Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity, with a world leading business, for a proven Analysis Engineer, supporting on a battery pack project, for 20 weeks.

This applied science position conducts numerical computations via third party and in-house tools to determine structural performance of components and systems. Evaluates software and methods and provides improvement recommendations. The results from the computer models are used to determine the validity of the design to meet the customer requirements. Design recommendations are then provided as needed.

Candidate Essentials

  • Good analytical skills and the ability to present the analysis results to a wide audience
  • Experienced in using multi-physics optimization tools
  • Previous experience in thermal / mechanical analysis

Experience

  • Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making. 
  • Preferred candidates would have a mix of experience using MS Office tools, Matlab, Python, APDLANSYS, FORTRAN or C programming, Windows/Linux operating systems, and desktop/remote high-performance computing hardware systems.

Person Specification

  • Good background and understanding in engineering fundamentals (dynamics, mechanics and thermodynamics)
  • Design experience, able to make adjustments to existing models and provide sound design direction to improve components/systems ability to meet requirements
  • Able to break down mechanical and thermal requirements into analytical tasks and pass-fail criteria to assess designs
  • Experienced in interpreting and correlating to empirical data (time-based accelerometer data, Frequency response plots, thermocouple data... etc.)
  • Skilled in Ansys Workbench tools in both structural and thermal analysis essential (transient structural, Harmonic response, random vibration etc.)
  • Skilled in Explicit Dynamics for crash and drop analysis (LS Dyna, Ansys Explicit Dynamics) and experienced in using multi-physics optimization tools
  • Good reporting skills, able to portray analysis results to a wide range of audience and effectively providing guidance to key stakeholders. Experienced in scripting and automating repetitive tasks is a bonus

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Obtains input and negotiates with Design, Thermal Sciences, Materials and Product Validation and delivers key structural performance parameters like motion, load, natural frequencies, stress, design margin, life, sound power, etc. to Design and Product Validation. 
  • Makes decisions in the area of structural design (materials and their processing as well as geometry) that impact structural performance (motion, load, natural frequencies, stress, design margin, life, sound power, etc.) of components and systems Applies and improves computer modelling processes that estimate motion, load, natural frequencies, stress, design margin, life, sound power, etc. and tools such as ANSYS, FE-Safe, GT-Suite, and AVL Excite required to support the processes and enable high quality decision making. 
  • Provides independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team. 
  • Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge. Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site. 
  • Coordinates and directs work amongst technicians and temporary student employees, assists in the transfer of knowledge to lesser experienced engineers through either indirect (scope of influence) or direct management of a small, local group of engineers.
  • Provides support and guidance to influence technical direction within a project team and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role. Operates as a recognized specialist in a discipline or product area within the immediate team. 

Hours and Pay

  • £35.00 per hour - Ltd Company
  • 40 hours per week
  • Contract period – 20 weeks initially

Commutable From: Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Bedford, Northampton, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead

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ELECTRICAL PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Role Overview:

  • This is an opportunity to work for a world leading business, who are currently looking for an Electrical Performance Systems Engineer.
  • The assignment runs until 31/12/2020 with a possible extension.
  • Occasional travel to the other test sites will be necessary (10% of the time).
  • ** Both Ltd Company and PAYE will be considered

Hours and Pay:

  • £30.00 - £35.00 per hour
  • 37.5 hours per week, during normal office hours
  • Initially this will be for a 4-month period, with a possible extension

Key Skills Required:

  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline with a minimum 3 year’s relevant experience.
  • Matlab/Simulink exposure.
  • Understanding of CAN and with the ability to use it.
  • Experience of typical BEV and PHEV battery system solutions and technologies.
  • Experience of defining and/or using appropriate 1D and 3D CAE analysis tools to design, verify and optimise electrical performance.
  • Strong people skills and the ability to work individually and in a cross functional team.
  • Work experience to project manage a design through to production and manage several parts across multiple vehicle programmes.
  • Problem solving using standard 6-sigma templates and processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for battery system electrical performance requirements, product validation plans, and delivering validation tasks.
  • Developing battery system performance maps and parameters using virtual and physical methods.
  • Calibration and modelling of battery pack.
  • Interpret vehicle level requirements into battery system requirements.
  • Model battery behaviour and estimate performance during drive cycles.
  • Design control strategies to meet performance and life targets.
  • Performance issue resolution.
  • Support BMS integration.
  • Support battery performance testing.
  • Create Can configurations for test procedures.
  • Support Vehicle Integration.

Competencies Required:

  • Systems Thinking
  • System Requirements Engineering
  • System Capability Engineering
  • Product Interface Management and Integration
  • Product Problem Solving
  • Product Failure Mode Avoidance
  • Decision quality
  • Drives results
  • Communicates effectively
  • Builds networks
  • Resourcefulness and Manages complexity

Person Specification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines is required
  • Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making.
  • Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred.

Commutable from Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Bedford, Northampton, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead

 

The Role

Our client is currently looking for a Product Validation Engineer to assist in the development and testing of (custom) Battery packs.

Initial duration is 6 months with a preferred start date of 17th August

The role will require travel and working at the different test houses around 50% of the time. The rest of the time will be at the Milton Keynes site. 

