Job Title:Test & Development Engineer
Employment Status:Permanent
Line Manager:Principal Engineer – Development
Standard Working Hours:37.5 hours, Monday – Friday
Holiday:20 days per annum, rising to 25 days after 2 years’ service
Salary and Benefits:£TBA Dependent on Experience – company pension scheme, health scheme (BUPA), life cover



Working within the Cox Powertrain Test and Development department, the Test & Development Engineer will be responsible for the delivery of component rig tests, engine dyno tests and full outboard motor testing either on vessel or in a test tank

Daily duties of the successful candidate will include:

    • Development and execution of test procedures including component rig test, engine dyno and full outboard testing
    • Specification and implementation of test rigs, instrumentation, control and logging equipment to ensure successful testing to stakeholder requirements
    • Specification and implementation of test equipment to support vessel tests at customer/partner locations
    • Day to day management of test technicians including scheduling and prioritisation of test activities
    • Initial results analysis and the reporting of test results in a formal written report
    • Leading the development of new test methods
    • Ensuring the maintenance and improvement of test facilities
    • Liaise with other Engineering departments



    • Work in a safe manner in accordance with the Company’s Health and Safety procedures
    • Support off-site activities such as vessel testing
    • Work independently, manage time and prioritise tasks effectively
    • Present information clearly and concisely through written and verbal communication
    • IT literate and proficient with all Microsoft software and other test control packages
    • Good knowledge of a test environment
    • Flexibility to travel both within the UK and internationally as required
    • Able to proactively identify issues and support problem solving activities




    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering subject
    • Experience in powertrain test set-up and execution
    • Experience in an engine test environment



    • Experience in marine powertrain development activities
    • Experience in diesel engine specific development.
    • Test cell operation using Sierra CP Engineering CADET test cell control systems.
    • Operation of small powered marine craft



Cox Powertrain is a privately owned engineering company based in Shoreham by Sea. Cox have spent the past decade developing a ground-breaking new engine, supported by £90m of private investment, for marine industry which is disrupting the global marine market. Cox Powertrain have over 120 permanent employees, with strong connections with the automotive industry.

The core engine module is a V8, 8 piston, 4-stroke turbo charged diesel with a capacity of 4.4ltr litres that delivers up to 300 hp (261 kW) per module.  Principal benefits are increased responsiveness combined with reduced size, mass and parts count when compared with conventional diesels of similar power output and improved fuel efficiency and storage safety compared to gasoline engines of similar power output.