Senior Test Engineer - Engines

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Senior Test Engineer - Engines

A global engines company are growing rapidly over the next few years and are now looking to increase their headcount to meet automotive customer project deadlines. If you are an engine test engineer looking for a step up then please read on...

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Senior Test Engineer - Engines
Commutable from; Northampton, Coventry, Rugby, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Daventry.
Salary from; £40,000 - £45,000 + Benefits

Are you an engines specialist who is looking for the next step up in their career and want the opportunity to work on 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 Senior Engineer - Engine Testing, you will be responsible for the testing and analysis of engine/vehicle engineering programmes for a variety of OEM customers. You will need to liaise with customers/suppliers, 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 liaise with designers and development engineers internally to help specify tests and provide test expertise on engine programmes to support product development. You will also have technical responsibility for 2-3 technicians working on your specific engine verification programmes.

Ideally, you will currently be working as an 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 a degree in Mechanical, Automotive or Aerospace Engineering, or HND coupled with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
- Ideally a member of the IMechE, Chartered status (CEng) or MIET would be beneficial.
- Preferably a background within the automotive sector.
- Strong and proven engine test background, having taken the lead on test programmes.
- A good knowledge of emissions, durability, engine management systems (EMS) or component performance.
- A strong customer-facing background delivering projects to high quality, within budget and within time constraints.
- A good background in testbed hardware/software.

Keywords; Test Engineer, Verification, Engine Testing, Emissions, Durability, Performance, EMS, Project Engineering, Automotive Jobs, Northamptonshire

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Benjamin Wiggins

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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.