Lead Test Engineer (M/F)

  • Company : Alliance Consulting
  • Localisation : Surrey, Weybridge - UK - Greater London
  • Position : Lead Test Engineer
  • Type of Contract : Permanent contract
  • Date of publication : 2017-07-31

Job Description

Lead Test Engineer

Based: Surrey

Salary: up to £50,000 DOE + Benefits

Lead Test Engineer

My client is a market leading specialist vehicle manufacturer. An opportunity has arisen to appoint a Lead Test Engineer to join their in-house Test & Validation Team. The focus of the role is to take responsibility for the testing and validation of products across the company\'s range.

This is a pivotal role which requires a close working relationship with the Chief Engineer, Test Engineers, and members of other teams including Project Manager, Production Manager and Procurement team in order to facilitate the successful delivery of all testing and validation activities on time, on budget and that satisfy all relevant criteria. Projects run simultaneously and include both prototype and production builds, with a high level of customisation between individual products. This will involve collaborations across departments (including Engineering Design, Fabrication Workshop, Purchasing, and QHSE) and building successful working relationships with Design Engineers, Workshop Team Leaders, Supply Chain Manager, and external suppliers.

This role will involve responsibilities including:

  • Defining test requirements for new projects and creating test plans and schedules
  • Updating test procedures for existing products and projects
  • Managing and approving test reports, certificates and documentation
  • Managing company test equipment, rigs and test vehicles
  • Procuring appropriate test rigs and test equipment
  • Managing and prioritising the work load of the team of Test Engineers and external testing suppliers and contractors
  • Supervising all test programmes (component, sub-assemblies, seat, whole vehicle, blast, ballistic)
  • Gathering and using DAQ (data acquisition) methods and techniques on components, sub-assemblies and whole vehicles
  • Processing test data to generate reports and present results to relevant engineering personnel
  • Inspecting and reporting on fatigued and failed components
  • Develop and work in accordance with company ISO9000 quality procedures

Applications are invited from experienced Test Engineers, Validation Engineers and Certification Engineers with experience of successfully leading or supervising teams. Candidates must have previous experience of working in an Automotive / Aerospace / Defence test environment. A minimum degree or equivalent qualification in Mechanical Engineering / Automotive / Aeronautical Engineering or similar is considered beneficial. Previous use of vehicle data acquisition equipment and software is highly desirable, as is knowledge of ballistic / blast protection and vehicle systems. Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential for this role. Equally as important is the ability to work well in a team. This role will involve driving of various vehicles on and off road as well as on track so a full UK driving licence is essential.

More information is available upon application

When applying for this role, please indicate your current salary (plus benefits package), minimum salary required, notice period and your reasons for wishing to move from your current company. Alliance Consulting is acting as an employment agency in this respect. Alliance Consulting specialise in the placement of engineers throughout the UK. By sending us your CV you are explicitly consenting to our processing of your personal data on a computer database and/or in manual files for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. This processing will be carried out in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. By applying for this role you hereby consent to us submitting your CV to our client. If you do not wish your CV to be sent to our client then you must clearly state this to us. Equally, if there are any companies that you do not wish your CV to be sent to (for whatever reason), then please let us know of this when you apply.

Required profile

  • Start date : ASAP
  • Term : ASAP
  • Experience Required : 2 to 4 years
  • Salary : £40000 - £50000 per annum
  • References : 886350_1501490408
  • Activity area : Aerospace Engineering

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