Test Manager – Test Services

As Testing Services Manager you will be responsible for developing the IS Operations Testing Capability. You will lead teams of test professionals and will develop their capabilities.

This is also a strategic role as you will work with senior stakeholders to gain a full understanding of current and future business needs; you will provide strategic plans for the test team in order to ensure delivery and will manage related budgets.

You will plan and lead change initiatives and efficiency improvement activities within the testing services function. You will also formulate in depth formal assessments of capabilities in order to advise managers on testing service issues and to support decision making.

Ultimately you will lead the development of testing services policies and procedures, ensuring best practices are adopted and you will represent testing services at executive level where appropriate.

Ideally you will have strong people and function management and leadership skills, enjoy decision making responsibilities alongside stakeholder management.

You also need to have a strong career history in OAT, Stress Testing and managing of a test environment using various technology platforms

Vacancy Contact Details

Hubble Recruitment Ltd
01565 757797 (T)
Contact Name: Christine

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Lancashire, Manchester
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary £45,000 – £55,000

Control Systems Test Engineer

We currently have an immediate requirement for a Control Systems Test Engineer to work for a leading international energy services company, based in Aberdeen.

My client is looking for a Experienced Controls Test Engineer willing to be based in Aberdeen running a Test Cell Facility. Typically my client is looking for Turbine Performance Engineers with Test Cell exposure. A Controls or Commissioning background is essential.

The Engineer will be based at my client’s Aberdeen base for the majority of the role, however some site and offshore work will be required.

Key responsibilities

Key responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • To improve test reliability and strive for first time pass.
  • Provision of technical and fault-finding support on gas turbine control systems to internal and external customers during testing function.
  • Provision of operational technical support for internal customers.
  • Responsible for the continuous improvement of processes and systems – review of lessons learned; formal close out with internal customers.
  • Effective communication, both internally and externally.
  • Observe and enforce Company rules and regulations and comply with Company safety, quality and management systems.
  • Liaison with Production Support to ensure all customer documentation is up to date.
  • Responsible for the timely extraction of Test Support Data, including vibration, and supply to Production Support.
  • Responsible for Controls issues on turbine packages.
  • Project management for annual maintenance including liaison with sub-contractors and maintenance budget control.


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/knowledge:

  • Product knowledge of gas turbines and gas turbine control systems past and present essential.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret technical drawings.
  • Ability to plan job effectively preferably including cost management.
  • Experience of OEM control systems including RP2, Allen Bradley PLC5/40 and CL5000, Siemens S7 preferred. Also detailed knowledge of turbine systems.
  • Experience and working knowledge of Rolls Royce Entronics Control System.
  • Able to lead and co-ordinate a multi-disciplined matrix managed team.
  • NVQ/SVQ/NC (or equivalent) – Time Served or equivalent.

Desirable Skills

  • Good communication skills.
  • Fault finding and diagnosis skills essential.
  • Must be able to interpret technical requests from internal or external customers.
  • Reporting writing skills essential.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, technical programmes).
  • Detailed knowledge of P&IDs, Control Schematics and Gas Turbine Systems working essential.
  • Experience of Six Sigma and/or Lean manufacturing processes preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of safe working systems including Permit to Work, Risk Assessments, Method Statements etc.

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

Vacancy Contact Details

Matchtech Group Plc 
01489 898989 (T)
01489 898290 (F)
Contact Name: Jason Waterman
View Details Online: Control Systems Test Engineer

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Aberdeen
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £35,000 – £45,000 pa
Reference Number Job ID 195900

Field Test Engineer (Power Generation)

The Company:

Over the last 15 years this outstanding organisation has built an exceptional portfolio of loyal customers to become one of the largest and still expanding businesses within the current UK marketplace. They provide this unbeatable service to blue chip power generation companies across Europe. Due to their predicted growth for 2009 they are looking for an additional 2 engineers to join the team. With a forward thinking and diverse managerial team pushing the business forward, this is truly an exceptional company to join and work for.

The Role of a Test Engineer:

You will travel around the UK in a team of up to 4 engineers to the customer’s premises. You will be required to analyse and test (in great detail) the full range of equipment on site including large gas turbines, compressors and fluid flow combustion systems for example. Along with this, you may also need to strip down and rebuild these machines on site when complicated faults have occurred.

Key Skills

  • For this role you will need a recognised Engineering qualification.
  • Experience on related machinery, such as turbines or compressors would be advantageous.
  • You will need to have good communication skills, a good work ethic and the ability to learn and pick up the training provided.

