POSTGRADUATE ENGINEER – Powertrain Systems Engineer Research
PROJECT START: As soon as a successful candidate is found.
PROJECT DURATION: Six to Twelve Months
LOCATION: University of Warwick, Coventry UK
POSTING END DATE: 18/08/2018
This project is offered to those who are pursuing a postgraduate degree (at least MSc or equivalent) as a part of the Research Postgraduate Placement Scheme. All placements are offered on a fixed term contract and must complete within twelve months, or sooner if specified in the start and completion information as part of this specification. You will agree with your manager on a suitable start and finish time and project objectives aligned with your technical interests and business needs. Students must already have a Right to Work in the UK visa for the complete duration of the placement, and be able to undertake 40 hours per week, each week, for the duration of the project.
An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Powertrain Research and Technology are responsible for delivering robust, innovative and cost-effective new technology into the Jaguar Land Rover products. The Powertrain Systems Engineering (PTSE) research team delivers future technologies into product development. The five main areas of technology development are fuel systems, air intake, exhaust, urea and thermal systems research.
On this postgraduate placement, you’ll support PTSE Research and Fuel system in building an understanding of Diesel Fuel filter blocking mechanisms. You’ll support/lead a study to qualitatively evaluate the sensitivity of diesel fuel constituents, hardware, environment and user factors on filter blocking. You’ll also define and execute the work required to ensure the new project is being scoped for efficient, effective and robust delivery to satisfy the Fuel system team, external collaborative partners and business needs.
As part of your role, you’ll lead/support the Research study and act as a key contact with external partners, gather vehicle fuel system measured data for a set of WLTC drive cycles and gather filters from the field to confirm the chemical species and verify that scope. You’ll establish a repeatable method to blend modal fuel formulations in the necessary volumes, commission the test rig and establish safe systems of work so that rig calibration can start, calibrate the test rig to produce repeatable, vehicle representative conditions to suit the tests we want to run.
Finally, you’ll also correlate the rig results with a fast laboratory filter blocking test, gather a repeatable data set of FBT tests using a matrix of modal fuels and evaluate the effectiveness of filter blocking countermeasures.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
You must be pursuing a postgraduate degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering and have an understanding of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and fuel systems. If you’ve vehicle fuel systems knowledge, CAE understanding, a practical approach, and previous project management skills (planning, presentation skills) that would be even better.
A resilient self-starter with the ability to resolve technical challenges with limited guidance, you’ll be able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to new ideas and inputs.
Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.
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