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Principal Test Engineer

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sectors:

    Design & NPD

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Abigail Booth

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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    Abigail Booth

Principal Test Engineer

Aerospace / Defence

£40,000 - £55,000


The Role

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Principal Test Engineer will be responsible for the Specification & Delivery of Environmental Testing on products. You will provide technical expertise throughout the full product lifecycle from design, commissioning and maintenance.

The role will also include:

  • Developing and maintaining the test capability for resource and hardware

  • Manage and develop the Test capability

  • You will need to be hands and expected to participate in the test activity

  • Interpret customer requirements / specifications

  • Identify means for verification of requirements

  • Create/modify technical technical documentations

  • Contribute to design plans, reviews and assist programme review

  • Plan and execute test plans

  • Participate in cross functional team and support problem solving and corrective actions

  • Work closely with other team managers

  • Define and introduce new test rigs for testing new products

  • H&S of areas

The Person

The experience required of the Aerospace Principal Test Engineer based from the Bristol site will include:


  • Solid engineering background

  • Control Strategies

  • Understanding of measurement and test principles, and equipment

  • Minimum 5 years Test experience

  • Aero/Defence experience

  • Project management experience

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • University degree (ideally in mechanical or engineering subject)

  • Physics Control Instrumentation

  • Understanding of Pneumatic systems

The Company

They are a leading tier 1 Aero/defence manufacturer area who are rapidly expanding. As a global business they are offering long term development.


  • £40,000 - £55,000