Head of Product Design and Test

11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Role: Head of Product Design and Test

Location: Hampshire

Type: Permanent

Salary: Excellent Salary

Start Date: ASAP

Clearance: Eligible for UK Security Clearances

Head of Product Design and Test - Permanent - Hampshire - Excellent Salary

Our client is seeking a Head of Product Design and Test to be responsible for leading the organisation's approach to product design and test; both for the company's own products and customer products. The role relies on extensive experience and judgement to rapidly assess and develop design and test solutions.

This function will be a key centre of excellence for the business. Strong leadership, sound judgement and strategic thinking are therefore needed. The function supports activities across a diverse range of markets including Defence, Aerospace, Security, Power, Science and Industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • All aspects of design needed for product realisation from electronics and firmware to whole systems including mechanical and electrical
  • Work closely with both internal and customer research, technology and development teams.
  • Review and assess the output from research and technology/systems development in the form of proof of concept outlines and/or user and system requirements
  • Support the development and improvement of existing designs where value can be added and/or efficiencies introduced, especially improving competitive position
  • Design solutions and re-engineering for obsolescence management
  • Production of technical specifications from customer requirements and business model, including verification and validation
  • Configuration control
  • Test and test engineering capability
  • Direct hands-on involvement
  • Strong customer engagement
  • Work closely with the manufacturing, installation and in service support teams, both internal and external
  • Support to technical product investigations
  • Input to the prototyping and NPI processes
  • Lead the production and process engineering team
  • Interpretation of an extensive variety of different instructions (e.g. mathematical or diagrams)
  • Share latest thinking and insight with customers; leading the way and directly helping to maintain high professional standards
  • Should be familiar with the AS9100 quality management system and running a design & test team in accordance with the standards guidelines.

Key Skills:

  • Clear understanding and experience of the product design and test processes, including associated risk analysis
  • A solid engineering background and chartered engineer status (manufacturing or electronic)
  • At least a 2.1 level degree in a relevant subject
  • Competency with design software
  • Commitment to quality
  • Project management skills to support engineering led approach
  • Open and collaborative style where ideas are shared and challenged

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