Consumer Reports, Inc.

Automotive Engineer

Job Locations US-CT-Colchester
Research, Testing and Development


AT CR we know there’s more to testing cars than measuring how the rubber meets the road, after all we’ve been testing and reporting on the subject for over 70-years We’re on the cutting edge of auto technology-buying and testing over 50+ new cars a year--including EV’s, plug-in hybrids and of course, gas cars-- driving each car 2,000 break-in miles, even before we drive the car on our test track.


As an Automotive Engineer on the Auto Testing Team you’ll report to the Manager of Auto Testing & Insights. You’ll be based at our 327-acre Auto Test Center in Colchester, Connecticut, and test vehicles alongside our Auto Testers, as well as, working collectively with colleagues from the Data Intelligence, Journalism and Communications teams to capture and record the data that contributes to how we test and evaluate all things auto. 


We’re looking for someone with a passion for cars (you’ll be testing them daily) and a critical eye for detail (you’ll be involved in reviewing content and updating our proprietary database of specs, prices and features) plus knowledge and insight into the automotive development process, product lifecycle and industry as a whole (including emerging technologies like electric and plug-in vehicles). Take a test drive here to learn more about how we drive non-stop and dig into the data to help consumers make informed choices. 


This is an on-site position located in Colchester, Connecticut. It is not eligible for sponsorship.


How You'll Make an Impact:


CR members have relied on us to provide valuable, unbiased insights into the safety, performance and efficiency of each vehicle we test.  You’ll be an integral part of this process.


In this position you will drive test cars daily and provide feedback and insights regarding various aspects of the vehicles. This includes setting up test equipment, and involvement in vehicle dynamics testing. As we purchase every vehicle we test from a dealership, you’ll also be involved in that process, interacting with dealers and organizing vehicle pick-up.


You will also assist the Junior Automotive Engineer in making sure CR’s database is up to date and accurate--noting year over year model changes via manufacturer’s specs, CR generated date and test results.  You’ll also help update content to be published including reviewing/fact-checking other written content and videos for accuracy under deadlines and flagging current details and developments in the industry. 



You’ll Be Highly Rated If:

  • You have a relevant degree. We’re looking for someone with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Applied Science or the equivalent. 
  • You have the auto-industry experience. We are requiring at least 2-years of experience in a related auto testing capacity.
  • You’re On Task and On Time. You have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage several projects accurately and within deadlines. 
  • You Are Detail-Oriented. You are comfortable researching vehicle information and distilling the salient features and tracking vehicle changes.  
  • You’re Data Driven.  You’re comfortable with numerical and hard data sets as well as written text and can effectively integrate this information. 
  • You’re communicative. You are able to articulately communicate technical and non-technical information, both verbally and in writing. 
  • You’re licensed. You must have and maintain a valid driver’s license. 
  • You’re Google Suite proficient. 



You'll be one of our top picks if:

  • You’ve got the education. We’re looking for someone who has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Science or the equivalent. 
  • You have product testing experience. You have worked in a product development or testing role and have experience with test development. 
  • You are comfortable on camera and with interviews. 








Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match. Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here:


At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $98k to $103k. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience.

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.


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