Chief Test Engineer

Excellent opportunity for a Senior Test Manager to work on cutting edge project.

Vacancy Details

The role of the Chief Test Engineer will entail:

  • Leadership and management of system test activities
  • Primary Authority point of contact for test related matters
  • Responsible for meeting cost and schedule objectives
  • Management of Test Team Leads
  • Using 6 Sigma to foster a culture of process improvement

Skills Required

The following skills/experience will be required by the Chief Test Engineer:

  • Degree in Scientific or Engineering discipline
  • Significant experience of Integration, Verification and Validation on at least one major programme
  • Deep understanding of the Systems Engineering lifecycle
  • Experience of UK Government or MOD procurement practices

Vacancy Contact Details

CBS Butler Limited
01737 822000 (T)
01737 823031 (F)
Contact Name: Tim Young

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Middlesex
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £60,000 – £80,000 pa + benefits

Systems, Integration & Test Engineers

The company

The roots of this market leader UK story lie in the difficulties encountered by UKMoD EOD personnel addressing the terrorist threat dating back to the early 1970s.

From very simple beginnings, the vehicle, which was soon named “Wheelbarrow”, became more advanced as technology offered increased capability to the EOD operator. Wheelbarrow has now developed to Mark 8 Plus II, and is regarded by EOD specialists world-wide as the most capable and reliable unmanned vehicle available.

Today, Wheelbarrow is in service throughout the world in the most demanding of operating scenarios. The vehicle is unmatched for its combination of speed, dexterity, reach and payload capabilities. Obviously we provide equipment to a world where failure can be fatal. As the supplier of generic tele-operated systems to the EOD community we bring unique field experience and a realism in terms of manufacturing practicalities. We are an ISO9000:2000 Company.

Wheelbarrow is universally recognised as the benchmark when considering vehicles for Remote Improvised Explosive Device disposal. This market leaders vehicles are now also designed for other applications, in industrial, nuclear and security environments.

The Role

A world leading Integrated Robotic Systems Company is currently seeking a dynamic Systems Engineer to join their expanding Systems Engineering Department. The successful candidate will assist in developing and implementing structured engineering solutions and strategies to meet programme requirements across the whole development lifecycle in accordance with customer requirements, legislation, human factors and business needs. They will be responsible for the control of own work packages to meet agreed technical, quality, cost and schedule requirements.


  • Develop innovative engineering solutions to meet the requirements of the project to agreed schedule, quality and cost requirements across the whole development lifecycle within the context of the lifecycle management process.
  • Work with customers, other engineering disciplines and other internal departments across the whole development process and respond to their requests in a timely and professional manner.
  • Capture, define and manage requirements through a disciplined and rigorous approach to requirements management and ask challenging questions about the requirements and architecture of the system at each level of the hierarchy.
  • Management of system requirements in accordance with customer requirements, legislation, human factors and business needs and validation and verification that the system that has been produced as a result meets the original specification.
  • Disciplined and rigorous approach to requirements management using the DOORS capture tool.
  • Ability to write integration and verification plans, define detailed test procedures and demonstrate effective management of systems verification activities.
  • Generate, perform, approve and validate results of verification plans, test plans, analysis, test case design and other specific kinds of tests including, system tests, development tests, unit tests, component tests, integration tests, regression tests, stress tests, acceptance tests and qualification tests as appropriate.
  • To manage proving and/or acceptance trials on systems equipment.
  • To fault find and rectify problems found and to prepare test and design office reports.
  • Provide confidence that work products conform to all aspects of technical and quality requirements through robust configuration control, review and change management processes.
  • Understand and assist with customers’ systems engineering problems and provide them with acceptable solutions.
  • Ensure systems architectures are developed considering alternative concepts and trade analysis in order to determine preferred solution.
  • Understanding of the architecture of product design and ability to create a range of alternative interdisciplinary concepts, perform trade off analysis and determine preferred solution.
  • Experience of facilitating trade-offs between hardware and software and deriving discipline specific requirements.
  • Construct and implement embedded solutions including detailed design, technical reviews, and performance optimisation.
  • Define strategies in order to comprehensively review and exercise designs to detect defects and evaluate features in both development and manufacture.
  • Understand and implement the requirements for the certification of safety critical products in partnership with the appropriate development assurance level requirements and processes.
  • Understand safety critical applications and the management of associated risks, hazards and mitigations leading to the development of a system safety case.
  • Assist the Chief Engineer and Engineering Manager in the formulation of engineering strategy and continual process improvement, in support of the company business and strategic objectives.
  • Provide effective technical support, including customer liaison, to all departments at both company’s and customers’ premises as required.
  • Preparation of schemes and systems architecture design from Customer specifications or approved Research and Development tasks.
  • Liaison with all SMEs and disciplines with the Design Office in order to produce coherent and comprehensive design solutions and packages.
  • Preparation and maintenance of Interface Control Specifications.
  • Inform equipment suppliers by means of Design Specifications or correspondence of new equipment requirements.
  • Vacancy Contact Details

    Shorterm Limited
    Contact Name: Nick Stuart

    Vacancy Summary

    Job Type Permanent
    Location Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire, West Midlands
    Start Date ASAP
    Duration TBD
    Salary £34,000 – £35,000 pa

Test Engineer – Electronic Development

Our client researches, designs and develops secure communication systems, hardware and software. They are looking for people to be part of a multi-skilled project team delivering communication systems for use by Her Majesty’s Government at home and overseas.

