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Trials Manager

Contract Type:
East Midlands
Job Sector:
Engineering & Manufacturing
Job Category:
Engineering, Aerospace, Defence
£50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Fantastic Company Benefits
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Specific Job DescriptionManagement of all aspects of vehicle systems trials including:
Responsibility for the trials plan and procedures
Author and agree trials documentation internally and externally
Interface with test facilities through a supply chain representative
Determine and contract appropriate test facility through identified supply chain representative
Act as prime technical liaison with contracted test facility
Organise vehicle and equipment transport to and from identified facilities
Execution of the agreed trials plan
Ensure safety of all personnel during the trial
Adherence of the trial to security requirements both for data and equipment
Ensure the validity of the collected trials results and data
Maintain the trials to schedule
Adherence to trials procedures
Manage trials team (composed of vehicle owner and crew, as well as specialist engineers for that trial)
Accurate daily reporting for trials
Raise DRACAS observations as required to support programme investigations
Maintenance of the trials daily log in accordance with company and project procedures
Provide data and information to assist, and in some cases direct, fault investigation and rectification.
Generation of the trials report at the conclusion of the event
Responsible for presenting at Test Readiness Reviews and Post Test Reviews
Support to trials preparation and conduct where required
Working closely with MoD Authority personnel, vehicle owners, vehicle crews and trials site personnel

The trials manager will be based at Ampthill and will be expected to deploy to the trials site ( primarily Bovington army camp but other facilities are planned to be used) for duration of the trial and travel between sites for meetings and reviews where required. It is anticipated that trials activity will primarily be conducted between Monday to Friday but individual trials activities could continue for several weeks at a time.

Required skills, qualifications and experienceDemonstrable understanding and experience of qualification and verification trials, and their role in systems acceptance
Planning, attendance and conduct of verification and qualification trials with MoD, preferably armoured vehicle trials
Planning and managing trials logistics, including risk assessments and safe systems of work, equipment transportation and personnel movements Understanding of armoured fighting vehicles and associated systems
Good written and verbal communication skills
Test and Trials planning, conduct and reporting against Def-Stan 00-35, 08-41 and 59-411
Experience of compliance with all UK Environmental, Safety & Health legislation; esp. 1974 HSAW Act and 1990 Environmental Protection Act
Desired skills, qualifications and experienceManagement and conduct of Live Fire trials with MoD
Management and conduct of Environmental and EMC qualification trials with MoD

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