This is very much a hands-on role that also requires intensive communication with the different test houses.

Candidate Essentials

  • Capable of working on High Voltage systems
  • Battery system knowledge and experience
  • Worked within test & validation role for minimum 4 years
  • Knowledge of CAN and vector tools
  • Able to use CAD to create test documents

Role Summary

  • This product focused position verifies and validates the functionality of products across a wide range of customer requirements, across a variety of applications, in various environments.
  • This work plans, tracks, and evaluates results from a wide range of analyses and functional tests to assess product risk and performance. These results are expected to drive quality decisions and proactively resolve product issues before the product reaches the customer.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Obtains input and negotiates with Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) stakeholders to define technical requirements and delivers an optimized component-based analytical and experimental verification plan to the program or project team.
  • Makes decisions in the areas of verification and validation that impact product performance, reliability, and durability.
  • Investigates and addresses potential component concerns or issues, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results with guidance from more experienced team members.
  • Applies and supports the improvement of processes such as technical requirements, iDFMEA, Engineering Standard Work (ESW), DVP&R, test planning, and problem solving and tools such as Integrity, Microsoft Power BI, and McParts required to support the processes and enable high quality decision making.
  • Owns problem resolution for moderately complex components, products, systems, subsystems or services with a greater degree of technical complexity and ambiguity over the entry level engineer level and with greater accountability to the project team.
  • Provides independent execution of established work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge; engages with the improvement of systems and processes.
  • Involves minimal direct management of people but could involve the coordination and direction of work amongst technicians and/or temporary student employees.
  • Contributes effectively toward team goals, exhibits influence within a work group and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role.

Competencies

  • Product Verification and Validation Management 
  • Product Problem Solving 
  • Analytical Modelling and Test Integration/Optimization 
  • Product Failure Mode Avoidance 
  • System Requirements Engineering 
  • Product Interface Management and Integration
  • Development and Management of Technical Function Standards and Practices 
  • Decision quality 
  • Drives results 
  • Collaborates 
  • Communicates effectively 
  • Self-development 

Hours and Pay

  • £26.00 - £32.00 per hour
  • 40 hours per week, during normal office hours
  • Six-month assignment

Commutable From: Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Bedford, Northampton, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead

 

Our world-leading client is currently looking for an Electrical Performance Systems Engineer, on an assignment that will initially last up until the end of this year.

Role Focus

  • Developing battery system performance maps and parameters using virtual and physical methods
  • Calibration and modelling of battery pack
  • Battery modelling in MATLAB/Simulink/GT Suite
  • Responsible for battery system electrical performance requirements, product validation plans, and delivering validation tasks (Virtual and Physical)
  • Developing battery system performance maps and parameters using virtual and physical methods
  • Calibration and modelling of battery pack
  • Interpret vehicle level requirements into battery system requirements
  • Model battery behaviour and estimate performance during drive cycles
  • Develop control strategies to meet performance and life targets
  • Performance issues resolution ownership
  • Support BMS calibration
  • Support battery performance testing
  • Create Can configurations for test procedures
  • Support vehicle performance integration and development

Key Skills Required

  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline with a minimum 3 years relevant experience.
  • Experience of defining and/or using appropriate 1D and 3D CAE analysis tools to design, verify and optimize electrical performance.
  • MATLAB/Simulink
  • Understanding of CAN and ability to use
  • Experience of typical BEV and PHEV battery system solutions and technologies.
  • Strong people skills and the ability to work individually and in a cross functional team
  • Work experience to project manage a design through to production and manage several parts across multiple vehicle programmes
  • Problem solving using standard 6-sigma templates and processes

Experience Required

  • A degree qualification is preferred
  • Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making.
  • Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred.

Competencies

  • Systems Thinking 
  • System Requirements Engineering 
  • System Capability Engineering 
  • Product Interface Management and Integration
  • Product Problem Solving 
  • Decision quality 
  • Drives results 
  • Communicates effectively 
  • Builds networks 
  • Manages complexity 

Hours and Pay

  • £32.00 - £35.00 per hour (Ltd Company or Umbrella)
  • 37.5 hours per week, during normal office hours
  • Initially this will be for a 4-month contract

Commutable From: Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Bedford, Northampton, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead

 

This business is a UK leading manufacturer in their field, who are continually progressing.

They are looking for an experienced Construction Manager, essentially, who has steel framed buildings / steel framing construction management experience.

