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Kinematics & Compliance Rig Subject Matter Expert

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Salary: £30.73 - 31.50 per hour

Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 21 May 2024

Reference: 6587

Kinematics & Compliance Rig Subject Matter Expert

Work Hours: DAYS – 40 hours per week

Location: Gaydon

Contract: Inside IR35

Rate: £30.73 - £31.50 per hour

Kinematics & Compliance Rig Subject Matter Expert.

In this role, you will lead Kinematics and Compliance rig test activities on a range of client and competitor vehicles, collecting, processing and disseminating data required to deliver leadership in vehicle dynamics against worldclass competition.

The ability to understand vehicle and system performance within a controlled rig environment is critical to increasing customer satisfaction and to reducing time to market by providing accurate data to guide vehicle development activities.

As part of this role, you will also be responsible for the development of new test and data analysis methodologies providing crucial link between objective and subjective vehicle level performance and system performance.

We are looking for a Kinematics & Compliance Rig Subject Matter Expert with a high level of drive and leadership, who is capable of independent working to tight deadlines, and displays technical acumen!

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities as the Kinematics & Compliance Rig Subject Matter Expert:

  • Be the key interface between Vehicle Dynamics department and K&C rig operations.
  • Continuously improve test efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Develop processes to disseminate data to development engineers.
  • Develop additional K&C rig capabilities to maintain technical leadership in this area.
  • Work on cross-rig interaction, maximising the value of data generated from K&C in both physical and virtual domains.
  • Prepare reports from K&C data and communicate observations drawing meaning from data to assist VeD development engineers.
  • Develop capability to link vehicle level performance with K&C data.
  • Provide kinematics and compliance theoretical and practical training to engineers.
  • Keep abreast of competitor and industry trends applicable to kinematics and compliance tests, instrumentation and data analysis.
  • Support the team towards understanding of complex technical issues and their resolution.
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested.
  • Maintain close collaboration with vehicle level objective test teams.

We’re looking to speak to Kinematics & Compliance Rig Subject Matter Experts with:

  • Strong knowledge of suspension performance and vehicle dynamics theory.
  • Proven rig test or vehicle objective test experience
  • Proven vehicle or chassis development experience
  • Strong knowledge of chassis and vehicle dynamics
  • Experience with data processing tools such as Matlab, Prosig DATS, LMS Project and test plan management.
  • Full UK or equivalent driving license
  • Proven inter-personal communication networking skills
  • Experience with relevant virtual tools such as Simpack, Carmaker, Matlab Simulink (desired)
  • Engineering relevant degree qualification (desired)
  • Vehicle dynamics subjective evaluation skills (desired)
  • Previous experience of problem-solving tools e.g. Root Cause Analysis, 8 Disciplines of problem solving, Design of Experiments (desired)

To show your interest in this role please Apply Now with a copy of your CV, should you be successfully shortlisted a member of our Team will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.