job Title: Senior Development Engineer - Vehicle Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £competitive salary and benefits
Start Date: asap
Reference: GF4754
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 18, 2019 11:03

Job Description

Senior Development Engineer - Vehicle Engineering
South West
Competitive salary and benefits
Gerrell & Hard Ltd are proud to be working in partnership with a client who encourages employees to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. They are creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. 
They are seeking a Senior Development Engineer to join their Vehicle Engineering team on a permanent basis.
Vehicle Engineering is an integral part of the vehicle development team responsible for bringing together the programme and engineering teams to deliver the product vision through balancing the vehicle attributes, delivering and managing the prototype fleet and developing the DVP&R. 
The Senior Development Engineer resides within the Vehicle Engineering Team and will be responsible for executing DVP activities in order to deliver Final Engineering Completion and Final Engineering Sign-off. The candidate will have a good knowledge of vehicle systems and strong knowledge in automotive testing and experience in the field of vehicle development and sign-off. The role includes working with the entire product team.
Support the Durability Engineer in co-ordinating and executing the whole vehicle durability plan
Take a lead role in whole vehicle testing
Take ownership of the vehicle during testing 
Co-ordinate and liaise with the PMT groups to ensure test requirements are captured
Co-ordinate and organise tests in accordance with the DVP
Identify test locations and facilities, equipment, facility, parts, transport etc.
Ensure fleet vehicles and test procedures are aligned and compatible
Ensure vehicles are prepared and validated ahead of testing
Gather and interpret data for analysis during testing
Lead the post-test analysis i.e. strip down, investigation, data analysis and reporting
Write detailed reports with clear analysis
Support the development of test descriptions and procedures
Support the Vehicle Engineering team as and when required
Support test vehicles both in the UK and abroad
A degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).
Experience in Vehicle Engineering / Integration / Development in delivery of an end to end vehicle program.
A good knowledge of automotive design, vehicle systems and technology and be familiar with key areas of body, chassis, electrical and powertrain.
Competent and able to assemble, remove, refit components and diagnose issues both on and off vehicle
Previous experience of vehicle prototype build and testing
Experience in planning and co-ordinating
Ability and knowledge of instrumentation systems
Proving ground experience and knowledge is beneficial
Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information, both in writing and verbally.
Confident in leading meetings and ability to present 
Be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment
A good working knowledge of MS Office
Self-starter - ability to work independently.
Excellent team-working skills
To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV over for our review and consideration to the email provided.