Test Development Engineer

Our client, a leading solution provider, and serving various international companies are looking to recruit an experienced Test Development Engineer with the ability to design and implement automated production test equipment to join their existing development engineering department on the development of a variety of leading edge products and applications.

Reporting to the Test Manager you will be responsible for the design of the hardware test strategy and documentation for a variety of solutions as required, development of test specifications and plans, taking ownership and implementing test strategies for products and projects and the qualification and verification of new hardware products.

Our client is looking for individuals who are qualified to degree standard or equivalent in a related subject such as Electronics, Science or Engineering and have at least 5 years commercial experience of working within Test Development including the design and development of test interfacing and the ability to influence design for test, writing technical and test documentation along with a good working knowledge of LabVIEW and JTAG/ boundary scan.

Individuals who can demonstrate knowledge of CAD, FPGA, Aerospace or Defence projects, Environmental / EMC testing, USB, SATA or configuration management would be a distinct advantage.

Our client is looking for individuals who are enthusiastic, self-motivated, possess a flexible attitude and either already in possession of or capable of obtaining UK security clearance.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a progressive company based in Dorset and who value their employees with the opportunity to work with unique and leading edge products.

This vacancy is being advertised by Resource Appointments Limited. The services advertised by Resource Appointments Limited are those of an Employment Agency.

Vacancy Contact Details

Resource Appointments Limited
01202 802150 (T)
01425 623668 (F)
Contact Name: Steve Lea
Online Details: Test Development Engineer

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Dorset, Weymouth, Dorchester, Blandford Forum, Bere Regis, Wareham, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne, Ringwood
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary £30,000 – £35,000
Online Details J000710

Flight Test Engineer

Flight test Engineers required for 6 month contract in the North West. Candidates with experience in any areas of flight testing will be considered.

There are several aspects to a flight test program: handling qualities, performance, aero-elastic/flutter stability, avionics/systems capabilities, weapons delivery, and structural loads. Handling qualities evaluates the aircraft’s controllability and response to pilot inputs throughout the range of flight.
Performance testing evaluates aircraft in relation to its projected abilities, such as speed, range, power available, drag, airflow characteristics, and so forth.
Aero-elastic stability evaluates the dynamic response of the aircraft controls and structure to aerodynamic (i.e. air-induced) loads.
Structural tests measure the stresses on the airframe, dynamic components, and controls to verify structural integrity in all flight regimes. Avionics/systems testing verifies all electronic systems (navigation, communications, radars, sensors, etc.) perform as designed.
Weapons delivery looks at the pilots ability to acquire the target using on-board systems and accurately deliver the ordnance on target. Weapons delivery testing also evaluates the separation of the ordnance as it leaves the aircraft to ensure there are no safety issues. Other military unique tests are: air-to-air refuelling, radar/infrared signature measurement, and aircraft carrier operations.
Emergency situations are evaluated as a normal part of all flight test program. Examples are: engine failure during various phases of flight (takeoff, cruise, landing), systems failures, and controls degradation. The overall operations envelope (allowable gross weights, centres-of-gravity, altitude, max/min airspeeds, manoeuvres, etc.) is established and verified during flight testing. Aircraft are always demonstrated to be safe beyond the limits allowed for normal operations in the Flight Manual.

Vacancy Contact Details

Morson International (Aerospace)
016 1707 1516 (T)
Contact Name: Paul Oldham
View Details online: Flight Test Engineer

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Contract / Temp
Location Lancashire, Lancashire, UK
Start Date ASAP
Duration 6 months
Salary £25.87/hr
Vacancy Reference AE/PO/JUN/00362

Structures Test Engineer

Vacancy Tasks

The role is for a Structures Test Engineer within the EDSVEU organisation.

Vacancy Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Work Package Leader with the planning of structural test of the EW test.
  • Ensuring that all planning is conducted to AP5006 and that all activities are funded via the Quotation process.
  • Ensuring that his/her task spend comes in on budget via monthly reporting and management of risks and opportunities, and by challenging requirements.
  • Ensure that any information in the Test Database is kept up to date and that appropriate documents are produced and maintained during the planning phase.
  • Responsible for the input of risk data into the overall Test Managers risk register including financial and time impacts and mitigation.
  • Upward and downward communication and status at the Test Manager drumbeats.

