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Chiara Caterisano

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Chiara specialises in supporting the permanent, contract, retained and interim activities through the identification of local and international talent pools.

Chiara’s focus is understanding client requirements, identifying effective delivery strategies and resourcing solutions on behalf of major OEM’s, 1st Tier and SME clients across the UK and mainland Europe.

Working on project based resourcing, retained or contingency basis, she has succesfully recruited for companies across the UK.

With her consultative, open and honest approach means that she can add real value to your recruitment process , designing a bespoke solution to best meet your specific needs.

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Senior Calibration Engineer

Our Client, one of the world's leading automotive consultancies are looking for a Principal Calibration Engineer to be based at their Northampton facility. What you will do As a Senior Calibration Engineer you will work on assignments with high level of responsibility and be responsible for: Supervising the testing and analysis work on engine and vehicle projects Planning and supervising engine and vehicle build and test Working together with designers and development engineers Analysing test results, preparing technical reports and creating test plans Designing parts for calibration testing Liaising with program suppliers, internal and external customers Monitoring project progress and finance Supporting the preparation of engineering program quotations What you will need/have: A Degree in Engineering, or HND with relevant experience Professional qualifications as appropriate Skills and Experience Some relevant experience in the field of calibration development Able to supervise the work of others Ability to work as part of a team Familiarisation with Instrumentation techniques and hardware would be an advantage Ability to work on own and as a part of a team Confidence to communicate effectively at all levels Must be self motivated and the 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 duration (including secondments) Our Client offers a competitive salary and and excellent benefits

Permanent / Northamptonshire, England

Principal Calibration Engineer

Our Client, one of the world's leading automotive consultancies are looking for a Principal Calibration Engineer to be based at their Northampton facility. What you will do As a Principal Calibration Engineer you will work on assignments with high level of responsibility and be responsible for: Leading, planning and supervising engine Calibration programs Conducting detailed analysis of test results Preparing technical reports, presentations and papers Supervising project teams either individually or work under the direction of a project manager Liaising with customers and program suppliers Contributing to technical capability of the thermodynamic department Developing commercial quotations, and conducting business development activities when required Line management responsibilities for up to 2 engineers What you will need/have: An Engineering Degree or HND Professional qualifications as appropriate Skills and Experience Relevant industry experience Experience in both gasoline and diesel fuels desirable (and/or alternative fuels) Considerable relevant experience in the field of automotive calibration development 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 In return for your hard work you will have a competitive salary and excellent benefits

