Senior Test Engineer

Job Title:
Senior Test Engineer
United Kingdom
Engineering / Technical background
Job type:
Start date:
Immediate start
£52,000/annum DOE
Min. requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering subject • Experience of powertrain test set-up and execution • Experience in an engine test environment, focusing in dyno cells
Extra Information:
***Preference will be given to UK-based candidates. Interviews will begin ASAP***
The Client

After raising over £120 million of private investment, our CLIENT is taking their ultra-lightweight diesel engine, to the next level as demand is on the rise.

 With a global reach of over 100 territories, our CLIENT puts innovation at the forefront of everything they do and aim to revolutionise the marine industry.

The Job

Reporting to the Principal Engineer, and working within the Test and Development Department, the Senior Test Engineer   will be responsible for the delivery of tests across all our test platforms, world leading outboard dyno test cells, component rig testing, and full outboard testing on vessels. In addition, the Senior Test and Development engineer will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the technicians and operators as well as supporting and mentoring the less experienced Engineers.


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the execution of test procedures in engine dyno cells, full outboard testing and component rig
  • Developing test procedures, test cycles, and process
  • Training and mentoring Test Engineers, Technicians and Operators, to improve efficiency and accuracy of results
  • Specification and implementation of new tests, instrumentation, rigs, controls and logging equipment to ensure accurate test results to meet stakeholder requirements
  • Specification and implementation of test equipment to support dyno and vessel tests at customer/partner locations
  • Day-to-day management of test technicians including scheduling and prioritisation of test activities
  • Controlling the prioritisation and scheduling of testing activities to meet development gateways
  • Results analysis and reporting of test results in a formal written report to the wider engineering teams
  • Leading and training of the development of new test methods, and procedure
  • Ensuring and controlling the maintenance and ongoing improvement of test facilities
  • Liaise and report to all departments within the company


Skills and Experience Can you tick all of these?

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering subject
  • Experience of powertrain test set-up and execution
  • Experience in an engine test environment, focusing in dyno cells


Job Requirements Can you tick most of these?

  • Safety FIRST! Follow the Company’s Health and Safety procedures
  • Work independently; manage time and prioritise tasks effectively
  • Top writing: Precision and clarity are your super powers when you write and speak
  • IT literate and proficient with all Microsoft software and other test control packages
  • Good knowledge of a test environment
  • Flexibility to travel both within the UK and internationally as required
  • Able to proactively identify issues and support problem-solving activities
  • Your day-to-day attitude at work reflects our CLIENT´s core values:

Innovation, expertise, tenacity, honesty, respect, and integrity.


Ticking some of these puts you in a good place: 

  • Experience of marine powertrain development activities
  • Experience of diesel engine specific development
  • Test cell operation using Sierra CP Engineering CADET test cell control systems
  • Operation of small powered marine craft


Salary & Benefits
  • UK £52,800 / annum DOE
  • South coast
  • 25 days holidays 
  • Company pension scheme 
  • BUPA Healthcare + EAP (employee assistance program) 
  • Enhanced Paternity Pay
  • Discounted Gym Membership

If you are ready to take on a new challenge in a fast-growing company, or have specific queries about the position, please send your CV to:

Or click on “Apply for this job” above and enter your details.

Alternatively, call Mara on: +34 644 817 519

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