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Vehicle Test Engineer

Vehicle Test Engineer

Hernshead Recruitment

What are your first thoughts as a Vehicle Test Engineer if I mentioned to you Bentley, Rolls Royce and Aston Martin? Would you agree that they are some of the most elegantly designed vehicles to grace our roads?

Now, it is no hidden secret that all new cars sold in the UK will need to be electric by 2035 and the roar of a V8 engine could soon be in the past but at least we can retain the beauty of those vehicles through design.

Sustainability, Reliability and Usability. Now if they stand out to you and you can honestly say that within you walk in life that you consider those to be very important, then I have a great opportunity for you.

The client I am working with were built to further the legacies of the most beautiful cars in the world. They restore, enhance and create with knowledge that these vehicles have a cultural value far beyond their function. And they know that each classic vehicle, represents an uncompromised expression of the original and that electrification answers the questions to usability, reliability and sustainability which empowers their customers to enjoy the vehicles on a daily.

We are currently looking for a highly motivated engineer who is interested in validating cutting-edge automotive technology. The individual will have experience working with the latest technologies (HV and in-vehicle data) and skilled in testing all aspects of vehicle and components.


  • Leading coordinated test activities, executing and reporting results to ensure features meet design requirements and customer expectations
  • Solve and troubleshoot complex testing problems for on-board and off-board systems/platforms
  • Execute test plans and test cases based on requirements and/or discussions with owners/Feature owners
  • Execute and troubleshoot test suites and generate appropriate documentation and test reports
  • Participate in getting key stakeholders (System engineers, D&R, supplier etc.) involved to drive issue resolution
  • Provide verbal and written test status updates to management and key Stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the development teams to ensure appropriate feature documentation is available


  • Minimum education with a mechanical/electrical engineering background
  • 2+ years of experience with testing vehicles (commercial vehicles would be an advantage)
  • 2+ years of experience with Design Verification Testing would be an advantage
  • CAN tools (ex. CANalyzer)
  • 1+ years of testing experience with HV would be an advantage
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