23108 - Performance & Durability Engineer

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 75 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.

The Mechanical Engineering team is comprised of specialist automotive engineers. With a combination of practical and analytical backgrounds, they apply their knowledge and expertise to the development of vehicles into rewarding products. The areas of development are focused on chassis related vehicle attributes, including: noise vibration and harshness (NVH), vehicle dynamics, braking, performance and durability. In addition, our road load data (RLD) and analysis specialists offer their own correlation services as well as internal support to other areas of the function and to the whole company.

As a result of strong growth within the performance and durability department a project engineer vacancy has become available.  The position will involve exposure to the following activities:

  • Management of structural durability projects - passenger car and commercial
  • Management of powertrain durability projects - passenger car and commercial
  • Overseeing vehicle performance projects - passenger car and commercial
  • Management of whole vehicle corrosion projects - passenger car
  • Support of PSQC quality programs - passenger car
  • Inter department working with road load data colleagues and the wider driven attribute team 
  • Environmental durability work (HET + CET)

Experience

Essential experience for this role would include:

  • Sound automotive test experience
  • Detailed knowledge of vehicle systems
  • Experience in an automotive test function
  • Experience of writing detailed engineering reports
  • Experience of vehicle powertrain test techniques
  • Experience of performing risk assessments
  • Experience of engineering material science 
  • Vehicle performance test experience
  • Experience of working with HV vehicles

Desirable experience for this role would include:

  • Commercial vehicle test experience
  • Setting durability attribute targets 
  • Ncode glyph works experience
  • Vehicle corrosion experience
  • Vehicle quality assessment experience
  • Experience in vehicle benchmarking
  • Experience of racelogic data logging equipment

Skills

Essential skills for this role would include:

  • Data analysis and instrumentation skills
  • Practical experience of automotive systems (passenger car)
  • Report writing
  • Able to communicate at all levels of the business and with customers
  • Able to work under pressure with tight timescales
  • Ability to work flexibly on a wide range of projects at any one time
  • Able to assess risk and write detailed risk assessments
  • Experience of Microsoft office applications including Excel and Powerpoint

Desirable skills for this role would include:

  • Practical experience of automotive systems (commercial vehicle)
  • Knowledge of RDE test techniques and powertrain performance testing 
  • HGV licence

Qualifications

Essential qualifications for this role would include:

  • A good engineering degree
  • Full UK driving licence

Desirable qualifications for this role would include:

  • Commercial vehicle driving licence
  • Motorcycle driving licence

Other information

HORIBA MIRA has 75 years of heritage 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.

At HORBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A company performance related bonus scheme
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

The successful candidate must be able to work in the UK without restrictions and meet UK government security vetting criteria.

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list. 

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