Validation / Reliability Engineer

ALH Recruitment
12 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Validation / Reliability Engineer - Peterborough - 45,000 / 55,000 plus bonus

An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Validation/Reliability Engineer to join our clients Mechanical Systems team and have a direct impact on the future success of the engine product.

As a Lead Engineer you will lead a virtual team working on a variety of product development projects, with accountability for Mechanical Systems performance, reliability & durability. With your team you will plan and deliver the validation of new diesel engines for industrial applications; opportunities exist to further develop our Systems Engineering & Validation processes.

The role involves:
Identification of System Integration requirements, cascade Product Objectives through to Technical Objectives, and performing system performance trade offs
Identification of risks to product reliability and durability, proactively addressing issues in concept designs, and working with Simulation & Validation engineers to determine product capability
Project Management of engine build and test plans, delivering product validation tests through both our onsite test facility and in application
Leadership of Technical Issue resolution
Development of product reliability predictions

Lead the creation of Engine System FMEA's, supporting risk identification, providing technical guidance on system integration and facilitating the creation of system & component validation plans (DVP&R).
Ensure adherence to proactive reliability processes
Develop processes for identification of risk and measurement of product reliability
Development of engine and machine validation plans & test requirements.
Review engine and machine data from validation tests and in field usage to produce product capability statements and develop validation test procedures
Collaborate with the Design Architect & the Performance Architect to investigate system level trade-offs including performance, packaging & durability, utilising a combination of Simulation, and test data
Identify Mechanical Specifications Requirements to support application sign off
Liaise with application leads & customers to negotiate in field validation opportunities
Provide coaching and guidance to engineers within the project team
The work involves working in a fast moving development environment with the ability to analyse technical situations and make sound technical recommendations based on this analysis.

Required Skills / Experience:

Demonstrated experience of Project Management
Understanding of engine systems, mechanical performance trade-offs, and technical issue resolution
Experience of using Design FMEAs (facilitation and analysis) to manage product risks and manage validation requirements
Experience of delivering DVP&R within time and cost constraints
Good communication skills, written & verbal
Ability to lead and deliver through others
Engineering degree qualified with typically 5 to 10 years relevant industrial experience
Experience of industrial diesel engine applications, construction machinery or generating sets
Experience of Proactive Reliability methods and demonstration of Product Quality
Proven project management experience related to Diesel Engine development
6 Sigma Methodology and Continuous Process Improvement
Experience of Root Cause Analysis and issue investigation techniques

If you feel you have the skills and experience to step into this role please apply below

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