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Development/Test Engineer

Aerospace & Defence
Job Type:
Market related


Development/Test Engineer



Location: Wimborne, Dorset, South West England. The role is very much based in Wimborne with occasional business travel to UK test facilities.


Salary: Competitive.


Company Profile


Our client is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean. 


As the world’s leading supplier of critical control solutions, our client help their customers to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments.


Their proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support, weapons carriage and unmanned systems, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable their customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk. 


Job Description


Our client are looking for a Development/Test Engineer to work as part of the engineering team collating equipment and system level qualification evidence in order to demonstrate compliance to customer requirements.


Our clients engineering function consists of over 250 employees covering the full engineering scope from R&D through to Aftermarket. Our clients training, tools and processes are advanced, providing a fantastic environment in which to learn and advance your career.


Ideal candidates will be looking for a role where they bring their Engineering skills and develop them to their full potential within the business. You will be expected to follow current departmental process and will be encouraged to participate in the further development of these processes. The successful candidate will work as part of an engineering IPT supporting activities to verify function and performance in the environment they are exposed to.




  • Providing technical input to requirements definition and validation.

  • Customer and supplier facing responsibilities to discuss and agree qualification strategy and activity.

  • Compilation of development and qualification plans, including functional, environmental and mechanical aspects.

  • Compilation of test procedures and reports.

  • Analysis and interpretation of test data.

  • Equipment and system evaluation against requirements to produce qualification statements, including analysis and comparison of requirements and build standards.

  • Input to verification matrices at equipment, sub-system or system level to demonstrate compliance to customers.

  • Planning, arranging and attending test activities, including control of test hardware, test support equipment, transportation and test cost and schedule.


  • Engineering HNC with relevant apprenticeship or degree in relevant Engineering degree.

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

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

  • Experience of performing environmental and functional testing.

  • Experience of development engineering activities and understanding of product lifecycles.

  • Systems V Model experience, ideally with strong interaction with Test teams.

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel for data analysis.

    At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. We actively recruit at all levels – such as Trainee, Graduate, Senior, and Management positions – and this is a superb opportunity for any Development/Test or Systems Engineer looking to work for a highly reputable Aerospace company.

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