POSTGRADUATE ENGINEER – Powertrain Research
PROJECT START: As soon as a successful candidate is found.
PROJECT DURATION: Six to Twelve Months
LOCATION: University of Warwick, Coventry UK (Some travel to Wolverhampton is required)
POSTING END DATE: 18/09/18
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 our products. The Engine research team are responsible for delivering innovative solutions to the challenges placed future powertrains. We are looking to recruit a Postgraduate Engineer to investigate and develop our understanding of the effects and variation of combined production tolerance and assembly procedure on the performance and conformance of our combustion engines.
As part of this Postgraduate Placement, you’ll investigate the variance and influence of key combustion system components and assembly procedures on the performance, economy, and conformance of our engines in production.
You’ll use existing measurement protocols whilst working in parallel with engineers, subject matter experts, and build technicians to identify the key sources of variation. Using existing engine performance data you’ll quantify the effects of the build to build variance. You’ll construct a test DOE to prove out the variance and thus rank the key sources of variation in production and devise the means to improve.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
You’ll currently be pursuing a postgraduate degree in a Mechanical Engineering or Science related discipline, and will have experience in combustion monitoring and engine diagnostics and strong engineering design knowledge. It would be desirable if you have good knowledge of automotive industry, including competitor and market awareness, experience of design and analysis tools such as INCA / Concerto / Catia, and have working level experience of engine testing.
A resilient self-starter with strong project management experience, you’ll have 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. A full UK driving license is also essential.
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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