Engine Development Engineer

i4 Recruitment
11 Jul 2019
08 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Engine Development Engineer
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Highly competitive salary on offer

As the Engine Development Engineer, you will research, develop, test and evaluate ideas for our client's new products and production systems. You will also improve the performance and efficiency of existing products.

The Role:

The successful applicant would be expected to demonstrate competence in the following areas:

Engine Building

Basic knowledge of fundamentals (Wankel experience not essential)
Appreciation of cleanliness and "5S"
Openness to new technologies and methodologies

Engine Testing

Experience of running engines on a Dyno
Meticulous attention to detail
Sensitivity to abnormalities (audible/visual)
Understanding of basic test objectives
Apply instrumentation according to test objectives
Detailed recording

Test Reporting

Accurate written reporting supported by pictorial and illustrated evidence
Correlate test data and review with respect to objectives
Ability to make fact-based recommendations
Coherent communications with management and other key departments


Ensure compliance with all Company policies and procedures
Project a positive image of oneself and the Company to others

Experience & Qualifications Summary:

The ideal candidate will currently be building engines, installing in test cells and running the engines collecting relevant data. Responsibilities would also include instrumenting the engine and setting up the test cell prior to running a test.

Good R&D / motorsport/aerospace powertrain background
Understanding of engine and engineering basics
Dyno/Test cell experience
Experience of ECU mapping/calibration
Experience building engines and ancillaries
Degree, OND, ONC, C&G or equivalents advantageous
Engine electrical knowledge (sensory wiring and data comms)
PC competence including use of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Valid Passport & Driving licence

The Person:

Self-motivated with an ability to see what needs doing and do it right. Whilst you may have to work alone, you should also be able to communicate with and participate in small group environments. Attention to detail is essential whilst being able to plan ahead and keep sight of the bigger picture. You must be good at problem solving with an ability to work to fixed deadlines