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Location: England, West Sussex, Horsham

Principal Test Engineer

England, West Sussex, Horsham

Job Description

Role: Principal Test Engineer
Position: Permanent
Location: W. Sussex
Salary: Competitive

The Client:
They are pioneers of unique technology, delivering clean energy to address climate change and improve air quality. They are working with world-leading partners to embed their technology in mass-market energy products for the commercial, residential and transportation markets. They have recruited over 100 people last year during the pandemic and are continuing to grow. As a part of this rapid expansion, they are looking to expand their Test department with a Principal Test Engineer.

The Role:
As Principal Test Engineer, you will directly support the development of the technology through the execution of test plans for verification, validation and development testing. The role will require you to work closely with the Test Capability and Test Strategy Teams to develop robust test plans and ensure the test stands are capable. The successful candidate for this position will have a proven ability to understand and communicate complex engineering concepts and a track record of investigating and resolving challenging issues.

What a great candidate looks like....

- BSc/MSc or BEng/MEng level in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or similar.
- Chartered Engineer or on track to achieve Chartered status
- Strong post graduate industrial experience.
- Hands-on experience of testing and solid track record of delivering results in a development/industrial environment, preferably gained in the development of thermal systems or process industry.
- Extensive experience of operating and programming test automation systems.
- Experience of working with systems level testing of thermo/electrical systems.
- Demonstrable practical application of a wide range of test technologies, including sensor technology, actuators, thermometry and system communications.
- Ability to visualise and summarise data, perform basic sense checking, identify inconsistencies and perform basic thermodynamic calculations, e.g. efficiency, simple heat balances.
- Knowledge of chemical and thermodynamic processes, control systems and instrumentation.
- Ability to plan and manage work packages.
- Highly proficient in technical communication and the preparation of technical reports.
- Delivery-focused and highly motivated, capable of handling multiple priorities and working alone as well as part of a high-performing team.
- Experience of leading the production of risk assessments and other similar safety tools, e.g. HAZID, HAZOP and FMEA.
- Skilled in formal problem-solving methodologies.
- Familiar with the use of design of experiments (DoE) and statistical analysis.
- Highly proficient reading and producing technical documents including mechanical drawings, electrical schematics and P&IDs.
- Sound understanding of engineering development processes and approaches to verification and validation.
- Strong leadership skills and the ability to drive and motivate a team.

What an outstanding candidate looks like....

All of the above plus the below:
- Software coding experience, e.g. Visual Basic, Python
- Industrial experience ideally gained in a fuel cell/battery company, automotive, aerospace or similar industry.
- Held a position of leadership in an engineering development environment.
- Experience of working with hazardous gases.
- Experience of gas composition analysis techniques.

If this sounds of interest, please APPLY NOW! The closing date for this role in Monday 20th Sep and 1st Stage interviews will commence on the 23rd & 24th Sep.

Good Luck!

This vacancy is being advertised by Rullion Ltd acting as an employment agency.

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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