Structural Test Team Leader

Structural Test Team Leader

Job Title: Structural Test Team Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: £42000 - £53000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895886_1558368409
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 20, 2019 17:06

Job Description

Are you looking to join a world-leading organisation in the defence sector that will offer you excellent support and corporate benefits? Our client is a leading multi-national defence systems provider which boasts some of most advanced facilities in their areas of expertise. At present the company employs well in excess of 10,000 staff worldwide and continues to grow in parallel with the demand for their highly regarded services.

We currently have an opportunity for a Structural Test Team Leader, based in Stevenage.

You will to lead and develop the Structural Test Team, whilst providing structural test technical expertise to the wider project teams and developing working relationships with all stakeholders. The team deliver all aspects of structural testing from defining the requirements, developing test methodologies, performing the tests to technical reporting.

Your job role and responsibilities will include:

This role brings the opportunity to influence all aspects of Structural test throughout the product life cycle.
By leading a small team you will be responsible for their day to day management and developing their skills and knowledge.
You will be able to demonstrate your ability to actively seek and implement improvements in all aspects of the structural testing process.
Future career progression may be via the Technical Specialist / Expert or people management paths.
Key accountabilities include:
Lead the definition of and provide expertise in defining structural and fatigue test activities in support of product development.
Responsible for liaison with stakeholders to ensure that the objectives, resource requirements, budgets and timescales of the project structural and fatigue test regimes in the agreed statements of work are met.
Authority to define priority between assigned projects within the structural test laboratory.
Technical review and approval of structural test documentation, including reports.

It is essential that you have the following Qualifications and Skills:

Educated to degree level or equivalent with suitable experience and a strong technical background in structural test / mechanical analysis or similar disciplines.
Expertise in interpreting structural test requirements, writing structural test Proving Plans and relevant test Instructions.
Knowledgeable of the test methods used to perform variety of structural and fatigue testing (i.e. fatigue, proof, ultimate load).
Good verbal and written communication abilities
Proven planning and leadership skills (interpersonal and influencing)
Ability to challenge and endorse the technical content of documents prepared by structural test engineers
Understanding the key activities supported by structural testing across the product life cycle

Job Title:Structural Test Team Leader
Salary:Up to £53,000pa + excellent bonus + excellent benefits
Location:Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Job ID:895886


Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

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