Type Approval Engineer (expired)

Job ID
Nagoya, Aichi
Post date
Feb 12, 2013
Work Type
Full Time / Entry Level
¥6.0M ~ ¥8.5M / Year
  • Depending on Experience
  • Japanese: Business level
  • English: Business level
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Full driving licence.
As a result of a need for greater resource in the Asia Pacific area an opportunity has arisen for a type approval engineer based in our Nagoya office. Although the post is based in the Japan office, the expectation is that this position will be part of the Asia Pacific engineering resource. This means that, together with other members of the type approval team, there may be some travel to assist in any one of our other offices in Asia Pacific, from Australia through Malaysia, China and Korea as well as to locations such as Thailand and Hong Kong.

Applications are invited from candidates who meet the following criteria:

A strong background in motor vehicle engineering, especially testing and validation, together with education to degree level in a science or engineering subject.

English native speakers with Japanese language proficiency to at least JLPT N3 or Japanese native speakers with English language proficiency to at least TOEIC 750.

Self-motivated with an ability to prioritise and organise their own work, particularly with regard to respecting deadlines;

An ability to adapt to changing priorities and workload;

Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in a customer focused environment;

An ability and willingness to travel extensively;

Flexibility in working patterns.

Opportunities exist for further promotion within the agency for suitable candidates.

The above information is a public job ad. This job ad is neither an offer nor a contract.

This job is no longer available.

VCA is an executive agency of the United Kingdom Department for Transport. We are the designated UK Approval Authority and Technical Service for type approval to all automotive European Community (EC) Directives and the equivalent United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Regulations.

We deliver type approval certification services (i.e.the confirmation that production samples of a design will meet specified performance standards) to the motor industry. We do this by witnessing and documenting tests at the test facilities of vehicle manufacturers, vehicle system and component manufacturers and independent technical services, from which we create technical reports and issue formal type approval certification. The type approval system is an extremely important and long established system for supporting the global economy, removing barriers to trade by the harmonisation of technical standards.

VCA has offices worldwide, allowing us to deliver a fast, flexible and competitively priced service when and where our customers need it. Since 1995 we have had an office in Nagoya, serving as our Asia Pacific regional headquarters. Since that time we have established offices through Asia Pacific, from Melbourne in Australia through to Seoul in South Korea.

With over forty years of experience and our specialised focus on the motor industry, VCA is rightly considered a global leader in motor vehicle type approval.
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