Senior Test & Development Engineer

Optima UK Inc Ltd
£40k - £48k pa
10 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Test & Development Engineer

The Role

- Working within the Test and Development Engineering team, the successful candidate will work immediately on consultancy projects for leading OEM / Tier 1 customers with support from highly experienced staff.

- Assumes technical responsibility for small to medium sized projects or tasks.

- Project manager responsibilities for small projects including regularl assessment of technical progress against project plan and milestones.

- Prepare test specifications and specify test rig requirements including instrumentation and fixture tooling.

- Prepare data logging equipment, perform instrumentation wiring and calibrate instrumentation.

- Ability to conduct both rig and vehicle tests without supervision.

- Plan and co-ordinate supplier and external testing.

- Liaise with technical staff through analysis of test results, preparation of concise technical reports and presentations, both internally and to the customer.

- Supervise technicians with regard to build, testing and measurement procedures

- Participate in structured problem-solving teams and maintain supporting documentation.

- Actively develops the capability of colleagues throughout the business as well as develop and maintain a positive working relationship with all stakeholders.

- Prepared to travel both within the UK and abroad as required to successfully deliver customer programmes.

- There will also be a requirement for occasional late working to complete work to deadlines.

Essentials Skills and Experience

- Degree educated in mechanical engineering or related discipline.

- Full UK Driving Licence.

- Minimum of 3 years' experience of Automotive Powertrain Development including both Rig & Vehicle based test programmes as well as specification and use of instrumentation & PC based data acquisition systems.

- Ability to setup mechanical test systems.

- Ability to perform mathematical analysis and draw conclusions from the results.

- Good understanding of instrumentation and automotive electronics.

- Experience with Matlab and/or Labview .

Preferred Skills and Experience

- CAN bus knowledge and related software (Vector CANape, ETAS INCA).

- Programming knowledge - Simulink, Visual Basic, Labview.

- Experience of testing transmissions or automotive hybrid/electric vehicle systems would be advantageous

Client Overview

A well established and growing design/development consultancy, with projects running in the automotive, energy and renewable markets. The company is headquartered in the West Midlands and employ some 100 staff. Demand for their expertise and services continue to increase as demonstrated by their year on year growth over the last 5 years. This growth has enabled significant investments in people and facilities.