8 months ago
Due to the expansion of business within the Ricardo Powertrain & Transmissions Development group we are actively searching for Development Engineers to work on Powertrain focused projects across a wide spectrum of applications and their associated systems and sub-systems.
Ricardo are expanding the mechanical development capability in the Midlands requiring engineers that are flexible to work both on site at the Leamington facility and on site at customer locations in the U.K.(mostly Midlands based)
The role will require an understanding in engine components, systems and associated vehicle parts. Understanding of transmission operation would also be beneficial. The job will require close co-operation with OEM, suppliers and test, design and analysis areas to define appropriate testing plans, analyse results and make recommendations for design changes on either new powertrain designs, vehicle interface systems or fault diagnostics projects. Projects may involve working alone or part of a cross-functional and possibly international team.
Your main task responsibilities could include using the following key tools :
Understanding of the product development process
System and component specifications
8 D problem resolution
DVP’s (Design Validation Plans)
Structured problem solving i.e 8D, DAMAIC process etc
Test procedure preparation
Preparation and execution of component, system, engine and vehicle testing either at Ricardo or on off site with the customer :
Prototype component manufacture
Component and system functional and durability test rigs
Functionality and durability engine dynamometer tests
Functionality and durability vehicle tests
Investigations and technical reporting to respond to customer powertrain enquiries on current and advanced technology on component or engine systems.
Preparation of work proposals and project planning activities.
Interfacing with engineering teams and specialists.
A good Engineering degree is preferential but not essential.
Professional and Personal Experience
As well as a strong ability to apply of fundamental engineering principles. Relevant experience in the automotive engineering industry and in the field of mechanical development is essential. Initiative and interpersonal skills are essential, as are strong written communication, PC and presentation skills.
Technical task management of projects
Broad engineering knowledge of powertrain systems
Ability to coordinate and understand information from multiple engineering departments
Understand engineering drawings
Experience of fault finding techniques used in the Automotive industry
Good project management skills
Understanding of CAE and CFD techniques
Understanding of engine component and system design gasoline and Diesel engines with a basic knowledge of transmission operation
Good presentation and reporting skills.