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Battery Test Engineer in Bedford, Bedfordshire


Bedford, Bedfordshire





The Battery department is responsible for providing testing services for Battery/Module/Cell, including performance, life cycle, durability, abuse, and strip and rate.

This role is to carry out all types of Battery testing (including Performance, life cycle, durability, safety, abuse and environmental), working within a team of engineers and technicians to coordinate and deliver test activities. The successful applicant will be expected to ensure tests are correctly performed in conformance with various international and customer standards including robust recording and reporting.

Close and constructive interaction with customers is required to ensure all activities that are conducted meet their respective specifications and deliver the required information in a timely manner.

This role will provide the successful applicant with scope for further development in technical aspects such as problem-solving, diagnostic skills, analysis and data presentation, as well as participation in the continuous development of processes and facilities, both technological and operational, within the Battery test department

are a keen supporter of personal development, including supporting individuals in accreditation as Incorporated or Chartered engineers.


The successful role holder will be responsible for liaising with customers to establish testing requirements and to ensure tests are prepared, executed, clearly and completely documented and reported to the highest standards, on time and within budget.

  • Establish test content including review and inclusion of any regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare internal test execution documentation.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety and quality procedures are adhered to.
  • Development of Risk Assessments, supporting the strong culture of safe working.
  • Programming of test equipment.
  • Undertake analysis of results, including statements of conformity or engineering observations and interpretations.
  • Apply continuous improvement methods to activities and facilities to ensure ever improving processes and test methods.
  • Work in accordance with and support the creation of new and existing processes and procedures
  • Working in accordance with ISO 17025.
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for UTAC staff at all times.



Degree or equivalent in technical/electrical disciplines


  • Minimum of 2 years hands on experience performing tests within a lab or workshop environment, or working in the design and development of batteries, especially those containing lithium (Desirable).
  • Working with electric vehicles or sub-systems or other relevant HV systems (Desirable).
  • Experienced of CAN (Desirable).
  • Development and commissioning of test rigs and apparatus.
  • A clear understanding and ability to assess relevant health and safety risks.
  • Selection and application of various types of instrumentation and of data acquisition systems.
  • Practiced in data analysis and presentation.
  • Writing of technical reports.
  • Understanding of relevant international standards, in particular UN/ECE Reg. 100, Reg 132 and "38.3" for batteries and Quality assurance, particularly ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 (Beneficial).


  • Sound, practical understanding of electrical principles and battery fundamentals, particularly in regard to relevant safety aspects.
  • Programming of automation or software controlled applications
  • Ability to utilize HV diagnostic tools such as multi meters, oscilloscopes and clamp meters with best safety practices
  • Able to convey work instructions and test outcomes, both verbally and written
  • Strong organisational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Data analysis, interpretation and presentation
  • Rig design using Solidworks or similar CAD packages (Preferred)
  • Experienced using Canalyzer (Desirable)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Personal Behaviours

  • Positive and professional attitude at all times with a customer focus, desiring to deliver at the highest standards and best practice
  • Excellent attention to detail with a methodical, documented approach to working
  • Good understanding of H&S practices and focus on safe working
  • Willingness to learn
  • Highly motivated, Flexible and adaptable, excelling as a team player
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure and delegate where required


  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving licence & own transport (UTAC is not easily assessable via public transport)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check
  • French, German, or other languages (Beneficial)
  • NOTE: This position be will based on site at Millbrook, Bedford


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 123265_1712841830
Date posted 11 April 2024

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