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Trials Manager Static Trials


QinetiQ
Salary: In line with experience
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Job type: Permanent
Category: Management Jobs
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QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification

An exciting opportunity to join a high performing team of multi-disciplinary engineers delivering critical test and evaluation of defence related Ordnance Munitions and Explosives products. As part of this team you will develop the necessary skills to simulate some of the most challenging environments in the world to ensure that the systems are ultimately safe and suitable for release to service. The day to day activities are predominantly carried out at MOD Shoeburyness however you will be expected on occasion to complete trials work at any other QinetiQ or customer site to ensure delivery within the Long Term Partnering Agreement.

QinetiQ are looking for:

Specific Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work within trials management team at MOD Shoeburyness as a Trials manager responsible for all aspects of the trial being carried out and is accountable to the Team leader (Land) North and East.

As the trials manager you must ensure:
• That for all trials activities you are nominated to manage, a Risk Assessment is produced which identifies known hazards, the risks involved, those who could be affected and control measures to mitigate those risks to a level As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)
• That all trials nominated to you are planned in detail and that detailed plans are completed at the appropriate time to allow for future resourcing within the land ranges.
• That for any trial which you are nominated to manage, a briefing specific to all activity related to the trial is given to all employees who may be involved. This briefing must include all hazards related to the activity, with specific focus on the hazards presented by the explosive items and/or articles being processed.
• That the appropriate level of supervision is exercised applicable to the task, both personally and by supervisors under your control, and that the requirements laid out in any task/trial plan are being followed.
• All trials related engineering activities are conducted in accordance with QinetiQ Engineering Policy including independent Assurance Reviews.
• That all changes to Trials Activities are managed through either the HAM Process, The Deviations and Waivers Process or the Weapons Division Change Control Process as appropriate.
• All trials for which you are the nominated manager are carried out in accordance with the requirements of the issued HASP certificate or Peer Review requirements whichever applies, and that the technical content of trials fully meets the customer's expectation.
• That the preparation and co-ordination of trial reports is in accordance with the customer's specification, ensuring they are issued within the contracted timeframe.
• That all dynamic firings, static detonations and explosions are carried out in accordance with QinetiQ Range Procedures.
• That when static trials require a projectile to be fired Dynamic Firing Rules are applied.
• That all Safety Distances are calculated using service publications where available. When none are available, ensure the Weapon Danger Area is calculated using an approved method.
• That all hazardous activities conducted fall within the scope of your certified technical competence.
• continuing professional development through National Occupational Standards and maintain non-technical competencies
In addition to the above you will be responsible for:
• The design, execution and reporting of static trials,
• Trialling new and novel as well as In Service Ordnance and Munitions for use by Sea, Land and Air forces
• The disposal of trials arisings in a safe and appropriate manner.
• Becoming recognised as the technical lead for trials that you have the competence and expertise to undertake in this role
• Managing all QinetiQ trial records, documents and third party information in accordance with QinetiQ document and record Management Policy.
• Mentoring trainee, graduate and apprentice trials managers while under site control.

Challenges:
You need the drive and determination to achieve goals, manage multiple trials activities and meet project milestones.
You must have a strong resolve and know when to stop a contracted activity if it deviates from the plan or is unsafe.
You must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
Be flexible and adaptable to the many and varied challenges faced by this role.
Be able to work proactively and reactively during the complete trials process.

Key Accountabilities:
Undertake further courses as required to ensure your continuous training development.
Produce weekly updates to the team leader on yours and other trials activities within the range.
Undertake duties assigned by the team and group leaders.

Behavioural Requirements:
Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
Active team member
Committed to achievement, driven to meet milestones
Excellent Communication and presentation skills
Flexible in delivering additional volumes and working hours as required.

