• Wed. Nov 29th, 2023

Automotive Designer

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Senior Engineer Development & Test

Join a talented and ambitious engineering consultancy who collaborate with customers from some of the largest global organizations across multiple sectors. We strive to engineer products and technologies that genuinely benefit both our customers and the wider world.

Personal Profile and Experience

Do you enjoy working collaboratively in a hands-on environment to engineer solutions to electrical, mechanical, and software challenges?

We are recruiting a Development and Test Engineer to work closely with engineers, technicians and customers to design, build, and execute testing for electro-mechanical and electrified powertrain systems of all kinds. Equally at home getting your hands dirty and applying analytical skills, you will find fulfilment in bridging that traditional gap while working with some of the most innovative people, companies, and cultures today.


What you will need

You will have:

  • Experience in software-defined test systems for powertrain components
  • Knowledge of data acquisition principles and instrumentation techniques
  • Familiarity with automotive communications protocols
  • Experience in mechanical design for test systems – fixturing and tooling principles
  • Experience commissioning test cells
  • Familiarity with basic CAD concepts, including tolerancing and GD&T
  • Comfort working with power tools and basic fabrication tools
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology



  • Experience in LabVIEW and/or Veristand programming and test systems
  • Experience in NVH and/or rotating machine dynamics
  • Experience in electrical machine testing and acquisition, including power analyzers


What we can offer

  • An environment where you can be yourself and realise your full potential by having the support of the people you work with
  • A people-oriented work culture, where we always follow through on our projects, no matter how big the challenge, and aim to build lasting relationships with our clients
  • A competitive salary and benefits package which recognizes your exceptional value to our business. These include:
    • Healthcare, dental, vision
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • 37.5-hour standard workweek
    • DSD paid overtime policy


Key Responsibilities

You will be:

  • Developing and executing test plans on a variety of test cells and types to gather data, analyze results and solve engineering problems,
  • Maintaining and improving test cell controls, instrumentation and processes to improve overall efficiency and quality,
  • Commissioning test cell mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and software systems,
  • Reviewing and analyzing data from tests for presentation to the customer and finding solutions to issues,
  • Supporting business development activities to build credible proposals for development and test projects,
  • Constantly evaluating DSD processes for improvements and taking the initiative to drive changes that benefit our company and customers,
  • Responsible for executing individual projects including delivering on-time and on-budget test plans and interfacing with external customers as part of project management deliverables,


General Responsibilities

  • Taking responsibility for your own continual development
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues, clients, stakeholders and contributing to the team ethic at work
  • Acting as a role model for DSD’s values and professional standards
  • Developing your personal reputation with your peers and within customers and suppliers as an ambassador of DSD
  • Exhibiting a passion for learning and facing new challenges
  • Adapting to the needs of a growing and developing business
  • Willing to undertake short and long haul-travel on behalf of the company
  • Being fully aware of and actively complying with DSD’s policies and procedures


DSD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and welcomes all applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or disability.


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