Senior Test & Validation Engineer
Function: Research & Product Development

Key details

  • Category: Test & Validation
  • Based at: Loughborough, UK
  • Line manager: Functional Lead, Test & Validation
  • Posted on: Fri 10 November, 2017
  • Closing date: 5pm on Fri 8 December, 2017

About the role

Working as part of the Product Development team, this role will apply Test & Validation engineering skills to lead the design and development of commercial products for use in applications ranging from small portable power devices to motive and industrial power systems.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of test & validation activities to meet project objectives and milestones.  This will include conducting tests to meet all legal, functional, customer and business requirements of the validation plans and defining and recording test methods and work instructions to suit product requirements, functionality and safety.

The individual will lead, support and perform all assigned product validation activities, including endurance, environmental, robustness and certification testing and will generate, analyse, report and approve results from testing, using statistical tools to define the reliability, confidence and predicted warranty of products.

A key part of the role will be to support & participate in failure root cause analysis and product quality life-cycle investigations.

About you

You will hold a BEng, BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, or possess a relevant non-degree level qualification alongside suitable industrial experience.  Typically, you will have 5 years of relevant industrial experience post completion of your degree.  Membership of a relevant professional body, progressing towards chartered status is advantageous.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of product validation testing, test reporting and data analysis, as well as experience in validation and experimental methods in a commercial business environment.  Knowledge of the following validation principles is also essential; reliability growth, accelerated life testing and statistical analysis.

You will have proven capability of delivering work packages on time and to commercial and technical requirements.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of working with quality systems and safe working practices and of troubleshooting and rectifying faults to recognised methodology.

It is key to us that you have a commercial mindset and the ability to work with a flexible and solutions focused approach, in an agile and fast paced environment.  You must also be able to work collaboratively with a cross-functional team alongside both technical and non-technical colleagues.  As such, excellent communication skills are vital.

What we offer

At Intelligent Energy we offer the opportunity to work in a great team, with our world leading technology and cutting edge products. 

In addition to a competitive salary we offer a range of benefits, including pension scheme, private healthcare, life cover and 25 days holiday per year plus public holidays.  Other benefits include a childcare voucher scheme, flexible working and learning & development opportunities.  Our Exceptional Contribution Award scheme recognises and rewards outstanding contributions of individuals and teams.

How to apply

To apply please email a full CV and cover letter detailing your notice period and remuneration details to, stating the job title in the subject line.