Senior Engineer - Military Vehicle Electrical Systems

Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park
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up to £57,000 depending on skills and experience
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Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

HORIBA MIRA is a world-class, independent engineering consultancy, operating in multiple locations around the world, offering full-system design, test, and integration expertise to automotive, defence, rail and transport industries.

Whilst traditionally known for our vehicle test services – including over 40 major facilities and 100km of Proving Ground – HORIBA MIRA is so much more than this. Over the last ten years, we have invested heavily in the evolution of our engineering capability and in the development of MIRA Technology Park, Europe’s leading mobility R&D location for developing the latest automotive technology.

The unique combination of engineering expertise, advanced testing facilities and prime location of MIRA Technology Park in the heart of the UK automotive industry, enables customers to develop and validate their technology, or vehicle, in one place.

The combination of our Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) engineering, power management  expertise and extensive range of state-of-the-art test facilities, means that we are a world-leader in engineering design, test and consultancy. With the rapid growth in automated vehicle systems, complex powertrains and wireless technologies our EMC engineering services provide excellent career opportunities.


  • Technical delivery of a range of test projects involving Military and Automotive electrical systems, including planning and execution of complex power systems testing at a vehicle level.
  • Co-ordinate the setup and day-to-day running of test programs to DefStan 61-5, ISO16750 and other related standards.
  • Generation and interpretation of complex vehicle test plans to support DefStan 61-5 & ISO16750 with consideration for signal injection and data acquisition limitations/challenges.
  • Co-ordinate the generation of customer reports.

Main Functions:

  • Technical lead responsibility for complex project delivery.
  • Understand and interpret modern vehicle architectures and 2 wire system diagrams to define measurement points across the vehicle platform systems.
  • Write and interpret complex power system Detailed Trials Specifications and associated Test Plans.
  • Define, install, and operate power testing equipment for complex test setups, such as Transient generators, LISN’s, Load banks, DVM’s and current measurement devices.
  • Set up and monitor communications interfaces for networks using CAN, Serial, Flexray and other vehicle-based protocols as required.
  • Configure and monitor data acquisition systems associated with each type of test with a view to automate logging systems.
  • Understand signal inputs and outputs, identify anomalies, and interpret results to determine pass/fail criteria.
  • Generate safe systems of work and risk assessments for the safe running day-to-day activities.

Other Functions:

  • Assist in the development of proposals and support discussions with customers to generate new business.
  • Support in the competency assessments and training of junior team members.

5+ years’ experience in the following areas:

  • Electrical testing or development of Military, Automotive or Commercial Vehicle systems to Def Stan 61-5 or ISO16750.
  • Detailed electrical test.
  • Power testing equipment specification & operation e.g., LISN’s, load banks etc.
  • IT Literate – Microsoft Office with a strong ability to learn new software tools.

Preferred Experience

  • Both Def Stan 61-5 and ISO16750 test implementation.
  • Working knowledge of ISO17025
  • NI LabVIEW or Vector systems experience
  • Data processing toolsets e.g., DIADEM.
  • Strong analytical, planning, organisational, and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, particularly where technical information must be conveyed in a clear manner – presentation skills must be demonstrated
  • Ability to train others, to enhance their skillsets with your knowledge
  • Strong customer-facing communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality
  • Understanding and generation of H,S & E / Risk Assessment requirements
  • Relevant degree or equivalent in EMC, Electrical, Electronics or other relevant engineering discipline.
  • Significant relevant professional experience will be taken into consideration.


  • Higher Degree or post-graduate qualification in a related Engineering discipline.


Other information

At HORBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A company performance related bonus scheme
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, however this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list.