Systems Test Engineer

  • Job Reference: N6030-679A
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2019
  • Recruiter: Gregory Martin
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Development Engineer / Systems Test Engineer – Aerospace

Excellent career progression, competitive salary, bonus, flexi time, 12% pension,  flexible benefits, 5 weeks holiday, free parking

Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company due to expansion they have several contract Development / Systems Test Engineering roles


Our client requires several Development Engineers to test Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) equipment (wing/centreline externally mounted refuelling pods, internal fuselage mounted refuelling units) and Auxiliary Mission Equipment (air-to-air refuelling probes, weapons carriage and release systems) for a wide range of customers. These systems require many leading-edge technologies to meet demanding performance and safety requirements; including: precision hydraulic and fuel systems, motor drive technologies, composite braking and actuation, avionic control systems incorporating complex electronic hardware, software and system control, monitoring and indication, aerodynamic metallic and composite structures. 


Main Duties - Development Engineer/ Systems Test Engineer:

The successful candidate will work as part of the engineering team carrying out testing at equipment and system levels capturing test evidence. The Development Systems Test Engineer will be expected to follow current departmental processes. The successful candidate will work as part of the engineering team at IPT level or at product level supporting test activities to demonstrate function and performance in environment.


Skills & Experience:

Qualifications and experience for Development Systems Test Engineers will ideally include:

Relevant degree or equivalent

Experience of requirements management tools (DOORS, CRADLE etc.)

Knowledge of environmental standards (RTCA DO160, MIL-STD-810 etc.)

Experience of performing environmental and functional testing

Experience of development engineering activities and understanding of product lifecycles.


Previous experience working within an Aerospace test environment with particular experience working with RTCA DO160 & MIL-STD-810 standards testing products.

Candidates must have Environmental Test experience within an Aerospace arena and be able to document Quality Test Plans and Quality Test Results.


Candidates should have created / run test procedures in at least 7 of the following test scenarios:

Temperature, Altitude, Temperature Variation, Humidity, Operational Shock & Crash safety, Vibration, Explosion proof, Water proof, Fluids susceptibility, Sand & Dust, Fungus Resistance, Salt & Fog, Icing, ESD & Fire / Flammability.

Candidates should have specific experience of “Controls and Indication”, which would include system control, monitoring and indication.

Candidates will be working with sensitive data and as such you should be willing to undergo BPSS (Baseline) & Disclosure Scotland Security Vetting before being able to commence the contract.


Development Engineer / Systems Test Engineer – Aerospace

Duration of Contract:  six months initially 

Salary:  Competitive

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset