Principal Test Engineer - Engines

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Principal Test Engineer - Engines

Are you a senior engine test engineer who is looking to really propel their career forward and become a specialist within the automotive field. If you think you are ready for it then please apply...

Job Description

Principal Test Engineer - Engines
Commutable from; Northampton, Coventry, Rugby, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Daventry.
Salary from; £50,000 - £55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits

Are you a senior engines specialist who is looking for the next step up in their career and want the opportunity to lead a variety of customer engines programmes? If so, read on.

The engines industry is booming. Some say it always has, some say it is busier than ever. All I know is that there is a global specialist in this field and are growing rapidly out of their Northamptonshire location - having a solid order book for the next 5 years minimum.

As a Principal Engineer - Engine Testing, you will be responsible for the leading the testing and analysis of engine/vehicle engineering programmes for a variety of OEM customers. You will need to liaise with customers/suppliers, plan/lead/oversee engine, vehicle build and test programmes, ensuring all work is carried out to set procedures/requirements. You will create test requests, fabricate test parts, analyse results and generate reports. Aside from that, you will need to lead meetings with designers and development engineers internally to help provide input into designs, specify tests and provide test expertise on engine programmes to support product development. You may be required to support business development meetings by providing technical expertise in given area. You will also have line responsibility for 2-3 senior engineers working on your specific engine verification programmes.

Ideally, you will currently be working as an senior engine test engineer, emissions test engineer, mechanical test engineer or similar working on engine/component programmes. You will be testing engines for either emissions, durability, performance or similar.


- Ideally qualified to degree level in either Mechanical, Automotive or Aerospace Engineering, or HND coupled with a proven track record.
- Ideally a member of IMechE, MIET or hold Chartered Engineer status (CEng).
- A proven track record within the automotive arena.
- A strong background in engine testing for engine development and durability work, including working with engine management systems.
- A good knowledge of both gasoline and diesel fuels (and/or alternative fuels) would be highly desirable.
- A good knowledge of engine testbed hardware/software.
- Strong leadership abilities.
- German language skills would be highly desirable.

Some travel is associated with this role to and from customer sites.

Keywords; Principal Engineer, Engine Testing, Verification, Emissions, Durability, Component, Performance, Automotive Jobs, Northamptonshire.

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Key Consultant

Benjamin Wiggins

Benjamin Wiggins profile

Electrical and mechanical fields of vehicle engineering are my areas of expertise. This includes the design, development and test of electrical systems and engine/powertrain development. Powertrain development is an industry niche in which I specialise.