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Senior Test Engineer - Electrification Propulsion

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Home Based
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/10/2017
  • Duration: on-going
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The Role:
Our Client is looking for a Senior Test Engineer - Electrification Propulsion


With your in-depth knowledge and experience of developing and implementing test processes for Electrification propulsion systems, you'll join our Client's Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering (PTME) department as a Senior Process Engineer. The department are responsible for the development and introduction of new and modified processes and facilities associated with new model introductions and model year changes, within Test to enable future electrification developments in support of Our Clients range of vehicles. You will be a key part of the Test team, working closely with Product Development Engineers, Facility vendors and Suppliers to ensure that components and whole propulsion designs meet world class quality and efficiency standards.

You'll utilise your knowledge to develop and implement test processes and facilities to deliver the safety, quality, delivery and cost objectives. These facilities include all end of line test types for Electrification propulsion systems, such as Battery pack charge/discharge, Battery Management system interfaces, Electrical testing for E motors, including but not limited to Back EMF, surge tests, winding testing, Rig/Dyno Test and NVH testing for drive units. You'll also have the responsibility to work in a team of Engineers and be accountable for all tasks associated with the planning and implementation of new and major changes to test facilities and to ensure a first class service to our customer base.


You'll have experience within the automotive industry working on electric propulsion systems or be able to clearly demonstrate transferable skills, coupled with the knowledge in the management of Dyno test cells, and test rigs.

You'll be proficient with use of PC Systems & Packages, and have awareness of Process Authoring Tool (GSPAS), simulation and virtual toolsets i.e. Digital-buck, Process Simulate and CATIA V5 and Byteworx's. You'll have good experience and understanding of testing protocols with an ability to analyse and interpret data output from test. You'll be a strong communicator, both written & verbally and have the confidence to present your information in front of groups of people, including Senior Management.

You'll be an effective leader with the ability of coordinating large groups of people through complex processes in a fast paced and demanding environment, and the ability to implement change effectively and ensure efficient running of the operation with the ability to use planning and timing tools to deliver on-going projects across national and international sites.

You'll be highly motivated, have excellent quality awareness with the drive and enthusiasm to deliver a world class product.


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you will find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team. As well as the impressive benefits that all our employees receive (including a privilege car purchase scheme, competitive pension scheme and 26 days holiday entitlement). This includes access to our highly competitive Employee Car Ownership (ECO) scheme which provides a car at extremely favourable cost compared to traditional company car lease schemes. In addition to the car scheme we provide private health cover (which includes travel insurance) and performance-related bonus schemes. All this and more makes Our Client the perfect place to continue your journey.

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Ideally, educated to Degree level in Manufacturing Systems or a similar engineering discipline. Candidates with HNC / HND and the relevant experience would be considered.

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