Test and Development Technician

Deadline: 29th September 2022



Job Title: Test and Development Technician
Employment Status: Permanent
Line Manager: Principal Engineer (Test and Development)
Location: Shoreham-by-Sea
Salary Range: £DOE
Holiday: 25 days
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Health Scheme (BUPA), Life Cover, EAP (employee assistance programme), Enhanced Paternity Pay, Free Beverages, Discounted Gym Membership, Discounted Eyewear and Free Eye Test, Ride to Work Scheme, Electric Car Charging, Free Parking On-site.

We are currently recruiting a Technician to join the Test and Development team within the Engineering department at our headquarters in Shoreham-By-Sea.

Over the last 13 years, Cox Powertrain have been on a mission to deliver a revolutionary new concept in ultra-lightweight diesel engines with their market revolutionising CXO300. Since 2007, Cox has successfully raised over £120 million of private investment, to bring the outboard from a dream to a reality. Having begun production in May 2020, the CXO300 is becoming hugely popular in the market and demand is on the rise.


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


  • To work in conjunction with other Design Engineers, Senior Design Engineers and Principal Engineers to produce component and assembly designs which meet the required performance targets, in accordance with development schedules and company design standards.
  • To work as part of a cohesive team, ensuring the quality of output from the design team remains at the highest possible level.
  • In line with the departments’ drive for continuous improvement, contribute to the identification of technical shortcomings and implement design solutions as required.


  • Operation of engine dyno test cell
  • Set-up of tests to specification including component rig test, engine dyno and full outboard testing
  • Carrying out tests to predefined test procedures
  • Supporting vessel tests at customer/partner locations
  • Reporting and updating test results in a formal written report
  • Supporting the development of new test methods
  • Supporting the ongoing maintenance, development and calibration of test facilities and equipment
  • Build support of Cox products and testing equipment
  • Working with engineers for issue resolution
  • Liaise with other Engineering departments


  • Work in a safe manner in accordance with the Company’s Health and Safety procedures
  • 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
  • Demonstrate Cox Powertrain Behaviours:
    • Innovation
      • Helps to provide a work environment that encourages innovation as part of team members daily duties
      • Looks for opportunities across both their own team and in conjunction with other parts of their department
    • Expertise
      • Has a broad level of expertise over the range of activities that they oversee
      • Recognises where there are shortfalls in knowledge within their area and proposes solutions to overcome them
      • Understands the basic operation of the various teams within Engineering and a general understanding of the other departments within the company
      • Capable of providing a level of technical sign off on data leaving their area
    • Tenacity
      • Predicts when current processes are likely to fail and pre-emptively looks for alternative solutions
      • Demonstrates a desire to deliver independent of what barriers exist to prevent this happening
    • Honesty
      • Highlights when requests for work are beyond what they believe are the capabilities of them or their team
      • Acknowledges when mistakes have been made within the team and works to ensure they are not repeated
    • Respect
      • Helps to provide a working environment within the team based on mutual respect of each other’s work towards the common goal
      • Shows respect for other members of company outside of the team and the work that they do
      • Looks positively upon the work of competitors and recognises the good qualities of their products
      • Celebrates the success of direct reports
    • Integrity
      • Acts in such a way that anyone in the company can come to them for an honest informed opinion about their area of expertise
      • Will speak up if they believe that a process within the company is ineffective and propose remedial actions
      • Is a person people can come to with personal issues and know they will be dealt with in a professional and compassionate manner



  • Solid mechanical background and practical skills
  • Experience of powertrain test set-up and execution
  • Experience in an engine or powertrain test environment


  • Experience of marine powertrain development activities
  • Experience of diesel engine specific development.
  • Test cell operation using Sierra CP Engineering CADET test cell control systems.
  • Marine experience

Why Cox Powertrain?

With a global reach of over 100 territories, you will be joining a business that puts innovation at the forefront of everything we do and aim to be leaders in our field. To achieve this, we are always on the lookout for new talent to join our team.

Join the team and be a part of revolutionising the marine industry