Senior Test Engineer (Medical) - Intertek276

Job Information

Job Title: Senior Test Engineer (Medical)
Job Code: 
Job Category: Engineering
Job Location: Leatherhead, United Kingdom

Do you have proven experience working in a test house/manufacturer, or as a lead auditor in testing and assessing medical products to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards?

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team as part of a FTSE 100 company?

Do you want to work for a company that rewards performance?

If you answered yes to all of the above we want to hear from you as we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Test Engineer (Medical)to join our dynamic team based in Leatherhead.

Due to the key requirements of the role involving testing to IEC standards we cannot process applications that do not have IEC experience.

Intertek's Electrical team applies more than 100 years of product testing expertise to quickly and efficiently help clients meet safety, performance, environmental and quality requirements for every market they wish to enter.

Job Responsibilities

A Senior Test Engineer/ Consultant Engineer shall provide technical assessment and authorisation of approvals & projects and to act as a source of expertise with respect to the Medical Devices Directive & associated standards. 

Specific functions include:    

Setting up and performing specified test programs on client products.

Generation of test reports.

Review of client requirements and preparation test plans/quotations in liaison with the relevant sales staff

To act as both Preliminary and Final Reviewer of client process standards documentation (as part of IEC 60601-1; 2005 project delivery)

To perform technical reviews of Test Reports leading to recommendations for Certification where appropriate

To attend client preliminary design review sessions 

To support Sales Team through joint attendance during client visits, conference calls or consultancy sessions

Preparation of Engineering Work Instructions and SOPs 

Health & Safety 

To ensure that all staff in their control are fully aware of the requirements and of their responsibilities under the company’s H&S policy

To work closely with the company H&S Manager to implement preventative and/or corrective measures to improve safety

To ensure that adequate supervision is available at all times particularly where young or inexperienced workers are concerned

To make sure that all employees in their control are aware of the procedures to follow in the event of a fire/accident or incident

To ensure that all employees in their control receive full and adequate training necessary to carry out work in a safe manner.


All areas of the workplace will be maintained in a neat and tidy condition at all times

Those areas of the workplace that are frequently used by traffic or pedestrians will be given specific attention with regard to maintaining clean and tidy conditions

All workstations will be maintained in a neat and tidy condition as so as avoid the build up of waste materials and other matters

All waste materials will be promptly removed from the work area and placed in the right receptacles for that item of waste

All waste items are to be removed regularly.


To be willing to lead by example

To encourage an open but disciplined approach to management and towards the business as a whole

To promote customer focus and to be firm and fair in all of our activities

To maintain a professional appearance befitting a member of the stream’s Management team

Always conducting business on behalf of Intertek in a mature and adult manner

To carry out any other duties that may reasonably be added to a role of this responsibility

To play a full role in ensuring compliance with accreditations

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and may be amended by the 

Company at any time.

Job Qualifications

 Required skills and experience 

Good IT literacy skills

Suitable degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent higher education or experience

Proven Track record from similar background e.g. test house/manufacturer/lead auditor background 

Testing medical products to the requirements of IEC 60601-1 (61010 & 60950 would be advantageous)

Maintaining compliance during product life-cycle

Experience in analysis and identification of accidents related to the functional safety of medical products 

Experience in preparation or evaluation of Risk Management Documentation (RM Files, FMEAs, Hazards Analysis and Fault Analysis etc.) 

Experience in preparation of usability Engineering files and/or development of software for safety-related systems highly advantageous

Knowledge of the regulatory context for product safety

Relevant practical knowledge & understanding of laboratory quality management

Knowledge of the14971 requirements

Thorough knowledge of IEC 60601-1  (2nd and 3rd edition)

Understanding circuit diagrams and component level electronics

Utilising Test Equipment for measurements and recording of data

Understanding of test report generation

Personal Qualities 

Confident communicator (written/ oral) and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively

The ability to demonstrate respect, equity and empathy for a diverse community

Motivated, self-starter

Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in order to meet the demands of the role

Encourage teamwork (promote operational synergies and alignment) to support each other, our customers and grow together

Fosters integrity and honesty

Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards

Highly organised with strong attention to detail

Results driven to focus contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the greatest value

Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation

Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service

Highly energised mind-set with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually

Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met

How to Apply

Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to including the reference Intertek276. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

Intertek operates a preferred supplier arrangement and we do not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies

Closing Date 

2nd January 2018