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Powertrain Vehicle Test Engineer job in Bedford

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Job Ref:  EMP375938
Employer:  Matchtech Group plc.
Industry:  Automotive
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Bedford
Post Code:  MK40
Salary:  Negotiable
25/10/2016 21:32
Our client is growing its dynamic engineering team within the chassis dynamometer group of Powertrain Vehicle Test. In this role you will be responsible for all aspects of emission and fuel consumption testing from an engineering perspective including liaising with the client, working with the technicians to deliver the project, overseeing the vehicle preparation, equipment installation, testing, and then formulating and validating test results into data packs and test reports. All testing will be performed within a unique Variable Temperature Emissions Chamber for heavy duty vehicles as well as a state of the art 4WD light duty emissions facility.

Experience of chassis dynamometer emissions and fuel economy testing, good project management and good problem solving ability.

The Job
Roles and responsibilities
• Engineering vehicle emissions testing projects for a wide variety of customers.
• Performing a variety of tests predominantly on chassis dynamometers driving to various cycles.
• Working with other engineers to design test and timing plans.
• To liaise with the client to ensure the project is delivered to their expectations.
• Liaise with Powertrain technicians to ensure they know what they are doing and why to allow them to perform the testing.
• Collating test results from various logging equipment and validating for approval.
• To be conversant with the appropriate testing Regulations and look for improvements and manage change appropriately.
• Developing improved systems of work and data handling and manipulation.
• Working to the Company's high quality standards and health & safety procedures.
• Working 40hr week with possibility of overtime and flexible hours.
• Act in accordance with the behaviours for staff at all times
Person Specification
• Automotive Engineering Degree
• A good understanding of vehicle Powertrains
• Experience in Powertrain vehicle testing and development
• Relevant experience of vehicle emissions and fuel economy testing on chassis dynamometer
• Relevant experience of testing vehicles for impacts on emissions and fuel economy
• Experience of emissions Regulations
• Experience of chassis dynamometer emissions and fuel economy testing
• Good project management
• Good problem solving ability
• Analysing and compiling technical data
• Knowledge of engine, exhaust after-treatment and emissions
• Liaising with customers and building relationships
• The ability to work from and create procedures
• Knowledge of office based programmes. Any CAN, data logging, ETAS INCA experience is beneficial
Personal Behaviours
• Good communicator
• Flexible approach to work
• Adheres to all health and safety requirements
• Customer focused
• Detail and quality focused
• Comfortable working in teams and individually
• Be conscientious, reliable and punctual
• Flexibility to travel as and when required
• Full UK driving license
• SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
• Willing to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check
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