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Electrical Test Planning Engineer

Date Posted: 15-May-2023

Location: Crewe, GB

Company: Bentley Motors Ltd

Role: Electrical Test Planning Engineer

Contract: Permanent

Location: Crewe Campus, UK with flexible hybrid working



Join Bentley Motors as we embark on the most transformative phase in Bentley’s history!


Bentley Motors is transforming, combining a world of luxury and progressive technology to embrace an electrified future - becoming completely carbon neutral and having 100% Battery Electric Vehicle offering by 2030.


Our Campus

Our Campus, located in Crewe, Cheshire is going through its own transformation and offers unrivalled facilities including green space, free parking, an onsite restaurant, coffee shop and onsite gym.




We are seeking an Electrical Test Planning Engineer to join us on a permanent basis at our Crewe campus. Reporting to the Functional Manager, the Electrical Test Planning Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of detailed test planning requirement, specification, authoring & validation as required by project and product development

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the identification, development & validation of test sequences (within takt) for all project and Model-Year programmes, including Continuous Improvement Project (CIP) activities.
  • Responsible for the planning, delivery of all electrical inputs to ensure Pre-Series/Series electrical success
  • Responsible for identification of Jig, Fixture and Tooling requirements, ensuring timely procurement, commissioning and validation for new items.
  • Compilation and coordination of responses to Business requirements, e.g. Technical Product Descriptions (TPD) and Change Requests from Platform (AEKO), Engineering (ECR), and Cost Optimisation (PKO), etc.
  • Work in close conjunction with other areas of production planning (launch and facilities) to ensure a consolidated approach and the continuous development of effective and efficient ways of working.
  • Process completion including validation and analysis.
  • Understands how all systems interact and their architecture including PRODIS. systems, wireless MFT’s UPS server/ architecture, IP addresses etc. Ensuring the interfaces to FIS channels, online FIS channels, Wheel Alignment Machines (WAM), Rolling Road, Fluid Fill, Integrated Communication Systems (ICS) are supported.


About the Function

The HV & Electrical Planning department (PPMF) are responsible for the specification, validation & verification of the electrical test system software, which is developed by an in-house team. PPMF is also responsible for the support of Pre-Series and Series builds across the whole of Manufacturing, with specialist knowledge of the vehicle electrical systems, assisting with fault diagnosis on vehicles and raising concerns with the respective departments.


About the Person 

The successful applicant will be in a similar role looking to utilise their skills in a different capacity. Ideally you will have a background in the Automotive industry, although applicants form similar industries will be considered. You will demonstrate:

  • Logical approach to problem identification and solving, concern identification and resolution experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of production-based electrical test equipment(including workshop equipment  VAS, Diagra, CANalyser, CANoE)
  • Ability to integrate Diagnostic CAN logs and identify potential cause of electrical concerns.
  • Computer literate with good technical skills (Appreciation of computer programming & software packages & languages, i.e. SQL database)
  • Electrical harness drawings/Schaltplan knowledge
  • HND/Degree in Manufacturing, Engineering or IT related subject  or equivalent proven experience in automotive electrical testing



In addition to a competitive salary, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Flexible working hours  
  • Access to a subsidised private medical scheme
  • Optional car lease scheme with access to VW group cars (VW, Seat, Skoda, Audi)
  • 35 days’ holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • 10% pension contribution with life assurance benefits
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Study support opportunities
  • Paid volunteering days  


Closing date is the 2nd June 2023. 


We believe that everyone, regardless of their background or beliefs, belongs at Bentley. Everyone is entitled to respect and dignity and we positively celebrate the differences between people. This is a philosophy that is embraced by our leaders, championed by our colleague diversity groups and sits at the heart of our Beyond100 Strategy.