WHAT TO EXPECT
TASE is an Attribute group within Vehicle Engineering. It is responsible for the delivery of Thermal, Aerodynamic, Aeroacoustic and Water & Dirt Management (WDM) requirements for all JLR vehicle programmes; as well as the development of associated tool-sets. The WDM attribute aims to protect Customer and Machine vision in areas subjected to exterior aerodynamic flow and minimise dissatisfaction associated with exterior soiling of physical touch-points and static water run-off when operating apertures. It delivers operational visibility and system functionality through external water management and soiling reduction.
Development tools used within WDM include Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD: Star CCM+), wind tunnel testing at The Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart, Germany (FKFS) and Horiba-MIRA (UK), as well as various full vehicle and rig tests conducted using facilities at Gaydon. This role will aim to enhance the customer experience through the design, development, measurement and balance of customer attributes for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.
The Water & Dirt Management Engineer will work within the TASE group, reporting directly to the Aero & WDM Technical Team Group Leader. The purpose of the role is to provide the TASE Lead Engineers with WDM guidance and direction and to work with them to successfully deliver WDM requirements on vehicle programmes. Work required to achieve this will include extensive vehicle test (from vehicle identification and preparation through to test execution, data processing and analysis), simulation, design reviews and content evaluation and recommendation.
This role entails working closely with Technical Specialists, TASE Lead Engineers, Vehicle Programme Lead Engineers and Commodity Engineers to deliver WDM requirements on vehicle programmes. All work is in close collaboration with Aerodynamics Engineers to ensure that solutions are compatible with both aspects of the attribute. This varied role requires a methodical and organised approach to undertaking technical work, coupled to a flexible customer-first mind-set to respond to issues as they arise.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
As a Project Engineer, you will support delivery of all Attribute Requirement targets by Gateway, support the Programme Attribute Team to ensure all technical issues are identified and resolved and plan, support and lead test and development activities as required or specified in the Design Verification Plan (DVP) in time and to budget.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
As a Project Engineer, you will have excellent communication and presentation skills
As well as a good level of IT literacy - including as a minimum excellent grasp of Microsoft Office tools and ideally also data processing tools such as MATLAB. You will be self-motivated with the ability to carry out tasks un-supervised once defined, good team working skills, together with adaptability, and have the ability to analyse and present complex data.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
* Previous experience of setting up, running and interpreting full vehicle or system level physical tests
* Must have an enquiring mind, always searching for unique and innovative solutions to the benefit of the business
* Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred
* Previous experience of problem solving tools e.g. Root Cause Analysis, 8 Disciplines of problem solving, Design of Experiments
* Whole vehicle engineering knowledge and cross functional experience
* Aerodynamics or water and dirt management experience including experience of testing in wind tunnels or climatic test facilities, or aerodynamic simulation.