Design & Release Engineer

Location Basildon
Discipline: Development/Design, Design Engineers
Job type: Contract
Salary: £22.87 ph (inside IR35) umbrella (after 13 weeks the rate will increase to £35.65 in line with AWR)
Contact name: Chris Coote-Stubbins

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 55566
Published: 22 days ago
Duration: 7 Months
Expiry date: 16 Jun 2023 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • Driver Information Design & Release Engineer

  • Interpretation and application of system specifications for features and functions related to driver information and instrument cluster.

  • Lead issue investigation, fault analysis, data gathering (e.g. CAN logs), documentation and resolution of all issues reported throughout the vehicle development cycle which involve driver information components.

  • Lead issue management, tracking and report out in Ford systems (e.g. AIMS, JIRA).

  • Coordination of cross carline software delivery into vehicle program timeline, following software release and signoff processes.

  • Lead software deployment and reflash activities onto development vehicles, test benches and breadboards.

  • Lead design validation and verification activities for driver information components and the associated sub-systems.

  • Analysis of test results considering specifications of interfacing functions.

  • Support diagnostics-related tasks including component configuration (e.g. VSCS) and diagnostics specifications.

  • Conduct vehicle level testing and signoff per global component requirement to GPDS timeline.

  • Support supplier technical design reviews and workshops.

  • Support regular internal design reviews and data presentation to senior management.

  • Engineering sign-off in alignment with Supervisor

  • Presentation of project status and results including recommendations for decisions for parts/systems towards Supervisor or supplier

  • Support component release and BoM management.

  • Support vehicle launch activities to meet program requirements (PPAP plans, AIMS resolution, part supply).

  • Application of given priorities regarding function, quality, cost, weight and timing in close collaboration with North American and Merkenich core teams

  • Confirmation that the design meets customer requirements, e.g. function, design, ergonomics and complies with legal and safety requirements

  • Coordination of system specifications with pre-development teams regarding regional requirements as well as function owners.

  • Support creation of work plans for project management and monitoring within GPDS.

  • Support cross-function activities to resolve vehicle level functional, package and process issues.

Skills Required

  • Proficiency in CAN tools (CANalyzer, CANoe, DET).

  • Proficiency in software issue management (Jira or similar).

  • An effective communicator and presenter, with the ability to build and maintain team and

  • Ability to demonstrate use of initiative, perseverance and liaison skills

  • Full UK driving license

Experience Required:

  • 5+ years experience in automotive product development or similar industry.

  • Project management skills with a thorough attention to detail

Experience Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of Ford development process and tools (e.g. GPDS, FMA, eFDVS, software releasing, TCe, WERS, etc.) would be a strong advantage

Education Required:

  • A relevant engineering degree (e.g. Electrical/Electronics, Automotive, etc.).