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Vehicle Development Engineer - Automotive

A Vehicle Development Engineer is required with extensive vehicle engineering knowledge for a position based in Bedfordshire.

Our client, a global automotive OEM based in Bedfordshire requires a Engineer - Vehicle Development to:

  • Conduct Target setting for new vehicles: All areas of vehicle subjective / objective performance to deliver concept and achieve competiveness in market segment.
  • Evaluate trial and production vehicles at digital and physical phases to monitor target achievement.
  • Make accurate and clear feedback to Design & Test sections to ensure targets are achieved, and support development of solutions.
  • Communicate effectively with all areas of company and alliance partners (Design, Test, Project Management, Product Planning, Marketing &Sales, Manufacturing)
  • Analyse customer surveys to confirm performance of models, identify areas of improvement and understand customer requirements to feed into future models
  • Benchmarking of competitor vehicles
  • Test Project Control: Test planning, management and reporting including:-
  • Establishing and maintaining vehicle test plans
  • Management and reporting of test progress in both digital and physical phase
  • Concern tracking and closure
  • Management and reporting of target achievement

The Engineer - Vehicle Development should have the following skills:

  • Degree level or equivalent in an engineering discipline desirable
  • Vehicle engineering experience
  • Customer focused, able to lead, support and motivate to achieve goals.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for liaison/negotiation at all levels both internally and across all regions, in Europe, UK and Japan.
  • Ability to plan and manage own workload and that of support staff.
  • Conscious of adding value to the company by increasing profits and/or decreasing cost
  • In-depth / engineering knowledge of vehicles is desirable
  • Driving and evaluation skills - training will be provided
  • Ability to manage evaluation events - making and delivering event plans.

Demand for this role will be undoubtedly be high so please apply today. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Shannon Wade at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889262 -

Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role
To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship