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10 months ago
Ricardo
Location: Leamington Spa
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Mechanical Engineering Jobs
The Role

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.

Job Description

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

FMEAs

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 :

Specialist instrumentation

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.

Qualification Requirements

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

Supplier management

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.

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