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Salary: £38k - 40k per year

Location: Belper, Derbyshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 28 Oct 2021

Reference: 5174

Experienced Test and Development Engineer required for a world leading automotive company, with a global reputation for quality, passion and performance in Belper on a permanent basis, benefitting from a salary of £40,000 per annum dependant on experience.

Our client is an internationally renowned brand which has British engineering values and roots. They harness the expertise and passion of a great team, leading technology, and craftsmanship to deliver high quality vehicles and innovative engineering solutions. They specialise in off-road vehicles, vehicle modifications and adaptations to operate in harsh & extreme environments, including racing and rallying.

The Role:

The Test and Development Engineer will lead the testing and development of a range of brand vehicles and components ensuring the validation and verification of vehicle and parts throughout the development stages.

This is a varied position for the successful Test and Development Engineer which will draw on their experience and expertise of test facilities and test part preparations as well as their strong working knowledge of product creation and delivery, change controls, product definitions and change management.

Key Responsibilities of the Test and Development Engineer:

      Complete full preparation of test facility and/or test parts to enable effective and timely validation

      Manage component and vehicle test plans, including detailed planning of test and development stages through to sign off and support rectification of issues

      Manage the impact of Change Requests on the verification of the vehicle and parts

      Prototype vehicle planning - run the Test and Development Management, generate fleet plans

      Ensure all appropriate standards are met

      Ensure all the requirements and test report documentation is maintained and recorded robustly

      Keep all documentation up to date

      Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested

The ideal Test and Development Engineer:

      Technical experience of test facility and test part preparation

      Experienced with data acquisition and control systems.

      Data analysis and reporting of test data.

      Natural problem-solver with structured approach to problem solving in a technical environment.

      The ability to validate, prepare and read engineering documents.

      Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements, Risk Assessment, COSHH and SDS

      Computer literate, including Microsoft Office competency to produce plans, presentations, graphs, process and Single Point Lesson (SPL) documents.

      A full UK driving license

      Previous experience delivering automotive components.

      Experience of delivering and developing technical products

      Knowledge and understanding of specific car components, or systems and sub-systems


Monday – Thursday: 8.00am – 17.15pm

Friday: 8.00am – 14.15pm

Key skills: Test / Development / Engineering / Project Manager / Component Validation / Change Management / Prototype Planning