Company Profile: Our client has been a manufacturer of diesel engines and power solutions for over 85 years, to the highest levels of performance and reliability. They have grown to become one of the leading suppliers of diesel and gas engines in the power solutions market.
Job Location: Cambridgeshire
Job Position: Diesel Engine Development Engineer
Job Status: Contract
Job Profile: Due to continued growth and a brand new project, our client are seeking an experienced Diesel Engine Development Engineer to join the team in Peterborough on a contracting basis.
Through this role, the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to take part in, and have significant responsibility for, the end-to-end design/development process for engine components and systems. This gives their employees true product ownership and the opportunity to see their products through to volume production.
Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications:
Candidates will have engine development experience, knowledge of IC engines and be able to plan & execute challenging tasks/projects with minimal supervision.
Strong technical background (technical degree preferred in mechanical or automotive engineering) though other qualifications / experience will be considered.
Good understanding of engine systems.
Development experience of engine components & systems, including both rig and whole engine testing.
Ability to lead and deliver problem resolution projects for engine components or systems.
Self-motivation and an ability to manage & deliver tasks to meet established commitments.
Excellent communications skills & teamwork.
Component Engineering are responsible for mechanical design and development of engine design for engines up to 7 litres which are used in a range of machine platforms. The successful applicant for this position will join the Component Engineering department and will take responsibility for development activities of components and systems for the organisation's branded engine ranges, designed and manufactured by the company's Industrial Power Systems Division.
Each project offers the opportunity to work on the design and development of engines intended to meet the latest emissions legislation, with world-class levels of quality and reliability. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.
Technical project leadership of the delivery of engine components & systems on New Product Introduction programmes.
Development & validation of engine components and systems.
Technical leadership for problem resolution on engine components & systems.
Assessment of test results / data analysis.
Component supplier management and collaboration.
Conducting FMEA on components and systems to identify and address design risks and define validation requirements.
Conducting component and system design reviews to obtain 'buy-in' from the business for selected components, designs and suppliers.
Support field and production issues, diagnose issues to root cause, put in place containment actions, and develop permanent corrective actions. Work with suppliers and keep stakeholder informed of progress and decisions.