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Engineering Manager - Vehicle Passive Safety Test

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    £48k - 56k per year

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    Gayle Britton

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    23 days ago

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Engineering Manager - Vehicle Passive Safety Test

Permanent, salary: up to £56,000 plus annual bonus targeting 7.5% of your salary at OTE

Based on site in Bedford (MK45)

40 hours a week (Mon - Fri, 08.00 - 16.30 or 08.30 - 17.00)

Other Benefits: Generous holiday allowance, pension matched up to 10%, Life Cover, healthcare cashback plans + more.

We’re looking for an Engineering Manager with Vehicle Passive Safety Test experience to join a leading Automotive Test facility that offers customisable vehicle testing solutions, including proving grounds and laboratories for vehicle engineering and homologation for transport, agricultural and defence industries (amongst others!).

This is a career enhancing opportunity where you’ll manage a small team of passive safety test engineers engaged in full scale crash, engineering systems and sled testing. Whilst most of the time will be onsite in Bedford, working with the latest R&D technology you will also travel internationally to complete test projects (this could be up to 30% of the time) - so make sure your passport is to hand!

What will the Engineering Manager - Vehicle Passive Safety Test do?

  • Test planning and resource allocation
  • Liaise with customers and witnessing authorities to deliver homologation testing
  • Maintain internal quality standards and external accreditations (includes ISO 17025)
  • Identify capital expenditure needs and draft supporting business cases
  • Identify future training needs and maintain training records
  • Support business development activities associated with the passive safety function
  • Produce the budget proposal with costing and engineering solutions
  • Deliver the passive safety test engineering function within budget
  • Monitor future legalisation and future passive safety trends and derive investment plans

What skills and experience will the Engineering Manager - Vehicle Passive Safety Test need?

  • Sales /customer Ideally passive safety or vehicle engineering test experience in an OEM (Auto or Aero). Engineering degree/equivalent experience in a product test or laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrable team leadership experience in a test or engineering environment
  • Applied first principles understanding of engineering dynamics
  • Data analysis and manipulation (Diadem, X-Crash, Cam2Measure advantageous)
  • CAD (Solidworks or similar) advantageous
  • Programme management with multiple stack holders and high value complex test assets
  • Good communications skills both oral and written, confident dealing with customers
  • Familiar with high-speed data capture techniques and hardware
  • Prepared to work extended hours when required

For further information on this excellent opportunity, please call Gayle on 01275 867409

This advert represents a summary of the full role description. To apply, please submit a copy of your up-to-date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted.