Engineering & Electronics

Mechanical Development Engineer (Base Engines)

  • Full Time
  • Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK
  • 41993342



PE Global are looking for a Development Engineer for a leading Engine Manufacturer based in based in Peterborough. This is a 12 month+ hybrid contract role with 3 days a week onsite


Key Responsibilities

  • Execution of Core Engine System validation consisting of static & dynamic rigs, dyno and machine testing
  • Conducting risk assessment through effective FMEA generation on components and systems to identify and address design risks and determine validation needs.
  • Be capable of understanding technical issues as they arise and execute root cause analysis through relevant tools, methods, data analysis and testing to resolve the issue
  • Conduct or generate reports to support component and system design reviews
  • Working in a multi-disciplined team to ensure solutions meet customer, durability and functional requirements
  • Developing strong relationships with suppliers to ensure design solutions are aligned to high quality and cost expectations
  • Conduct or generate reports to support component and system design reviews
  • Maintain communication to peers, team leader and stakeholders with progress against planned activities



Required Experience


  • Strong technical background (HNC or technical degree preferred in mechanical or automotive engineering) though other qualifications / experience is equally value
  • Knowledge of Diesel engine core systems such as Rotating Systems, Valvetrain, Castings, Lubrication, Breather and Cooling systems
  • Good understanding of Manufacturing principles & processes
  • Validation experience of mechanical components and systems, including both rig and complete system testing.
  • Self-motivation and an ability to manage and deliver tasks to meet established commitments.
  • Excellent communications skills & Teamwork
  • Bolted joint and sealing experience
  • 8D problem solving, Creation and Maintenance of DVP&R and FMEA’s
  • Experience of running and participating in FMEA
  • Knowledge and usage of Team Centre – data management software
  • New design development following the APQP methodology
  • Familiarity with Microsoft O365 including Teams
  • Capable of running CREO CAD software
  • Experience from on-highway or off highway in CO2 enabling technologies within core engine systems. Mechanical systems such as Cylinder Deactivation, Variable Valve Timing, Variable flow pumps and friction reducing technologies. An understanding of trade-offs, risks and how best to optimise controls would be beneficial.


If interested in applying to this job opportunity, please don’t hesitate to call +44  20 3966 9800 or alternatively send an updated CV to

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in UK***


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