Senior Engineer - Powertrain Test and Development

Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28889-jh

Expiration date: 12 May 2018

Job Purpose: The purpose of the Test and Development Engineer is to undertake Development and Sign off tests and support Powertrain Module owners with rig and vehicle testing.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Conduct vehicle development testing
  • Conduct Vehicle sign off tests
  • Arrange sub contract agencies to conduct testing on our behalf
  • Support suppliers with test resource
  • Manage workshop and prototype resource appropriately
  • Contribute to FMEA brainstorming and the translation into engineering targets
  • Analyse test results and make appropriate recommendations to vehicle gateway audience.
  • Understand and implement budget planning and programme timing delivery milestones
  • Manage procurement of hardware to facilitate programme objectives
  • Management of test data; identify objective results and orchestrate feedback loop
  • Provide direct technical feedback into Powertrain Engineering and whole vehicle gateway events.
  • Drive robust troubleshooting of testing problems both on location and remotely
  • Specify and lead specific vehicle testing,
  • General vehicle testing support as required by mainstream development activities
  • Write technical reports in support of Powertrain Development and FESO
  • Influence Aston Martin Lagonda Product Development best practice standards and procedures
  • Must be able to work to and be very aware of programme deadlines, vehicle build phase requirements, test phase requirements, change cut-off and engineering sign-off requirements.
  • Must be able to manage both team and supplier resource flexibly to meet programme deadlines

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Educated to engineering Degree/HND/HNC level
  • Extensive proven vehicle testing experience.
  • Experience in Powertrain Applications, Instrumentation, Testing and Development would be desirable
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to deal with a wide range of people
  • The ability to adapt and learn new analytical and complex development tools
  • The successful candidate will need to be a good team player, communicator and innovator; who can work alone and make directive decisions when required