Principal Development Engineer

Recruiter
Location
Northampton
Salary
Car, Pension, Flextime
Posted
13 Jul 2017
Closes
10 Aug 2017
Ref
172
Contact
MAHLE Powertrain Limited
Discipline
Mechanical
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purpose of Job

To lead automotive engine development programs

Duties

* To lead, plan and supervise engine development programs
* To conduct detailed analysis of test results
* To prepare technical reports, presentations and papers
* To supervise project teams either individually or work under the direction of a project manager.
* To liaise with customers and program suppliers
* To contribute to technical capability of the thermodynamic department
* To develop commercial quotations, and conduct business development activities when required
* To have line management responsibilities for up to 2 engineers
* Responsible for the quality of test data, results analysis and reporting
* Responsible for adhering to or seeking deviation for the development procedures
* Responsible for feeding back test results to the internal and external customer in a timely manner

Qualifications

* An Engineering Degree or HND
* Professional qualifications as appropriate

Skills and Experience

* Experience in both gasoline and diesel fuels desirable (and/or alternative fuels)
* Considerable relevant experience in the field of automotive development engineering
* Experienced in MS Office, combustion measurement systems, Concerto and Matlab

Competencies

* Ability to work on own and as part of a team
* Confidence to communicate effectively at all levels
* Self motivated with the drive to complete tasks in a timely manner with appropriate attention to detail
* Ability to work well under pressure and to strict time constraints
* Flexibility with working hours and willingness to travel to customer sites