Vehicle Specification Engineer

Omega Resource Group Limited
12 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Vehicle Specification Engineer to work on a permanent basis for our client SHB Vehicle Hire, a market leading national vehicle fleet management company. This position will be based in the Midlands.

*To be responsible for the design and specification of all SHB's HGV fleet. This will encompass the vehicles required for the rental fleet and customers bespoke vehicles for long term/contract hire.
*The role will be responsible for ensuring engineering compliance on vehicle designs and builds and that SHB are up to date with current and future legislation.
*Due to an ever changing market place the role will be key to ensuring SHB are up to date with market technologies and involved in future innovations and products.
*The role will assist the business development team to grow our customer base with their specialist knowledge in the market of our products and services allowing for our future strategic growth and direction.
*A function will be the purchasing of vehicles and ancillary items and ensuring we have the best purchasing deals in the market.
*The role is responsible for providing solutions for the customer in service, and vehicle design which is both within vehicle legislation, practical operational boundaries and cost effective for SHB and the customer.

Key Tasks:
*The design and specification of all SHB's HGV fleet
*Engineering compliance for all designs and builds for the full diverse range of SHB HGVs
*Engineering sign off of all new truck designs and Type Approval is in place
*Producing and maintaining a suite of standard specification sheets for the fleet
*Working with customers and the business development team on the bespoke designs and testing of long term customer vehicles
*Working with the procurement team and MD to ensure we have a robust pricing structure in place for the purchase of vehicles and that we have the benefit of the best discount structures in the market for vehicles and ancillary items
*Have robust methods in place to ensure we have the best vehicle type in place for the rental fleet and operations taking into account commercial and operational influences
*Support to the business development team on the growth of sales through products and services to customers;
*Develop vehicle engineering designs and solutions for the future
*Keep the company up to date with current and future legislation
*Support the business development team by attending customer meetings as and when required
*Support the pricing team on setting and reviewing vehicle hire rates
*Completing all New Customer applications for customers within the given territory;
*Get involved with any local shows/events as and when required;
*Participate in regular Sales meetings and assist colleagues as required to promote SHB
*Ensure vehicle information is readily available to the BDMs colleagues;
*Be instrumental in defining what equipment and in what numbers we should purchase and keep on fleet and for how long
*Support the vehicle sales team with best asset life periods for vehicles and routes to market for sales

Essential Skills include
*Vehicle engineering
*Knowledge of all HGV vehicles, especially those involved in infrastructure services and construction and civils, such as traffic management, barrier rigs, grabs, beavertails, MEWPS, etc.
*CAD drawing (ideal but not essential)
*Experience of getting a vehicle through all type approvals
*Technical knowledge of the products
*Industry accreditations
*Business standard IT skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel;
*Excellent communication
*A good standard of both written and spoken English;
*A tenacious, enthusiastic, and flexible disposition;
*Good self-starter with the ability to multi-task;
*Ability to work well under pressure;
*Ability to work well as part of a team, and also under your own initiative when required;
*Membership of industry bodies/associations
*To have a well-established network in the industry from manufacturers, bodybuilders/conversion companies and customers

Please contact Megan Hill on for more information or email

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We are always seeking talented candidates including; HGV Technicians, HGV Mechanics, LCV Mechanics, LCV Technicians, Auto Electricians, HGV Drivers, Casual Drivers, Valeters, Panel Beaters, Commercial Body Builders, Vehicle Fabricators, Hire Controllers, Apprentice Technicians, Apprentice Mechanics, Paint Sprayers and many more across the UK network.

Omega resource group are acting as an employment agency in relation to this position

Omega Resource Group Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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