Senior Development Engineer

Senior Development Engineer

Job Title: Senior Development Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Sussex, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896369_1572532692
Contact Name: Neil Tovey
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 31, 2019 14:38

Job Description

Your experience in Development Engineering and knowledge of automotive systems, will play a crucial part in taking a lead role in project managing and executing development, testing and verification on projects for multiple 'Be-Spoke' vehicle and survivability products.

You will be working as a Senior Development Engineer for a world class specialist in protection systems. Undertaking design, development, prototyping and production of armoured vehicles, light tactical vehicles, counter terrorism vehicles and equipment.

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About the Job:

The client requires a Senior Development Engineer to support the testing capability for their expanding Development Department, which will continue to support testing and validation of all vehicle and survivability products, but will also increase its involvement at earlier project stages, feeding into the design process and being actively involved in de-risking and development of early level concepts and prototypes. The job will include:
*Leading vehicle and seat system test and development projects.
*Leading team reviews, updating on progress and defining next steps.
*Supervision/execution of component, seat system, armour & vehicle tests (POC, prototype and sign-off).
*Review of customer and internal requirements.
*Ownership of Design Verification Plans.
*Supporting project, technical, design and test-readiness reviews.
*Managing test resource and technicians.
*Managing test vehicles, assets, equipment and instrumentation.
*Writing test plans, procedures and timing plans.
*Sourcing of appropriate test rigs, test equipment and parts.
*Liaising and engaging with other departments, customers and external test facilities.
*Instrumentation and data acquisition of vehicles, seats and components.
*Processing of test data, writing of test reports and presentation of results to project teams.
*Investigation and reporting of failed/fatigued components.
*Reviewing reports and sign-off documentation.
*Supporting Principal Engineer and conducting Principal Engineer duties during their absence.

About You:

To be the right fit for this Senior Development Engineer job, you will have a degree (or equivalent) in an engineering related subject, or relevant experience instead. You will also have experience of some of the following:
*Testing/development experience in an automotive or defence environment.
*Experience of leading a validation project or running testing trials.
*Experience of working with UK test facilities, laboratories and proving grounds.
*Interpreting test standards, customer requirements and internal requirements.
*Knowledge of automotive systems (knowledge of defence, blast and ballistic standards preferable but not essential).
*Writing test plans, test procedures and test reports.
*Familiarity with rig testing (rig design and build experience desirable).
*Instrumentation, data logging and interpreting/processing data.
*Driving test vehicles to test standards/cycles on track and off-road (valid UK driving licence needed, > 3.5t preferred).
*Interrogating vehicle Diagnostic Trouble Codes.
*Proof of Concept / mule build planning and execution.
*Use of DFMEA and DVP.
*Understanding of environmental and mechanical/structural test inputs.
*Issue analysis (failure mode, root cause analysis).
*Working with customers, suppliers and external facilities.
*Hands-on technical experience highly desirable (automotive electrical systems, automotive mechanical, component dis-assembly, rig building, welding).
*Experience of operating wheeled and tracked vehicles in a military environment desirable.
Senior Development Engineer
Rustington, West Sussex (with requirement for travel to the office in Weybridge, Surrey)
Permanent role
Salary negotiable

Keywords: Development engineer, Testing, Test, Development, Automotive, Defence, Validation, Trials, Requirements, Automotive systems, Blast, Ballistic, Test plans, Rig testing, Vehicles, DFMEA, DVP.

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 this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

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 resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

These are permanent positions.

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