Essential Qualifications:
Excellent Knowledge Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives
Excellent Knowledge of Test and Evaluation process
Proficient in Microsoft Office software
Working towards or willing to work towards professional qualification MiEXPE, IENG or CENG
Clean driving licence

Desirable Qualifications:
Working Knowledge of the bid process
Mentoring or training skills
Project management /lifecycle process
Previous explosives background
QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification

An exciting opportunity to join a high performing team of multi-disciplinary engineers delivering critical test and evaluation of defence related Ordnance Munitions and Explosives products. As part of this team you will develop the necessary skills to simulate some of the most challenging environments in the world to ensure that the systems are ultimately safe and suitable for release to service. The day to day activities are predominantly carried out at MOD Shoeburyness however you will be expected on occasion to complete trials work at any other QinetiQ or customer site to ensure delivery within the Long Term Partnering Agreement.

QinetiQ are looking for:

Specific Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work within trials management team at MOD Shoeburyness as a Trials manager responsible for all aspects of the trial being carried out and is accountable to the Team leader (Land) North and East.

As the trials manager you must ensure:
• That for all trials activities you are nominated to manage, a Risk Assessment is produced which identifies known hazards, the risks involved, those who could be affected and control measures to mitigate those risks to a level As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)
• That all trials nominated to you are planned in detail and that detailed plans are completed at the appropriate time to allow for future resourcing within the land ranges.
• That for any trial which you are nominated to manage, a briefing specific to all activity related to the trial is given to all employees who may be involved. This briefing must include all hazards related to the activity, with specific focus on the hazards presented by the explosive items and/or articles being processed.
• That the appropriate level of supervision is exercised applicable to the task, both personally and by supervisors under your control, and that the requirements laid out in any task/trial plan are being followed.
• All trials related engineering activities are conducted in accordance with QinetiQ Engineering Policy including independent Assurance Reviews.
• That all changes to Trials Activities are managed through either the HAM Process, The Deviations and Waivers Process or the Weapons Division Change Control Process as appropriate.
• All trials for which you are the nominated manager are carried out in accordance with the requirements of the issued HASP certificate or Peer Review requirements whichever applies, and that the technical content of trials fully meets the customer's expectation.
• That the preparation and co-ordination of trial reports is in accordance with the customer's specification, ensuring they are issued within the contracted timeframe.
• That all dynamic firings, static detonations and explosions are carried out in accordance with QinetiQ Range Procedures.
• That when static trials require a projectile to be fired Dynamic Firing Rules are applied.
• That all Safety Distances are calculated using service publications where available. When none are available, ensure the Weapon Danger Area is calculated using an approved method.
• That all hazardous activities conducted fall within the scope of your certified technical competence.
• continuing professional development through National Occupational Standards and maintain non-technical competencies
In addition to the above you will be responsible for:
• The design, execution and reporting of static trials,
• Trialling new and novel as well as In Service Ordnance and Munitions for use by Sea, Land and Air forces
• The disposal of trials arisings in a safe and appropriate manner.
• Becoming recognised as the technical lead for trials that you have the competence and expertise to undertake in this role
• Managing all QinetiQ trial records, documents and third party information in accordance with QinetiQ document and record Management Policy.
• Mentoring trainee, graduate and apprentice trials managers while under site control.

Challenges:
You need the drive and determination to achieve goals, manage multiple trials activities and meet project milestones.
You must have a strong resolve and know when to stop a contracted activity if it deviates from the plan or is unsafe.
You must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
Be flexible and adaptable to the many and varied challenges faced by this role.
Be able to work proactively and reactively during the complete trials process.

Key Accountabilities:
Undertake further courses as required to ensure your continuous training development.
Produce weekly updates to the team leader on yours and other trials activities within the range.
Undertake duties assigned by the team and group leaders.

Behavioural Requirements:
Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
Active team member
Committed to achievement, driven to meet milestones
Excellent Communication and presentation skills
Flexible in delivering additional volumes and working hours as required.

Essential Qualifications:
Excellent Knowledge Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives
Excellent Knowledge of Test and Evaluation process
Proficient in Microsoft Office software
Working towards or willing to work towards professional qualification MiEXPE, IENG or CENG
Clean driving licence

Desirable Qualifications:
Working Knowledge of the bid process
Mentoring or training skills
Project management /lifecycle process
Previous explosives background
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