Development Engineer

Development Engineer

Posted 7 months ago

As a development engineer, you will research, develop, test and evaluate ideas for AIE’s new products and production systems. You will also improve the performance and efficiency of existing products.


The successful applicant would be expected to demonstrate competence in the following areas:-

Engine Building

  • Basic knowledge of fundamentals (Wankel experience not expected)
  • Appreciation of cleanliness and “5S”
  • Openness to new technologies and methodologies

Engine Testing

  • Experience in running engines on a Dyno
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Sensitivity to abnormalities (audible/visual)
  • Understanding of basic test objectives
  • Apply instrumentation according to test objectives
  • Detailed recording

Test Reporting

  • Accurate written reporting supported by pictorial and illustrated evidence
  • Correlate test data and review to objectives
  • Ability to make fact-based recommendations
  • Coherent communications with management and other key departments


  • Ensure compliance with all Company policies and procedures
  • Project a positive image of oneself and the Company to others

We employ a cross-functional team environment, which means you will see a project through manufacturing, inspection, assembly, testing, and delivery and support to the customer. Many of our customers are overseas so there may be a small amount of overseas travel required.


The ideal candidate will currently be building engines, installing test cells, and running the engines to collect relevant data. Responsibilities would also include instrumenting the engine and setting up the test cell prior to running a test.

  • Good R&D / motorsport/aerospace powertrain background
  • Understanding of engine and engineering basics
  • Dyno/Test cell experience
  • Experience of ECU mapping/calibration (GEMS ECU experience preferred)
  • Experience building engines and ancillaries
  • Degree, OND, ONC, C&G or equivalents advantageous
  • Engine electrical knowledge (sensory wiring and data comms)
  • PC competence including use of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Valid Passport & Driving licence


Self-motivated with an ability to see what needs doing and do it right. Whilst you may have to work alone, you should also be able to communicate with and participate in small group environments. Attention to detail is essential whilst being able to plan and keep sight of the bigger picture. You must be good at problem-solving with an ability to work to fixed deadlines.


38 hours a week, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.30pm (30 minute lunch) Friday 8.30am to 12.30pm.

Your work will be split between the workshop, test cells and design offices. You will use several data acquisition and engine control systems and you will also be required to use several other software packages including Solidworks.

You may also be required to travel to meet clients and suppliers.


Salary: per annum

Holiday: 21 days plus statutory bank holidays

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