Test & Validation Engineer
Function: Research & Product Development
- Category: Test & Validation
- Based at: Loughborough, UK
- Line manager: Functional Lead, Test & Validation
- Posted on: Fri 19 July, 2019
- Closing date: 5pm on Fri 16 August, 2019
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 automotive applications to industrial power systems.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and delivery of test & validation activities to meet project objectives and milestones. This will include conducting validation tests to meet all legal, functional, customer and business requirements of the product, and creating test methods 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.
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 in a product validation role, 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.
This position will be at either Engineer II or Senior level, dependant on experience. At Engineer II grade the salary range is £23,500 - £31,999. At senior grade the salary range is £32,000 - £38,000.
We offer a range of benefits, including:
- Salary sacrifice pension scheme with 4% employee and employer contribution
- Private healthcare
- Life cover
- 25 days holiday per year plus public holidays with flexibility to buy or sell holidays each year
- Exclusive discounts at a wide range of high-street and online retailers
- Cycle to work scheme
- Company paid seasonal flu vaccinations
- Free on-site parking
- Free tea and coffee
We offer opportunities for learning, development and ongoing professional development. Our Exceptional Contribution Award and Peer-to-Peer Recognition schemes recognise and reward outstanding contributions of individuals and teams.
How to apply
To apply please email the following to email@example.com stating the job title in the subject line:
- A full CV and cover letter
- Details of your current notice period
- Current remuneration details
- Confirmation of your eligibility to work in the UK
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.