Brakes Refinement Engineer

Location Warwickshire
Job type: Contract
Salary: £25.53PH Umbrella
Contact name: Laura Hopson

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 39620
Published: 24 days ago
Duration: 10 Months
Expiry date: 31 Dec 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

Position Description:

  • The Refinement team define the customer acceptance standards for brakes refinement and deliver the development and sign off of program to confirm that these customer quality targets have been delivered.

  • There is a strong focus on ensuring that our standards satisfy our customers in conjunction with developing efficient methods for delivery of programmes including the use of virtual tools and translation of customer requirements into objective measurements.

  • This role will aim to enhance the customer experience through the design, development, measurement and balance of the brake refinement customer attributes for client vehicles

Skills Required:

  • Relevant engineering degree ideally 1st Class MEng Able to regularly support testing in the UK and at various European locations for two to three week test blocks generally in Spain, Sweden and Finland

  • Full UK Cat B Driving Licence

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Support delivery of all Attribute Requirement targets by Gateway and ensure all technical issues are identified and resolved.

  • Support test and development activities as required or specified in the Design Verification Plan DVP:  Including, physical virtual testing, measurement and visual assessments as required.

  • Work with lead engineer as required to drive implementation and resolution of all engineering solutions Deliver technical recommendations and reports

  • Support competitor and comparator

  • Attribute benchmarking and futuring. Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested

Key Interactions

  • Brakes Refinement Lead Engineer Brakes Module Leaders Brakes Design Team Brakes Performance Team Suspension System Architecture Team

Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of automotive brake system design

  • Previous experience of problem solving tools e.g. Root Cause Analysis, 8 Disciplines of problem solving, Design of Experiments and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis FMEA in Manufacturing

  • Previous experience and background in solving complex technical ideas and challenges

  • Relevant engineering degree or equivalent experience

  • Full UK Cat B Driving Licence

  • An individual who is results driven with the ability to deliver operational plans in a highly demanding environment An individual with the ability to prioritise their work load

  • A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas

  • An effective team player who supports team members

  • Able to regularly support testing in the UK and at various European locations for two to three week test blocks generally in Spain, Sweden and Finland

Experience Preferred:

  • Ability to identify the specifications that influence Brake attributes including performance and refinement.

  • Experience in the field of NVH analysis Knowledge of industry standard NVH measurement systems LMS Test.lab, HEAD Artemis, Prosig, etc. Microsoft package elements Project, Power Point and Excel

  • Knowledge of whole vehicle engineering knowledge and cross functional experience

  • Some experience of explicit and/or implicit CAE software and associated pre and post processing packages

  • Resilient and enthusiastic, an individual able to deliver results under pressure

  • Experience of vehicle test and subjective evaluation