Engine Build & Test Technician

Location South London
Discipline: Automotive , Motorsport
Job type: SEED - Permanent
Contact name: Geoff Fairgrieve

Contact email: geoff.fairgrieve@techconnectgroup.co.uk
Job ref: LR263BTT
Published: 28 days ago

We are currently seeking an Engine Build and Test Engineer to work for a cutting-edge clean technology company in South London.

You will be part of the build and test team who are responsible for development and validation of the company’s technology using in-house engine and system test facilities.

You will be required to support a wide range of product development activities including assembly of prototype sub systems and hardware; conducting engine and system tests in line with defined test procedures; maintenance of test facilities; troubleshooting; and test data management.


·        Supporting the build of prototype units

·        Supporting and servicing of our field vehicles

·        Support the development, build and maintenance and housekeeping of in-house engineering test facilities.

·        Support test scheduling

·        Failure analysis and concern reporting and resolving (test bed and rig related / instrumentation / wiring issues)

·        Support system and test cell calibration

·        Run engine dynamometer and system tests as described by in-house defined test procedures

·        Support the product verification test programme

·        Assist in the physical build development and prototype units.

·        Maintain engine/system build sheets and database

·        Trouble shooting faults in test facilities, field trial units and prototype products.

·        Work with colleagues who utilise advanced engineering software, analyse the performance of the TRU in both laboratory and field trial environments.

·        Source components for test cell maintenance and upgrades

·        Instrumentation hardware and wiring changes (12V/24V)

·        Occasional travel within the UK and overseas to support trails and pilots


Jobholder Profile

The ideal applicant will:

·        Be familiar with an assembly and test environment, preferably 2+ years’ experience with the assembly of different products including sub systems and engines, dynamometers and test beds in a build or assembly / Test Technician role, or similar.

·        Have experience conducting engine and/or mechanical system tests in line with test plans

·        Use their experience of test systems to review proposed test plans for suitability/feasibility

·        Take a thorough approach to capturing and recording all information associated with an experiment

·        Be confident gathering and screening test data to check integrity and conformity to test plan

·        Confident hands-on skills (e.g., mechanical system assembly, maintenance, and repair)

·        Have strong troubleshooting skills (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, data acquisition, IT)

·        Be familiar with test related health and safety documentation/risk assessments

·        Hardware assembly (e.g., engines, powertrains, or other mechanical systems)

·        Experience of instrumentation and data acquisition systems, including calibration processes and documentation

·        Competent in use of Microsoft Office Suite

·        Quality control processes

·        Part inspection / measurement


Experience in the following areas is an advantage but not mandatory


·        Reciprocating piston engines

·        Welding, brazing, fabrication

·        Pipework

·        Sub - assemblies

·        Pipe work bending and installation.

·        Cryogenic systems

·        Refrigeration or Air Conditioning systems

·        Electrical experience (12/24V and/or 240V/415V)