Senior Test Engineer, Special Projects, luxury OEM

26.00 - 30.00 GBP Hourly + GBP26 - GBP30/hour
12 Apr 2018
10 May 2018
Contract Type
My client, one of the most prestigious luxury OEMs in the world, requires a senior test engineer to join its special vehicle projects division. The Senior Test Engineer will be responsible for a high value test vehicle and lead a small team that will execute the engineering DVP activity with a key focus on this high profile test vehicle.

The role will involve domestic and overseas test activity and will require an applicant who is a self-starter and has relevant whole car knowledge and experience in Vehicle Testing or Motorsport.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

• Lead Vehicle Test Activity & small team of technicians to ensure test vehicle is safe & fit for testing.
• Management of Vehicle DVP to ensure efficient & timely completion of Vehicle and Rig Test activity.
• Management of Vehicle Preparation, Updates & Specification, both Hardware & Software.
• Coordination of team/vehicle logistics and test parts/consumables.
• Manage Instrumentation & data logging, to ensure quality of data, storage & access.
• Report out of Vehicle DVP status in support of DVP lead Engineer & Vehicle DVP team.
• Responsible for tracking & reporting of all vehicle test activity and component changes.
• Ensure concerns are raised on relevant test issues and track progress through to closure.
• Communication of vehicle issues & updates to other test teams or test vehicle users.
• Support prototype builds and Instrumentation installation to ensure prototypes are fit for purpose.
• Be prepared to support testing outside of core hours & shift working if required.
• Carryout development testing when required.

Qualifications and Experience:

• High level of vehicle testing experience with applicable driver trained licence and permits for test locations.
• Knowledge of, and familiarity of European Automotive test facilities.
• Engineering Degree (or extensive equivalent experience).
• Hands on workshop experience desirable.
• In depth knowledge of instrumentation activities.
• Excellent organisational skills both of self and others. Able to manage and prioritise multiple conflicting demands on time as well as the ability to meet deadlines.
• Good level of verbal and written communication.
• Strong MS Office Skills including Outlook, Excel and Word.
• Must be able to integrate quickly into a dynamic and successful department.
• Highly motivated and self-starting. Happy to work under minimal supervision.
• Punctual, professional attitude as well as being prepared to take hands on tasks with a committed to getting the job done against adversity