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AES Job Board: B & W Group Ltd. - Multiple Job Listings

Automotive Development Engineer

Posted On: 2017-11-2
Location: Steyning, West Sussex, England

We are looking to recruit an Automotive Development Engineer involved in audio system design and development in some of the world’s most desirable automobiles. This is an opportunity to become part of the Bowers & Wilkins Automotive team based in Steyning, West Sussex. Working with the likes of BMW, Maserati, Volvo and McLaren Automotive, this dynamic and varied role requires frequent European travel to support customer development as well as liaison with industrial partners and in-house teams on the design of new and innovative sound systems that further establish Bowers & Wilkins as the gold standard in car audio.
In this role, you will be actively involved in the design and development of new automotive transducers and work closely with our partner OEMs to optimise their integration into vehicles. The role will cover all aspects of audio system integration from system definition and mechanical integration through to vehicle tuning and end-of-line testing. Excellent report writing and presentation skills will be essential in supporting this work. You will also require hands-on, practical skills to support the creation of transducer and vehicle structure prototypes to support the development process.
As part of Bowers & Wilkins ‘Steyning Research Establishment’, you will be expected to undertake research and development of new and innovative technologies relevant to automotive audio, in addition to supporting the development of current automotive projects. You will need excellent time and project management skills in order to manage your responsibilities.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, you will be expected to:
• Undertake benchmarking of competitor vehicles
• Support QC of production vehicle systems
• Engage in system tuning, fault finding and correction
• Maintain an overview of Bowers and Wilkins domestic audio technologies with a view to alignment with the automotive roadmap
• Support development in other product categories when appropriate

It is essential that you have a degree in mechanical/electronic/acoustic engineering, physics or associated disciplines, with knowledge and experience in FEA and 3D CAD systems. You will have experience in the use of basic workshop equipment and be willing to drive on business travel when required.


At Bowers & Wilkins we offer competitive rates of pay, product discounts, 25 days holiday per year, group pension plan with 5% employer/employee contributions, life insurance and private healthcare.
If you would like to apply, please send a covering letter and c.v to:

hrdept-uk@bowerswilkins.com


You must be eligible to work and reside in the UK/EU.

Please mention AES001086 when applying for this position.


Transducer Engineer

Posted On: 2017-11-6
Location: Steyning, West Sussex, England

We are looking to recruit a Transducer Engineer to be part of the R&D multidisciplinary team based in Steyning, West Sussex. The R&D team is responsible for the development of all B&W products, from headphones to active, wireless and passive loudspeakers. Under the supervision of the Transducer Team Leader, the Transducer Engineer will support the research and development activities by designing high performance components and transducers in collaboration with our product development team. The role responsibilities are centered around simulation work, electroacoustics, electronics and mechanical measurements with a strong emphasis on measured and perceived performance for the design validation and quality control.


Responsibilities and Duties:

Interfacing with the product development engineers, the Transducer Engineer will be directly responsible for the following technical duties:
- Dimensioning and Finite element simulation of transducer components or assemblies (electromagnetic, mechanical & acoustical), including costs and manufacturing feasibility
- Measurements of transducer & loudspeaker assemblies using the Klippel system and other systems currently available at B&W
- Document all above results, including the creation of working procedures and design guidelines
- Contribute to the maintenance and improvements of our measurement capabilities and facilities
- Train other engineers on the use of COMSOL templates and Apps
- Perform any other technical duties as assigned
- Support sample building and process engineering at the development and mass production stage
- Responsible (within the context of the transducer team) for the definition of power tests and production test setups for transducer and complete loudspeaker systems
- Provide ground support and training for the testing teams in production, including during pre-production phases (transducer reference selection, fault finding, measurement limit adjustments).


Qualifications and Skills

Essential:
- Educated to Degree/Msc. Level or equivalent in acoustics, physics or electronic engineering.
- Understanding of underlining physical principles of electrodynamic transducers including non-linear distortion and rub & buzz
- Familiar with COMSOL finite element package (or equivalent)
- Working knowledge of Matlab programming language
- Working knowledge of lumped element parameter modelling software like LTspice, MicroCap, Akabak
- Working knowledge of the Klippel R&D system
- Understanding of the basic principle of sound radiation and room acoustics
- Ability to drive projects to completion
- Able to create and present test reports in a logical and accurate manner
Desirable:
- Working knowledge of Klippel QC system
- Working knowledge of a 3D design package like Solidworks, NX, Catia
- Familiarity with other audio and electronics testing equipment: Audio Precision, MLSSA, SoundCheck, Clio
- Familiar with DFMA, DFMEA, FMEA


We offer competitive rates of pay, discount on products, 25 days holiday per year, group pension plan, private health care and life insurance.
If you would like to apply, please send a covering letter and c.v to:
hrdept-uk@bowerswilkins.com

Please mention AES001088 when applying for this position.


About B & W Group Ltd.

Dale Road
Worthing
BN11 2BH
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1903 221800
Fax: +44 1903 221801
Email: Send Email
Website: www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk

B&W Group Ltd. was founded in 1966 and is based in Worthing, UK. They conduct research into acoustics and design, manufacture, and distribute loudspeaker systems for the domestic and professional markets. B&W Group companies also distribute Rotel, Classé, and i-Command brand products throughout Europe, North America, and China.

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