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Development Manager

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
November 29, 2017

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Location: Chennai, India Tel No. +91-967*******


To associate with an organization that progress dynamically and gives me an opportunity to be a part of a team and enhance my professional skills in an organized and efficient fast-paced multitasking environment and work towards the growth of organization.


Present Organization : Daimler India Commercial Vehicle Private Limited.

Duration : 1st Oct 2012 to till date (5 years)

Designation : Senior Manager

Role : Project Test planning & NVH development testing

Work profile :

Responsible for complete vehicle development Test planning & Testing.

Project Testing lead for NVH - Entire vehicle development testing

Responsible for Pre-Homologation testing and planning.

Previous Organization : Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Duration : 2nd Jan 2009 to 31st Sep 2012 (3 years 9 months)

Designation : Deputy Manager

Role : NVH Vehicle development Testing

Work profile :

Responsible for Passenger car new model NVH product development & vehicle performance optimization.

Task force coordinator for benchmarking competitor vehicles at Concept Stage & provided inputs to product planning for quality NV targets.

Previous Organization : Bharat Electronics Ltd (Ministry of Defense, India)

Duration : 1st Sep 2006 to 31st Aug 2007 (1 year)

Designation : Design Engineer, Research & Development Testing

Work profile :

Worked for India Navy Project “Optronic pedestal” for Design of mechanical components and drive related systems.


Post Graduation: M. Tech (Automotive Engineering) from ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) & Vellore Institute of Technology University (2007-2009), Secured 8.75 CGPA.

Graduation: B.E (Mechanical Engineering) from Panimalar Engg College, Anna University, (2002-2006), Secured 78% - First class with Distinction.

High School Graduation from Santhome Higher secondary school, Tamilnadu state board, (2002), Secured 88%.


10 years of working experience of having associated with the Automotive OEM industry in the field of Vehicle Development testing & Valid Heavy Duty India driving License holder with hands on driving experience on driving in test courses like Suzuki-Sagara, Fuso-Kitsuregawa Test course (Japan), Daimler India, Marui Suzuki test tracks on performing various vehicle level validation testing and Subjective assessment trials for cars, Trucks & Buses.

Core competence in the field of Overall Vehicle NVH testing which includes Pass by noise testing (ECE/IS Standards), Structural Body testing, Modal Analysis, Order Analysis, Operational Modal Analysis (OMA), Operational Deflection Shapes (ODS), Sound Quality, Transfer Path Analysis(TPA), Jury evaluation & NVH Competitor vehicle benchmarking.

Proficient in Handling Global & Domestic vehicle development projects, responsibility include from concept stage development testing to start of production, Project Test planning, Design verification Plan, creation for parts system wise testing and Test methodology development for Commercial vehicle development testing, Identifying Prototype vehicles for performance & Durability testing, Cost budgeting for overall testing & Vehicle Testing Facility Sourcing.

Being responsible of Pre-homologation testing for new model testing, certification and ongoing series management developments. Led cross functional teams with regard to Quality improvements, Cost optimization, performances and adhere to quality gates timing and coordinate support in the development of business opportunities for complete vehicle development projects.

Experienced in managing and adhering to R&D project testing related to documents with regard to TS 16949 and EMS 14000 quality management systems.

Project planning proficiency: Proficient with the use DFMEA, DVP’s, MS projects & Excel macros, Gantt charts, Risk assessment matrix, Cause & affect analysis which had been used successfully in creating online-portal development for project test planning and test requirements.


Technical lead of NVH Entire vehicle development testing, Support design and development, providing design advice in all aspects of NVH from early concept stage.

Pass by noise development testing & NVH refinement for Automatic and Manual operated Trucks & Buses. (As per ECE/ISO standards).

Good understanding on latest ECE homologation requirements for Pass by noise testing, ECE 51.03, R 117 & R41

Involved in cabin NVH, Road noise development for Cars, Buses & Trucks.

Handled projects on Modal testing analysis using experimental & operational modal analysis (EMA & OMA) and Operational deflection shapes (ODS)

Involved in Transfer Path Analysis measurement, operational TPA (OPAX) and Classical TPA analysis for new model development

Experience Knowledge on Low frequency vibration sensitivity measurements on vehicle using integral shaker, Volume velocity source measurements for high frequency & mid frequency transmission loss.

Low frequency volume velocity source measurements for BIW structural sensitivity validation.

Rigid body modes measurements on vehicle power plant mount evaluation.

Noise leakage measurements using scan & paints instruments.

Facility development for enhancing the NVH Testing methods as per latest measurement techniques, successful installation of Listening Room, Conducting competitor benchmarking & jury evaluation.

NVH Software’s Proficiency: Proficient with the use experimental data acquisition systems available and NVH analysis software like B&K PULSE & Handheld Analyzers, LMS TEST Lab, Muller BBM, HEAD Acoustics, OROS, ROTEC, Me Scope & Prosig.


AOTS (Association for Overseas Training and Scholarships) Training

Six Weeks Language training on Japanese

Six months on New Model NVH development which includes experimental and simulation training during Concept stage development of passenger car.

Undergone training at ARAI, Pune on “Fundamentals of Acoustics & Transfer Path Analysis - its Application on vehicle development”

Attended training on Master class Structural Testing & Modal Analysis (OMA+ODS) & Transfer path Analysis coursed by LMS Siemens.

Attended training in Sound quality analysis and Jury evaluation procedures by Head Acoustics.


Successfully led group of CFT teams involved in development and establishment of recently launched Bharat Benz BS IV trucks in India

Lead my testing team to launch Testing online portal for online monitoring of Testing status, online DVP creation, accessing and monitoring for different projects, Report generation online for easy accessibility of Testing results across other departments

Published SAE Paper “Characterization of Passenger vehicle In-cabin noise using OMA and Sound quality techniques” – An Integrated approach (200*-**-****) and Judged Best Technical Paper at SAE Mobility congress 2009.

Delivered a Presentation on “Characterization of Structure Borne noise transferred from exhaust system in to Passenger car cabin: An Integrated TPA Approach” at LMS International User Automotive conference 2011.

Engineering Division representative members (CFTs) for Coordinating Journalist vehicle launches of models.


Playing cricket, Badminton and Cooking

Actively Involved in Automotive Discussion across Social Forums


Name :S.Muthu Saravanan

Age & DOB : 33 Yrs & 26th August 1984 Sex :Male

Marital Status : Married

Nationality : Indian

Pass port : P3673093 Valid up to 18.09.2026

Languages Known : English, Tamil, Telugu Hindi, Japanese.

Driving License : TN07 200******** for Non Transport / Transports

Professional Ref : Mr Raman Devgan,

NVH Specialist and Lead Six Sigma Black Belt – Chassis Engg

Jaguar Land Rover

Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Place: Chennai

Date: 2.10.2017 S.Muthu Saravanan

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