Vehicle Lead Engineer

  • Location

    Blackwood

  • Sector:

    Land

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Excellent rates

  • Contact:

    Jeanette Davies

  • Email:

    jeanette.davies@mneglobal.com

  • Phone:

    +44 (0)1384 220047

  • Job ref:

    JD - VLE

  • Duration:

    Long term

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Run trials and integration activities at a system level on AFV platforms

  • Compilation and distribution of daily trials logs to wider community of interest

  • Arrange trials activities, trials subcontractors and test facilities

  • Coordination of vehicular trials assets, instrumentation, spares and consumables

  • Co-ordination of investigations and repairs in conjunction with trials management and specialist support

  • Coordinate and organise necessary GFX associated with specific trials activities

  • Support the compilation of verification documentation, and trials evidence to support the acceptance process

  • Partake in Trials Readiness Reviews for individual trials activities

  • Ensure control of vehicle build standard

  • Platform upgrade and modification planning including repairs as necessary

  • Ensure vehicle maintenance is conducted in accordance with schedule

  • Population of vehicle log book with appropriate information on a daily basis

  • Daily work scheduling for vehicle crew

  • Support regular Incident Sentencing Committee meetings

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
ESSENTIAL

  • A proven track record of complex system integration and test programmes

  • Highly developed customer facing and negotiating skills

  • Strong written, verbal and communication skills

  • Thorough understanding of integration, test and acceptance procedures

  • Experience of military vehicle systems across all technical domains

  • Ability to liaise with and present information to multidiscipline and multinational team members

  • Ability to provide technical impedance to deliverables

  • Hold or be capable of holding security clearance up to the level of SECRET.

  • Willing to travel extensively within the UK and Europe (Spain)

DESIRABLE:

  • A strong background in military vehicle and Integration and Test engineering.

  • Familiarity with current British Army tracked and wheeled vehicles.

  • Familiar with relevant Defence Standards, Military Standards and EC Directives.

  • Appreciation of all Defence Lines of Development