Senior or Principal Facilities Engineer

09 March 2023
Location : Birmingham

Contract Type : Full Time

Description :

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Powertrain Test Facility – Team Leader, as a proven professional you will be required to deliver powertrain testing within a state-of-the–art Powertrain Test Centre.

Person Specification

  • Degree in Mechanical, Electronics Engineering or an equivalent education.
  • Not less than 10 years of experience in the field of Powertrain with OEM or Tier1 supplier or consultancy. Background in automotive analysis or development environment.
  • Experience of working in a test facilities environment, engine, powertrain & vehicle test cells.
  • Experience of working with and knowledge of both mechanical and electrical automotive systems.
  • Knowledge of calibration of measurement equipment to UKAS standards.
  • Experience in engine performance, economy & emissions.
  • In depth knowledge of emissions measurement equipment: e.g. Horiba Mexa & AVL APC equipment.
  • Expert knowledge of instrumentation, sensors, and data acquisition equipment.
  • Experience of health and safety process management.
  • Expert knowledge of software including Sierra CP Cadet, AVL Puma, Concerto & Indicom, ETAS INCA & MDA.
  • Experience of managing projects, planning, executing, and undertaking responsibility for project activities (preferred).
  • Experience working with automotive HV hybrid powertrains systems and components (desired).
  • Experience of working with hydrogen fuel cell (desired).
  • Ability to work in a team environment with respect to timing.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal. Ability to write and present high-quality reports to a varied audience.
  • Ability to overcome cultural barriers.
  • A degree of flexibility and a willingness to travel abroad for short periods of time.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day testing activities of the CAUK Powertrain Test Centre.
  • Work with others to improve the test consistency and repeatability.
  • Technical support of testing activities.
  • Lead the road map for Powertrain Test Centre facility upgrade to support automotive business transformation.
  • Responsible for the commissioning of new facilities & infrastructure within the Powertrain Test Centre.
  • Preventative maintenance and calibration of test cell and associated equipment.
  • Grow & develop skills and knowledge in the area of automotive testing methodology as needed based on new requirements, either testing methods or new technologies.
  • Work with the Department Manager in the preparation of budgets associated with the test cells.
  • Provide in house training to other staff in areas of expertise.
  • Support CAUK cross-department capability initiatives if required. 

Other Features of Job

Must be eligible to work in the UK 

Package : Competitive salary package, negotiable dependant on experience / qualifications.