senior engineer - body test in gaydon

18 October 2018
april payne, randstad cpe
job type
£ 26 - £ 28 per hour
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gaydon, west midlands
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job type
working hours
£ 26 - £ 28 per hour
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april payne, randstad cpe
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job description

Are you a skilled engineer? Would you like to work with one of the world's leading car manufacturers?

We are currently working to source a Senior Engineer to work in the body engineering department on an on-going basis. Is this you? If so, please read through and click apply.

Job Purpose:

* Supporting the body engineering Programme Module Sub Teams and Programme Attribute Teams in the generation of detailed component and system level engineering targets - through experience/lessons learnt, interrogation of previous programme targets, and benchmarking of competitor products.
* Creating & updating Design Verification Plans (DVPs) across Body Engineering Systems and vehicle programs.
* Supporting body engineering Programme Module Sub Teams with body commodity related development and testing.
* To execute body engineering development & testing particularly for durability, strength and craftsmanship.
* To provide proactive, creative and practical problem solving to advance the development of body engineering designs.
* Supporting early failure mode detection through the creation and testing of development bucks, sub-assemblies and prototype parts.
* To Create, critique, and execute test plans to ensure design verification and reporting is performed in the most effective and efficient manner.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

* Participate in the engineering design from targets through development to sign-off & production
* Support Design reviews from target settings through to development of production parts
* Organise both in-house & out-source testing (liaise with suppliers, organise & follow-up component procurement, organise test planning & manage test method specification)
* Support/Execute component, sub-system, system & whole vehicle tests
* Communicate/Present test results & support technical reviews
* Attend Programme Module Sub Team meetings & advise on upcoming changes
* Generate new concept ideas
* Source or fabricate pre-prototype/development parts
* Participate in benchmarking activities to support design & target setting
* Design & build test rigs

Qualifications and Experience

* Engineering Degree (or equivalent qualification) - Automotive or Mechanical Engineering preferred
* Experience of hands on testing (body systems, sub-systems & components)
* Experience of using NX, Team Centre and Vis Mock-up would be beneficial
* Experience gained within Automotive industry (experience within other engineering sectors will also be considered)
* Experience in Engineering problem resolving (for example body components, structures & systems)
* Data recording, analysis & report writing
* Technical & practical workshop skills (build of rigs, use of CAD drawings, GD&T)
* Good spatial awareness & conceptual abilities
* Excellent analytical & systematic approach to problem solving
* The successful candidate should be able to exhibit creative problem solving ability and commitment to meet stretch targets. The candidate must be proactive and trust their initiative with minimum supervision to produce practical solutions.
* Clear understanding of deadlines and timing plans based on new vehicle project timing. Particularly Programme Start, Programme Strategy Confirmation, Programme Targets Confirmation, Final Data Judgement and Final Engineering Complete gateways.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.





educational requirements

automotive engineering,engineering