Structural Test Engineer - Stevenage

Ref: 702 Date Posted: Wednesday 16 Sep 2020
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Structural Test Engineer
Location:            Stevenage
Salary:                £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits (Overtime, Bonus, Pension & more)
Working within a world leading, technical engineering organisation, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Structural Test Engineer to join an experienced team within the Environmental Engineering and Facilities (EE&F) department, working in our test laboratory at Stevenage.  You will be working with a range of test facilities to support high technology product development, formal qualification and failure investigations, whilst also being involved in the development of new techniques to improve effectiveness and reliability. There will be opportunities to use your problem solving and innovative skills, with an ability to shape future improvement of products within a world leading company in the Defence Sector.
Structural Test Engineer role responsibilities
  • Provide expertise in defining structural and fatigue test activities in support of product development.
  • Accountable for delivery of all structural and fatigue testing aspects of assigned projects.
  • Plan, manage and deliver assigned project tasks or work packages to the required quality, timescale and budget.
  • Ensure effective communication regarding structural and fatigue aspects with stakeholders.
  • Maintain awareness of relevant quality standards and compile accurate and up to date records of test activities.
  • Evaluate technical issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions, including process improvements.
  • Conduct a full range of technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation / selection of technical options, and prepare reports (with recommendations) to support the resolution of problems and improvement of engineering capability.
  • Technical review of structural test documentation, including reports.
  • Provide technical support to customer discussions during bid phase where necessary to ensure capture of structural and fatigue aspects.
  • To interpret the Design Verification Plan (DVP) with respect to structural requirements, proving guidelines, conformance documentation and test techniques. 
  • Provide support and guidance (Knowledge Transfer) to less experienced engineers to contribute to their development.
Structural Test Engineer skills and qualifications required:
  • Ideally HNC/HND qualified or equivalent 
  • Practical person with proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of structural testing, including derivation of test configurations, application of loads, actuator / tensile test machine control systems and data acquisition systems.
  • Good working knowledge of instrumentation types
  • Relevant experience of defence standards
  • Practical knowledge of positioning and soldering Strain Gauges.
  • A less experienced candidate who is able and willing to learn on the job would be considered, starting at a lower level with the opportunity for progression as skills and experience develop.
This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a challenging and rewarding position within a world class testing environment where you will have the opportunity to influence and impact the successful delivery of products, central to business success.
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