NVH Body Quality Engineer

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Location: Idiada, ES

NVH Body Quality Engineer
Location - Idiada, Spain

 

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. For the next 6 years as part of McLaren’s Track 22 plan, we are looking to invest £1 billion into Research and Development, leading to the launch of 15 all-new cars or derivatives during this period. 


An exciting opportunity has opened to join McLaren Automotive to join the Body NVH Quality team, with the responsiblity for creating and managing the body interior/body panel and closure NVH Quality attributes, body sealing, body leakage, for McLaren on all future projects. NVH Quality is a collection of subjective and objective factors (squeak & rattle, interior trim/components solidity/stiffness, body panel stiffness, Gap & Flush, door open/closure noise, electric seat and steering adjustments noise ) which have an influence on the customer’s perception of the overall quality of the vehicle, with respect to its intended purpose and benchmark competitors.

 
Principal Accountabilities:

1. Process and Vision

  • Define NVH Quality.
  • Create NVHQ McLaren Vision.
  • Create NVHQ assessment methodology and scoring process including statistical analysis of assessors and objective characterization.
  • Author NVHQ processes in McLaren standards library (MSL).
  • Review and re-write component technical specifications (MTS) in line with NVHQ intent.
  • Write NVHQ design guidelines reference to best-in-class examples and best-practice solutions.
  • Define together with the body FG the requirements and write the technical specification of the body seals and leakages in order to meet the NVH target within the programs BDG and  timing.

2. Research and Benchmarking

  • Benchmark competitor vehicles and legacy McLaren vehicles.
  • Research customer-related NVHQ surveys and harvest customer feedback from internal sources.
  • Stay appraised of market trends in NVHQ executions, in automotive and other industries.

3. Concept Delivery

  • Set the Gap & Flush requirements at the G2 gateway.
  • Set the NVHQ attribute targets in time for the G3 gateway based on the programme specification.

4.Engineering Delivery

  • Use digital visualisation techniques to review difficult NVHQ conditions.
  • Create physical models to demonstrate and resolve contentious NVHQ concerns.
  • Score early concepts for adherence to subjective NVHQ attributes using virtual models.
  • Assess NVHQ performance physical components as they are produced, on-site at the suppliers if required.
  • Audit initial prototype vehicle builds to raise early concerns and find solutions.
  • Raise, take ownership and solve NVQ Issues using the practical problem solving (PPS) process.
  • Create a NVHQ Roadmap for both self-funding and on-cost programme improvements.
  • Run NVHQ action reviews based on a list of open NVHQ concerns.

5. Project Validation

  • Present NVHQ attribute status in project meetings and attribute meetings.
  • Write the NVHQ attribute engineering sign-off report for Gateway G7.
  • Write a NVH Quality lessons learned report for Gateway G8.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Is degree qualified or has similar qualification in either Design, Engineering, Marketing or related fields.
  • 2/3 years of industry experience is preferred, although not necessarily in the automotive field.
  • Must demonstrate a level of design (aesthetic) empathy, through work experience or personal projects.
  • Has a functional knowledge of a variety of production and prototype fabrication methods.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office software products.
  • Able to use Adobe Photoshop and InDesign to create convincing imagery and documents.
  • Knowledge of CATIA CAD software would be a benefit.

Personal Attributes:

  • Has a natural inclination towards attention-to-detail.
  • Is capable of writing clear, concise and precise technical specifications.
  • Is well organised and able to manage sometimes-conflicting priorities in a high pressure environment.
  • Has the confidence and judgement to present a compelling vision to senior management.

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.

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