Head of Mechanical & Climatic Testing - Stevenage

Ref: 2055 Date Posted: Monday 08 Aug 2022
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Head of Mechanical & Climatic Projects Department
Location:                  Stevenage
Salary:                      Up to £60,000 p/a + Excellent Bonus, Pension & Flexible working
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Mechanical & Climatic Projects to join a world class technical engineering company based in Stevenage. This role will be important to developing capabilities to help protect national interests and global security. This could be just what you are looking for?
The Environmental Engineering & Facilities department seeks an experienced Engineer to lead the Mechanical & Climatic Project Department, consisting of approximately twenty-seven engineers (including five direct reports) in Stevenage. The department is integral within the business across land, sea and air-based projects and operates at all stages of the product lifecycle. You will manage delivery of Environmental Engineering task packages, through the provision of technical management and leadership across the environmental project engineering and data analysis teams.
The Head of Mechanical & Climatic Projects will provide expertise in defining Environmental Requirement Specifications and assessment of all relevant environmental requirements and their interpretation into design and test levels for the complete product and for its sub-systems, while maintaining overall consistency of logic and an efficient approach across projects.
You will conduct day to day functional management of the project department in support of the Head of department UK, ensuring all environmental engineering activities are included in the appropriate project management plans and establishing effective communication with supporting functions.
You will act as a technical support to the Projects during bid phase, being strongly involved in discussions with the customers, provide support to Design Verification Plan with respect to interpreting environmental requirements, proving guidelines, conformance documentation and test techniques.
Head of Mechanical & Climatic Projects Department Skills and qualifications required from the following:
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience/Chartered Engineer desirable
  • Proven people management skills and demonstrated ability to motivate a team
  • Comprehensive understanding of mechanical & climatic environments and associated environmental test equipment/facilities
  • Demonstrated expertise in the field of shock and vibration analysis and simulation tools would be beneficial
  • Experience of environmental defence standards
  • Understanding of the environmental life cycle and the key activities across the Product Lifecycle
Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment. 
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