Durability Engineer - Vehicle Test Group

Location: Millbrook, Bedfordshire
Shift Pattern: Days (40hrs)
Job Reference: VG ENG 17

Job Summary

An opportunity has become available for a Durability Engineer to join the Vehicle Test Group at Millbrook. The successful candidate will be responsible for the correct execution of vehicle tests and the appropriate test vehicle issue analysis (root cause) with the objective of optimising timing and quality of test programmes.

Role Responsibilities

Develop Plans and Schedules
  • Schedule work and facility utilization to achieve maximum efficiency (consider timing, budget requirements and priorities).
  • Operate to Customer / Department Processes
Prepare and Conduct tests
  • Prepare all necessary documentation to conduct the tests in a safe, controlled and repeatable manner.
  • Supervise the tests in compliance with test procedures, analyse and interpret driver reports and data. Provide instructions to test drivers and technicians.
  • Lead issue Investigations, repairs and rebuilds on test vehicles.
  • Supervise the procurement of replacement/spare part and shipping of vehicles and parts.
  • Compile regular reports on progress and status
  • Analyse, document and report test results, present data and root cause.
  • Compile incident reports.
  • Ensure tests are completed within defined timeframes.
  • Compile Evaluation reports.
    • Validate vehicles against measurable targets as well as conducting subjective vehicle evaluations.
    • Coordinate (mid-term and EOT) reviews.
    • Perform validation on vehicle, system and component level.
    • Key contact with the customer for tests.
    • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times.

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant Engineering degree
  • Durability testing
  • Conducting technical investigations and report writing.
  • Corrosion or quality testing experience (preferred but not essential)
  • EV/ Hybrid vehicles (preferred but not essential)
  • Vehicle network systems – CAN, LIN, FlexRay
  • Good communications skills both oral and written.
  • Sound Engineering background
  • Good PC skills
  • Confident when dealing with customers both face to face and on the phone.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving / lateral thinking
Personal Behaviours
  • Customer focused
  • Punctual
  • Meticulous
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Dependable
  • Pro active
  • Practical
  • Flexibility to work outside normal hours
  • Flexibility to support validation activities in foreign countries
  • Full UK driving licence (Motorcycle or HGV licence advantageous)
  • SC clearance or ability to achieve this
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check

To apply please email your CV and salary expectations to jobs@millbrook.co.uk including the job reference and where you heard about this vacancy

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