V&V Team Leader

06 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Verification and Validation (V&V) Team Leader needed to join a leading Automotive Powertrain Development team based in the heart of the Midlands.


Our Midlands based Client is currently recruiting for a Verification and Validation (V&V) Team leader. This is an exciting career opportunity to work within a World Leading Powertrain R&D Centre.

Job Purpose:

You will lead the specification, development and execution of all verification and validation testing for all Powertrain Control related projects.

Personal Specification:

1st class degree or equivalent in automotive, electrical/electronic, mechanical or control engineering.
Maintaining and developing strong numeracy and literacy skills.
Good logical reasoning and problem investigation/resolution.
Must have a minimum of 5 years' experience of control system integration, test and simulation. Automotive experience is preferred but consideration will be given to candidates with relevant experience from other industries (e.g. aerospace, rail).
Preferred tool experience using Matlab/Simulink and HIL test equipment.
Must have experience of developing test specifications and test automation in the area of Powertrain technology.
Excellent planning and time management skills required for preparation of design V&V plans.
Good knowledge of full development lifecycle with a focus on verification and validation including DFMEA and DVP
Working knowledge of ISO26262 would be an advantage.
Must have experience of leading a small team.
Must have relevant system integration experience preferably in the area of Powertrain technology.
Familiar with CAN analysis tools e.g. Canalyser and calibration tools (INCA preferred).
Ability to work in cross functional teams.
Proven ability to overcome cultural barriers.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Define and maintain project planning for V&V activities including the provision of appropriate test equipment.
Lead in the definition, implementation and management of system DVPs including the detailed specification of tests for all powertrain control projects.
Lead the implementation and reporting of V&V testing activities using xIL, test rig and vehicle facilities as required.
Lead specification and implementation of HIL systems for all powertrain control projects including test automation capability.
Lead the development of simulation plant models for control system model based development - for use in xIL testing.
Work closely with System Design team to validate system DFMEAs.
Work closely with Functional Safety team to implement FS testing.
Work closely with Diagnostics team to implement HIL based diagnostics testing.
Work closely with control system design team and software design team to ensure delivery of complete system.
Support the test facilities team in developing appropriate test equipment facilities.
Support functional safety development and analysis.

Other Features of Job:

Lead small team as part of an integrated multifunctional product team which is responsible for delivering complex projects.
Develop skills within the team through direct team leadership and use of personal development reviews to identify development needs and set challenging individual objectives.
Role based in the UK, but occasional travel to other sites and to visit suppliers is a requirement.


In addition to an excellent basic salary, our Client offers a bonus, pension scheme, free lunches and free parking.


Applications are welcomed from Candidates who possess the relevant skills and experience as detailed in the job description.
Recent Graduates who do not have the required level of skills and experience need not apply.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK before making an application and it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence of such eligibility