Mechanical Test Engineer

Purpose of the role is to… Provide engineering design support for components and systems in the test department. The deliverables are to enable the swift and robust testing of the powertrain and subcomponents in representative conditions. In addition to the design of systems, fault diagnosis and fixes across the test facilities are also part of the day to day role with focus on increasing facitly uptime and continuous improvement. As a test engineer you will take ownership of projects, facilities and equipment from specification through to commissioning and handover ensuring specifications and targets are delivered on time, safely and to budget. Success in this role will be if you… (Deliverables) • Conduct mechanical design of test rigs, components and dyno systems using 3D CAD software. • Generate test specifications, test requests, review results, and write technical reports. • Are pro-active and can confidently work with stakeholders (Manufacturing, Technicians, Engineering, Purchasing) • Solve complex problems and analyse failures.

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Job no: 497016
Work type: Permanent
Location: Brixworth
Department: Product Validation & Test (Div)


Be skilled at…

  • Delivering engineering solutions considering a significant number of variables and conditions in the design of systems. Understanding the design considerations with respect to fluid and thermodynamic systems, material selection and structural calculations for operation, maintenance and manufacture. Utilising data analysis software to review active systems to diagnose faults and drive continuous improvements. Simplifying problems to constituent parts and first principals engineering.

Have experience of…

  • Design integration of components onto test rigs & facilities using 3D CAD systems. Working with multiple customers and suppliers to find and deliver solutions. Design and specifying of fluid conditioning systems or mechanical systems in drivelines.

Demonstrate knowledge of…

  • Powertrains and their systems. Test facility environments. Alongside the mechanical specification an understanding of controls strategy and instrumentation required to ensure the safe and effective operation of systems.

Hold these qualifications…

  • 2:1 degree (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering or a similar discipline


  • Passionate about engineering
  • Creative, innovative and curious
  • Committed to delivering to high standards 
  • Autonomous, taking ownership and responsibility

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