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Senior Engineer - Design Verification Plan

Ref no. BHN560784
Location North Yorkshire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Exciting opportunity for a Whole Vehicle Test Engineer with expertise in automotive development, showcasing technical excellence and leadership in ensuring durability and robustness attributes meet global standards.

Key skills required for this role

Design Validation Plan, FMEA



Job description


Whole Vehicle Test Senior Engineer role with experience of new product development within an EV automotive environment to meet worldwide market requirements.

The candidate should have excellent Technical capabilities, which can be applied in a dynamic and challenging engineering environment.


Collate and build a component, system and whole vehicle level set of requirements and targets.

Manage and update test procedures and create new ones when required.

Build a robust DVP for component, system and whole vehicle level.

Plan and lead the instrumentation of the components, systems and whole vehicle to ensure targets are met.

Liaise with testing facilities to understand capabilities and support the business with decision making.

Build request for quotes for each test and support the business with decision making for best compromise of capabilities and cost.

Manage / coordinate the spares and consumables requirements to ensure testing completion is aligned to plan.

Support testing facilities ensuring no delays to the plan - travel may be required.

Plan and coordinate with cross functional team the shipment of the equipment / vehicles to be tested.

Plan and manage the tear-down activities when needed, liaising with stakeholders for sign off.

Keep track of all tests and testing documentation ensuring no information is missed.

Create and check sign-off reports, building clear and structured summaries to support senior decision making.

Support programme team with testing issues management being the pivot between testing facilities and engineering for root cause investigation and resolution.

Participate in benchmarking of company and competitor vehicles to support competitiveness of attributes.

Work with the prototype team to ensure that components, systems and/or vehicles are prepared for testing (including necessary instrumentation).

High level of technical competence should be displayed in this role, including the ability to take engineering data and present a high-level summary.


Essential Requirements:

Degree level education in an engineering field.

  • Automotive
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

Experience with whole electric vehicle testing in automotive or commercial vehicle industry.

Experience with instrumentation, data logging / collection and debugging

Experience with rigs / buck design to support system and component level testing

Experience with test procedure development and reporting

Experience with root cause analysis and issues resolution techniques

Experience with testing facilities management

Ability / Availability to travel to resting facilities and supports testing, root cause investigation and propose solutions

Ability to generate and present technical material in a concise manner to suit the audience

Excellent attention to detail

Possess a can-do & do it right first-time mindset

Possess a high level of resilience

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Ability to work in a start-up environment

Good communication skills to interact with all engineering functions


Vehicle electrification experience and understanding of impact on vehicle Testing.

Possess a customer focused mindset.

Self-starter with high levels of resilience to lead root cause analysis.

Provide balanced solutions for clear decision making.

Good communication skills to interact with all engineering functions.

Ability to generate and present technical material in a concise manner to suit the audience.

Ability to work with non-direct reports.

Ability to work in a start-up environment.

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