Tyre tuning test engineer
Applus Idiada
Santa Oliva, España
hace 1 día

Job description

IDIADA is seeking a vehicle dynamics test engineer for a new tyre development project.

Collaborating with the project manager and technicians, the test engineer will be responsible of the following tasks :

  • Assess the performance of the vehicle in terms of ride and handling capability focused on tyre contribution.
  • Tune and select tyres in order to reach the performance targets established by the client.
  • Perform regular joint test sessions with the client to assess the vehicle performance and the progress towards the targets.
  • Report the results of tyre tuning and / or evaluation activities.
  • Supervise the test technicians during the preparation of test vehicles, ensuring the fulfilment of technical and safety
  • procedures.

  • Give support to the project manager for the planning of testing activities.
  • Requirements

  • Degree in mechanical engineering, preferably with specialization in automotive engineering.
  • Significant experience in vehicle dynamics testing, particularly in tyre development : Tyre evaluation and tyre selection.
  • Very good knowledge of vehicle dynamics principles and automotive technologies in general.
  • Excellent driving skills. Ability to drive consistently the vehicle and characterize the vehicle behavior from a sensitive point of view.
  • Ability to control the vehicle at or above grip limit, on any type of surfaces. Experience on Nurburgring racetrack is an asset.

  • Client-oriented mindset, used to work with automotive OEMs and Tier-One suppliers.
  • Logical thinker with good problem-solving skills and the ability to promote pragmatic solutions.
  • A confident and diplomatic communicator both internally and directly with the client.
  • Excellent proficiency in German (both written and oral), native is an asset.
  • Excellent proficiency in English (both written and oral).
  • Other languages are beneficial, particularly Spanish.
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