Digital Test Engineer

Introduction

My client located in Northamptonshire is a very well established electronics engineering company specializing in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and support of specialized encrypted digital video transmission systems.
This includes Microwave Video Downlinks, RF Inhibitors, Jammers and Analogue Video Links for the Police, Government and Military.
Due to continued expansion my client is now looking for a Digital Test Engineer to join their existing successful team.
The Digital Test Engineer will be responsible for the test and repair of microwave systems down to component levels.

Main Responsibilities

  • To ensure that the testing and repair of equipment is carried out effectively.
  • Build microwave systems from modules and component parts.
  • Make noise figure measurements and be able to set up and tune microwave receivers and amplifier chains.
  • Ability to analyze problems and evaluate potential solutions.
  • Adhere to relevant test regulations to ensure the equipment is safe to use.
  • Fault find right down to component level and repair the necessary components to ensure that it is more effective.
  • You will be required to test a number of systems including standard definition, high definition and analogue video systems.
  • You will be required to do all final tests before the dispatch of end products.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a high-pressure environment with the minimum amount of supervision.
  • This is a very hand on role so you will be required to undertake practical work whilst assisting other members of the Digital Video Test Department as and when required.

Applicant Requirements

  • Minimum HNC / HND Electrical / Electronic Engineering or a similar subject.
  • Working knowledge of Coded Orthogonal Frequency Domain Multiplexing (C.O.F.D.M).
  • Amateur Radio License Holder desirable.
  • Experience within a similar RF or Amplifier role.
  • Strong background within test and measurement system operation.
  • Excellent Communication skills.

Vacancy Contact Details

For more information and to apply for this position, please send your CV with a covering email to explain why you feel you should be considered for this post.

Intech Recruitment Limited
(T) 0870 909 3388
(T) 01525 860 146
(F) 0870 909 3377
Contact Name: James Coull

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary £28,000 – £35,000 pa + benefits

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
Redhill
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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

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,
Slough,
Berkshire,
SL1 4DX

01753 708 567 (T)
0870 460 2664 (F)
Contact Name: Adam Dennis
Email: info@lanborne.com

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

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

Test Analyst / Engineer x3 – Basingstoke Hampshire

Our Client, a Global IT Service Provider, seeks a Build & Test Engineer with a strong Microsoft background to help the Test Manager define and detail the testing strategy. The Test team are responsible for testing the deliverables from integration prior to their release into a highly clamped environment. Test Plans, Definitions and Statements are created for all pieces of work. For larger projects, working closely with the Designer and Integrator is required to ensure requirements are fully understood, are met, and are fully tested.

You will need to be highly motivated with the ability to work as an individual, but also as part of a team. You will also have excellent communication skills, and good customer facing skills are required as some elements of the testing will be witnessed by the customer. You must have strong testing background with good experience of test processes and methodologies.

Any knowledge or exposure to Military Communications or Digital Media Handling would be desirable.

Vacancy Contact Details

Sping Group
Hazlitt House
4 Bouverie Street
London
EC4Y 8AX
United Kingdom

T: + 44 (0) 20 7300 9000
F: + 44 (0) 20 7300 9090
E: technology@spring.com

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Basingstoke, Hampshire
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £25,000 – £40,000 + bonus

Test & Commissioning Operations Manager – Glasgow

With naval heritage going back over 150 years, our client is a shipbuilding and support company that brings together two major defence engineering groups in a joint venture to establish the UK’s leading provider of surface warships and through-life support.
Their customers include the MOD and major overseas customers and they are a leader in the global export market for warships and innovative naval surface ship support.
With operations in Glasgow, Portsmouth and Filton near Bristol, they employ over 7,000 people and provide a total design, integration, build, and support capability encompassing the whole spectrum of military vessels from Aircraft Carriers through to Rigid Inflatable Boats.

Job purpose

The Type 45 Destroyer Test & Commissioning have a vacancy for an Operations/Governance Manager. The prime purpose of this role is to;

  • Be the responsible manager, for day to day & long term Operational/Governance management of the department assisting the Senior Commissioning Manager to deliver the Six Ship Contract and support the T & C Commissioning Managers.
  • To be the responsible manager within the T45 Test & Commissioning Department, for day to day & long term Operational Management of the department, assisting the Senior Commissioning Manager to deliver the Six Ship Contract and support the T & C managers.

Key responsibility areas

  • "Provide the day to day management and long term planning of the T45 T & C Department.
  • "Monitor progress on Ship specific Level 3 Commissioning Programmes, assist in the compilation business data and metrics for monthly project meetings.
  • "Identify and develop efficiency improving process and practices within the T45 T&C department.
  • "Ensure commissioning activities are conducted at a high marine, safety, environmental and quality standard in accordance with company requirements.
  • "Establishing and developing T45 Commissioning control logs for Lessons Learnt and Risk
  • "Ensure risk assessments are raised for T & C evolutions and conduct reviews of Process Instructions relevant to T45 T & C.
  • "Oversee and manage the Platform Test Group Meetings to ensure acceptance requirements are achieved for AOC in each ship in the class.
  • "Establish and ensure sound working relationships with internal & external stakeholders.
  • "Assist where necessary with Sea Trial Preparations Planning.
  • "Monitor T45 T & C activities ensuring health and safety issues are addressed and anticipated.
  • "Take the lead role in the management of sub contractors on site for platform system setting to work.
  • "Ensuring successful liaison between individual ship staffs and T45 T & C.

Additional information

  • "Excellent man management skills and extensive leadership in a multi disciplined engineering environment.
  • "Strong commitment and self motivation.
  • "Knowledge and experience of engineering practices and commissioning strategies.
  • "Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to communicate verbally and in writing at senior level within T45 and senior customer representatives.
  • "Works constructively both within a team and across the whole project to ensure that business and project milestones are met.
  • "Must have a strong personal commitment to SHE.
  • "Ability to conduct forward planning of resources, materials and key events in a fast moving project environment to ensure departmental deliverables are successfully achieved

Vacancy Contact Details

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for this role please apply now or send your CV to jenna.beard@serl.co.uk -Jenna Beard Defence Recruitment Consultant

Please note all candidates will need to be able to obtain Security Clearance to be considered for this vacancy. Therefore you will need to have been a permanent UK resident for the last 5 years to be eligible for this role.

By sending us your CV, you are explicitly consenting to our processing of your personal data on a computer database and/or in manual files for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment.

This processing will be carried out in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

In compliance with the regulations in place under the Employment Agencies Act, proof of identification will be required.

A current copy of a passport, driving license, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process.

Strategic Engineering Recruitment Ltd
Contact Name: Jenna Beard – jenna.beard@serl.co.uk
To apply online: Test & Commissioning Engineer – Glasgow

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Glasgow
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary £34,000 – £40,000 pa
Reference Number SERL/JB/808

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.

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 include

  • 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 Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Start Date ASAP
Duration TBD
Salary £25700 – £31700 pa + pens