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Chief Project Engineer

Company
Gerrell and Hard Ltd
Date Posted
10th April 2018
Reference
CPE0218MK
Sector
Engineers, Managers, Race Engineer, Track Engineer
Location
Milton Keynes / UK
Benefits
Company Car Scheme, Pension Scheme, Private Medical Insurance, Free On-Site Gym Facilities, 30 Days
Salary
Competitive Salary

ROLE:

The main purpose of this role is to act as a lead partner on behalf of Honda Motorsport operation group based in Milton Keynes (GROUP) to work with the allocated business partner (PARTNER) and feedback to Honda’s Power Unit (PU) development team.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Senior contact for the PARTNER.
Control Honda development program for Power Unit for the PARTNER, provide technical updates for reliability and performance
Liaise directly with the PARTNER’s  Engineer in charge of the plan
Working with the relevant Department Manager, overview of PU operation and performance
PU utilisation, with respect to engine and the other elements
Manage the PU allocation for the PARTNER’s activities
Attend and take active part in the pre and post event meeting with PARTNER.
Summarise the running result of PARTNER’s cars, make a priority of any issue and improvement items for next steps to feed back to the Group
Daily report: create and report daily feedback information of activities for Honda Management and project members in Japan and UK.
Ensure  checks and feedback on test items for Dyno tests are performed which meet the PARTNER and Group requirements.
When required manage teams from the GROUP at specific activities.
Travel overseas and weekend work will be required
Any other reasonable tasks as required by the company

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Similar/Equivalent

Extensive knowledge and experience of Motorsport Power Units (e.g. trackside operations, engine development, engine calibration, direct injection) to identify and fix engineering issues
Ability to analyse data from PU reliability and performance aspect.
Moderate understanding of chassis dynamics to support engine configuration
Excellent document presentational skills
Familiar with analysis tools  such as ATLAS
Experience of working within a research and development environment related to Motorsports/High Performance Engineering
An adept communicator, able to build good relationships across all cultures both internally and externally
Fluency in spoken & written English is essential.
PC literate
Competence and ability to drive in the UK
Exposure/knowledge of Power Unit energy management (desirable)
Understanding Honda culture and philosophy (desirable)
Competence in Japanese or another European language (desirable).

 

All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.

 

This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature, commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.

 

Successful candidate will benefit from a competitive package consisting of Basic Salary (a minimum of £80,000 p.a.) Company Car Scheme, Pension Scheme, Private Medical Insurance, Free On-Site Gym Facilities, 30 Days Holiday (pro-rata per annum), Free On-Site Parking as well as Access to Honda Product Discounts. Relocation expenses may be offered.

 

Closing Date for Applications: 11.05.18

 

To apply, please send your CV to Nick Gerrell (Gerrell & Hard Ltd) - nickg@gahl.co.uk, who is acting as a recruiter on behalf of Honda R&D Europe (UK) Ltd, Motor Sport Division for this role.

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