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Senior Principal Instrumentation & Calibration Engineer job in Northampton

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Job Ref:  204618119
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Northampton
Post Code:  NN1
Salary:  £45000 - £55000/annum
10/10/2016 08:55
Purpose of Job

To lead the Instrumentation and Calibration team in the Build and Test (B&T) Department. Responsible for the technical direction and supervision of 6 engineers/technicians. Would be part of the B&T management team helping to develop the future capability of the department. Typical duties outlined below:-


* Responsible for ensuring the instrumentation equipment is suitable for the test programmes
* Ownership of the equipment calibration process, deploying and monitoring its effectiveness
* Management of the test computer network hardware and software engineering
* Line management responsible for the Instrumentation and Calibration group of 4 staff
* Planning and delivery of instrumentation upgrade programmes
* Part of the B&T management team developing the testing capability and new methods of the department
* To manage any day-to-day problems with internal projects and design issues related installations.
* To monitor the effectiveness of current equipment and develop a suitable preventative maintenance program


* HND required, Degree is desirable

Skills and Experience

* At least 5 years' experience of complex instrumentation, ideally within an engine development environment, using dynamometer test beds and test rigs
* Experience of equipment commissioning processes
* Good technical competence in equipment calibration
* Good problem solving skills are essential
* High +300VDC electrical experience an advantage
* The ability to approach new technical challenges with an open mind
* Ability to lead technical arguments constructively, and provide sound justification for proposed actions
* The ability to lead a team effectively
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