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Sr. Manager, Test & Validation

Company: Aerotek
Location: Gardena
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description:As the Vehicle Engineering Manager, youll be leading some of the industrys brightest minds to ensure the Vehicle Validation Excellence is delivered in line with program timing and to resolve engineering issues to reach that goal. You will be the Head of the Vehicle Test Team, at Company, the key technical coordination department for the vehicle development and validation. The role responsibilities ranging from benchmarking and concept development, vehicle target creation/ attribute balancing, detail engineering issue resolution, through to attribute delivery, final engineering sign-off and the management of drive appraisals.This role will work closely with the engineering directors and vehicle test teams to build, maintain, and operate a wide variety of high voltage (mechanical, electrical, thermal) test systems on the critical path of the new model vehicle program.of tests, collaborate closely with the Engineering teams to define and build equipment including design, sourcing, assembly, and creation. As the Manager of Vehicle Test & Validation, you will be responsible to: Develop and maintain staff levels to complete tests and validation objectivesContract with external test labs, suppliers, and test tracks to organize and execute testingEnsure all vehicle systems meet targets and acceptance criteria with correlate vehicle test data.Deliver completed DVP&R for Durability, Environmental, Electrical, Firmware, Reliability, and High Mileage Accumulation Testing that includes both subjective and objective test findings and results.Create, manage, and track all vehicle testing schedules, and highlight and prioritize critical path testsCoordinate with design teams, systems teams, and CAE teams to resolve issues found during validation testingForecast and manage budgets required to support vehicle testing, engineering vehicles, and staff.Manage engineering vehicle fleet to facilitate efficient test schedules.Skills:Automotive OEM, Vehicle level testing, Test & validation, Team managementAdditional Skills & Qualifications:Basic Qualifications:BS (Masters preferred) in ME, EE, or another related Engineering fieldMinimum of 8 years of leading automotive test and validation programs (preferably with hybrid and electric vehicle OEM) + three model cycles completed Excellent communication / presentation skills Able to effectively communicate and work cross-functionally across all technical teams and disciplinesHighly experienced in creating test procedures and DVP/RsExperience with developing and updating vehicle KPIs and targets for validation testingExcellent communication / presentation skills High levels of personal organization and motivation Excellent team leading capability A good understanding of full cycle product creation from target setting through to vehicle sign off processes and into successful launch / manufactureA good level of understanding of all vehicle systemsGood problem-solving techniques and abilityStrong test, development & planning experience High drive, self-motivated and able to deliver under pressure. Experience driving a wide range of vehicle types and ability to identify issues or potential areas of the vehicle that require improvements such as handling, electrical issues, ride comfort, and interior noise/vibrationMust have an active drivers license with a clean driving historyWilling and able to travel domestically and internationallyCandidates must have current U.S. work authorizationPreferred Qualifications:Experienced with full electric vehicle architecture and have a strong understanding of High Voltage Battery Systems, Low Voltage Systems, Powertrain Systems, Structures, Chassis/Suspension, Braking Systems, and Vehicle Software/FirmwareSolidly established connections with 3rd party test tracks and test labs with an extensive knowledge base of various test site and test lab capabilitiesAbility to provide both requirements-based and subjective feedback based on vehicle validation and testing About Actalent:Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. Were supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Aerotek, Gardena , Sr. Manager, Test & Validation, Executive , Gardena, California

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