Graduate Predictive & Test Engineer

Crumlin - Oakwood Close, Pen-Y-Fan Industrial Estate, Crumlin, Gwent, South Wales, NP11 3HY

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Vacancy title
Graduate Predictive & Test Engineer
Crumlin - Oakwood Close, Pen-Y-Fan Industrial Estate, Crumlin, Gwent, South Wales, NP11 3HY
Advertised salary
Starting salary £23,000
Employment type
Closing date
26 March 2023

Introduction to Senior PLC Group

Senior PLC is a listed FTSE 250 international, market leading, engineering solutions provider with 27 operations in 12 countries. Senior designs, manufactures, and markets high technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the worldwide aerospace, defence, land vehicle and energy markets.
The Group’s strategy is to focus upon sectors where it is positioned to benefit from both global market growth and increasingly stringent emission control legislation. We operate through two divisions:

Aerospace Division

Senior serves both the commercial aerospace and defence markets with a range of products and systems for fluid conveyance, gas turbine engines and structures.

Flexonics Division

For over 100 years, Senior Flexonics has developed innovative metal bellows sub-assemblies, tubing and thermal management solutions to meet and/or exceed our customers’ needs and requirements.

By applying these competencies to our customer’s challenges, Senior Flexonics has evolved into a multi-industry corporation spanning the globe.

Senior Flexonics Crumlin

The Crumlin UK Sales & Engineering Centre offers unparalleled product design, development, testing and manufacturing capabilities. It is the primary European Sales, Design and Development centre for heat exchange, engine tubing & exhaust flexible products.
Using our dedicated business teams, we focus on serving our customers with the latest technologies and provide unique & diverse Engineering solutions for the 3 product groups mentioned. We are experts in designing, developing, and manufacturing solutions for combustion, hybrid, and electric drivetrains. We also provide high performance, efficient heat exchangers for fuel cell energy applications.

We are an ISO 9001 certified company and offer a fully engineered solution, from design concept through to high volume manufacture, and work with many of the leading global OEMs to supply a range of world class products from our global network of companies.
We scrutinise every part of our customers’ requirements which enables us to provide a truly bespoke solution that delivers real value. Our products are designed using the latest predictive techniques such as FEA and CFD and validated through extreme testing in our test and development department to ensure excellent performance, durability, and lifelong functionality.

Fully engineered customer solutions for

Land Vehicles - On & off highway
Fuel Cell and CHP applications
Power Generation – APU
Exhaust Heat Recovery - Truck, Automotive & Power Generation.

Our technologies span


Combined with clean, renewable energy sources, the rapid growth in electric vehicles could soon make emission-free mobility a reality. We are using our wealth of knowledge to implement creative solutions which enable our customers to maximise battery life and develop highly efficient range extender technologies.

Battery Thermal Management

Range Extender Recuperators

Fuel Cell Heat Exchangers

Fluid Transfer Tubes


Our core focus for combustion engines is to improve fuel efficiency and reduce harmful emissions. Increasingly strict regulation requires innovative engineering, and we combine decades of manufacturing expertise with the latest technologies.

Gasoline / Diesel EGR

Waste Heat Recovery

Fluid Transfer & EGR Tubes

Flexible Connectors & Turbo Dampeners


Global demand for mild, full, or plug-in technology is on the rise, driving requirement for multiple drive architectures. Our expertise in a vast array of heat exchanger applications enables us the flexibility to develop efficient, market leading propulsion technologies

Battery Thermal Management

Waste Heat Recovery

EGR Coolers

Fuel Cell Heat Exchangers

Flexible Connectors & Turbo Dampeners

Fluid Transfer & EGR Tubes


As the need for clean and efficient energy sources becomes greater than ever before. We are working with some of the world’s leading companies to develop clean, local sources of energy generation which dramatically increase efficiency and energy security

High Efficiency Gas-Gas HEX

Fuel Cell Heat Exchangers

Fluid Transfer Tubes

Flexible Connectors

For more information on the company’s activities, please visit



The Role


Graduate Predictive & Test Engineer

Reporting To  

Predictive & Test Engineer

Overall Responsibility

Engineering Director

Purpose of Role          

Working within the Engineering team with a focus on Simulation and Test. The ability to visualise problems and then express and investigate within a simulation package is vital. The person will have the drive to develop themselves in the job by applying their current knowledge to a practical work environment and building upon it to benefit both the individual and the business. To achieve this, the individual will need to marry their design & simulation skills to component testing and be willing to learn and contribute ideas for the early validation of design and process. The candidate should have good practical abilities and a desire to get hands on with our wide range of test equipment and rigs.


The appointee will be based in Crumlin, South Wales




£23,000 (Graduate Remuneration Scheme in place with incremental pay increases).

Key Responsibilities:

  • The simulation of mechanical behaviour of the components, using Ansys (static, modal vibration, linear and plastic, transient).
  • Operating and contributing to maintenance of several test rigs.
  • Use macros driving Ansys to support application engineering work for customers.
  • Use CFD to simulate hot gas and liquid flow in heat exchangers and other fluid transfer components.
  • Use of CAD and Ansys to generate models for simulation.
  • Interpretation of experimental performance data to aid prediction and correlation.
  • Lead in test set up and iteration especially with multi-axis testing.
  • Write reports with developed conclusions based on simulation and / or test results.
  • Support design decisions for new products based upon simulation and test results.

Key Requirements:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree (or similar field).
  • FEA knowledge is desirable.
  • Good knowledge of fluid mechanics and CFD would be advantageous.
  • Good general computing skills including visual basic.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good practical skills and a desire to work in a hands-on environment.
  • Maintain a high standard of Health and Safety.
  • Ability to communicate information, whether technical or non-technical to internal stakeholders, customers, & suppliers in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong technical & analytical knowledge with “thinking outside of the box” mind set.
  • Ensure that all work activities and records comply with Company Policies, Procedures and Codes of Practice.
  • Valid UK Driving licence & Passport - Willing and able to travel globally and at times, at short notice.


  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Excellent Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme (Employee Contribution up to 10%/ Employer contribution up to 10%)
  • Life Insurance (6 times annual salary)
  • Access to pool cars for travel
  • Company laptop/ phone
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Homeworking Policy
  • Employee Events
  • Recognition Awards
  • Training and Development (Internal & External)
  • Share Save Schemes
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme- Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme