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Test Facility Lead - Automotive Powertrain

Test Facility Lead - Automotive Powertrain

Job Title: Test Facility Lead - Automotive Powertrain
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG-4769-1
Contact Name: Nick Green
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 30, 2019 16:22

Job Description

I have a fantastic opportunity for a Powertrain Test Facility Lead to join our Automotive client. This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual with an engineering background to take complete ownership of a new state of the art powertrain test facility. The facility will provide testing capabilities for powertrain systems and components including battery, inverter, motor, gearbox, charger, VCU, and HV electrical distribution system.
Complete responsibility for new state of the art powertrain test facility
Assist with test facility setup including liaison with test equipment suppliers, Estates and Health and Safety teams
Setup and maintain test processes, risk assessments, and safe systems of work
Test facility budget preparation
Manage and nurture a team of test engineers and technicians
Work closely with the powertrain engineering team and deliver quality and timely testing
Schedule testing activities
Coordinate maintenance and calibration activities to maintain a reliable, quality facility
What You Will Need:
A degree in engineering or relevant science
Good understanding of EV powertrain systems and components
>5 years’ experience managing test facility and team, preferable on EV powertrain
Experience of managing complex projects and financials
Energy and dynamism to engage stakeholders in a positive frame to drive timely and successful outcomes 
Strong interpersonal skills to build productive working relationships and influence others
Good analytical skills to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions
Experience with automotive HV safety
Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally
Ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment
Self-starter with the ability to work independently, take on new challenges readily, possess a hands on approach and work with a can-do attitude
Experience with AVL test equipment is desirable, but not essential