Test Manager – Automotive / Engineering

  • Northamptonshire
  • £40,000 - £50,000
  • Permanent

Purpose of the role:

This person plays a critical role in the testing and development of our prototypes. Over the next year, we will be testing multiple vehicles in parallel and the Test Manager will ensure that all vehicles and subsystems are being tested as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Work with test engineers and T&D Lead to understand and negotiate test plan
  • Work with test engineers to break down high level test plan to detailed instructions
  • Negotiate with test houses for prices and scheduling of tests
  • Schedule tests, organize logistics and teams to ensure productive testing
  • Help manage processes and documentation involved during testing
  • Assist in troubleshooting technical issues and involve relevant stakeholders to agree on solutions
  • Travel when required to support testing activities

Professional Skills:

  • Broad understanding of technical systems (hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, etc)
  • Demonstrated experience in high pressure test and development environments
  • Demonstrated ability to react to unexpected situations in calm manner and follow processes
  • Discipline with logging, data management, and organization
  • Quick, lateral thinking to find simple and robust solutions
  • Strong drive for data-driven decision making
  • Evidence of negotiation skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Hands-on experience either in professional or personal environments (Personal projects, factory floor, etc)
  • Experience working in small, collaborative environments
  • Ability to create and maintain their own momentum in workplace
  • Evidence of lateral thinking in agile environments
  • Good attitude and optimistic towards future
  • Strong work ethic and genuine humility



  • 5+ years in similar roles
  • Automotive Testing Experience


  • 8+ years in similar roles
  • HGV Experience
  • EV Experience

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