Development Engineer

Development Engineer

Reporting to the Engineering Manager

We are looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for engineering and the drive and determination to enhance our world class earth moving product. You will have good communications skills, be able to work individually as well as part of a team of design, and electrical engineers.  You will work within our engineering development workshop, where you will be responsible for the build of prototype or modified vehicles and test rigs prior to conducting a variety of proving tests, either on site or other proving grounds as required. You will have the ability to carry out testing to legislative standards that fall within the Machinery Directive and CE Marking.  You will have the ability to meet tight deadlines, applying a pragmatic approach when necessary to priorities.  With the addition of proven planning skills you will be able to bring all these elements together to achieve the success of our development projects.

Knowledge of vehicle systems is essential, especially hydraulic and electrical. Experience of working on construction, and/or agricultural machinery in a similar, development, and service or maintenance role is also essential.  Knowledge and / or practical use of commonly used vehicle test equipment preferred, but training is available where necessary.  Experienced with supervision of subordinates is also preferred.

This role carries a responsibility to ensure all aspects of health and safety are considered, and that on completion of all tests, results are analysed and presented for discussion/report. For this reason good communication together with PC skills are essential.

Candidates will need to have completed an apprenticeship or relevant training and be educated to at least ONC level in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering.

The vacancy is a permanent staff position offering a starting salary between £30k to £40k depending on experience plus overtime and profit sharing bonus. A company pension plan and employee health care scheme is available after a qualifying period. The normal working week is 38 hour, Monday to Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-12pm, with 26 days annual holiday entitlement.


Please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to: Claire Hope @



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