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Qualification Test Engineer (E&EMC)

New Malden
Job Description

Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes.

We are looking to build our current team of experienced engineers to meet the challenges of providing new integrated systems to meet our Customers needs.  The Senior Qualification Test Engineer role is crucial to ensure these systems are fully E & EMC tested to meet the requirements to the Customers satisfaction.

The role is based at our New Malden office.


Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a dynamic global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions worldwide. We have over 2,500 employees across Europe and a rapidly expanding UK operation.

In Northrop Grumman’s rapidly growing UK Defence business, we support our customers’ work to create world-class mission capabilities.

As a part of Northrop Grumman you will use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving this goal.

With a belief in rewarding the dedication shown by our staff, Northrop Grumman gives employees access to a benefits package that provides you with health& well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development, but most importantly the flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life.

How you will make a difference

The successful candidate will gain knowledge of the various platform operation and environment whilst practising standard software, hardware & Qualification V&V lifecycle activities. The candidate will be a crucial contribution to the V&V teams E&EMC test capability necessary to meet the growing demands for new and updated design compliance to rigorous environmental requirements.

Role responsibilities:

The typical role activities to be conducted are as follows:

  • Production of Qualification Test Plans.
  • Definition of Qualification test specifications with 3rd party UKAS Test facilities.
  • Conduct Qualification test phase planning, and reporting with 3rd party UKAS Test facilities.
  • Support Software & Hardware test planning, conduct and reporting.
  • Support System pre-qualification testing.
  • Support Qualification Test Support Equipment requirements, design and test activities.
  • Conduct general project V&V activities as required.
  • Check and review project documentation.
  • Produce final test reports.
Essential experience:
  • Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent experience in software integrated systems engineering, Control Systems engineering & Systems engineering lifecycle
  • Reporting test metrics, including test management tool experience
  • Fault diagnostic skills including fault identification and reporting
  • Experience of Verification & Validation activities within a Systems Engineering lifecycle
  • Technical report writing skills to produce documentation to a high standard
  • Experience operating software based and standard test tools
  • Self-starter, to assign and execute a variety of project functions efficiently and professionally
  • Proficient user of MS office applications, Word, Excel etc.
  • Experience in defining test requirements and test equipment

Desirable experience:
  • Engineering experience within either the Defence or regulated engineering industries 
  • Test Automation experience
  • Software and hardware testing experience of complex PLC based control systems
  • Familiar with IEC 61508 or similar Functional safety standards

Other requirements

  • Looking for flexibility? Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.
  •  Clearance requirements: The post-holder must be able hold and maintain UK Government clearances