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Trials Lead - Stevenage

Technical Engineering
Ref: 7131 Date Posted: Wednesday 03 Jul 2024
Trials Lead
Location:                 Stevenage
Salary:                     Up to £55,000 – Dependant on experience
Headline Benefits: A bonus of up to £2,500, Paid Overtime, Strong pension, 25 days annual leave with the option to accrue 15 additional days flexi leave, enhanced parental leave.
We’re working with an award-winning, world-leading, technical & scientific engineering organisation, with sites across Europe, that have an exciting opportunity for a Trials Lead.
Their order book stretches for many years, and they have healthy profits and a range of new projects in place. They’re stable with steady controlled growth, offer dynamic working, and fantastic opportunities to grow and develop your career further.
The business are firm believers in offering all staff the best possible platform to succeed, providing support for career development as well as personal assistance. They hold numerous awards on the back of this work and have a range of employee networks and internal communities that include Parents and Carers, Gender Equality, Neurodiversity, Pride, Ethnic Diversity and many more. They really care about their staff and are passionate about what they do and why they do it.
Typically, this role will require 4 days per week on-site, due to workload classification.
The Trials Lead Role
Starting in the early development phase, these trials will continue in a series of discrete campaigns, with progressively updated hardware and software, throughout development.
As the Firing Trials Lead, you will play a vital role in the execution of ground and air-launched firing trials, as well as their associated workup and integration activities.
  • Lead the day to day running of ISV firing trials activities, and allocation of tasks for the Flight Trials. team.
  • Generate trial documents such as Safety documentation (e.g. Trials Hazard Analysis, Safety Submission), Security documentation, Proving Instruction, and Trials Schedule.
  • Contribute to the definition of required trial facilities, targets, instrumentation, and functional test requirements for firing trials.
  • Lead lab-based firing trials integration and testing in conjunction with both Compat, design, manufacture, and integration teams.
  • Provide support to the design and manufacturing team for proving and integration activities.
  • Support environmental clearance testing on the Seeker.
  • Set up and commission any live build facility needed for firing trials.
  • Ensure target scene set up and operation at trials sites.
  • Operate and define the trials test equipment.
  • Maintain and own the L4 plan for firing trials work.
Trials Lead experience required:
  • Experience in firing trials and/or system integration.
  • Ideally experience in external trials preparation and conduct and working within a trial environment.
  • Willingness to work in potentially harsh and remote conditions and away from home for extended periods.
  • Good practical/mechanical skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with external range and facility suppliers.
  • A good understanding of the company ISV processes and procedures.
  • Personnel management and team leadership skills.
Ability to communicate effectively across internal functions and customer community.
Please note:
Rules onsite require British Citizenship. Dual nationals can apply for this position, and you will be required to undergo UK Security Clearance.
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