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Senior Test, Development & Calibration Engineer

Senior Test, Development & Calibration Engineer

We are looking for experienced test, development, and calibration engineer to conduct and lead the test activity at the Millbrook site. The engineer will have responsibility for conducting engine tests, modify calibration and sign off the test data results. This requires a good understanding of combustion engines, test facilities and problem solving. It is a day-to-day hands on role and the candidate must have test experience which reflects this.


  • Plan and conduct engine tests to support Performance, Economy, functional requirements and calibration to support overall program requirements
  • Maintain data quality and test result integrity and repeatability by working with in house and UTAC team.
  • Plan, manage and deliver various tests to tight time scales.
  • Demonstratable ability to problem solve, analyse data & formally present & report on the outcome.
  • Ability to run a wide variety of rig, powertrain, and vehicle tests to demonstrate performance, and efficiency of a range of different engine concepts, technologies, and fuels.
  • Calibration experience and understanding of strategy and control including tools such INCA
  • Hands on testing and test problem solving experience including SWAT analysis.
  • Ability to assimilate and analyse large quantities of data and post process using in house toolchain to facilitate the smooth running of test cells.
  • Develop a good understanding of test methods and standards for the test facility.
  • To provide test result data in a clear, concise, accurate and timely manner to support programme milestone reporting.
  • To lead test cell issue resolutions where necessary in order to identify primary system issue and help lead 8D problem solving.
  • Ablity to conduct vehicle test & evaluations.
  • Ability to improve the diagnostic capability of the team and share this knowledge across the team.

The person:

  • Engineering graduate with minimum 5 years’ experience of testing internal combustion engines
  • Experience in test cell operation, calibration, and test & development for performance, economy and emissions.
  • Fluent in engines systems and technology
  • Knowledge of whole vehicle testing including heavy goods vehicles testing
  • Experienced in the use of software diagnostic tools, measuring equipment and data logging.
  • Demonstrable sound engineering background with experience and knowledge of automotive system functionality and software diagnostic systems
  • Has SME and / or start up experience (desired, not essential) and attracted by the unique challenges of a small business
  • Pragmatic, autonomous individual who has the ability to communicate complex issues
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