Battery Alternator and Load Management Test Engineer

RLE International Product Development lt
31 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

RLE has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Engineer to join the largest automaker in the world. The role will be based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, with the possibility of travel to other European sites.

Mission & Main Objectives

To successfully deliver vehicle projects to market, validating load management, battery, alternator and power distribution electrical control systems to standards. This will include the creation of test procedures and formal reporting of results.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • The validation of harness, battery, alternator and power distribution electrical control systems in vehicles to design/test standards.
  • Creation of test plans to meet with project and design milestones
  • Creation of testing procedures, confirmation of vehicle spec and test parts required for test, includes arrangement of vehicle transportation when required
  • Overall vehicle test technical coordination role where required (project leader).
  • Formal reporting of test results to design sections and to upper management
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask between multiple projects simultaneously
  • Root cause investigation and countermeasure recommendation.
  • Technical support to the production plant when necessary
  • Field investigation support and plant audit
  • Some management of suppliers
  • A project management role on behalf of the electrical test section.
  • You will have responsibility for dissemination of information for a specific vehicle project.
  • Test plan coordination and reporting of results on behalf of the section for the formal project milestone meetings.

Background and Experience

  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Have fluent written and verbal English language capability
  • Be degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

Understanding / experience of:

  • Harness regulations and other test standards
  • Understanding of vehicle diagnostics
  • PCB design and electronic assembly methods
  • Auto-test facility creation
  • Experience of auditing

  • Have relevant experience in automotive electrical and electronic development relating to load management, battery, alternator and power distribution electrical control system testing, completing a minimum of two vehicle developments, or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience.
  • Understand electrical theory and the operation of electronic devices
  • Understand battery quality requirements and have experience of battery warranty
  • Be able to advise all areas of the business areas on best practise for battery stock management, vehicle power management.
  • Understand battery/alternator theory (voltage regulation and charge/discharge balance)
  • Be able to demonstrate and have practical experience in problem solving tools and techniques
  • Be conversant with digital oscilloscopes, and similar test equipment.
  • Be able to operate CAN-alyser and interpret the results.
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be able to travel abroad, typically a few days to 2 weeks, but on rare occasions travel may be long distance and for up to 10 weeks.
  • Competent with PC applications. Including Microsoft excel and project.
  • Self-motivating and self-managing.
  • Pro-active.
  • Positive.
  • Energetic personality and flexible regarding working practice and working hours.

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