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Driver Information Engineer - 54258

  • Location: Basildon
  • Salary: £22 - 35 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 23 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Software and IT
  • Contact: James Tilley
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446126
  • Expiry Date: 23 October 2021
  • Job Ref: 58525

Commercial Vehicles Driver Information Engineer - 54258

Basildon, Essex

£20 - £35 per hour - Inside IR35


Position Description:

The Enterprise Connectivity (EC) team has been established to create lifetime value for our customers by delivering sticky connected experiences that are simple and engaging for customers.

A position has become available in the Commercial Vehicle team to work with driver information, in-vehicle entertainment, and vehicle connectivity to enable cutting edge features to Transit Customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interpretation and application of system specifications for features and functions related to driver information components (e.g. instrument cluster).
  • Lead issue investigation, fault analysis, data gathering (e.g. CAN logs), documentation and resolution of all issues reported throughout the vehicle development cycle which involve driver information components.
  • Lead issue management, tracking and report out (e.g. AIMS, JIRA). Coordination of cross carline software delivery into vehicle program timeline, following software release and signoff processes.
  • Lead software deployment and reflash activities onto development vehicles, test benches and breadboards.
  • Lead design validation and verification activities for driver information components and the associated sub-systems.
  • Analysis of test results considering specifications of interfacing functions. Support diagnostics-related tasks including component configuration (e.g. VSCS) and diagnostics specifications.
  • Conduct vehicle level testing and signoff per global component requirement to GPDS timeline. 
  • Presentation of project status and results including recommendations for decisions for parts/systems towards Supervisor or supplier.
  • Support component release and BoM management.
  • Support vehicle launch activities to meet program requirements (PPAP plans, AIMS resolution, part supply).
  • Application of given priorities regarding function, quality, cost, weight and timing in close collaboration with North American and Merkenich core teams.
  • Confirmation that the design meets customer requirements, e.g. function, design, ergonomics and complies with legal and safety requirements.
  • Coordination of system specifications with pre-development teams regarding regional requirements as well as function owners.
  • Support creation of work plans for project management and monitoring within GPDS.
  • Support cross-function activities to resolve vehicle level functional, package and process issues.

Experience Required:

  • A relevant engineering degree (e.g. Electrical/Electronics, Automotive, etc.).
  • Experience in Product Development or Electrical Systems/Component Engineering.
  • Hands-on experience in CAN tools (CANalyzer, CANoe, DET).
  • Project management skills with a thorough attention to detail.
  • An effective communicator and presenter, with the ability to build and maintain team and Experience of working within global teams.
  • Ability to demonstrate use of initiative, perseverance and liaison skills. Full UK driving license.
  • Good knowledge of development process and tools (e.g. GPDS, FMA, eFDVS, software releasing, TCe, WERS, etc.) would be a strong advantage.

Additional Information :

Full UK driving licence is required as this position may require occasional travelling to Supplier, Ford development or Vehicle launch sites.

Additional Information:


To apply for this position please send your CV to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.