Head of Engine Test & Emissions

HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. We work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey engineering design, development and build programmes.

With over 70 years’ experience in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. Our suite of 37 major test facilities, 100km of specialised proving ground and wealth of engineering experience, combined with our expanding international presence, means we are confident that we can achieve our vision – that by 2020 every journey in the world will be positively influenced by us.

Progress towards achieving our vision has been significantly accelerated through the creation of MIRA Technology Park, Europe’s largest transport technology R&D cluster. By applying our advanced engineering, test and validation capabilities to our customers’ challenging programmes, we are already shaping journeys of the future.

The role objectives include to:

  • Develop the vision and strategy for Engine Test and Emissions business
  • Develop, lead and deliver the growth plan to realise the vision
  • Take ownership of  P&L for Engine Test and Emissions business
  • Deliver Capital Investment Projects in Engine Test, Emissions and RDE & Demonstrate ROI
  • Be a part of senior management team inputting into development of future direction and strategy for HORIBA MIRA
  • Grow the business internationally, particularly RDE

Key Functions include to:

  • Develop & execute the strategy to ensure sustainable growth
  • Develop the test capability and capacity to satisfy growth
  • Develop & deliver the technical roadmap for capability development
  • Work in conjunction with commercial team and internal marketing to generate sales and marketing strategy and action plans

Vehicle Emissions, Real Driving Emissions (RDE) and road-to-rig RDE (RDE+)

  • Develop test and consultancy competences aligned with the strategic growth plan
  • In conjunction with SNG & HORIBA develop R&D plan for RDE+ and take ownership of HM delivery
  • Drive collaboration with HORIBA on core equipment requirements, customisation and service globalisation opportunities
  • Develop a Centre of Excellence for RDE test, and a plan for supporting the globalisation of a consistent high quality service offering
  • Develop and execute overall business plan to justify the necessary resources and investments

Engine Test

  • Develop test and consultancy competences aligned with the strategic growth plan
  • Develop, agree and execute the strategy for the future of our engine test operations

General Operations

  • Ensure all aspects of the day to day activities of engine & vehicle emissions test operations are managed.
  • Ensure timely delivery of testing and projects to the customer (at or below cost)
  • Ensuring maximum utilisation at lowest cost of facilities
  • With finance support take ownership of generation of budgets for Engine Test and Emissions
  • Ensure H&S and Quality standards are met and consistent across the facilities
  • Ensure provision of technical input, timing and resource information to support the commercial team with generation of proposals, and ensure buy-in to delivery against secured work