Other Responsibilities

  • All aspects of the test under their control.
  • Financial monitoring of tests.

Candidate Profile

  • Educated to Degree / HND level (or equivalent) in Aeronautical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Must be PC literate
  • Experience in Design/Manufacture/Assembly & Performance of test rigs & test specimens.
  • Must have excellent coordination, networking & engineering project management skills.

Vacancy Contact Details

Morson International (Aerospace)
016 1707 1516 (T)

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Contract / Temp
Location Bristol, Avon, UK
Start Date ASAP
Duration 6 Months
Salary Up to £27/hr
Reference Number AE-PO-JUN-00351

Software Test Engineer

Vacancy Details

The Software Test Engineer role will involve:

  • Working as a member of the Software Test Team to perform testing functions including; analysing business and technical requirements.
  • Identifying test scenarios writing and reviewing test documentation
  • Executing test scripts according to schedule and raising defects and tracking them through to resolution

Candidate Requirements

Ideally the candidate for Software Test Engineer role will have:

  • UNIX and Windows experience
  • HND or equivalent qualification
  • Demonstrated aptitude for coding / scripting is essential, and experience as a software developer is desirable.

This role would also suit a junior skill level Software Engineer / Software Test Engineer

Our client is one of the UK’s leading Aerospace and Defence companies and due to an unprecedented amount of work they are looking for a Test Engineer/ Software Test Engineer to join their team in Hampshire.

Vacancy Contact Details

01737 822000 (T)
01737 823031 (F)
CBSbutler operates as both an employment business and an employment agency.

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Portsmouth, Hampshire
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £20,000 – £30,000 pa + benefits
Reference 826057

Software Test Technician/Engineer

My client are looking for a software test technician/engineer to create a new department within the company. The company specialises in control and test systems for the automotive, aerospace and marine industries.

The ideal candidate will have experience in software testing, C and C++. The role will allow candidates to build a department from scratch and implement new procedures and techniques as they see fit. The role will involve testing programmes that have been written in C or C++ and feeding back the results to the software engineering department. The ideal candidate must be able to work on their own and have an affinity with mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.

This is a unique role and will offer an exciting challenge to the right candidate.

Vacancy Contact Details

Omega Selection Services Limited
01453 827333 (T)
01453 827444 (F)
Contact name: amy.harris@omegaresource.co.uk
Website: Omega Selection Services Limited

If this position is of interest please call Amy Harris on 01453 827333 or send a CV to amy.harris@omegaresource.co.uk

Omega Resource Group Plc is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Worcestershire
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £30,000 – £40,000 pa

Software engineer/ Test Engineer/ Integration

Software Engineer/ Integration/Test Engineer to work for leading defence consultancy supporting development team by undertaking product level and QV testing. Software Engineer/Test Engineer will be doing software integration using C++. You will be working in Security cleared environment.

Job Description

As Software test engineer you will:

  • Prepare test specifications.
  • Prepare test reports.
  • Support technical reviews.
  • Support development teams by undertaking product level & QV testing.
  • Testing of software products.
  • Software integration & qualification of software release.

Key Skills Required

As Software /Integration engineer you will have:

  • Current security clearance.
  • Software design, code, Test, V&V.
  • Engineering in software development and Integration environment.
  • C++ Development.
  • OSI- layered communication- routing protocols.
  • Experience of Real time systems development, networking.
  • Defence/automotive/aerospace industry.
  • TCP/IP, UDP, MilCAN.
  • Windows or Linux development.

Great opportunity to work for leading defence consultancy.

