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Powertrain NVH Development Engineer

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Powertrain NVH Development Engineer

Posted 18 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Body & Chassis
Contact NameDanielle White

Job description

Position Title: Powertrain NVH Development Engineer

Duration: Permanent

Location: Coventry

Salary: Competitive + flexi time, Medical, 22 days holiday, pension, life assurance, professional membership

I am currently working with one of the world's leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, the company delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, better world of mobility and beyond.

  • Our leading automotive Client is currently seeking Powertrain NVH Development Engineer who will play a key role in supporting Start of Production (SOP) projects.
  • You will join the team with the primary objective to work closely with our customers to develop, test and optimise the NVH performance of their powertrain (electrified and conventional) for future vehicle programs.
  • Furthermore, you will be expected to take ownership for planning and executing test work on development vehicles and rigs, providing clear and concise data analysis and reporting/recommendations to customer teams (focused but not limited to electric drive unit, high voltage components)
  • The successful NVH Engineer will be typically exposed to multiple different projects during their career, including increasing opportunities in the field of electrified powertrains and virtualised development.
  • The role is therefore particularly suited to flexible people who will enjoy the opportunity to gain experience in new areas and who can rapidly self-start, combining a pro-active attitude, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and an outstanding technical engineering background.


  • Responsible for the vehicle and rig testing from requirement definition, instrumentation to data analysis and reporting.
  • Definition of the testing requirement (technical and timing).
  • Conducting vehicle and/or rig testing where required.
  • Supervision of the testing facility set up, to ensure rig and Unit Under Test (UUT) fulfil requirement.
  • Technical direction to test facilities & other stakeholders


  • Minimum of 2:1 Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant engineering area (Mechanical, Automotive, etc.).
  • Experience in powertrain NVH development and/or testing.
  • Ability to perform issue identification and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to process vehicle and/or rig NVH data.


  • Electric Drive Unit experience and knowledge.
  • High Voltage powertrain components knowledge.
  • LMS TestLab, INCA, and Vector tools experience.

Why work through Contechs?

Contechs is a strategic partner to the automotive industry, providing innovative design and engineering services to global OEMs, from concept to production. Founded in 1997, Contechs has since established itself as a leading automotive recruitment specialist, recruiting across all disciplines in the product development process.

Its dedicated Contractor Care Team plays a pivotal role in providing an effective and successful placement for external employees, supporting them throughout their contract, from pre-placement to contract renewal.

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