Principal Environmental Test Engineer

Principal Environmental Test Engineer

Job Title: Principal Environmental Test Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 894740_1525085500
Contact Name: Lucy Fowler-Tutt
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 30, 2018 11:51

Job Description

Are you an Environmental Test Engineer looking for the next step in your career? Our client is a global supplier of high-integrity products used within mission and safety critical environments, and they are seeking an engineer at Principal level to work on their projects, primarily for the aerospace and military land vehicle markets.

As Principal Environmental Test Engineer you will be responsible for day-to-day management and leadership of the in-house Environmental Test facility. Your primary role will be to support new and existing environmental test campaigns in line with the business needs and programme requirements. You will be joining the Analysis, Simulation and Test domain.

Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

To ensure that the test facilities are appropriate for existing and known future requirements
To ensure that the entry and qualification of products is planned and efficient
To lead the Environmental Test Team and provide support to the business with the aim of successfully delivering Environmental Test elements of a project on time, to cost and in a process compliant manner
To proactively work with the project teams and with Customers to define requirements, resolve issues and deliver efficient solutions and improvements as appropriate
To proactively influence the development of new products to ensure that the Environmental Test objectives are set and that Environmental test considerations are integrated into the design
To collaborate with the design engineers to detail and organise the manufacture of test fixtures for conducting specific tests, e.g. endurance testing, vibration and mechanical shock
To plan and provide adequate Environmental Test resource when required to support Production technical investigations
To conduct Environmental Testing in accordance with international recognised specifications eg Def. Stan. 00-35, MIL Std 810. RTCA/DO-160 or as modified by customer specifications or Qualification Test Plan
To be aware of and act accordingly with regard to departmental budgets
To conduct and process practical testing in line with qualification documentation

Qualifications / Experience

Have an engineering related qualification to HNC level or equivalent with practical working knowledge
Have a good theoretical and practical understanding of environmental testing
Have the ability to successfully derive, construct and execute project (qualification) plans
Have considerable experience in an Environmental test environment with vibration testing experience
Possess the ability to learn new computer skills, e.g. PC based Vibration and Environmental Chamber controllers
Be IT literate and familiar with Microsoft packages e.g. MS Office
Have strong written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to interface with customers directly
Have the ability to write clear and concise reports and technical documents
Be an organised, robust, self-motivated team player

Job Title:Principal Environmental Test Engineer
Salary:Competitive, DOE
Location:Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:894740


Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.