Contact Details

CBSbutler operates as both an employment business and an employment agency.
01737 822000 (T)
01737 823031 (F)
Contact: Ben Long

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Contract / Temp
Location Newbridge
Start Date ASAP
Duration 3 Months
Salary £300 – £350 p/day

Software Integration and Test Engineer

An exciting opportunity for a software integration and test engineer has arisen with our client in Newport, a world-leading supplier of communications solutions that deliver increased military capability.
The software integration and test engineer will join the Software Development Group, based in South Wales and will be involved in developing suitable and independent testing of software products, including software integration and qualification of software releases, in support of the software development teams


  • Support the Software Development teams by undertaking product level and QV testing of the developed products.
  • Implementation of test harnesses to assist in software testing and integration at both CSC and CSCI levels.
  • Close co-operation with the software development teams in the investigation, diagnosis and reporting of software faults.
  • Preparation of test specifications and test reports.
  • Supporting technical reviews of test status.
  • Performing any other tasks related to product testing as directed by Software Test Lead.

Essential Skills and experience

  • BS Degree in EE, CS, Physics or equivalent.
  • Strong background in Software Design, Code, Test, VandV, version control using current methodologies, processes and tools.
  • Engineering experience in a Software Development and Integration environment. C++ development experience.
  • An understanding of the OSI-layered communications model, Internet protocols and Routing protocols.
  • Knowledge of test specification preparation.
  • Experience of real-time systems development, networking or control systems. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Desirable skills and experience

  • Defence/automotive/aerospace industry background.
  • Broad understanding of messaging protocols in both wired and wireless networks, e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, MilCAN
  • Familiar with Windows or Linux development environments.
  • Experience of Software Test Tools, e.g. LDRA TestBed, Rational Purify, PRQA, C++Unit.
  • Experience of OO Design and UML

Vacancy Contact Details

Elan Defence
+44 (0)117 930 4204 (T)
Contact: Aaron Joachim

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Contract / Temp
Location Newport
Start Date ASAP
Duration 6 months
Salary £300 – £350 p/day

EMC / Tempest Test Engineer

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Engineer working in the Industry EMC Group with our leading services client based in Fareham, Hampshire. The role will be predominantly test engineering on a combination of Aerospace, Defence and Industrial products both onsite and in-situ. The main focus will be EMC work but with a significant element of TEMPEST testing.


  • EMC / TEMPEST – Both Screened enclosure and In-situ.
  • Test Plan and Report Writing.
  • Test Equipment / Method Development / Evaluation.
  • Assistance to customers during failure phase of their EMC test program and general consultancy prior to start of job.
  • Validation of clients’ requirements (may require site visits).
  • Assistance to sales with provision of quotations.
  • Project Management of EMC jobs including financial control.

Essential Criteria:

  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team or individually.
  • Pro-active and self motivated with the ability to manage own workload.
  • Knowledge of TEMPEST testing techniques with a minimum basic TEMPEST qualification.
  • Flexibility and a commitment to a rostered shift pattern to meet business requirements.
  • A good engineering qualification, or relevant experience in RF / Electronics.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Excellent IT skills and experience of Microsoft Office.
  • Full Driving License

Desirable Criteria:

  • SC security clearance
  • Transmitter Testing Qualification
  • Advanced TEMPEST Tester qualification

To apply please email your cv to: san@advancedselect.co.uk with ref: SD10883 & your availability & salary expectations (see also EMC/TEMPEST TEST ENGINEER)

Job Type Permanent
Fareham, Portsmouth, Segensworth, Southampton, Eastleigh, West Sussex, Chichester, Brighton, Hampshire
Start Date asap
£30000-£35000 doe + ben

Flight Test Engineer

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct of specified avionics/weapon systems assessment trials, to include Mission Computer Operational Flight Plan, avionics system integration/functionality and weapon aiming assessments.
  • Responsible for planning and execution of assessments (to include desk top, avionics rig and flight trials).
  • Production of trials documentation. (Evaluation & Test Strategy, Trials Instructions, Flight Test Cards).
  • Brief and Debrief aircrew during flight trials.
  • Analysis and assessment of rig and flight trial results.
  • Responsible for production of technical assessment report, to include Military Aircraft Release Recommendations.

