Company Description

UTAC is a market-leading international group in digital & sustainable mobility, customisable testing solutions, customisable testing systems, vehicle engineering, homologation, regulatory advice & expertise, certification, training, corporate events and classic & sportscars festivals.

The Group provides services and systems to customers in the various sectors: mobility, transport, tyre, petrochemical, agriculture and defence industries. UTAC operates test centres and laboratories in France (including the official Euro NCAP facility), the UK, USA, Finland, Morocco, and Germany; it has subsidiaries in China, Korea and Japan. UTAC employs around 1300 people across its various locations.

As a group we share a strong and clear vision to deliver safe and efficient solutions and systems to our customers. We are proud and confident in our heritage, our capabilities and our people and believe that by creating a culture where individuals feel they can make a difference and enjoy coming to work, we can deliver the best possible service to our customers.

Our core values of Expertise, Innovation and Integrity provide a clear daily guide to how we work together safely, as one team, helping each other to succeed.

Job Description

Purpose
This role is to allow the candidate to develop in to a core member of the ICE team within Propulsion.
The candidate will be expected to run a project with the support of a Senior Engineer, Principal Engineer or Engineering Manager. It is expected that the candidate will develop over time to become more autonomous and running more complex project work as customer demands change.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure all H&S and quality procedures have been adhered to.
  • To deliver engineering objectives set by the Senior Engineer, Principal Engineer or Engineering Manager.
  • Generate engine installation packs and schematics for accurate test bed setups.
  • Identify engine/test delivery faults and collaborate with others to find effective solutions.
  • Processing and validation of engine test data.
  • Analysing engine data and understanding correct trends and causes for concern. 
  • Supporting colleagues as required to achieve wider goals.
  • Track project efficiency and maintain project related invoicing.
  • Devise and lead initiatives to reduce waste and optimise efficiency.
  • Take active part in regular customer update meetings
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for UTAC staff at all times.
     

Qualifications

Qualifications 

  • Automotive/Mechanical Engineering HND, Degree.
  • Relevant experience of testbed operation will be considered in place of qualifications.

Experience 

  • 2 years minimum experience in an automotive engineering discipline
  • Test bed experience in an automotive testing environment.
  • Excellent understanding of gasoline and diesel engine mechanical fundamentals.
  • Instrumentation experience (thermocouples, pressure transducers etc.).
  • Able to create test automation procedures/schedules with a view to maximise automated running
  • Working closely with customer engineering teams to establish and carry out test programs
  • Experience of a wide variety of engine types would be advantageous (Petrol, Diesel, High Performance, Heavy Duty, Alternative Fuels)

Skills 

  • Understanding of engine fundamentals and materials characteristics.
  • Appreciation of electrical and mechanical engine diagnostics.
  • Use of engine test cell equipment & software including engine dynos, instrumentation and calibration tools.
  • Experience and understanding of emissions measurement equipment would be advantageous.
  • Working knowledge and experience of AVL Puma, Horiba STARS and/or Kratzer PATools test automation systems.  In depth knowledge of other automation systems would be considered.
  • Data interpretation, critique and presentation, using Excel and/or AVL Concerto.
  • Ability to write formal reports using UTAC standard templates.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organisational, analytical and problem solving skills.

Personal Behaviours 

  • Highly motivated team player.
  • Punctual and well organised with a methodical approach.
  • Good communications skills with well noted documentation and work instruction.
  • Good stakeholder engagement, ensuring the customer is kept at the centre of all decision making.
  • Positive & professional attitude at all times with a customer focus.
  • Ability to work under pressure and delegate where required.
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivated / forward thinking / right first time attitude with the willingness to learn.
  • Able to use a zero-blame culture to improvement of self and facility.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity

Other

  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving licence & own transport (UTAC Millbrook is not easily assessable via public transport)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check
  • NOTE: This position be will based on site
     

Additional Information

For you, as a potential UTAC team member, we believe that the international and diverse nature of our business combined with the passion, energy and friendliness of our people create a great place to work. UTAC is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, valuing inclusion and supporting our people to be themselves and at their very best.

By joining us you will gain access to a broad range of learning relevant to your role and personal development, as well as exposure to leading technologies and expertise.

Our reward and benefit programmes are designed to support our people with competitive and locally tailored packages combined with support for individual health and wellbeing both inside and outside of work.

In the UK this includes ;

  • Life Cover
  • Access to a wide range of discounts and offers via the Perkz reward scheme
  • Recognition awards linked to our UTAC values of Expertise, Innovation and Integrity.
  • Healthcare cashback plans
  • Generous holiday benefits
  • Contributory pension schemes
  • Attractive family friendly policies; maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, flexible working.
  • Access to a variety of employee assistance support services.

Learn more about UTAC and what and how we do what we do at www.utac.com

Candidates for positions at UTAC must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the country the role is based in. Immigration visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Note to Recruitment Agencies :

UTAC do not accept speculative applications from agencies for our open positions and any submissions made will not be accepted and no fees will be accepted or paid in respect of speculative CVs received.

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