Crash Test Engineer

Recruiter
ARM Manufacturing & Technologies
Location
Bedford
Salary
£26k - £30k pa + Negotiable
Posted
15 Mar 2017
Closes
14 Apr 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The client, who runs a well known and established testing facility in Bedfordshire, is looking for an engineer to join their crash test team, to assist them in their research towards vehicle safety and the effects of high impact collisions on vehicles.

Crash Test Engineer
Commutable from; Milton Keynes, Bedford, Luton, Northampton, Banbury, Daventry.
Salary: Up to £30,000
Permanent

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for multiple crash engineers to join a growing automotive consultancy who provide a number test support to a number of the UK's automotive OEM's. They are constantly growing company who have significant amounts of investment in place for a number of different areas within their business.

At present, they require a crash engineers to work within their servo sled crash facility. This type of testing catapults the sled backwards to simulate vehicle collisions via a number of sensors which are attached to the crash dummies. This sort of testing can test front, off-set and side-impact collisions for a number of different vehicle programmes.

As a crash engineer, you will be responsible for conducting crashes on whole vehicle as well as component tests in accordance to customer requirements. As the crash tests are extremely costly, you will also be responsible for ensuring test deliverables are technically correct, in the right format as well as right first time. You will also be a confident communicator who can liaise with the customer to capture their requirements, and also present their findings in a professional manner.

Skills/Knowledge;

- Ideally degree qualified in an engineering field- either mechanical, automotive or similar.
- Hands-on vehicle knowledge- if you have spent a lot of time servicing your own car that would be handy!
- A wider engineering knowledge- 'why' and 'how' things work.
- A knowledge or interest in passenger safety.
- A background working within the automotive field would be beneficial.
- A knowledge or usage of vehicle instrumentation would put you at a distinct advantage.

Keywords; Crash Engineer, Test Engineer, Vehicle Safety, NCAP, Instrumentation, Vehicle, Automotive, Aircraft Seats.

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