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Principal Engineer – Development & Test

Principal Engineer – Development & Test

Hernshead Recruitment

Supporting the Head of Development & Test in the growth of the companies Development & Test capabilities and reputation, the successful candidate will be an integral part of the team. Assuming technical leadership of major mechanical and cross functional powertrain projects through accurate resource planning, risk management and combining the expert knowledge from within the development & test function and other areas of the company. The successful applicant will take overall responsibility for major projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of necessary tools and quality processes to support a growing business
  • To support, coach and mentor engineers working on interesting and challenging projects for a wide variety of customers, markets and sectors to ensure they are using the most appropriate methods and developing skills and capabilities
  • Work with customers to understand market needs and develop technical relationships
  • Accountable for mechanical test and development activity on component, subsystem and system test rigs and vehicles including quality test engineering delivery
  • Actively manage Development & Test engineering team, ensuring efficient use of manpower
  • Generation and approval of test schedules and DVP for customer and internal projects
  • Manage and oversee project reports for financial, timing and resources while reporting to senior management
  • Planning and requesting resources required to deliver projects under your responsibility
  • Ensure test techniques and instrumentation employed are appropriate and efficient to the task at hand
  • Contribute to the technical strategy of the company by identifying key research and development projects
  • Deliver technical papers, white papers and press releases regarding the company’s progress in your field
  • Ensure delivery of tasks and projects within timing, budget and resource constraints maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction
  • Creating test methodology
  • Manage new rig mechanical design for both internal use and customers
  • Accountable for sign-off, ensuring quality and integrity of test output
  • Actively input to the company leadership team, ensuring efficient use of manpower resources between the teams
  • Creation and contribution towards business proposals
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