Engineer – Vehicle Durability

Location: Millbrook Proving Ground - Bedford, UK
Reporting to – Senior Engineer - Durability

Job Description

Responsible for 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 & 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.
  • Report
    • Compile regular reports on progress & 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.

Person Specification

Qualifications
  • Relevant Engineering degree
Experience
  • 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.
Skills
  • 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
Other 
  • 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 (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check

To apply please email your cover letter and CV to recruitment.uk@utac.com

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