Contract powertrain development engineer (Senior/Principal)

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    Coventry, West Midlands

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    Kevin Harris

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    about 2 years ago

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Contract Powertrain Development Engineer - Principal/Senior Level - Coventry

Our client is a world leading vehicle manufacturer with international roots who has an advanced engineering centre based at Warwick university Campus. It employs over 100 staff on advanced engineering projects. Within the powertrain department, they provide technical know-how on powertrain systems (cooling, lubrication, induction) and the effects these have on performance and emissions. These engines are primarily spark-ignition but some HDD and advanced fuels work is also performed here.

A long term contract is available (possible temp to perm) for an experienced powertrain development / cooling systems development engineer

What you will do:

  • As a principal performance and emissions engineer you will be responsible for performing a broad range of development and test activities on cooling systems, lubrication systems, emissions, performance etc
  • Responsible for the planning whole vehicle and powertrain tests (CWT, on-road, and verification of hardware such as air handling systems, cooling, lubrication, fuel injection
  • Responsible for planning and detailed test data analysis for P&E; identifying failure root causes and improvements
  • Lead performance simulations on 1D systems such as GT Suite or AVL Cruise

What you will need:

  • degree in mechanical engineering
  • Must be eligible to work in the Uk without sponsorship
  • demonstrate a good knowledge of combustion fundamentals and thermodynamic principles within a spark-ignition engine. This includes an understanding of factors affecting emissions and performance
  • Must have experience on SI / gasoline engines
  • have run powertrain tests on whole vehicles, CWT, FSWT, emissions tests and dynamometers
  • extra brownie-points if you have used a 1D analysis package for fuel economy, CO2 estimates etc. Or, PUMA, Concerto, INCA, Labview or similar


Please apply by email with current CV, details of your current package and notice period. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted prior to submission with further details, however if you wish to discuss your application beforehand please contact 01384 397555 ref KH/TMETC

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