Permanent / Northampton, Northamptonshire

Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer - UP1 (VCG 661) Salary: £47,000 - £57,000 (plus car allowance & benefits) Grade 3 Posted Date: 15/02/2018 Expiry Date: 17/03/2018 Summary of Department and Role The Cockpit team are responsible for the design and development of the following aggregate systems: - Instrument panel, main body and associated panels - Cross car beam - Centre console - Floor console (front and rear) - Steering wheel and nacelles - HVAC vents and ducting The PE for Cockpit will need outstanding engineering skills together with experience of leading cockpit systems design and development from concept to production on at least one of the above systems. Main Activities and Tasks -To deliver cockpit engineering project work for the parent company as part of the Vehicle Concept Group Deliverables of Pre-Kick Off Investigations, Design Feasibility support and liaison with TML Engineering and suppliers -CAD operation skills required - The successful candidate will be able to create and manipulate geometry for primary communication of concepts/schemes. (Expectation 20% time utilisation for geometry generation) -Catia v5 operative skills - Generation of 3D geometry, 2D data and sectional data. (Key module utilisation: Part design and geometric surface design -TCUA (Team Centre) PLM utilisation -To provide technical support to TML in cockpit engineering to ensure all engineering, legislative, craftsmanship, cost and quality targets are met -Assist in the development of engineering proposals of work -Present cockpit engineering at senior management and project reviews -Report and utilise information to address cockpit engineering issues from reviews -Address cockpit team issues to ensure team objectives are controlled and met -Support the development of the surfaces and design -Arranging and supporting design reviews -Interface with Package, Analysis, Manufacturing, DCA etc and implement recommendations where appropriate to create a right first-time release -Support the development of project documentation The above list of duties is not exhaustive and is subject to change. The post holder may be required to undertake others duties within the scope and grading of the post Other Features of the Role -Up to 1 week/month travel to India -Travel to test facilities, suppliers and other locations world-wide on an as required basis to support programmes (will be taken into consideration with travel to India) Qualifications Desirable - Degree qualification or similar qualification Desirable - Working towards chartered status or already chartered Knowledge Essential - Demonstrates depth of knowledge in a relevant technical speciality (see below) Desirable - Body/Platform Engineering Desirable - Closures/Hardware Engineering Essential - Cockpit Engineering Desirable - Lighting Engineering Desirable - Trim (Exterior) Engineering Desirable - Trim (Interior) Engineering Relevant Skills for Position Essential - Generates new ideas with appropriate action plans. Demonstrates feasibility of ideas Essential - Capable of managing a project element with support from more senior staff when necessary Essential - Effective team member making improvements processes and providing high customer service Essential - Assist with the administrative duties to support Lead Engineer for effective performance of the team and consistently achieves forecast performance objectives Essential - Ability to inspire team to strive for improvements and high customer service, manage and resolve engineering objectives Essential - Fluent in English Language Essential - Competent in MS Office Programs Essential - CAD operation skills - to create and manipulate geometry for primary communication of concepts/schemes Essential - Catia v5 operative skills - generation of 3D geometry, 2D data and sectional data. (Key module utilisation: Part design and geometric surface design) Desirable - TCUA (Team Centre) PLM utilisation Experience Essential - A minimum of five years automotive or other relevant industry experience is essential Desirable - OEM experience in Body and Trim Desirable - 1st Tier Supplier Experience in Body and Trim Essential - System delivery of both prototype and production designs Essential - Design Studio Feasibility Support Essential - Vehicle Launch Support Essential - Experience of delivering cockpit engineering in the automotive sector Personal Attributes Essential - Strong numeracy and literacy Essential - Good logical reasoning Essential - Ability to overcome cultural barriers Essential - Team working skills Essential - Problem-solving skills Essential - Innovation abilities Please send your CV, with salary expectations and notice period.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Business Development Manager- High Performance Materials

Due to continued growth a Business Development Manager is required to join a leading Speciality Composite Materials company. You will need to possess a good working knowledge of composites/sheet metal from the automotive industry gained within either a technical or commercial role. Through the management and co-ordination of relationships with key international customers and potential new customers you will work to actively promote and maximise sales of the Company's products. ACCOUNTABILITIES: Able to travel to Italy - Italian language skills would be of significant benefit Understanding customer requirements, particularly of low to medium volume OEM's Understanding costing and quoting strategies targeting the value of the proposition and not cost-up pricing models Winning new business from both new and existing clients and developing customer relationships with their engineering, purchasing and manufacturing personnel Maintaining the relationship and the customer's perception and valuation of the business KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Degree level relevant technical qualification Experienced Business Development manager within automotive Experience in selling automotive composites/sheet metal components - particularly BIW panels would be a distinct advantage - this should also include a knowledgeable commercial skill set on stamping tooling Assertive, articulate; goal-oriented with strong business acumen and judgement. Action-oriented with well-honed organisation and planning abilities. Excellent communication skills, capable of dealing effectively with senior management and high-level customer contacts. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and Italian is a key requirement Proven experience of building strong working relationships with a wide range of people both internally across the business and with external agencies and customers Package - The company offer a highly competitive basic salary alongside Bonus and Excellent company benefits

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Customer Support Engineer- Engineering software

