MHIL Lead Test Engineer

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6th December 2023




£42500 - £54000



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A leading premium automotive business and leading to move towards electric autonomous vehicles. WHAT TO EXPECT
This role is based within the Component and System Testing (CST) department in JLR's Engineering Laboratories, a collection of world-class, cutting-edge testing facilities. CST plays an integral part in physical Verification & Validation (V&V) within the JLR systems engineering landscape, directly influencing the delivery of some of the world's most desirable vehicles from incredible Jaguar EV's to ultra-luxury Range Rovers. This role will provide technical and operational leadership in the ‘mechanical hardware-in-the-loop' (mHIL) test space, ensuring expert execution of chassis system level testing utilising our new, multi-million pound, rig investment portfolio.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
    Provide technical leadership & direction to a team of shift-based test engineers and test technicians to ensure successful delivery of quality test programme activity. 
    Co-ordinate team activity utilising Agile practices including the preparation of test rigs and chassis-based test samples, configuring ‘mechanical hardware-in-the-loop' (mHIL) systems, execution of test processes, post-test de-prep and reporting out of test results.
    Enable cross-functional collaboration with a diverse set of subject matter experts & stakeholders to ensure system testing can be delivered thoroughly, effectively and robustly.
    Conduct forward planning and co-ordinate delivery of test programmes to ensure efficient utilisation of resources including people and facilities.
    Ensure effective performance & skill management for team of direct reports including objective setting, regular 1:1s, skills matrices reviews, deriving and delivering development action plans and KPI monitoring.
    Maintain area compliance and ensure continuous improvement for relevant management systems including H&S (ISO45001), Quality (IATF16949) and Environmental (ISO14001).
    Provide consultative and advisory services to customers and the business regarding physical chassis system testing methodologies including test specification generation, new facility requirements and physical-virtual test strategies.
    Ensure test facilities are maintained to high standards through application of appropriate quality tools including TPM and 5S.
    Drive a Zero Harm culture through rigorous use of H&S tools including safety audits, audit preparation tools, 8D accident investigation processes, concern and countermeasure action reporting and effective risk management.
    Lead delivery of appropriate transformational activity in the Component & Sub-System department in line with area scorecard deliverables. WHAT YOU'LL NEED 
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
    Extensive experience in physical testing facilities or mHIL test beds.
    Experience of model-based systems engineering and visual model interpretation tools (e.g. MatLab/Simulink & IPG Carmaker)  
    Knowledge of hardware/vehicle system in the loop simulation (e.g. dSpace & XPACK) 
    Ability to acquire and interpret data utilising data acquisition tools (e.g. Vector Tools CANape/CANalyzer) 
    Awareness of Vehicular Networks and Communications (e.g. CAN/Flexray)
    Good understanding of vehicle active system technologies and control methodologies.
    Ability and willingness to lead and manage a small, agile test team.
    Effective communication skills with a collaborative approach to stakeholder management and ability to build purposeful relationships.
    Exposure to workload management and planning activity.
    Experience working with Health and Safety requirements in a test facility environment.
    A good understanding of systems Engineering "V-Model" specifically requirements-based testing and design verification & validation. 

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