Senior Test Engineer

  • Job Reference: REQ_27219
  • Date Posted: 28 June 2024
  • Employer: Saab AB
  • Location: Fareham, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Saab UK is part of Scandinavia's largest defence company, bringing together the best of Swedish and British innovation. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space, and civil security to keep people and society safe. Our UK presence has been growing at pace, meaning we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. We currently employ over 500 people across eight sites in the UK, and our specialisations include software engineering, underwater robotics, radars, AI, and armed forces training.

As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Globally, Saab employs over 22,000 people, with operations on every continent. Our partnerships with UK customers and industry mean we are able to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, anticipating the threats of tomorrow. We invest 23% of our annual revenue into research and development, collaborating with a range of partners including industry and academia.

Saab is a company that offers our employees plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing a workplace where individuals can thrive professionally, paving the way for future progression. We also recognise the need for a healthy work-life balance to ensure our staff have the chance to live a fulfilling life beyond the workplace.

The Role:

This is a new role within the company, onsite at our Fareham premises. Role to engineer test solutions for electro-mechanical products to ensure systems are thoroughly exercised to satisfy product requirements. With a wide ranging remit to manage and execute the full lifecycle of test engineering, from definition of test-cases through development of test tools to the execution of testing. As such it will suit someone with a broad spread of engineering knowledge, imagination and drive

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Senior Test Engineer within the department, to be the guide and support resource for the general Test Engineers.
  • Analyse Master / Systems / Sub-System requirements and conformance specifications to derive test requirements
  • Plan, design and communicate test cases which verify and validate requirements across a broad spread of electro-mechanical systems for both the development and production lifecycle phases.
  • Manage out workload within the Test Engineering team and external 3rd parties as required
  • Responsible for closure of workload packages derived from requirements analysis, management of formal Test Reports and other evidence based materials across the Test Engineering team to support the conclusions of investigations
  • Define the design of test jigs, harnesses and software to allow execution of test cases including, where appropriate, automation.
  • Implement data processing/ filtering software in a variety of packages to extract relevant results into databases / analysis software packages
  • Manage the internal test facilities (test tanks, ovens, pools, lifting equipment)
  • Liaise with external test facilities (EMC, vibration, pools, etc)
  • Execute tests in a clear, safe and controlled manner
  • Fault finding and failure analysis
  • Documentation and presentation of results and findings.

Essential Skills:

  • HNC or Degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Competent in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Working knowledge of Mechanical Engineering principles
  • Working knowledge of Software principles in relation to products - embedded and associated tool chains
  • Competent and able to use Microsoft Office to a high level
  • Experienced and high level competence with National Instruments LabView and TestStand software tool chains within a test and measurement environment
  • Experienced with creating / modifying software scripts / programs in for example Python, Visual Basic, C, C++, etc.
  • Min 3 years in a test focussed role, or within test equipment development
  • Proven experience in data capture and analysis
  • Expert in the Verification & Validation processes and associated tools and techniques
  • Proven experience working on multi-disciplinary systems (electrical, mechanical, software)
  • Excellent knowledge of test equipment and platforms
  • Data capture - logging
  • Create high quality test reports
  • Innovative and creative mind-set with technical awareness
  • Excellent communicator: both written and verbal
  • Ability to work unsupervised to tight timescales
  • Ability to coach and mentor staff and manage their workload, and setting priorities
  • Enthusiasm, drive and personality!


  • Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Formal qualification in Mechanical Engineering
  • Formal qualification in Software
  • National Instruments certified developer
  • Experienced with working with system engineering / project management tools - EA / DOORS / etc.
  • Experience in the offshore and/or subsea industry
  • Knowledge of product certification, best-practice and industry standards
  • Knowledge of compliance standards and certification (CE / DNV)
  • Expert / advanced user of Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with data archiving / controlled repositories management
  • Previous experience in a customer-facing role