Environmental Test Manager

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £45.00 per hour + .

  • Contact:

    Michaela Elliott

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:


Job Summary

The Company is looking for an EVT Manager within the Space environment. The Stevenage test facilities offer a plethora of testing solutions ranging from Vibration, Thermal Vacuum, Climatic, Shock, High Power & RF, and electrical testing.

As the manager of the testing facilities the role includes, but is not limited to planning and promoting the daily schedule of employees and the business, drive recruitment to meet business requirements thus to develop and man manage a world class testing team, manage internal and external customer relations, create and maintain budgets including large capital investment - and co-ordinate with and report to senior management within the company.

All managers & leaders of the KPO, Master Scheduler, Head of KPO and other KPO Heads/Delivery Managers & the MAIT Workload Controller

MFT Financial Controllers, 'Defined KPO' team members, Quality Manager, Quality Assurance, project managers and project engineers

Job Profile


* Welfare and Development for Test Engineers, technical authority and GSE
* PDR on time for the team
* Keep your team engaged and motivated
* Be reliable for your team to support time management, Bonus & compensations topics
* Operationally manage Team Leader to develop Process Owners into Lead Engineer to be integrated in your team
* Create individual training plans for new and existing Test Engineers to allow them to develop in their role.
* Recruit to secure Workload / Capacity balance for Test Engineer and GSE and monitor the overall WL & capacity for test department
* Ensure an effective induction and standard training plan for new comers - with support of Technical Authority
* H&S rules enforced
* Promote an integrated Environmental test team by leading and facilitating the community as an integrated team
* Lead functionally & operationally the whole EVT test team

* Ensure Lead Engineers capture a clear view of projects requirement
* Ensure Lead Engineers formalize & monitor schedule logic, inputs needs, and costs for each project
* Allocate Lead engineers to projects & ensure they are delivered to customers expectations
* Ensure Lesson Learnt are done on each projects and are embedded for future projects
* Ensure Problem Solving is done on each occurrence of problems and corrective actions are taken
* Support KPO Delivery Manager to identify risks & ops and in customer interface
* Deputizing for KPO Equipment's on all Test services matter

* Define the Vision for the department - define the key improvement, R&T and CAPEX that the department needs to do to be competitive and to become the EVT house of the future
* Fully own the Improvement Roadmap and Odyssey 4.0 development plan:
* Define priorities

* Identify resources and project leaders
* Make it happen
* Responsible to define (with support of Technical Authority & GSE) and deliver (with support of GSE) a relevant CAPEX plan
* Ensure new products are industrialized in an efficient way by your team
* Challenge requirements & optimized sequence
* GSE of the future
* Optimized procedure

Skills/Experience Required

* Bachelor degree or HND with relevant experience (e.g. 5 years in production environment) in Manufacturing or Production discipline
* Significant (e.g.5 years) Experience in Assembly / Production environment
* Minimum of 2 years Management, project management or Team leading experience
* Experience of Lean implementation / culture, Quality environment, Experience of MRP, Scheduling experience, Cost Management, being able to be analytic People Management and leadership, Procedures and process experience
* Problem solving, Health & Safety, Budget Handling & Team Leading

* Clean room experience
* Security clearance to SC level

There will be occasional travel to other UK or European sites

The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a DBS certificate prior to commencement of the contract.