Website Perpetual Partnerships Ltd

Senior Test Engineer – Internal Combustion Engines


Up to £45k

Join a Leading Automotive Testing Company in Bedfordshire!

Are you an experienced Engineer looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of a leading team in the automotive industry? Our client is a market-leading international group specialising in customisable testing solutions, and vehicle engineering. Their cutting-edge services and systems cater to various sectors, including mobility, transport, tyre, petrochemical, agriculture, and defence industries.

As an Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in their ICE team. Working alongside Senior Engineers, Principal Engineers, or Engineering Managers, you will have the opportunity to contribute to projects and gradually take on more complex responsibilities as customer demands evolve.

Responsibilities: –

  • Ensure strict adherence to health and safety procedures and maintain high-quality standards.
  • Achieve engineering objectives under the guidance of senior team members.
  • Develop accurate test bed setups by generating engine installation packs and schematics.
  • Identify and collaborate on effective solutions for engine/test delivery faults.
  • Process and validate engine test data, analysing trends and identifying areas of concern.
  • Provide support to colleagues to achieve project goals.
  • Track project efficiency and manage project-related invoicing.
  • Lead initiatives to optimize efficiency and reduce waste.
  • Participate actively in regular customer update meetings.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s values and behaviours.

Qualifications and Experience: –

  • Automotive/Mechanical Engineering HND or Degree. Alternatively, relevant test bed operation experience will be considered.
  • Experience in an automotive engineering discipline.
  • Experience in an automotive testing environment, specifically test bed operations.
  • Excellent understanding of gasoline and diesel engine mechanical fundamentals.
  • Proficiency in instrumentation, including thermocouples and pressure transducers.
  • Ability to create test automation procedures/schedules for maximum efficiency.
  • Experience working closely with customer engineering teams to establish and execute test programs.
  • Familiarity with a variety of engine types (Petrol, Diesel, High Performance, Heavy Duty, Alternative Fuels).
  • Strong understanding of engine fundamentals and materials characteristics.
  • Proficiency with engine test cell equipment and software, including engine dynos, instrumentation, and calibration tools.
  • Familiarity with emissions measurement equipment is advantageous.
  • Working knowledge of AVL Puma, Horiba STARS, and/or Kratzer PATools test automation systems. In-depth knowledge of other automation systems will also be considered.
  • Data interpretation, critique, and presentation using Excel and/or AVL Concerto.
  • Strong report writing skills using company standard templates.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

Personal Behaviours: –

  • Highly motivated team player.
  • Punctual and well-organized with a methodical approach.
  • Effective documentation and work instruction skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement with a focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Positive and professional attitude, prioritizing the customer.
  • Ability to work under pressure and delegate when necessary.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and problem-solving abilities.
  • Self-motivated, forward-thinking, and committed to quality.
  • Embraces a zero-blame culture for continuous improvement.
  • Flexible and adaptable mindset.
  • Demonstrates high levels of confidentiality and integrity.

Why Join The Team?

  • As a valued member of our team, you will enjoy:
  • Access to a wide range of learning opportunities.
  • Exposure to leading technologies and expertise in the automotive industry.
  • Competitive and tailored rewards and benefits package.
  • Support for your health and well-being.
  • Life cover and attractive holiday benefits.
  • Exclusive discounts and offers through our reward scheme.
  • Recognition awards aligned with our core values.
  • Healthcare cashback plans.
  • Contributory pension schemes.
  • Family-friendly policies, including flexible working arrangements.
  • Various employee assistance support services available.

Apply Now and Drive Your Career Forward!

If you are an experienced Technician or Engineer seeking an exciting opportunity with a leading automotive testing company, we want to hear from you! Apply now and become a valued member of the team in Bedfordshire. Please note that this position will be based on-site.


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