Working within a modern electronic assembly and test facility, you will be responsible for:

  • Testing and fault-finding to component level on a wide arrange of complex communication and related electronic systems.
  • Continual review of existing test specifications to ensure they are fit for purpose and to identify changes to enhance test processes.
  • Development of test specifications for newly developed products, including the provision of test documentation.

Required Skills

Applicants should have the following skills and experience:

  • In-depth practical experience of electronic test and fault-finding gained from working in a high quality manufacturing environment
  • An ONC/HNC (or higher) or equivalent in Electronics Engineering

Desirable skills

  • A degree in Electronic Engineering
  • RF circuit testing
  • Inspection of electronic assemblies
  • The ability to develop test programmes using LabVIEW or Boundary Scan Technology
  • Microsoft Visio
  • An appreciation of JTAG technology

If you are looking for a position that is not your average job with excellent benefits including pension scheme, relocation packages (discretionary), above average holiday days, on site nursery, on site gym, and the security of a large organisation who encourage continued professional development please forward you CV* in the first instance

*Due to the sensitive nature of these roles, a vetting procedure leading to a high level of security clearance will apply. Therefore, applicants must be able to answer yes to all of the following questions:

  1. Are you a British citizen?
  2. Is one of your parents a British citizen?
  3. Have you primarily resided in the UK for the last 10 years?

Vacancy Contact Details

Reed Engineering – St Albans  
01727 731950 (T)
01727 731951 (F)
Contact Name: Samantha Cowell
View Details Online: Test Engineer – Electronic Development

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £25,700 – £31,700 pa +benefits
Reference Number 17912356

Chief Test Engineer | Integration | Verification | Validation

My client requires a Chief Test Engineer (Integration & Verification). The company is the UK-based subsidiary. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. The company employs 72,000 people worldwide.

Programme Information

My client has been awarded a £750 million Government programme to deliver an IT enabled, transformed Border security capability for the UK. This involves project/programme management on a very large scale for the design, development and implementation of state of the art secure systems and software.

Vacancy Description

The Chief Test Engineer will work within the IV&V (Integration Verification and Validation) team of the Solutions Design IPT. There will be significant customer exposure, through formal project meetings and working groups and so candidates must be comfortable with collaborative working to develop an overall solution.

The Chief Test Engineer reports to the IV&V IPT Lead, with responsibility for cost and schedule objectives, and leadership and management of all system test, including:

  • Leadership and management of system test activities, including the Service Provider Solution and the e-Borders enterprise, up to the point of transition from Test into Service.
  • Primary Authority point of contact for test-related matters and IV&V representative on the SRB.
  • Responsible for meeting cost and schedule objectives.
  • Contributing to establishing the strategies for accomplishing the Integration, Verification and Transition (IV&T) of each Release Project or Major Upgrade, including coordination with Product Development teams, the End-to-End Integration and Authority to Operate Testing Master Planner
  • Management of Test Team leads
  • Establishing strong relationships with the programmes customer, key stakeholders, Subcontractors, and Raytheon US counterparts.

Essential Skills

  • Degree in Scientific or Engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Significant experience of IV&V tasks on at least one major programme
  • Experience of leading, managing, and mentoring engineering teams


  • Second degree in relevant subject
  • Holder of current SC security clearance

Demonstrable Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven experience in IV&V design and solution implementation, with extensive experience as Systems or IV&V Engineer with full lifecycle coverage.
  • Recent and active engagement in system integration & testing particularly in software intensive systems.
  • Deep understanding of the Systems Engineering lifecycle, and demonstrable application of relevant methodologies and toolsets.
  • Proven and successful track record in delivery of IV&V programs for major database intensive system integration programmes.
  • Experience of UK Government or MOD procurement practices.

Vacancy Contact Details

CBS Butler Limited
01737 822000 (T)
01737 823031 (F)
Contact Name: Phil Johnson
View Details Online: Chief Test Engineer – Integration & Verification

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Uxbridge
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary £60,000 – £80,000 pa + benefits
Reference Number 1067437PJ

Digital Video Test Engineer | RF | Microwave

Urgent need! Experienced RF/Microwave Digital Video Test Engineer to work with growing UK IT Business.

My client is a business with a growing portfolio of clients that has presented the need for someone to join their small Digital Video Testing team.

This role will be involved in a multitude of test, build and repair responsibilities working with Microwave systems/receives and amplifier chains amongst other technologies.