Although there will be an element of site visits, this is not a Site Manager role.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Oversee selection of all subcontractors working on bases and foundations. Manage all subcontractors work schedules/costs and ensure that they have the necessary paperwork
  • Control, supervise and manage the end-to-end process from bases through to erection
  • Report back to the Drawing Team any errors identified on site visits, base installation or erection
  • Track and control the construction schedules for bases and erections and associated costs to achieve completion of projects in the most cost-effective manner and order all concrete for bases team and all plant for erecting teams
  • Conduct site visits to accurately measure and quote for customers
  • Support the Sales Team with complex quotes using extensive knowledge and the Drawing Team with complex detailing using extensive knowledge
  • Ensure all building are erected to the highest standard by carrying out regular reviews of erectors work and checking we deliver exceptional quality, ensuring all customer complaints are managed effectively and escalated internally where required

Essential Skills Required

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience, which must include experience within steel framing / steel framed buildings
  • Good oral and written communication skills and excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to manage people, planning, prioritisation, organisation and administration
  • Computer literate
  • Problem solving and ability to manage conflict
  • Self-motivated and driven
  • The ability to work as part of a team

Company Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Casual dress code
  • Very social office environment
  • Located next to a Train Station – good bus connections also

Salary - £35,000 - £40,000 dependant on experience

Commutable From: Wrexham, Chester, Oswestry, Stafford, Northwich, Stoke on Trent, Market Drayton

 

Due to growth, a reputable, Leicestershire based Manufacturer who supplies into Utilities, Medical & Automotive Industries, requires an experienced Toolmaker to join the team to help fulfil a continued and growing workbook. If you are an experienced Tool Maker who is looking to use their varied skillset please apply today.

Offering the successful Toolmaker:

  • Early Friday Finish
  • Parking on site
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Progression
  • A variety in projects
  • A healthy, pleasant working environment

Skills required of the Toolmaker:

  • Experienced toolmaker
  • Ability to use CNC die Sink and CNC milling machine
  • Capable of using wire EDM
  • Ability to use hand and bench tools
  • Ability to read Engineers drawings
  • Quality Inspection skills (Vernier callipers, gauges, micrometers)

Roles and responsibilities of Toolmaker

  • Setting and operating machinery
  • Occasional use of manual machinery 
  • Polishing
  • Assembling of tools
  • QI of own works

Commutable from Leicester, Hinckley, Wigston, Lutterworth.

 

Role Overview:

  • This an opportunity to work for a world leading business, for approximately one year. 
  • The incumbent will be coordinating with the managers on different projects to understand project status, help remove existing obstacles and determine priorities.
  • You will provide system updates and report into the US based Hiring Manager.
  • Role is open to Ltd Company or PAYE working.

Candidate Essentials:

  • Previous project management experience is a must as well as the flexibility to assist the Hiring Manager on alternative assignments if necessary
  • Someone that's well organized, has good energy and the ability to coordinate many tasks
  • A technical background would be a substantial advantage
  • Proven project management skills
  • Work cross-functionality
  • The ability to logically determine the priority of one project to another

Job Summary:

Client uses a process called Class 4 to manage projects related to suppliers and products. These projects typically involve a number of different functions not limited to but including manufacturing operations, engineering, quality and supply chain & logistics. The purpose behind these projects can vary from managing risk at a supplier, continuation of supply of product and cost reduction projects. These projects are led by the individual project leaders and in some cases a project can be so big or so critical that an individual is assigned to lead the projects. These projects are managed through a system called Agility. Agility is a project management tool that is institutionalized within the business across all functions and is used to coordinate project approvals virtually. This contracted person’s role is the overall coordination of these Class 4 projects from a purchasing functional perspective to remove obstacles by coordinating resources and management support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads multiple projects from inception to completion; facilitates project planning sessions with internal stakeholders to determine the scope and objectives of each project; works with business stakeholders to establish project performance goals; works with project leaders to designs project plan, develops timeline, identifies project milestones, and tracks performance against performance goals and timeline. 
  • Identifies, tracks, and works with others to resolve project issues. Monitors and communicates project status to project team. 
  • Plans and monitors project budget, conducts research and analysis; provides input into the design and development of project plans and timelines. 
  • Manages project risk; uses quality tools to identify areas of risk; works with others on the team and outside the team to identify alternatives or solutions. Documents and shares team learnings with other teams; draws on other project team experiences to enhance the success of the project. 
  • Maintains project notes, databases, and other records; monitors measures and communicates with Project Sponsor and other stakeholders on status of specific projects. Guides and coaches team members through various stages of the project if required; provides developmental feedback to team members. 

Competencies:

  • Skills Issue Management - Maintains a cross-functional project issues list, with appropriate prioritization based on the issue's level of importance. Drives appropriate and timely resolution and approval of changes to the project plan. 
  • Scope Management - Solicits and organizes customer requirements (Voice of the Customer) and tracks the status of project deliverables. Manages the connections between business management and the project teams deliverables. 
  • Schedule Management - Develops and maintains the multi-project monthly status report as well as any financial reporting to the business at a project and aggregate level. Proficient at one or more schedule management tools. Knows the right level of detail needed to use the tool effectively. 
  • Resource Plan Management - Develops and manages a cross-functional resource plan for a project. Knows the right level of detail needed to complete the processes and use the tools effectively. 
  • Business Planning/Strategy - Familiar with tools for financial analysis and its relevance. Knows when, where, and how to get assistance. 
  • Cross-Functional Knowledge - Understands the more detailed hand-offs between functional areas on a project and knows the detailed work of at least one functional area. 
  • Project Risk Management - Leads teams in the development of a project FMEA and/or 9-box project risk summary and identifies and manages the actions to mitigate the risk. 

Pay and Hours: £25.00 - £28.00 per hour – Ltd Company, 39 hours per week