Homologation Engineer
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What will you do

as the Homologation Engineer?

Your mission is to :

  • Report on investigated (vehicle) markets, regions and regulations; to hold weekly domain meetings to share your knowledge / new learnings;
  • and to track changes in regulations and make impact analyzes for now and the future.

    Lightyear will develop a second vehicle. A new project team has already been started to not only design this vehicle, but also to investigate different markets and strategies.

    The new vehicle needs to comply with many more regulations, not only because of entering different regions and markets, but also because this vehicle is produced in higher volumes.

    Therefore the following regulations are new and need to become part of the requirements of the vehicle :

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems lane keeping, automatic steering + braking)
  • Airbags : front, side, curtain, dual stage for US market, rear, etc.
  • US market requirements : mirrors, roll-over, much more crash tests are needed, and many more
  • Japan, China, Australia, India do all have different homologation regulations and processes
  • Your job will consist of but is not limited to :

    Investigate national law in all regions

    Join meetings in Brussels / United Nations

    Support the Domain Expert with several tasks

  • You could become first contact person for some systems when they’ve questions
  • Help to optimize multiple processes between this domain and other domains / systems
  • Deep dive into new (upcoming) EU, UN ECE, FMVSS, CMVSS Regulations and make a summary (impact) report
  • Support testing department with content of the test, including contact with Authorities, testing facilities and other Technical Services.
  • A day as the Homologation Engineer at Lightyear

    Let's start by saying Lightyear is very flexible in terms of your working hours, we offer near-full remote working with any office equipment we need to work ergonomically (and a work-at-home budget to upgrade your internet).

    If needed, or desired, you can spend your working time at our modern office at the Automotive Campus close to Helmond (travel allowance included).

    Here you can enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, fresh fruit and experience the buzz of the office and the labs / workshops.

    So, let's assume it's Friday, you chose to come to our office and you will start your day, if you like coffee, at the coffee machine.

    Normally people will ask how you're doing or your morning is so far. Yet, what happens a lot, when they see you and they know you’re from the homologation domain, they start immediately asking questions.

    In this role it’s really important to have an open communication with everybody and coffee machine talks help with that.

    Sometimes a small mark on a topic can have a big influence on the design / validation of the vehicle. Could be that you can answer the question immediately, or you schedule a meeting later the day / week.

    The domain has regular check-ins with other systems. At the moment this domain consists of two people, which means 3 including you.

    You will mostly be busy with the high volume series which means you will have to answer a lot of questions. You will have meetings during the day with people internally and externally to get your answers.

    Also, you will join the high volume series project meetings to share your thoughts and knowledge. People expect that you will be proactive, which means not so many people will tell you what to do, company and the team expects that you investigate the right things (markets, regulations, etc.

    to homologate the vehicle in all targeted markets / regions. That makes this role so nice, you can be your own boss!

    Lastly, you have some time to work on some other tasks and your typical weekly documentation. Then, it's finally time for your well-deserved Friday afternoon drink or you participate in one of the fun activities our happiness team comes up with!

    What do we expect from the Homologation Engineer at Lightyear?

    In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial.

    We are looking for intrinsically driven people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed.

    You can work within the team or independently and you plan your budget and time well. You are flexible and can work under pressure.

    Furthermore we are looking for someone with :

    At least an Engineering's degree

  • At least 1 year of full-time relevant experience in the automotive industry. Having (much) more experience as homologation engineer is also possible.
  • Knowledge of reading EU and UN regulations and of type approval process in EU, US or other market(s) is a huge advantage

    Reading comprehension skills (regarding rules / regulations)

    Effective communication, listening and negotiating skills

  • Preferably experience with Jama, Excel (or Google Sheets)
  • Fluency in English is required, Dutch is a plus
  • Availability for 32-40 hours per week
  • On a personal level you can relate to the following characteristics. You :

  • are proactive, sturdy, consistent, persistent and precise;
  • have an optimistic and analytical attitude;
  • are solution oriented, a team-player and passionate about our mission.
  • What can you expect from Lightyear?

    In addition to a challenging role we also offer :

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks
  • A diverse & inclusive culture driven by trust which results in the opportunity to work remotely. UK & German contracts are in place and more are yet to come!
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