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Development Technician

​Overview of the role:

This will be a varied role which will require a multi skilled and practically minded mechanically biased HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicles) technician of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV).

Fundamental understanding of vehicle dis-assembly, assembly, & maintenance techniques. Vehicle system knowledge with the ability to fault-find.

Understanding of component measurement techniques, instrumentation set-up.

Test rig experience (general).

Computer literacy (word processing).

Data analysis & report writing contribution.

Support the development workshop activity requests.

Have a good knowledge of vehicle engineering and development.

Support the engineering and wider team as applicable in vehicle/equipment preparation.

Ensure all activity complies with national and HVS (Hydrogen Vehicle Systems) H&S requirements, including test rigs and vehicle-based test activity.

Instrumentation experience and data logging (CAN network, Dewesoft, VBOX, Strain gauges).

Be willing to support activity in alternative locations as required and work additional hours during busy periods and as the business requires.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Ensuring work is carried out to a high standard to meet customers’ expectations. Be capable with overhauling and repairing vehicle systems.

Programming and configuring instrumentation and vehicle modules as applicable.

Conducting and correcting root cause vehicle, rig, and instrumentation diagnostics.

Checking and inspecting vehicle / instrumentation circuits and functions.

Maintain documentation for all vehicle modules on development fleet.

Consulting on and resolving quality issues as they arise where applicable.

Maintain a safe working environment, driving a positive culture when it comes to health & safety.

Support the fabrication and build of low volume prototypes, bucks, and test rigs for internal or external test activity.

Personal qualities and attributes:

Essential team player.

Must be able to work under their own initiative, be proactive and lead by example.

Knowledge of automotive workshop practices is essential.

Flexibility to work over multiple locations with multiple projects.

Flexible support of other team members in multiple programmes as required.

Development experience of partial and/or whole vehicle projects.

Rig testing/instrumentation experience.

Experience with Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) – vehicles and systems.

Experience of Test Driving/proving ground use and protocols. HGV preferred.

Experience of vehicle and system prototype build support.

Clear and logical in both written and verbal communication.

Conversant with diagnostic systems and applications.


Good working knowledge of Health and Safety in a test and workshop environment.

Previous automotive experience and knowledge required ideally including High Voltage Vehicle systems.

Knowledge of automotive electrical troubleshooting/diagnosing and repair.

Understanding of vehicle sensor signals and electronics.

Comfortable with OBDII/ISO 15765 CAN bus, LIN, and FlexRay communication and networking.

Ability to use a multimeter and oscilloscope is required.

Familiar with nCode Software and Hardware an advantage.


Professional qualifications:

Qualifications, Skills and Training Requirements Ideally C&G / BTEC L3 in Mechanical or automotive engineering with a recognised apprenticeship.

Preferably from Automotive HGV technician background.

(Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience may be considered).