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Senior Development Validation Planning (DVP) Engineer

Senior Development Validation Planning (DVP) Engineer

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Hernshead Recruitment

Senior Development Validation Planning (DVP) Engineer
I have a great opportunity to join one my clients, they were created to bring extraordinary technology to the marine market. With a growing team and the drive and backing of a billionaire entrepreneur the business is perfectly placed to deliver innovation, fantastic new products, and the reassurance of superb technical support during a lifetime of ownership.
Main Responsibilities

  • Construct and manage the Design Verification Plan (DVP) activities drawing on personal previous experience, FMEA output and Functional Requirements
  • Working closely with the Design Team and external partners to understand the DVP requirements from the FMEAs.
  • Where in house facilities are not available for a particular test, identify the relevant service at an external provider.
  • Support the specification of appropriate instrumentation based on test requirements.
  • Specify the pass criteria for all tests identified in the DVP making reference to the Functional Requirements Document.
  • Ensure the DVP reflects the test requirements that result in a robust Engineering Sign Off, should all tests be successfully completed.
  • Author the test procedures where there are gaps in QMS
  • Produce status reports to the Leadership Team
  • Author test reports from results gained through validation testing.
  • Support the generation of Technical construction files for the product.
  • Support homologation and certification efforts for RCD, IMO and EPA.
  • Ability to react and re-arrange test plan on the basis of available test resource in the case of failures, or re-assignment of resources to other activities. With an ability to define impact to the overall development and validation plan.

Previous Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years in Propulsion engineering within a Product Development department. Automotive, off highway as well as Marine experience will be considered.
  • Ability to plan engineering test programmes.
  • Have experienced the product development cycle at least twice from conception through to volume production.
  • Understand what constitutes a robust engineering sign off of a Product for sale to the general public.
  • Ability to write test procedures capable of being followed by a Technician working remotely.
  • Understanding of instrumentation techniques.
  • Established network of engineering service providers.
  • Worked in a Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) and can demonstrate the ability to ‘roll their sleeves up’ and personally get things done as part of a small team

Personal Attributes:

  • Integrity is paramount
  • High energy to drive results with enthusiasm and pace
  • Willingness to travel, when necessary
  • Ability to work independently and make informed decisions
  • Ability to communicate externally & internally at all levels, with focus on technical items


  • Lowestoft based with travel expected to Stratford head office.
  • Hours of work principally 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday with flexibility required

Hybrid working – Tuesday and Wednesday in the office WFH for the rest of the week

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£55000 Per YEAR
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