Validation Engineer (Rig Calibration)

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Location: Gillingham
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 913431
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Just Recruitment is working with a well-regarded and long-standing business based in Gillingham - looking to add a Validation Engineer to its test team.

The position of Validation Engineer (Rig Calibration) is for dedicated calibration and test system configuration support within engineering. An expert in configuring and calibrating powertrain control modules to operate on both standard and bespoke test systems and facilities. While the role is calibration-biased, you will be expected to work closely with cross-functional team leaders in software, hardware and validation, as well as with project and functional management.

This will require you to grow highly competent in translating product development requirements into executable tasks which may also have mechanical, electrical, and software elements. You will additionally ensure that all development facilities are continuously up-to-date against the latest project requirements and maintain the version control thereof. In summary, you will be responsible for delivering key project objectives that ensure advanced development facility readiness at all times.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Act as the dedicated calibration and test system configuration support for on-site test and validation.
  • Understand customer project development requirements and configure test and validation systems accordingly.
  • Build up and maintain a test and validation facility configuration library.
  • Plan and prioritise system configuration requirements on appropriate test facilities to meet project team and project objectives.
  • Keep test facility calibration and software up-to-date and aligned with test system-specific modifications required to ensure operational capability.
  • Manage datasets, database and version control to comply with retention and IATF16949 audits compliance requirements.
  • Enhance and develop relevant internal tools, processes and procedures.
  • Compile technical reports and presentations citing clear analysis and summaries for decision-making.
  • Escalate risks and issues to core team members and management in a timely manner.

Skills required:

  • Strong communication skills – you need to be able to communicate clearly via email, reports and presentations.
  • Strong organisation skills.
  • Ability to ‘translate’ mechanical into control requirements.
  • Fast learner.

Attributes required:

  • Self-starter, proactive and results-driven.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage several tasks concurrently.
  • Continuous improvement, quality mindset, and attention to detail.
  • Technically inquisitive.
  • Experience and qualifications.

Qualifications and Education required:

  • Experience of working with FIE calibration.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present information at the management level.
  • Significant product knowledge for FIE components and systems.
  • Educated to a minimum of degree level in Automotive, Mechanical or Software Engineering, Science, Mathematics or similar.
  • Calibration, software, or system development and validation experience in a powertrain development environment.
  • Exposure to mechanical and/or electromechanical components and electro-mechanical products.
  • Understanding of hydraulic systems.
  • Sound mechanical understanding of fuel injection equipment and fluid dynamics.
  • Hydraulic systems development and integration experience.

The role offers a competitive package with extensive benefits - this is an excellent opportunity to join a great company.


Just Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent roles.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitable candidates.


Contact Bridie James to talk about this role on 01376 517079