Development Engineer

Job Title: Development Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £30 - £35 per hour + LTD Company
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1706-50_1498057379
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 21, 2017 16:02

Job Description

Sitec has an exciting opportunity for a Development Engineer for our client Perkins Engines, at their facility in Stafford. This is a contract role, for an estimated 12 months initially.

Perkins Engines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is recognised as a leading manufacturer of industrial diesel engines. OEM Manufacturers and users on every continent have, for generations, trusted Perkins Engines to power their world.

Based within the Product Engineering Development department at the Stafford facility, this vacancy is initially a 12 month contract. The successful applicant will be the facilities engineering support representative. This role involves, analysing data and trends, root cause corrective action and validation of corrective actions.

The successful applicants must be flexible as the role involves working on a wide variety of projects within a small multi skilled team.

* Mechanical verification and validation of engine components and systems
* Defining and managing component validation plans
* Coordination of day-to-day engineering activity and management of test and analysis activity
* Failure analysis and defect resolution using industry-standard methods
* Technical reporting
* Conducting all work to Perkins operating procedures and local work methods in order to meet compliance with quality standards.
* Support to the design function is required through FMEA attendance.
* The role will require collaboration with all platform teams based at the Stafford facility.
* Working closely with global Caterpillar facilities.
* Occasional overseas travel may be necessary as required by business needs.

* Experienced engine Performance Engineer
* Data analysis and reporting
* Focus on Quality
* Decision Making
* Initiating Action
* Innovation
* Project Leadership
* Excellent Communication at all levels
* Planning and organising.
* Effective Teamwork


* Engineering Degree or other equivalent qualification/experience
* PC literacy, excellent use of all MS Office components
* Proficiency in Microsoft Project
* Experienced in analysing complex engine test data
* High standard of written technical reporting
* Diesel engine performance experience
* Diesel engine validation experience
* Working knowledge of industrial diesel engine systems such as cooling, lubrication, air etc…

* Knowledge of Perkins Products and processes
* Large diesel engine P & E with fuel and control systems development experience
* Planning, conducting and reporting on engine based noise and vibration testing.
* Knowledge of emissions measurement techniques, worldwide emission regulations and emissions measurement hardware.
* Knowledge of turbocharger matching, fuel system optimisation and control system development.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.