Test & Validation Engineer

Oxford, Oxfordshire
18 days ago
Full time role


YASA was founded on the principle that small, light electric motors would play a growing role in meeting both the ...

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Job Description


Due to our continued growth, we are looking for a Test & Validation Engineer to be responsible for the test and validation of YASA next-generation electric motors. You will be following test plans and executing tests, gathering data, and reporting on results to internal and external customers.


  • Executing test plans to prove functionality/performance/durability using both internal and external facilities.
  • Carrying out additional testing activities during the product lifecycle.
  • Liaising with external test houses for delivery of tests, including reporting and maintaining to agreed schedules.
  • Developing and writing test cases, utilising new and standard test methods to satisfy project requirements.
  • Instruction and supervision of Test Technicians during test setup and operation.
  • Assisting with preparation of test rigs and equipment; setup of data acquisition systems and software; creation of automated rig control scripts.
  • Reviewing and signing off test installations championing best practices & safety.
  • Carrying out data analysis and drawing conclusions from test data to produce engineering test reports.
  • Supporting HSE requirements for functional test areas, developing SWI’s, and supporting Risk Assessments.
  • Identifying areas of opportunities for improvement in functional test areas including rig upgrades and processes.
  • Ensuring test rig maintenance and calibration activities are carried out in line with project, departmental and company requirements.
  • Carrying out test rig upgrades and assisting with new rig build projects.


To succeed in this role, we believe you'll need:

  • A degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Previous experience in the use of dynamometers and laboratory equipment to set up and carry out tests.
  • Previous experience in testing of motors, MCUs or other powertrain systems.
  • The ability to use MATLAB or NI tools to perform data analysis and ability to create custom analysis scripts.
  • To be flexible and open-minded to respond quickly to changes in project priorities.


Our mission is to lead the design and delivery of the best electric motor technology available. We believe that diversity of thought, and experience is a key driver of innovation. Research shows that while men apply to jobs if they meet ~60% of criteria, women and those in traditionally underrepresented groups tend to only apply if they check all boxes. So if you think you have what it takes but don’t meet every single point, please still get in touch. We’d love to have an initial chat and see if you could add value. 



  • Discretionary bonus
  • 28 days’ holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical plan with Bupa
  • 4 x death in service
  • Company car scheme


About YASA

YASA, a Mercedes Benz group company, is leading the way in EV Motor Revolution with our patented and unique Axial Flux Technology. Our motor is more powerful, lighter, and smaller than our competitors. Our spirit of innovation drives us to continually explore and test new technologies, a mindset that exists from early-stage R&D projects through to manufacturing optimisation. We stay true to the freedom and flexibility that drove our success as a start-up, alongside having the stability, security, and roadmap of an established organisation.

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