Our Client, a leading provider of CAE engineering software and solutions to a prestigious portfolio of global driveline industries, is looking for a Customer Support Engineer who willbe an integral part of a team dedicated to providing first class technical support. The Customer Support Engineer will play a strategic role in building and maintaining strong relationships with existing and potential Global users enabling them to get the maximum technical benefit from their software investment. End users include leading brands suck as AxleTech, BorgWarner, David Brown Santasalo, Magna and Triumph. Primary Responsibilities: * Providing industry-leading technical software support to end users, partners and resellers of Client software in accordance with company processes and quality standards * Solving technical engineering problems using SMT software * Communicating with end-users both verbally (telephone/skype/face-to-face) and in writing/email * Supporting the Sales Team by providing support to evaluators and giving demonstrations of the software either in person or via web-meeting * When suitably proficient, be actively involved in providing detailed technical training in the use and best practice of SMT software via online and face-to-face methods. * Working alongside the Sales and Software Development Teams to ensure user requirements are captured for possible future software enhancement While not essential, the following skills would be an advantage: * Knowledge of Zendesk/Freshdesk or other help-desk platforms * Experience of SMT MASTA or equivalent technical software including e.g. CAD and FE packages * Experience of transmission / driveline design and analysis * Experience of FE modelling in Ansys/Nastran/Abaqus or equivalent * Preparing end-user technical documentation and/or training materials * Experience of delivering technical training to end-user * Fluency in German, Italian, Swedish to a technical level

Permanent / Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Cybersecurity Specialist

We are looking for 2 dynamic and proactive Cybersecurity Specialists to join a new team in Nuneaton. Based within the Vehicle Resilience department they will form part of the growth strategy within our Client's automotive cybersecurity service offerings. The roles will work as part of a collaborative team to deliver customer and development programmes across multiple disciplines including EMC, Connectivity, Cybersecurity and Functional Safety for the automotive, off-highway, agricultural and military sectors. The Cybersecurity Specialists will ensure complete automotive cybersecurity engineering and test service development/delivery with emphasis on a systems engineering approach: Threat and risk analysis Verification planning and management Development/delivery of automotive cybersecurity penetration testing and privacy assessments Automotive cybersecurity design, development and problem solving to ensure client product security Secondary focus will include supporting the Functional and Safety specialists to: Further develop our advanced Verification and Safety services Perform any associated new technology research and horizon scanning The successful candidates will be/have: Experience of non-automotive cybersecurity standards Advanced data manipulation / analysis Working knowledge of SAE J3061 will be an advantage Ability to make effective decisions Communicate effectively (written and verbal) Work under pressure, individually and as part of a team Ability to plan and prioritise delivery of both short and long duration projects Ability to deliver customer expectations in a timely fashion, to aid contractual/financial goals

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Applications Technician

Our Client, a globally recognised commercial automotive business based in Derbyshire who will be releasing multiple new designs of engine families into the market, are looking for an Applications Technician to work in a team supporting development activity of engines. Your Responsibilities as an Applications Technician: Maintaining engine / machine development fleet (Development level servicing and updating critical components) Setting up and carrying out specific engine / engine system tests Installation and usage of test instrumentation Working closely with Engine development and design teams as well as machine development engineering teams As an Applications Technician you will have/be: Apprenticed, ONC or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline Both an understanding and an interest in engines and machines Able to prepare & install engines in machines Able to accurately modify engine components, using hand tools and welding equipment Ability to operate test equipment and follow test procedures Initiative to be able to "fault find" on instrumentation and engine installations PC literate in Excel, Word, previous usage of ATI, VISU would be an advantage What's in it for you? Career progression Excellent Pension, health care and holidays scheme

