Development Engineer


Saietta is a well-established British R&D company on a mission to accelerate the market introduction of highly innovative, affordable, and reliable propulsion motors for a broad range of electric vehicles (EVs) from scooters to buses. The product is proven, and market pull is strong. Since 2016 Saietta has undertaken rigorous R&D and testing for an innovative, unique motor topology, with low-cost raw materials, designed for low-cost, automated assembly. Saietta is now evolving from a pure R&D company into one that also manufactures its own motors in a new European production plant.

Typical involvements:

  • Definition, development, planning and implementation of tests for the companies range of electric motors and possibly prototype vehicles
  • The development of test requirements in conjunction with DVP, 8D, and FMEAs
  • In turn this may involve supporting the build and commissioning of test systems and analysis of test data
  • Working closely with test technicians who will execute the tests
  • Driving product development SOPs in line with product quality standards

The ideal candidate would be a degree qualified test development engineer that has gained direct experience of the test / development of electric motors or complex electromechanical systems within the automotive, industrial control, rail/rolling stock, or aerospace industry.

Hands-on experience of testing electric motors would be a distinct advantage but is not essential.

Skills / Knowledge Required:

  • Ideally a degree or similar in a relevant subject (e.g., mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, automotive engineering, mechatronics, etc)
  • Experience of the definition, development, planning and implementation of tests for electric motors / complex electromechanical systems
  • The development of test requirements in conjunction with DVP, 8D, and FMEAs
  • Able to support the build and commissioning of test systems and analysis of test data (e.g., motor controller / inverter etc)
  • Experience of failure resolution / problem solving using 8D processes or similar
  • Experience with originating Quality and SOP documents for Test Procedures, DVP, 8D, and FMEA
  • Able to work effectively in a fast paced, small company environment in conjunction with test technicians
  • Good organisational, planning and communication skills
  • Able to ensure that Test Requests / Process are understood, achievable and delivered
  • Able to produce test reports, test data and support DVP activities at project meetings Previous experience within an EV test environment would be preferred

Beneficial skills and experience:

  • Good knowledge and experience of AC electric motors and controller powertrains
  • Good electrical engineering understanding

Please apply using the "apply now" link on this page. There you can upload your CV, covering letter and provide other supporting information (salary expectations, right to work status, location, etc.) to help us process your application. 

About Saietta

We seek people who feel a strong affinity with high-quality and ground breaking products

Our core company values are grounded by intellectual curiosity, integrity, entrepreneurial mindset, international vision, the highest aspirations, and the continuous pursuit of excellence. We share a passion for creating world-shaping impact and we believe in transformative innovation and profound progress without compromise. Successful candidates will be rewarded with a high level of responsibility and trust early on in their role. If these values describe you, then we look forward to receiving your application for a specific role, or your expression of interest to be informed of a future opportunity.