Test & Development Team Leader

Projeq Group
West Midlands
Up to £55k+benefits package DOE
08 Aug 2017
23 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Test & Development Team Leader

Type of Role: Full-Time, Day Shift, Permanent

Salary Range: up to £55k+benefits package, depending upon experience

Location: West Midlands

Company: Global Automotive Supplier

The Successful candidate:

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 7 years automotive experience, with significant recent experience in managing whole vehicle and rig test development and prototype build activities, probably for an OEM, test house, or automotive consultancy. Proven experience in meeting new customers and developing relationships and excellent interpersonal skills essential. The Test and Development Team Leader will lead vehicle test and development planning, homologation and prototype build management and will support a variety of different projects. Projects can range from component or system test and development, to entirely new concept vehicles. As such, experience in a test and development based role is essential, preferably with experience of planning and leading whole vehicle test, development and homologation activities. A broad base of technical experience is needed, preferably with a variety of conventional powertrains and hybrid electric vehicles.

We are currently recruiting for a Test & Development Team Leader:

  • the role will be responsible for a team of between 2 - 6 people
  • Detailed planning and management of project test and validation deliverables and timing. This includes both rig and vehicle test plans
  • Working closely with the vehicle workshop team on site to procure materials, plan and manage on-time and high quality prototype build and instrumentation activity
  • Specification, management and reporting of vehicle and rig testing onsite and offsite vehicle testing facilities
  • Ensure that homologation test requirements are planned, tested and validated at a whole vehicle level

Suitable for a driven individual who wants to take the next step in their career
Essential Requirements:

  • A minimum of 7 years experience in a similar role working OEM or consultancy
  • Previous experience in Passenger cars essential
  • Strong recent experience in managing vehicle development activities and test plans, working with internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Strong and broad-based technical knowledge of vehicles, engines, chassis, transmission and driveline systems
  • The successful candidate will have experience going through the Product Development Cycle at least twice
  • Be comfortable with UK travel and some international travel

Preferable Requirements:

  • Experience of planning and coordinating prototype procurement and build activity
  • Experience of planning and specifying whole vehicle homologation requirements
  • Experience of managing test instrumentation and rig specification and installation
  • Experience of test data analysis and interpretation

Please contact Susannah

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/75402762

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