R&D Test Engineer

Job description

Brompton has ambitious plans for growth over the next 5 years and a key part of this is the introduction of new-to-market products and the relentless refinement of existing products and processes through running changes. As part of reliability team within the R&D department, this role will contribute to the advancement of product requirements and performance targets through testing and experimentation.

Main duties

  • Design and lead lab experiments to better understand the performance requirements of new products, verify design changes and validate process changes
  • Design and equip test bikes with sensor and data-logging systems
  • Execute established test methods and contribute to their evolution
  • Employ a scientific methodology to design novel test methods with consideration of functional and technical specifications, test fairness and repeatability
  • Liaise with external test houses for mechanical and metallurgical testing
  • Produce concise and coherent test reports
  • Analyse field and lab failures to identify key failure modes and trends.

Job requirements

  • Engineering or science degree and the ability to demonstrate a solid engineering background in a relevant environment are essential
  • Thorough knowledge of bicycle mechanics and enjoys riding!
  • Familiarity with accelerometer and strain gauge sensors, ideally also with the physical application of strain gauges.
  • Strong data analysis skills, utilising tools such as MS Excel and MATLAB to manipulate and analyse large datasets.
  • Confident understanding of basic statistical mathematics.
  • Sound metallurgy and metal failure understanding.
  • Understanding of the major manufacturing processes and materials, including composites.
  • Tirelessly perceptive and critical of all aspects of a task, process, or design.
  • Accustomed to keeping thorough, archivable notes when designing and conducting experiments.
  • Very high level of spoken and written technical English.
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage your own time on multiple concurrently running tasks
  • Comfortable with manual labour, standing for extended periods and regularly lifting up to 20 kgs.