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Senior & Lead Engineers - Vehicle Dynamics (3rd Party Projects)

Senior & Lead Engineers - Vehicle Dynamics (3rd Party Projects)

Job Title: Senior & Lead Engineers - Vehicle Dynamics (3rd Party Projects)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hethel
Industry:
Salary: £competitive
Start Date: asap
Reference: GF4886
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email: gemmaf@gerrellandhard.co.uk
Job Published: July 11, 2019 11:05

Job Description

Senior & Lead Engineesr - Vehicle Dynamics (3rd Party Projects)
Location: Hethel, Norfolk
Permanent - £competitive salaries
 
Our Automotive OEM client in Norfolk are seeking two Senior Engineer and one Lead Engineer - Vehicle Dynamics Engineers to cover 3rd party projects. Both roles will require travelling to client facilities such as China, India, mainland Europe and USA.
 
Below is the JD for the Senior Engineer roles and at the bottom more detail on the Lead Engineer level role.
 
Duties / Responsibilities:
An exciting opportunity to join an automotive OEM and build upon its world-renowned reputation for vehicle dynamics consultancy engineering. You will work on a diverse array of vehicles from development through to validation. This role is working on 3rd party projects, which will involves frequent international travel to client sites.
Hands on technical delivery of vehicle dynamics development projects to cost, quality and time.
Specific responsibility for vehicle dynamics development including damper tuning, ride and handling, steering, brakes and vehicle dynamics attributes.
 
To ensure vehicle development is in line with VTS's, DVP's test procedures and project plans.
Support the delivery of vehicle development activities as defined by vehicle development programmes.
Communicate results to project teams and report on test findings via both summary and formal reports.
Manage and organise offsite test activities 
Ability to work within client vehicle dynamics teams during tuning and development phases.
The business is renowned for our market leading Vehicle Dynamics outfit. You’ll be working alongside the best in the business on cutting edge projects with some of the biggest names in the automotive industry.
 
To maintain our outstanding reputation in this area, we are looking for best talent to help keep us innovating and driving forward.
 
Qualifications and Experience
You’ll be degree educated in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering and bring with you experience of vehicle dynamic subjective assessment including areas such as;
 
Damper tuning (including Electronic Variable)
Elastokinematics
Springs (coil & air)
ARBs
Steering development
 
You’ll also need a sound theoretical understanding of vehicle dynamic principles together with physical testing. You’ll have a good understanding of vehicle attributes for a wide range of diverse vehicle types.
 
You'll also need a very high level of driving ability focused around road vehicle development. 
 
We are looking for someone who is methodical in their approach to problem solving, with excellent planning and organisation skills.
 
This role will involve significant international travel to client sites so you must be willing to travel for extended periods of time.
 
Lead Engineer
Will need to advise but also to do tuning work
Not really a Manager but a mentor
Needs to have  a good level of experience in tuning vehicles
Not focused on particular systems or components
Beneficial to have CAE knowledge
Needs to be good organiser
 
To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review.