Principal Test Engineer

Advanced Resource Managers Limited
Southampton, UK
24 Jul 2019
23 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A market leading Defence & Aerospace prime are now seeking a Principal Test Engineer to join their growing team in Southampton. This is a permanent opportunity with a competitive salary per annum + fantastic company benefits. Due to the nature of the work, all applicants must be able and willing to obtain SC clearance.

If successful you would become responsible the design, development and through-life support of electro-optical test equipment and test processes for the company's range of Infrared detectors, from initial product development through to volume production.

Interpretation of product test requirements in order to:
  • Define a test strategy and plan
  • Define a test system
  • Generate work packages and estimate the cost to deliver said plan across multiple functions
  • Generation, co-ordination and execution of work packages, from bid through to project completion, to cost, quality and time, with appropriate level of procedural governance
  • Build, commissioning and verification of new test solutions
  • Development testing of product with an understanding of environmental stress screening and production lifespan
  • Preparation of technical documentation including user instructions

Skills Required
  • Degree in Electronics Engineering/Physics (or equivalent)
  • Experience of one or more of the following areas: Electrical test, Semiconductor physics, Electro-optics, Cryogenics and Vacuum technology, Environmental testing.
  • Ability to assimilate and apply technical information to design tasks and to problem solving
  • Practical 'hands on' laboratory test, diagnostic and measurement experience, including electro-optical instrumentation
  • Demonstrate evidence of good organisation, planning and execution of work
  • Ability to work closely in a team with other engineering and science disciplines

Desirable Skills
  • Test Software Experience, C++, LabVIEW or similar
  • Experience of soldering surface mount components
  • Experience of mechanical design
  • Experience of using industry standard ECAD tools
  • Experience of test solutions in the Analogue and Digital domain
  • Understanding of how the operating environment influences the design

Should you be interested in applying or hearing more about this position please submit your application to Daniel Smith on 02392458040 or email your latest CV to

This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions.
Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

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