Essential Skills

  • The candidate will preferably be educated to Degree level, alternatively, a Flight Test Engineer or an Ex Military Officer with relevant experience or aerosystems qualification.
  • Flight test trials experience would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of aircraft avionics and weapons systems is desirable.
  • Understanding of military airworthiness processes is desirable.

Benefits Include:

  • Excellent Relocation Package
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Share Option Scheme
  • Good opportunities for career development, regular reviews and career planning.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Free Parking

Successful applicants will be required to obtain UK MOD security clearance prior to appointment.

Vacancy Summary

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Salisbury, Swindon, Wiltshire, Chippenham, Trowbridge
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: TBD
Salary: £25k – £35k

paRef No: 144967-J42061A00061_786025

For more information and to apply for this vacancy visit: Flight Test Engineer

Product Assurance (PA) Inspection & Test Engineer

We are searching for a Product support / Quality Engineer to work at our Clients Aerospace site in Farnborough, Hampshire.


The Electric Propulsion (EP) team need a Product Assurance (PA) Engineer to provide day to day support of ongoing and future development and flight hardware manufacture and test programmes. The successful applicant will need practical experience of a PA engineering role in a space technology environment ideally including technology development and the provision of spaceflight hardware or ground support equipment. They will also need to demonstrate a clear understanding of, and a practical working knowledge of, ESA processes and standards.

The successful applicant will work closely with the EP team on a day to day basis and be based in the EP laboratory complex, reporting to the Space Department PA Manager.

Responsibilities Include:

  • EP Team PA Inspection and Test Engineer: Supporting the production of Electric Propulsion systems using T5 and T6 thruster technologies.
  • BepiColombo PA Inspection and Test Engineer: Inspection/Testing of the T6 engine with contractors’ equipment in the clients and third party test facilities
  • The co-ordination and monitoring of quality control activities relating to space parts, to ensure that products comply with defined standards and that customer product specifications are met.
  • To ensure quality activities are operated in compliance with the procedures contained in the Quality Manual and to ensure their effectiveness.
  • To ensure that the inspection methods and practices implemented are effective.
  • To ensure the inspection status of material, parts and assemblies is maintained.
  • To provide regular analytical feedback of information on internal and external non-conforming products to the appropriate department(s) and to ensure that corrective/preventive action is timely and effective
  • To review and authorise release documentation.
  • To interface with CM, and review and authorise release of items under configuration control.
  • To participate in Manufacturing/Design and Project Reviews as appropriate. Familiarity with BOM / BSL’s etc.

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required

  • Experience of International Aerospace/Space Quality Standards (AS 9100 or ECSS etc)
  • Knowledge of Quality Control techniques
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and qualification requirements
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Ability to communicate at all levels


  • Undertake and understand expert output in the domain of spacecraft Electric Propulsion
  • Perform inspections and tests in the clients and third-party test facilities.
  • Operate and ensure general compliance with ESA-ECSS approved product and quality assurance systems.

Key accountabilities

  • PA Inspection and test support on specific EP test programmes.

Behavioural requirements

  • Problem solving / Innovative
  • Teamwork
  • Effective communicator
  • Adaptable / Flexible / Responsive
  • Tenacious

Essential qualifications

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in engineering or technical sciences is required, together with experience in Product Assurance and Quality Assurance, preferably in the space industry.
  • You will need the ability to work with minimum supervision, able to work in a multinational environment, work closely in teams and have good written and oral presentations skills.

Desirable qualifications

  • Knowledge of ESA ECSS processes and procedures and/or ISO-9001.
  • Some experience of implementing Product Assurance requirements within a quality system certified to ISO 9001 would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Configuration Management.


Matchtech Group Plc is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Vacancy Summary

Job Type:    Permanent
Location:    Farnborough
Start Date:    ASAP
Duration:    TBD
Salary:    £25k – £30k pa
Ref No:    17906-194474SPR_716313
Date Advertised:    07 May 2009

Product Assurance (PA) Inspection & Test Engineer