Engineer (Materials) – Interior Systems

Reporting to – Manager - Interiors

UTAC provides vehicle test, validation and engineering services to customers in the automotive, transport, tyre, petrochemical, defence and security industries. It is independent and impartial in everything it does.

It has a range of test facilities for components and full vehicles. These include varied indoor and outdoor test tracks in the UK and Northern Finland, engine dynamometers, environmental chambers, crash laboratories and advanced emissions chassis dynamometers.

UTAC’s employees are passionate about safety, customer service and technical excellence, making them ideal partners at any stage in the development and launch of the vehicles of tomorrow.

Job Description

Responsible for all aspects of testing from an engineering perspective including liaising with the customer, working with the Technicians to deliver the project, overseeing preparation,  equipment installation, testing and then formulating and validating test results into data packs and test reports.  Support a culture of continuous improvement to help drive improvements in safety and security, customer service and technical excellence.


Role & Responsibilities

  • Ensure appropriate PPE is being used at all times in designated areas
  • Review job specific risk assessments
  • Ensure H&S procedures & processes are appropriate and being applied
  • Ensure appropriate security measures are in place and being used in the labs
  • Create and maintain risk assessment for the tests in the area of responsibility
  • Write and deliver test reports accurately (RFT) and on time (OTD)
  • Undertake analysis of results, including statements of conformity or opinions and interpretations
  • Sample preparation, physical testing and technical report writing
  • To report, review and provide authorisation of results
  • Regularly liaise with customers to ensure projects are delivered on time and to their expectations
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for UTAC staff at all times


Person Specification

  • Relevant Engineering Degree
  • Testing background, with experience in use of test equipment, data acquisition and data processing - essential
  • Handling of chemicals - preferred
  • Sample preparation
  • Use of Environmental Chambers
  • Maintenance of accurate records and observations
  • Maintenance of test equipment
  • Ability to run multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to handle varied workload
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and computer based file structures
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organisational, analytical and problem solving skills
Personal Behaviours
  • Willingness to learn
  • Methodical
  • Highly motivated team player
  • Working at all levels within the department as required
  • Good and inclusive communication skills
  • Represents high company standards
  • Customer focused
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity


Physical Requirements
  • The successful candidate is required to have manual handling experience of a load approx. 25kg activities will include bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, hand-eye coordination, and manual dexterity
  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving licence & own transport
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check
  • NOTE: This position be will based on site – Leyland, Lancashire


To apply please email your cover letter and CV to

Application closing date, close of business Monday 6th September 2021.