Complete Vehicle & System Engineering, R&D Emerging Technologies, Operational Improvement, Program Management, Program & Team Leadership, Business Acumen, Business Growth & Diversification, Problem Solving, Successful Program Delivery, Customer Satisfaction, Vehicle Development & Validation, Strategic & Business Planning, Global Operations. Automotive to Defense, Government Agency to Off-Highway, Electric Vehicle to Natural Gas, Clean Sheet to Concept Demonstrators to
Complete Vehicle & System Engineering, R&D Emerging Technologies, Operational Improvement, Program Management, Program & Team Leadership, Business Acumen, Business Growth & Diversification, Problem Solving, Successful Program Delivery, Customer Satisfaction, Vehicle Development & Validation, Strategic & Business Planning, Global Operations. Automotive to Defense, Government Agency to Off-Highway, Electric Vehicle to Natural Gas, Clean Sheet to Concept Demonstrators to Series Development and Production.
Vehicle Integration & Line Executive - Karma @ From June 2015 to Present (7 months) Google[x] Senior Manager & Vehicle Chief Engineer Self Driving Car @ Hired into Google’s advanced research operation, Google[x], to lead the vehicle engineering for a ground up design and manufactured self driving car with Level 4 autonomy (i.e. completely self driving – no driver, steering wheels or pedals). The challenge of developing a vehicle at a software company with a team that had little prior automotive experience added to the challenge and the feeling of success when initial vehicle deliveries started within 18 months and passed a stringent development program, especially for safety. Much new and innovative technology was developed and deployed also as part of this program, which added to the technical responsibility. From 2013 to July 2015 (2 years) Product Group Director - Vehicle Engineering @ Ultimate responsibility for securing and executing technically challenging vehicle engineering programs within the automotive, defense, commercial vehicle industry along with government programs (EPA, NHTSA).
Growing and leading a highly talented team of engineers that, as a team, have delivered strong business growth, faultless delivery and repeated high customer praise.
After leading and growing 3 of Ricardo's 5 US engineering business units (Vehicle, hybrids and ITS) for 2 years, this year have taken vehicle to become the largest engineering business unit for Ricardo in NA.
Broaden the teams capabilities to cover complete vehicle development, vehicle light weighting, powertrain integration (including EV/HEV and CNG), CO2 reduction / fuel economy improvement and strong program delivery from clean sheet concepts to demonstrator builds through to series production.
Technical advice and support to government, cities and state agencies.
Developed global business growth initiatives, a viable business scenario of executing classified defense programs, and sort alternative lower cost business models to enable a competitive offering. From April 2010 to August 2013 (3 years 5 months) Director - Vehicle Engineering @ Responsible for full vehicle program delivery, prototype build and test fleet workshop, vehicle development, chassis, powertrain, and e/e engineering. Engineering on BEV's, performance vehicles, diesel cars and trucks, commercial on highway and off highway vehicles as well as 3 wheeled fun vehicles From July 2004 to April 2010 (5 years 10 months) Chief Engineer / Chief Program Engineer @ Vehicle Engineering, Powertrain Systems Integration, Vehicle Development From November 1999 to July 2004 (4 years 9 months) Consultant Engineer @ NVH consultant engineer - contracts with Ford @ Dunton, UK & MIRA, USA From May 1998 to November 1999 (1 year 7 months) NVH & Vehicle Development Manager @ Joined as an NVH development engineer, quickly rose to NVH Manager before becoming Vehicle Development manager at this UK independent automotive testing facility From March 1990 to May 1998 (8 years 3 months) Shock & Vibration Trials Engineer @ From January 1988 to March 1990 (2 years 3 months)
BSc, Mechanical & Production Engineering @ The Manchester Metropolitan University Carl Jenkins is skilled in: Program Management, Vehicles, Automotive Engineering, Powertrain, Engineering Management, Engineering, NVH, Chassis, Testing, Automobile, Diesel, Integration, Team Leadership, Automotive, GD&T
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