Vacancy Contact Details

For further details contact Leom Andrews on;
Tel: 020-8736-0999
Fax: 020-8736-0998
Email: cv@pioneer-selection.co.uk

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Kent, Essex, London, Surrey, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, South East England
Start Date ASAP
Duration Full Time
Salary £35,000 Basic + Benefits

Excellent Basic Salary + Overtime + Pension Scheme + Medical Insurance + Pool Car + Holidays + Exceptional training program

Engineering Maintenance Manager

Vacancy Details

Reporting into the Manufacturing Director, the role of Engineering Maintenance Manager involves implementing world class preventative maintenance best practice to bring about improvements in downtime, yield, plant availability and waste reduction. You will be responsible for managing a team of 15 maintenance engineers with a key focus to improve plant efficiency and project managing site installations. You will have commercial control of a £3 million capital expenditure budget.


You will be a degree / HND educated or time served electrically biased Maintenance Manager / Team Leader / Supervisor with a heavy plant manufacturing background. You must have been exposed to project managing site installations within a manufacturing environment. You will have strong budget control experience along with good lean manufacturing awareness. Exposure to utilising Frontline Maintenance Management system would be an advantage

The Company

Our client is a world leading manufacturer of products to the heavy industry sector.

Vacancy Contact

As part of an Engineering Consultancy alliance, Kensington Consulting is a leading executive recruitment company specialising in engineering and manufacturing disciplines across all industrial sectors.

T: 01257 268440
F: 01257 231969
Contact: Mathew Ackers
Apply Online: Engineering Maintenance Manager

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Oldham, Blackburn, Burnley, Rochdale, Halifax, Huddersfield, Manchester
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary c. £40,000
Reference Number VAC-10554

Test Engineer | Contract

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Produce Product and System level test plans from customer requirement and project team inputs.
  • Identify test equipment requirements for all Product/System test plans, and ensure it is available.
  • Carry out internal validation of products against Product and System level test plans, ensuring a full validation report and audit trail is available.
  • Prepare Products for external certification, identifying any additional information/scripts/equipment that may be required for the external certification.
  • Carry out Certification runs on products where the certification body allows these to be carried out externally.
  • Provide consultation with other parts of the EMEA validation team on test plans/processes where EMEA teams have been sub-contracted by national and international customers. This includes review of customer test plans.
  • Ensure all test plans and associated documents are kept up to date, modified, released according to Company procedures, with associated audit trail.
  • Ensure that all issues are logged via Test Result sheets and/or Bug/AVP database.
  • Participate in all Software Release Reviews.
  • Keep up to date with the latest evolutions of APACS and EMV specifications, and advise on potential deficiencies where appropriate.

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Technical and IT abilities.
  • Computer literate, with competent PC skills.
  • Able to work as part of the team and use own initiative.
  • Possess good communication skills (written and oral).
  • Logical thinker, which will assist in following test plans.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a tester role is required.
  • Knowledge of payment terminals/card payments industry would be preferable.


Vacancy Contact Details

Role is being advertised by Adecco
For more information and to apply, use this link: Test Engineer

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Contract / Temp
Location Ferndown
Start Date ASAP
Duration 3 Months
Salary £14.00 – £18.00 / hour

Test Engineer | Process Control Systems

Due to a period of sustained growth, my client, a world leading supplier of process control systems into a variety of industry sectors is currently looking for Test Engineers to carry out system testing on substation automation systems. Reporting into the Test Engineering Team Leader with regular interfacing with the system engineer and project managers.

Vacancy Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • Carry out point to point wiring checks and Applied Voltage Withstand Tests
  • Download Configurations to Intelligent Electronic Devices
  • Set up Test Equipment and wiring
  • Perform systems testing as prescribed in the test plan
  • Support system Engineers with performing customer witness tests
  • Disassemble test wiring and equipment
  • Complete Test Documentation

Other duties can include:

  • Modification of cubicle wiring
  • Supporting system engineers in the design process
  • Support Commissioning Engineers on site

Candidate Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of an HNC/HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Able to read and understand wiring and schematic diagrams
  • Ability to understand configuration of protection IED’s and relays.
  • Must have demonstrable experience with protection systems and have good knowledge of secondary injections and electrical test safety regulations.
  • The candidate must also be self motivated, dedicated and have the ambition to have a long and dedicated career within the industry.

Vacancy Contact Details

If you feel that you have the necessary skills and experience, then please forward your CV with salary expectations to cgartside@fircroft.co.uk or call 01925 255 477 for more information.

