Trials Manager - AFV Programme
Trials Manager - AFV Programme Duration: 6 months Rate: £32 - 41ph but can be flexible for the right candidate Job Description: Management 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 Required skills: Demonstrable understanding and experience of qualification and verification trials, and their role in systems acceptance planning, attendance and conduct of verification and qualification trials. 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 planning, conduct and reporting against Def-Stan 00-35, 08-41 and 59-411. Management and conduct of Live Fire trials and conduct of Environmental and EMC qualification trials with experience of compliance with all UK Environmental, Safety & Health legislation; esp. 1974 HSAW Act and 1990 Environmental Protection Act. The role is Bedfordshire based with some travel to Bovington (Dorset) as required. The Trials Manager role will involve working on UK classified programmes the candidate must therefore be willing and able to obtain a security clearance.