You will currently be working in the RF/Microwave field with familiarity with measurement system operation, analogue video systems and COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency Domain Multiplexing). Ideally you will have an Amateur Radio License and have relevant educational/professional qualification or direct relevant experience.

You MUST be capable of MoD Security Clearance within 3 months ( Must be UK passport holder).
Based in Northamptonshire my client is offering a salary of between £20k and £30k with a good benefits package to boot.

Vacancy Contact Details

Lanborne Consulting
Regus House,
268 Bath Road,

01753 708 567 (T)
0870 460 2664 (F)
Contact Name: Adam Dennis

To apply for this role please contact Adam on 01753 727 110 (T)

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Northampton, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £20,000 – £30,000 pa + benefits

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

EMC Test Engineer / Electronics Testing Engineer

As an EMC Test Engineer, you will oversee the test and quality of these high end electronics systems. You will be carrying out EMC and environmental (thermal / shock / vibration) testing of rugged military electronics hardware. You will also liaise with the development team to ensure product quality.

Key skills and experience

  • Analogue and digital electronics hardware testing
  • Electronics EMC testing
  • Environmental (thermal / shock / vibration) testing
  • British passport holder (desired) / SC clearance (preferred)

Long established, independently owned defence industry player has recently experienced strong growth. With a reputation for delivering a high standard of quality and innovative working practices, they have now strengthened their hold on the market. On the back of a number of significant contract wins, they now have a number of requirements to strengthen their engineering team.

Training with good career prospects in the long term. 25 days holiday, pension, life assurance.

Vacancy Contact Details

ATA Selection Ltd
2 Cecil Court
49-55 London Road

Tel: 020 8366 8100
Fax: 0870 890 0419

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ATA Selection Ltd will only consider applications made by those applicants currently eligible to work and live in the UK.

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Farnham, Woking, Guildford, Aldershot, Farnborough, Surrey,
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £37,000 plus
Reference 510/5773/mkm

Security Test Engineer

A major supplier to the MOD is looking for a Security Test Engineer with proven experience in information security as a Systems or Security Engineer. Any experience of UK Government or MOD procurement practices would be beneficial.

As Security Test Engineer you will be in a team that is responsible for supporting design analysis and development of an integrated Test and Evaluation Plan. You will be educated to degree level in a Scientific or Engineering discipline and have experience of full lifecycle coverage. Ideally you will hold some kind of recognised information security certification – CHECK, CISSP.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Windows and Linux OS administration
  • Firewalls, Intrusion detection sensors.
  • Auditing tools, syslog, Windows event logs.
  • Network devices such as Juniper firewalls, Finjan, Cisco devices, Extreme.
  • Familiarity with ArcSight.
  • Reporting of security configuration checklists.

As well as having the above skills you will have a flexible approach to work and be willing to work long hours when required.

* Due to the nature of the work you must have or have the ability to get security cleared to SC or DV clearance *

Vacancy Contact Details

Security Test Engineer – London

Matchtech Group Plc (main site)
01489 898989 (T)
01489 898290 (F)
Rupert Ronca – 01489 882530 (T)

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

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location West London, London, Uxbridge
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £35,000 – £50,000 pa
Reference Number Job ID 196876

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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

Services Support / Installation Engineer

We require a Project Engineer with experience in customer service with in technical environment. The ideal candidate will have a background in the Telecommunications industry.


  • Prior customer-facing, technical product support experience
  • Familiarity with Linux / UNIX systems and operation
  • Must be able to travel both UK and overseas (sometimes at short notice)
  • Basic experience of C Programming language
  • Experience of MySQL databases and query language
  • Experience of customer-facing, technical product support
  • Experience of Linux / UNIX system admin and database administration
  • Linux / UNIX accreditation(s)
  • Experience creating and trouble shooting VPN’s in a Cisco environment


To deliver excellent technical and operational support and first class customer service with an exceptional degree of customer satisfaction.

This role is highly customer focused: The main drive at all times is to ensure that clients/analysis teams are being regularly contacted and that calls are resolved in a timely manner.

  • To manage all requests made by analysts and to ensure that requests are routed to the correct departments within my client.
  • To evaluate managed services’ concerns and report to management on system support issues.
  • Testing of Software and Hardware
  • To work to set company standards of support and customer service.
  • To ensure all Managed Service SLA targets are met.

Vacancy Contact Details

Profile of Kinetic Search & Selection

Kinetic Search & Selection recruits for a diverse range of permanent roles in the Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing industries, with key specialism’s placed on niche sectors, including; Aerospace & Automotive, Chemical & Pharmaceutical, Energy & Utilities, Electronics & Technology, Food & Drink, F.M.C.G, Heavy Industry, Logistics & Distribution and Specialist Engineering.

Kinetic Midlands Search & Selection
01332 381 987 (T)
01332 381977 (F)
Contact Name: Simon Dowdall –
Apply Online: Services Support / Installation Engineer

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Derby
Start Date ASAP
Duration Full Time / Permanent
Salary £35,000 – £38,000 pa + benefits
Reference 80590