Share this Job

Havant, GB

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Test Engineer


At Wärtsilä Defence Solutions Limited (WDSL), we enhance the business of our customers by providing integrated systems, packages and products that offer lifecycle efficiency, decreased costs and reduced risks through the provision of reliable and environmentally sustainable products.


As a Test Engineer in Wärtsilä Defence Solutions Ltd, you will be providing technical support service across the business to carry out appropriate product testing and evaluation. You will be part of fast moving customer developments in the exciting, dynamic maritime world and will become an integral part of our team.


You get the chance to work with passionate likeminded individuals and experience variety in our projects across our global maritime and land based customers and you will be key in delivering high end engineering products across our product portfolio. You will develop and improve customer value through enhanced testing and verification engineering processes across product lifecycle and beyond.


Your office will be located in Havant, Hampshire. 


As a Test Engineer your work will focus on these main tasks and responsibilities:


  • Work with the project lead, to capture relevant test requirement from the product design specification, design drawings and attending regular project review meetings.
  • Create test plans, detailing rig allocation, scheduling and additional rig hardware requirements, in a timely manner.
  • To quote and raise orders for rig interface hardware.
  • Create and review risk assessments with project lead, to determine the test program is within safe operating limits and in-line with Wärtsilä QEHS standards.
  • To assemble test rigs, monitor rig operations (through data acquisition) and perform product inspections at agreed test periods.
  • Manage testing of external products at OEMs, equipment suppliers and 3rd party test facilities.
  • Produce a final test report detailing, test program, test data, conclusions and relevant recommendations for future test work.  Where appropriate present finding.
  • Pro-actively ensure compliance to Wärtsilä QEHS requirements and be a 5S advocate.



To be successful in this role we expect you to have?


  • Proven background working within a Test or Service Engineering environment, ideally with mechanical seal and/or journal bearing assemblies.
  • A HNC/HND, preferably a Degree in a relevant Engineering subject.
  • Good technical knowledge especially within the Marine industry is desirable.  Particularly working to classification societies and IMO standards.
  • Demonstrate ability to use test monitoring software tools such LabVIEW, Tetrascience, and enVigil.
  • Well experienced in setting up instrumentation and data capture equipment, such as thermocouples, LVDT sensors and tachometers.  
  • A good communicator who can work with project leads to develop test requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be a pro-active team player in helping fellow colleagues
  • To be able to interpret design drawings and use CAD software would be advantageous.
  • Good experience in report writing, with a high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate commercial understanding and awareness.
  • Able to do some occasional traveling.
  • The job is offered subject to sccessfully obtaining secuirty clearnance.


Why you and us 


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.  


We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 


Contact & next steps 


Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 19 April 2021, through submitting your application through our careers portal. 


In case you have questions or would like to know more about the role please contact Darren Fulbrook (Testing and Validation Manager) by email: darren.fulbrook@wartsila.com.  


Please apply by 19 April 2021 at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


This is Wärtsilä 


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.