Technical Manager - Test Development

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    Aviation and Aero, Automotive

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum + + excellent bens. + hybrid working

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    Sam Bason

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    over 1 year ago

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Technical Manager - Test Development

  • Test Development; Physics; Electronics; Optical; RF

  • Team Leadership; Technical Delivery; Technical Management

  • £50,000 - £60,000 + excellent benefits

  • Basildon (Hybrid working available)

We have a fantastic new opportunity for a Technical Manager - Test Development with a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security.

You will be responsible for leading a team of test engineers in the delivery and support of test solutions through the product lifecycle to ensure Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost targets are met. You will work closely with key stakeholders, including Programme Managers, Heads of Engineering Projects, System Design Authorities and Manufacturing Leads to ensure alignment with business requirements.

Team Leadership:

  • Lead and direct the team with day-to-day tasking, prioritisation and resource planning.

  • Develop the teams' performance and capability through effective people management. Work with the Test Engineering Manager to develop the team with well-defined development plans aligned to business needs.

  • Work alongside the Test Engineering Manager to assess the impact of the test strategy roadmap on the team's tools and capabilities and advise what activities are required for training and development and tool support.

  • When required, be the deputy for the Test Engineering Manager in their absence.

Test Solution Development

  • Working with test requirement specifications to define, construct, validate and deliver capable test solutions and associated technical documentation to time and budget, at all points of the Life Cycle from early prototype, through production volume handover to through life support.

What we are looking for

  • Proven experience of team leadership, driving technical delivery alongside proactive people management to create a high-performing team environment

  • A good understanding of engineering principles and experience across the lifecycle of product development and delivery

  • Self-motivated with an aptitude for problem solving and decision-making within projects involving complexity and uncertainty

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience of delivery to a variety of internal and external stakeholders of varying levels of seniority

  • Experience of work package management, cost and schedule planning and tracking, and reporting of key metrics

  • Experience of strategy development and a skilled practitioner in the delivery of cost effective test solutions

  • Experience of risk identification and management