Senior Principal Calibration Engineer (Transmissions)

Recruiter
Location
Northampton
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
19 Jun 2017
Closes
13 Jul 2017
Ref
333
Contact
MAHLE Powertrain Limited
Sector
Automotive
Discipline
Mechanical, Testing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purpose of Job

To supervise calibration work on transmission calibration projects

Duties

1 To prepare and approve engineering programme quotations
2 To generate, resource and cost project plans
3 To monitor the timing and budgetary performance of calibration-only projects against project plans
4 To lead the transmissions calibration project teams
5 To maintain project plans and other project tools
6 To organise and facilitate project reviews
7 To analyse test results, review and approve test plans
8 To approve technical reports
9 To generate, evaluate and select solutions for individual components, component systems, and complete powertrains relating to the transmission aspects
10 To liaise with programme suppliers and external customers
11 To provide technical support to projects
12 To contribute to technical capability of the Calibration department
13 To support / lead business development opportunities, in conjunction with the Chief Engineer and business development function
14 To monitor and assess the performance of staff
15 To generate and implement Calibration department procedures
16 To identify training needs
17 To perform any other duties reasonably requested by management to fulfil the requirements of the role

Qualifications

* A Degree in Engineering with extensive transmission calibration experience
* A postgraduate qualification / Chartered status would be an advantage

Skills and Experience

* Good level of base transmission / engine knowledge is essential
* Able to supervise and motivate others
* Ability to lead and work as part of a team
* Presentation and negotiation skills
* Creative problem solving skills
* Detail conscious with an appreciation of customer requirements
* Rrelevant experience in the field of Transmission Calibration gained within an OEM or preferably consultancy environment

Competencies

* Ability to work on own and as part of a team
* Confidence to communicate effectively at all levels
* Must be self-motivated and possess the drive to complete tasks in a timely manner and with appropriate attention to detail
* Ability to work well under pressure and to strict time constraints
* Flexibility and willingness to travel to customer sites for both long and short durations (including secondments)

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