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Job Ref:  204566163
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Shoreham-By-Sea
Post Code:  BN43
Salary:  £35000 - £45000/annum excellent benefits
18/10/2016 14:25
Test Engineer required to join an expanding business who have designed and built a new diesel engine. Currently at manufacturing & test stage of development they require additional support on Test activities. With solid experience in dynamometer testing in an automotive / engine arena the Test Engineer will be well qualified to work with minimal supervision.

The company is a privately owned, well-funded company. Having taken a clean sheet of paper approach through its development programme to deliver diesel engine designs that combine best engineering practice with patented technologies to unlock new levels of performance and packaging.

Key benefits of the product over conventional diesels of similar power output is improved fuel efficiency and storage safety compared to gasoline engines of similar power output.

Responsibilities and Duties

As Test Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of engine and rig test activities from initial test request through to presentation of results. Primary duties will include:

* Day-to-day management of test technicians and test equipment
* Specification and implementation of test specific rigs including instrumentation control and logging equipment to meeting stakeholder requirements
* Management of and initial data analysis and review for integrity
* Development and implementation of specific test processes
* Management of external test resources (where used) to ensure on time, on budget delivery of test results
* Able to work in a safe and autonomous manner at all times
* Prepared to adopt a flexible approach to working hours and duties to support test activities as and when required

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will be able to:

* Work independently, manage their time and prioritise tasks effectively
* Make decisions with sound business and technical reasoning under pressure
* Sound understanding of the theory and practice of engine and rig testing
* Present information clearly and concisely through written and verbal communication
* Good analytical knowledge of a test environment including but not limited to, Dynamometers, Electric Motors, Thermocouples, Pressure Transducers, Flowmeters, Emissions Analysers, PID tuning, Test schedule writing
* Fault diagnosis of both electrical and mechanical systems
* Experience of Test and Engine Control Software Packages
* IT literate and proficient with all Microsoft software and other test control packages
* Proficient in the use of test control and logging software, oscilloscopes, multimeters
* Familiar with Engine Control Software Packages including combustion analysis

Desirable knowledge and experience:

* Minimum bachelors level qualification in engineering or science (HNC/HND considered)
* A working knowledge of internal combustion engines
* Past experience in an engine test environment
* Significant knowledge of testing processes
* At least 5 years' experience of engine/rig testing within multiple test environments
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