P: +44 1925 255 477
E: cgartside@fircroft.co.uk

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Stone, Staffordshire
Start Date ASAP
Duration Full Time
Salary £30,000 – £35,000 + Benefits

Commissioning Engineer (French Speaking / PLCs / Electrical)

European Commissioning Engineer (French Speaking / PLCs / Electrical / Mechanical)
30,000 euros + car, pension, flights and accommodation, holidays, laptop and phone
Location – France

Vacancy Description

The client is a leading supplier of specialised electro-mechanical systems that are used throughout the UK and Europe. This well respected organisation has been supplying this marketplace for decades, establishing and nurturing long term relationships with a customer base at the forefront of technology.

Following expansion, they seek to recruit a customer focused and highly motivated Electrical / Mechanical Commissioning Engineer, responsible for developing customer relationships and commissioning high value capital equipment in France. The role will involve extensive travel throughout France and some staying away from home – typically this will be up to 2 weeks at a time. You will carry out the commissioning, final testing and validation of these sophisticated PLC-controlled systems and provide full customer training and user documentation.

Vacancy Requirements

  • To apply you should be fluent in French and English and must be prepared to relocate to France.
  • You should have a strong background in the servicing and commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment.
  • You should be multi-skilled with an electrical-bias.
  • You may be qualified with a City & Guilds / HNC / HND in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Mechatronics
  • PC literate.
  • You should have experience of fault-finding, repairing and commissioning a wide range of industrial capital equipment including single & 3 phase electrics, PLCs (Mitsubishi), pneumatics, hydraulics, combustion heaters, motors, gears and general mechanics.

You may currently work in a service or commissioning role, working on a range of high value electro-mechanical capital equipment, or you may be currently working in a maintenance engineer role in a factory or workshop environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a company that values its employees and rewards innovation. As an experienced engineer with the ambition to succeed in a dynamic environment, you will be given full product training and constant support from senior management. This is an ideal opportunity to further develop your engineering career within an innovative organisation.

A starting salary of up to 30,000 euros is accompanied by a package which includes company car, bonus, pensions, flights and accommodation, holidays, laptop and phone.

Interviews will be held in June 2009. To apply, in the first instance please forward your CV to the contact below:

Vacancy Contact Details

TRS Consulting (UK) Ltd
0208 438 6315 (T)
0208 438 6300 (F)
Tom Coombe – tom.coombe@trsconsulting.co.uk

This vacancy is being advertised by TRS Consulting (UK) Limited. The services advertised by TRS Consulting (UK) Limited are those of an employment agency and / or an employment business.

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location UK, Wales, Scotland, South East England, South West England, East Midlands, West Midlands, North West England, North East England, London, Hertfordshire, Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, France
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary E30,000 + Car + Benefits

Applications UAT Test Manager/Co-ordinator

Large Energy Corporation looking for a Applications UAT Test Manager/Co-ordinator to work in London.

To Manage all aspects of application User Acceptance Testing for a Windows XP migration project.

  • UAT Script Creation and QA and reporting
  • Identify, Organize and schedule UAT Resource(s)
  • Organize facilities for UAT activities
  • Schedule UAT slots aligned with the Application Packaging work stream

Technical Skills Required

  • Experience of UAT testing
  • Experience of writing test scripts and reports
  • Knowledge of defect logging and tracking
  • General understanding of client computing as implemented in large scale distributed environments
  • Familiarity with applications including shrink-wrapped and client/server


  • Previous project experience of a desktop refresh exercise in a large scale distributed environment
  • Business Skills Required
  • Excellent organizational, communications and people skills
  • Experience in multi-site resource scheduling and co-ordination
  • Work to tight timescales
  • Perceptive of business priorities
  • Experience of creating concise and structured reports


  • Previous experience of application rationalisation highly desirable
  • Experience of a large scale utilities environment
  • To manage all aspect of User Acceptance Testing with respect to (Development and Network Applications.
  1. Act as the co-ordination point with the Business for application UAT
  2. Creation, QA and sign-off of application specific UAT Scripts and templates
  3. Creation and maintenance of UAT processes to ensure all work is consistent and approved
  4. Co-ordinate and organize the facilities for UAT activities,
  5. Organise and schedule UAT Resource(s) to do UAT work to meet project timescales

Capita Resourcing Ltd
01628 408100 (T)
01628 408101 (F)

Job Type Contract / Temp
Location London
Start Date ASAP
Duration 3 months
Salary £300 – £350 /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