Senior Test Engineer/Test Engineer

The role of Senior Test Engineer in the test team is an integral part of the business; progressing the development, verification and validation process at Magma Global.

You will be designing and leading exciting new tests, rigs and test programs from small-scale material characterisation tests & development studies all the way up to full scale qualification projects.

Magma is looking for someone with great technical skills, who is open and communicative and able to develop simple solutions to complex problems. Candidates are expected to be both exceptional engineers and capable leaders of teams and projects, facilitating design and development and developing complex engineering procedures for test processes at Magma.

Successful candidates will be leading projects and work packages, developing cutting edge test processes, rigs and equipment in a diverse test group that works with all areas of the company’s product development and production processes, while also getting their hands dirty in our extensive on-site test facility.

Candidates will also be expected to deliver engineering insight and solutions on a broad range of topics in a well-integrated team working alongside our manufacturing, mechanical, control, electrical and quality engineers.

The high performance of our product means that very few of our tests or test processes are standard, meaning that the tests performed here are consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible, therefore this role demands a positive, can-do attitude, problem solving skills, a good work ethic and the capability to lead teams of engineers and technicians in novel pipe testing and development.

Main purpose of job

Design, develop and carry out tests and test programs for the development and qualification of high-performance composite pipes, end fittings and test rigs.

Key accountabilities

Deliver short and long-term tests of m-pipe’s® end-fittings and pipe body.

Manage suppliers of test equipment and 3rd party test houses to enable the efficient execution of test activities both internally and externally.

Lead the development of testing methods (including instrumentation) to facilitate greater understanding of m-pipe’s® capability and structural performance.

Deliver test procedures, analyse test data and write test reports to clearly communicate the objectives, methods and results of test campaigns.

Provide technical and design leadership to the test team to promote ongoing development and improvement.

Developing testing methodologies to assess the structural performance of a novel composite pipe that operates at high strain levels.

Ensuring that long-term test methodologies are both time efficient and representative of the operational conditions of m-pipe®.

Designing appropriate strain measurement systems to provide accuracy and reliability across a large strain range.


Reporting to the test manager, the successful candidate will become a key part of a diverse team of engineers and technicians, working on a range of technical, development and customer projects at our Portsmouth facility.

The candidate will work closely with the test technicians to ensure effective completion of tests, while also liaising with the project management, analysis and industrialisation teams.

Knowledge and experience required

• Education – Bachelors, Masters or PhD in relevant engineering discipline.
• Experience – 4+ years in industry.
• Experience in technical assessment of new designs and assessment of changes for products and test rigs including calculation/analysis.
• Detailed knowledge of test methodologies used for composites structures, detailed knowledge of different instrumentation methods, good report writing skills, familiarity with SolidWorks or other CAD packages desirable, data processing experience in Excel or similar software packages desirable, subsea engineering experience desirable.
• Interpersonal skills – energy and enthusiasm for tackling challenging engineering problems, team player, good communication skills.

What Magma offers you

A great chance to work on truly innovation production technology in a rapidly expanding company that provides opportunity to progress your career as we expand.  In return for your effort we will provide you with a strong set of benefits and a competitive salary based on your skills and expertise.

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