Validation Engineer - Diesel Engines - Peterborough

Seismic Group
11 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a major manufacturer based in Peterborough with a globally recognised brand, has just made available an initial 12 month contract opportunity for a Validation Engineer to join their Mechanical Systems team.

The Validation Engineer will be accountable for all aspects of demonstrating the reliability & durability of new engines and engine systems. They will plan and deliver the validation of new and updated diesel engines for industrial applications, and non-road mobile machinery.

The role involves:

* Identification of risks to product reliability and durability using FMEA, and analysis of in-field usage data.
* Definition of engine build, test and instrumentation requirements.
* Planning and delivery of product validation tests through both our onsite test facility and in-field testing.
* Analysis of engine test data to verify test conditions, reporting on product performance and reliability.
* Root Cause Analysis of failures.

The role is within our client's Peterborough Engineering & Technology Centre where you will work alongside a range of system and component specialists, with support and collaboration from engineers across our client's facilities.

Key Responsibilities of the Validation Engineer

* Support design & development engineers in the completion of FMEA based risk analysis, identifying Failure Modes and Validation Controls.
* Collate the output of system and component FMEA's to identify requirements for rig test, simulation, engine test, and in field validation needs.
* Proactively address potential Failure Modes through design. Working with Simulation & Test engineers to determine product capability.
* Develop detailed test and instrumentation requirements
* Liaising with planning, logistics, build and test engineers, identify and manage issues that could affect the delivery of engine test plans to time and quality targets.
* Analyse engine test data to identify reliability & durability issues, verify the validity of test conditions, and investigate the root cause of failures.
* Work with component teams, test engineers, and the project leads, to drive decision making from engine data reviews and end of test inspections.
* Liaise with application leads & customers to plan in field validation opportunities

The work involves working in a fast moving development environment with the ability to analyse technical issues and make sound technical recommendations based on this analysis.

Qualifications and Experience required for the Validation Engineer role


* Delivery of projects within a product development environment
* Understanding of diesel engines
* Experience of validating systems & components
* Use of Design FMEAs to manage product risks and plan validation requirements
* Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
* Good communication skills, written & verbal


* Facilitation and creation of FMEAs
* Use of data acquisition and analysis tools such as National Instruments DIAdem
* Industrial diesel engine applications, construction machinery or generating sets
* Analysis of engine data and use of diagnostics tools
* Root Cause Analysis and issue investigation techniques
* Relevant Engineering degree or equivalent experience

To apply, please send us a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Candidates must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted immediately

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