Trials Manager

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Nick Taylor

Trials Manager


Trials Manager needed for a multinational Aerospace and Defence client based in Bedfordshire who are looking to employ an experienced Trials Manager with an in-depth knowledge of vehicle qualification trials.

What the role entails:

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

  • Operation of on and off-vehicle instrumentation to ensure that the trials data is correctly collected.
  • Recording of trials events through written logs, photography and videography as required
  • Initial investigation of incident and observations raised during the trial and subsequent reporting of those incidents and observations
  • Maintenance and configuration of the on-vehicle instrumentation suite
  • Working with test houses to ensure that trials run as smoothly as possible
  • Working closely with the vehicle owners and vehicle crews to ensure that the trials activities & objectives are understood and adhered to

What you need to be the successful Trials Manager:

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

  • Experience of armoured fighting vehicle qualification trials or similar
  • Experience of using Data Acquisition equipment e.g. data loggers, video loggers, photography and videography in a test and trials environment
  • Experience of using the following instrumentation/data acquisition technologies: accelerometers, thermocouples, MiLCAN, ethernet analysers or similar
  • Experience of reporting and diagnosis of faults and observations on complex systems
  • Experience of working effectively in small teams for extended periods away from the main office

Desired Skills:

  • Experience of working with and recording Def Stan 00-82 video or similar technologies
  • Experience of EMC, Environmental and Electrical tests and trials to DEF-STAN or equivalent military standards
  • Experience of installing, maintaining and operating commercial radio communications equipment

Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Trials 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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