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Senior Engineer - Design Verification Plan

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

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 with experience in new product development within the EV automotive sector.
  • Apply excellent technical capabilities in a dynamic and challenging engineering environment.


  • Support leadership of the Durability and Robustness Attribute.
  • Lead assigned Whole Vehicle Testing activities.
  • Collate component, system, and vehicle level test requirements.
  • Develop test plans with the Vehicle Engineering team, emphasising efficiency.
  • Participate in benchmarking of vehicles for durability and attribute competitiveness.
  • Assess vehicles throughout development, ensuring durability and robustness targets are met.
  • Support the implementation and development of Engineering robustness, target achievement, and evaluation activities.
  • Provide technical input for customer expectations regarding durability and robustness.
  • Reference Quality History Reviews and Design Failure Modes & Effects Analyses in new design system design.
  • Perform virtual and physical analysis to evaluate vehicle Durability and Robustness performance.
  • Ensure vehicles are appropriately prepared for testing, including instrumentation and safety standards.
  • Execute teardown activities as part of testing, such as post-corrosion or durability testing.
  • Coordinate spares and consumables requirements for Whole Vehicle Testing.
  • Support bucks and rigs linked directly to Whole Vehicle Testing.
  • Create and check sign-off reports for the Whole Vehicle Test team.

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree in Automotive, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience in whole vehicle, rigs, bucks, and system level testing management.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Can-do & do-it-right-first-time mindset.
  • High level of resilience.
  • Ability to generate and present technical material concisely.
  • Ability to work independently and in a start-up environment.
  • Good communication skills for interaction with all engineering functions.


  • Vehicle testing experience in the automotive or commercial vehicle industry.
  • Vehicle electrification experience and understanding of its impact on vehicle testing.
  • Customer-focused mindset.
  • Self-starter with high levels of resilience for leading root cause analysis.
  • Provide balanced solutions for clear decision-making.
  • Good communication skills for interaction with all engineering functions.
  • Ability to work with non-direct reports.
  • Ability to work in a start-up environment.

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