Engineer – Vehicle Durability

Location: Millbrook, Bedfordshire
Shift Pattern: Days
Job Reference: VG SENG 2

Job Summary

Reporting to – Senior Engineer - Durability

Responsible for correct execution of vehicle tests and the appropriate test vehicle issue analysis (root cause) with the objective of optimising timing and quality of test programmes.

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop Plans and Schedules
    • Schedule work and facility utilization to achieve maximum efficiency (consider timing, budget requirements and priorities).
    • Operate to Customer / Department Processes.

  • Prepare & Conduct tests
    • Prepare all necessary documentation to conduct the tests in a safe, controlled and repeatable manner.
    • Supervise the tests in compliance with test procedures, analyse and interpret driver reports and data. Provide instructions to test drivers and technicians.
    • Lead issue Investigations, repairs and rebuilds on test vehicles.
    • Supervise the procurement of replacement/spare part and shipping of vehicles and parts.

  • Report
    • Compile regular reports on progress & status
    • Analyse, document and report test results, present data and root cause.
    • Compile incident reports.
    • Ensure tests are completed within defined timeframes.
    • Compile Evaluation reports.

  • Validate vehicles against measurable targets as well as conducting subjective vehicle evaluations.
  • Coordinate (mid term and EOT) reviews.
  • Perform validation on vehicle, system and component level.
  • Key contact with the customer for tests.
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times.



  • Relevant Engineering degree


  • Durability testing
  • Conducting technical investigations and report writing.
  • Corrosion or quality testing experience (preferred but not essential)
  • EV/ Hybrid vehicles (preferred but not essential)
  • Vehicle network systems – CAN, LIN, FlexRay.


  • Good communications skills both oral and written.
  • Sound engineering background
  • Good PC skills
  • Confident when dealing with customers both face to face and on the phone.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving / lateral thinking

Personal Behaviours

  • Customer focused
  • Punctual
  • Meticulous
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Dependable
  • Pro active
  • Practical

Other information

  • Flexibility to work outside normal hours
  • Flexibility to support validation activities in foreign countries
  • Full UK driving licence (Motorcycle or HGV licence advantageous)
  • SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check

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