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Automotive Development Engineer

  • Location: Peterborough
  • Salary: £32.14 - 32.14 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract
  • Sector: Manufacturing
  • Contact: Michael Lomas
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 707 1516
  • Job Ref: 219506MLS

Automotive Development Engineer
Location: Peterborough
Duration: 12 months (likely to extend)
Hourly Rate: £32.14 PAYE

We are recruiting for an Automotive development Engineer to work on a 12 month contract for a leading manufacturing organisation. This role will focus on development and testing of Fuel systems, Air systems and EGR systems

At the Peterborough facility, we are responsible for the engineering development, marketing, sales and manufacturing of industrial engines up to 7 litres, for use in a wide variety of machines. When you join, you become part of a team that doesn’t just talk about progress and innovation, we make it happen.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
• Plan and deliver air/fuel system/component development projects to time, cost and quality goals.
• Communicate project status and key issues to peers, stakeholders and management.
• Lead design reviews to gain cross-functional business support for new designs, supplier nomination and capital investment.
• Collaborate with suppliers to develop specifications and deliver quality solutions through APQP.
• Assess technical risk through FMEA define and coordinate simulation and validation activities (DVP&R).
• Investigate and resolve technical issues using 8D methodology.
• Collaborate with Product Management to understand customer needs and design requirements.
• Write and review technical information and technical reports to support production design release.
• Collaborate with global teams to implement engineering solutions at worldwide facilities.
• Reflect on lessons learnt, using Lean methodology to identify improvement opportunities.

Skills and Experience:
Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

• Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Engineering or related discipline (or equivalent knowledge/experience).
• 6-8 years of engineering or relevant experience.
• Good understanding of mechanical engineering fundamentals, engine systems and component development.
• Good understanding of manufacturing principles and processes.
• Self-motivated and able to manage and deliver complex projects to meet commitments.
• Effective communication skills and teamwork.

Candidates may have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

• Expertise in fuel system, air system, EGR system, turbochargers, performance, data analysis.
• Experience of leading and participating in APQP, FMEA and DVP&R.
• Engineering experience gained in the off-highway diesel engine sector.
• Experience of designing components and systems in 3D CAD (PTC Creo), and Siemens TeamCenter PLM software.
• Strong analytical skills, and experience of developing components and systems through simulation, rig testing and complete system testing.