Durability Testing Engineer

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Location: Idiada, ES

Durability Testing Engineer

Permanent

When our founder Bruce McLaren passed away at the age of 32 he left behind a legacy that has shaped who we are today. We have an unrivalled heritage which has its roots in racing; but McLaren Automotive is now creating a story of its own and we want you to be a part of it.

As part of our Track25 business plan we will launch 18 new models or derivatives of our vehicles and look to expand our retailer network into new markets with an aim of having 100 retailers globally.  

Track 25 and McLaren Automotive’ s growing reputation is testament to our world class employees. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues to be at the forefront of the Automotive market, we are looking for a Durability Testing Engineer to join our team in Idiada, Spain (near Barcelona).

Purpose of the role:

Performing test engineering and analysis activities for high-performance road car durability testing programmes. The role is based at the McLaren testing facility within the Idiada proving ground in Spain (near Barcelona)

Principal accountabilities:

  • Planning, preparing, monitoring, analysing and reporting of activities related to vehicle durability tests
  • Driving activity requests (mileage, manoeuvres, checks and controls)
  • Workshop requests, to execute the planned test control plan, vehicle updates, issue analysis.
  • Management/Execution of the planned checks and controls (objective/subjective)
  • Monitoring of the vehicle attributes degradation during the test:
  • Analysis and comparison of the control plan results (subjective and objective), feedback by the durability drivers, analysis of acquired data
  • Tracking of relevant tested components and the relative fatigue accumulated
  • Analysis of the data acquired to monitor vehicle attributes degradation and diagnose issues
  • Management of the complete vehicle strip down at the end of each test and component by component final check.
  • Managing test efficiency and timings: capability to minimize the vehicle downtimes, with quick problem solving and strategic decisions
  • Durability Issues and failures: accurate and quick first level diagnosis and related reporting
  • Durability analysis across different tests and/or projects.
  • Support dedicated data acquisition activities for durability cycles characterization and duty cycles definition.
  • Additional Reporting: daily test status update reports, daily update of performance degradation analysis reports, periodical updates of test plan reports, final test reports.

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering (desirable)
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of Durability & Reliability theories
  • Significant experience in an automotive test and development environment preferred.

Experience of any or all of the following is an advantage:

  • low volume, high performance vehicle programmes
  • delivery of whole vehicle development programmes, from concepts through to series production
  • A broad range of vehicle data acquisition, test and analysis techniques
  • Ability to apply detailed technical knowledge to the understanding of new technologies, development of engineering designs and resolution of engineering problems
  • Matlab experience is preferred
  • Excellent English communication skills required, both verbal and written

Personal attributes:

  • Should be well-organised and methodical, with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work well alongside a team of prototype technicians, providing leadership and guidance where needed
  • Must demonstrate a high level of self-motivation, initiative and flexibility, and determination to see a task through to completion
  • Able to remain focused under pressure
  • Must be fluent in the English language

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.

At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.

 

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