Test Manager - Systems

Location: Greenford, London Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Alii Thorogood

Test Manager - Systems


Test Manager needed for a multinational defence organisation based in Greenford who are looking to employ an experienced Test Manager with experience in the development, provision and management of test facilities.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Test Manager will include:

  • Development, construction and procuring of Production Test Equipment in line with the requirements defined by Engineering. The solutions generated, to benefit for purpose, robust and cost effective. This will involve specifying Hardware, developing Software, commissioning programming PCBs.
  • Ensure Test Equipment complies with Company Health and Safety guidelines, this includes organising safety Reviews and Risk Assessments.
  • Ensure Test Documentation, User Manuals and Build Records are kept updated.
  • Write, approve and issue Test Specifications/ Procedures according to the Company Document Configuration Processes.
  • Work with Engineering to help resolve technical issues that may arise during the development of a product.
  • Monitor the test times within the product cost, where appropriate, implement improvements to test equipment and processes that result in efficiency improvements.
  • Manage and plan the department workload, this includes resourcing and resolving priority conflict issues. Reporting on estimated delivery dates and adherence to costs targets.
  • Work with the supplier base delivering to Operations, to assess if they have appropriate test equipment.
  • Give accurate estimates of test equipment costs required for the Bid Process.
  • Create business cases for investment in new test equipment.
  • Represent Test at Design Reviews and Project Meetings to ensure all Test and Acceptance activities are identified and designs are optimized in line with OFT considerations.
  • Manage direct reports, highlighting any development/ training needs and monitoring if targets are being met.
  • Manage third part test equipment suppliers.
  • Attend Production daily standups, giving status updates on priorities. resources, equipment, documentation and user training.
  • Provide Test operator training on product testing and fault finding.
  • Take responsibility for in-house Test equipment, ensuring it is fully logged, labelled, calibrated, serviced and safety tested

What you need to be the successful Test Manager:

In order to be the successful Test Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • 5-10 years of experience in a Test Engineering in a Production environment
  • Demonstrable experience with Development/Provision/Management of Test Facilities, ideally within the Defence sector
  • Experience of Departmental Management, e.g. control departmental budget and conducting employee performance reviews.
  • Knowledge of Analogue and Digital electronics, Signal Processing and RF Techniques.
  • Knowledge of appropriate programming applications (e.g. NI labVIEW) and ATE hardware (GPIB, PXI and USB based hardware) is essential.
  • SC level Security Clearance is mandatory for this role

Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Test Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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