Propulsion Test Facilities Engineer


As a Propulsion Test Facilities Engineer, you will be part of the Project Support & Facilities team who cover EV powertrain, hybrid, battery and combustion engine testing projects and you will ensure that customer projects are set-up and supported quickly and smoothly at both Milton Keynes sites.


Intertek’s Transportation Technologies laboratory network employs over 1000 staff in 28 labs in USA, Europe, and East Asia, with a diverse portfolio of ATIC services for Automotive, Aerospace, Marine & Rail customers, which includes everything from automobiles, trucks and commercial vehicles, to aircraft, military vehicles, trains, marine vessels, motorcycles, lawn equipment, and more.


As a Propulsion Test Facilities Engineer, you will be self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges as well as being comfortable owning, adapting, and delivering plans against fast changing requirements and tight timescales.

Required skills and experience

  • Development, configuration, modification and debugging of test cell control & data acquisition software (e.g N.I Labview, Veristand, SierraCP Cadet, AVL Puma, FEV Morphee etc.)

  • Strong technical understanding and hands on experience of test cells/facilities/chambers, measuring equipment, instrumentation and test rigs.System communications experience – CAN, Flexray, LIN, Modbus, RS232/485 and other communication protocols.

  • Knowledge, use and integration of instrumentation such as power analysers, oscilloscopes, fuel measurement, emissions/particulate measurements systems etc.

  • Capable of extracting key actions/issues and determining required action

The following would be beneficial although not essential:

  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience in software development in any HLL language (e.g Python, Visual Basic, MATLAB, C# etc)

  • Knowledge of ABB and Unico inverter drive control

  • ICE & EV powertrain, battery simulators and hybrid systems

  • Dynamometers, Exhaust & Ventilation systems

  • Chillers & plant


This role became available due to significant growth and expansion onto a second UK site. The facility has benefitted from major recent investments delivering some of the highest specification test cells available in Europe today, it consists of 32 self-contained test cells specified to support a wide variety of fired engine, transmission, full powertrain and high voltage hybrid and Electric Vehicle (EV) systems testing.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with Test/Project Engineers to derive and deliver technical requirements for customer projects

  • Technical ownership of test cell and equipment configuration for each project: Instrumentation, Calibration, Equipment set-up, H&S sign off, Project specific risk assessments, Fault finding and Rectification

  • Standardisation of test set-up equipment, configuration, and procedures

  • Commissioning of new equipment

  • Responsibility for mobile test equipment procurement, maintenance, calibration, and configuration

  • Contribute to department KPI data as agreed with Project Support & Facilities Manager to drive a step-change in project set-up times

  • Manage external suppliers of critical equipment and services to ensure efficient equipment operation

  • Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities

Based in Milton Keynes.

Permanent. Full time. 37 hrs.

Mon-Fri: Core hours 32.5 (8am-3pm) & other 4.5 hrs as required; 30 min lunch break.


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  • Working in a highly motivated team and dynamic working environment

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who do not discriminate against applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex or national origin.

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