Reference Number: JO-2401-528261
Test & Mechanical Design Engineer
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford

We are looking for an enthusiastic Test & Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team. Working within the R&D team, you will contribute to R&D projects by preparing design verification specifications, designing and building test rigs, and conducting testing of my clients products. You will provide support across the range of the company’s existing and future products to support the company’s mission.

Candidate Profile 

As our ideal candidate, you have a minimum qualification of an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Preparation of design verification specifications
  • Test rig design, fabrication and assembly
  • Conduct verification activities, both in-house testing and supporting tests performed at external test houses
  • Liaison with external test houses, including obtaining quotations and scheduling tests
  • Prepare documentation and technical reports
  • Take ownership for own project work, identifying and prioritising critical tasks to meet project deadlines
  • Order components and materials and liaise with machine shops and vendors to ensure project deliverables are met
  • Working with software developers and hardware engineers to contribute to better product design and testability of our systems
  • Work in accordance with the company’s quality procedures and processes
  • Maintain a safe working environment and follow all protocols to ensure compliance with company and regulatory standards



  • Design verification: efficient and pragmatic approach to generating the evidence that requirements are met by the design
  • Test rig design, fabrication and assembly
  • Proficient in 3D solid modelling, ideally using SolidWorks
  • Produce and check technical drawings to BS8888 standards
  • Flexible team player
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proactive with the ability to successfully identify, troubleshoot and resolve issues
  • Ability to manage own workload and work to project deadlines and within budget


  • Working in an R&D environment under a stage review product development process
  • Scoping work, making design decisions, and completing tasks within budget and to deadline
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