Validation Engineer Engine Controls

Job Type:
Job Sector:
East Anglia
£30 to £40 per hour
Salary Description:
limited company basis
Job Ref:

Job Description For Vacancy No: 238523D

Consultant: Daniel Woodcock

Company Profile: Our client has been a manufacturer of diesel engines and power solutions for over 75 years, to the highest levels of performance and reliability. They have grown to become one of the leading suppliers of diesel and gas engines in the power solutions market.

Job Location: Peterborough

Job Position: Validation Engineer Engine Controls

Job Status: Contract

Job Profile:

The successful applicant for this position will join the European Engine Controls and Software team and will be the Verification and Validation Test Coordinator working across all core engine software releases created by the team for IPSD Small and Medium diesel engines. This will encompass all programmes, including current product and new product introductions.

These programmes offer the opportunity to work with cutting edge software test techniques and technology, helping the team to achieve its goal of a world class approach to software verification leading to unrivalled levels of engine software quality. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to support engine programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Job Description:

Working with closely-aligned teams from other business units, the successful candidate will help to plan and execute end-to-end verification and validation activities to demonstrate the quality of our software products, targeting defect-free release and minimal engine and machine downtime from software issues or defects.

Updating and publishing a tracker showing test plans, execution status and progress towards planned release dates.

Working with the local team to ensure that regression testing is timetabled and executed, and results published, providing support for the execution of dSPACE tests when necessary.

Working with customer teams to plan and execute on-engine and on-machine testing, including software check-out and sub-systems test using hardware bench set-ups (e.g., DEF system, low pressure fuel system) as necessary.

This is a proactive role involving a mixture of planning / managing / coordinating test activity and the hands-on execution of tests. The successful candidate will benefit from a dynamic set of responsibilities which will involve desk and lab work as well as conducting tests on engine and machine. A dynamic and pragmatic approach to work, and a willingness to get hands-on with the product is therefore essential.

Skills Required:

Strong technical background - ideally a good technical degree in mechanical, electronic, electrical, control systems or automotive engineering - though consideration will be given to other qualifications or significant relevant experience in lieu of this.

Prior experience in engine control system development and / or verification testing (preferably in the off-highway or marine industry)

Good understanding of diesel engine technology, including common rail fuel systems and aftertreament.

Experience of electronic system development tools such as CANape, CANalyser and a working knowledge of J1939 datalink standards

A proven track record of conducting tests of electronic systems on the end product

Good leadership skills

Strong team player

Excellent communications skills

Strong customer focus

Rate: Between �30 - �40 per hour on a limited company basis.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01621 841234
Fax: 01233 645702
Contact: Daniel Woodcock

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