Permanent / Derbyshire, England

Senior Applications Engineer

As a result of an increasing number of exciting engine development programmes, our Client, a globally recognised commercial automotive business based in Derbyshire, are looking for a Senior Applications/Test Engineer to support new engine types / models. Your Responsibilities as a Senior Applications/Test Engineer: - Actioning both routine and complex enquiries for technical information - Optimising specification for customer engines ensuring the appropriate engines and technology are selected - Engaging in customers NPI programs providing support and guidance to allow machine development teams to plan and undertake installation test and validation activities in a timely and effective manner - Fully completing Installation Appraisal Reports with sign off responsibility to identify and resolve customer's engine installation issues - Interpreting test results and draw conclusions from the tests in order to implement robust and permanent solutions - Fully representing R&D internal FMEA and DVPSOR activities - Creating and updating Application documentation to support new engine types / models As a Senior Applications/Test Engineer you will have/be: - Full understanding of the engine systems operation, integration and effects on machine performance - Ability to capture, collate and interpret engine diagnostic data using specialist tools (VISU /ATi etc) draw conclusions from the results and implement solutions - Ability to provide a consistently high level of customer support - Excellent verbal and written communication skills at all levels, sometimes in a confrontational environment What's in it for you? Career progression Excellent Pension, healthcare and holidays scheme

Permanent / Derby, Derbyshire

Module Leader

As a result of an increasing number of exciting engine development programmes, our Client, a globally recognised commercial automotive business based in Derbyshire, are looking for a Module Leader/Engineering Lead who will be responsible for the specification, development, validation and implementation of one or more engine systems. As a Module Leader/Engineering Lead you will be a talented Engineer with a strong background in engine related component and system design and verification from concept to volume production. You will be responsible for: Leading one or more engine systems within a new engine product or product extension, including definition and validation of detailed system and component technical specifications System and component level design and refinement to achieve the defined package, cost, performance and durability targets, through close liaison with external suppliers and internal stakeholders such as purchasing, manufacturing and operations Supervision or completion of scheme design, detailed design, design analysis, tolerance stack, and design release. Support to machine teams to ensure package suitable for machine installation, including verification of assembly process and hot test Generation and maintenance of component, function, and engine DFMEA and DVPSOR, application guides, installation manuals, and internal standards. Provide support to PFMEA process Organisation of detailed change trackers, plans for each component including lead times and verification to support internal gate reviews and ensure on-time delivery of product launch Organisation of component and engine level test including rig, dyno and machine fleet trials to demonstrate robustness and achieve Engineering Sign Off Supplier management and liaison including selection, design, manufacturing, APQP and warranty reviews including 8D. Willingness to travel to supplier and sub-supplier sites considered essential Commissioning and/or completion of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) in support of design decisions as required As a Module Leader/Engineering Lead you will be/have: A degree in an associated mechanical engineering discipline, with a strong background in one of the following areas: Air handling; Cylinderhead; Turbocharger specification, application, issue resolution and package; fuel systems; Lubrication and crankcase ventilation; Front end accessory drive Extensive proven experience working in a similar role with a major engine manufacturer or Tier1 supplier Lead system engineer experience through at least one project including supplier management and customer liaison What you will have As a Module Leader/Engineering Lead you will have: Competitive salary Career progression Excellent Pension, healthcare and holidays scheme

Permanent / Derbyshire, England

Senior Homologation Engineer

Our Client, a globally recognised commercial automotive business based in Derbyshire who will be releasing multiple new designs of engine families into the market, are looking for a Senior Homologation Engineer. This role will primarily be focused on leading the type-approval of these engines, ensuring that not only are the legislative requirements met but also that our Client remains competitive, compliant and informed. Your responsibilities as a Senior Homologation Engineer: -Develop, maintain and track type-approval documentation engine programmes -Maintain a detailed knowledge of engine regulations, regulatory updates and trends -Transfer of knowledge of legislative requirements to the engineering and business team -Develop processes to support ongoing compliance requirements -Liaise with governments and type-approval authorities for engine certification -Coordination of type-approval as projects demand What you will need As a Senior Homologation Engineer you will be/have: - degree/HNC educated -proven track record in homologation disciplines- preferably in the engine related industry -good working knowledge of diesel engines and engine related regulations (desirable) -good knowledge of type-approval processes -extensive experience within product development -capable of communicating and defending positions at all levels within the business and across disciplines -eligible to work in the UK What you will have Career progression Excellent Pension, healthcare and holidays scheme

Permanent / Derbyshire, England