Automotive Vehicle Systems Engineer (M/F)

  • Company : Alliance Consulting
  • Localisation : Devon, Honiton - Angleterre du Sud-Ouest, Royaume-Uni
  • Position : Automotive Vehicle Systems Engineer
  • Type of Contract : Permanent contract
  • Date of publication : 2018-08-20
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Job Description


My client is a market leading engineering and design company who develop equipment that operates in extreme environments across a range of industry sectors. Due to the creation of a new in-house Test & Validation Team, an opportunity has arisen to appoint a Mechanical Automotive/Vehicle Systems Engineer into their close-knit team.

The focus of the role is to take responsibility for the testing and validation of products through Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Dynamic Analysis utilising a range of software packages for modelling and simulations to underpin component, sub-system and system-level designs. This will involve working across a combination of new and existing vehicle platforms.

You will be responsible for:

  • Understanding system requirements of customers
  • Designing and running simulations and tests to obtain data required
  • Process and analyse data
  • Write reports

This is a pivotal role which requires close working relationships with individuals across departments and building successful working relationships with Design Engineers, Managers and external customers in order to facilitate the successful delivery of all testing and validation activities on time, on budget and that satisfy all relevant criteria. Projects run simultaneously and include both prototype and production builds, often with a high level of customisation between individual vehicles.

Applications are invited from experienced Test Engineers, Validation Engineers and Certification Engineers with experience of working in an Automotive / Aerospace / Defence test environment. Strong experience using software modelling and simulation packages is essential (such as MATLAB, Simulink, Solidworks, ANSYS, nCode, Rhino, etc.), as is knowledge of vehicle system design (including powertrain, HVAC, hydraulic, structures, etc.). Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential for this role. Equally as important is the ability to work well in a team. This role will involve driving various vehicles on and off road as well as on track so a full UK driving licence is essential.

This role is being offered with a wide salary range to reflect the candidates we are keen to engage with. Depending on previous experiences, those with team leadership and/or operating at a senior level will be looking towards the upper end of the salary scale on offer in return for leading the 3 members of the Validation Cell. Equally, we will consider engineers who are at an earlier stage of their career and looking for long-term development opportunities within a market leading international company.

More information is available upon application.

When applying for this role, please indicate your current salary (plus benefits package), minimum salary required, notice period and your reasons for wishing to move from your current company. Alliance Consulting is acting as an employment agency in this respect. Alliance Consulting specialise in the placement of engineers throughout the UK. By sending us your CV you are explicitly consenting to our processing of your personal data on a computer database and/or in manual files for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. This processing will be carried out in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. By applying for this role you hereby consent to us submitting your CV to our client. If you do not wish your CV to be sent to our client then you must clearly state this to us. Equally, if there are any companies that you do not wish your CV to be sent to (for whatever reason), then please let us know of this when you apply.

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Automotive, Vehicle, Systems, Design, Test, Testing, Trials, Simulation, Software,
  • Start date : ASAP
  • Term :
  • Experience Required : 5 to 10 years
  • Salary : £30000 - £38000 per annum + DOE + benefits
  • References : 886648DrH_1534767030
  • Activity area : Aerospace Engineering

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