Environmental Trials Engineer

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    Southend-On-Sea, Essex

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    Up to £29500.00 per annum + Negotiable

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    James Duncalf

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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An exciting opportunity to join a high performing team of multi-disciplinary engineers delivering critical test & evaluation of defence munitions through the application of vibration, shock, climatic & radiography test programs. 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 service at the Environmental Test Centre. The facility is accredited by UKAS against BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and consequently seeks to maintain and improve its technical competences. The company maintains accreditation against ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and 50001.

As a successful candidate, you will have the relevant knowledge and experience to conduct the environmental test program requirements against the customer specifications and UKAS quality manual:

  • Define and lead set-ups and conduct environmental test programs in accordance with the customer specifications;
  • Take responsibilities for adherence to working procedures, ensuring compliance with all safety legislation associated with the activities;
  • Provide training and supervision to develop other team members as required;
  • Liaise with the planning office to ensure delivery of test programs against contracted milestones;
  • Act as the technical lead on assigned programs of work providing support to the planning office and customer representatives as required;
  • Documentation reviews, data processing and reporting as required in line with customer specifications and standards;
  • To undertake tasks associated with conducting environmental testing of test assets, and all supporting activities;
  • Ensure safe systems of work are maintained at all times during environmental testing;
  • To become familiar with the latest environmental testing techniques, the associated test equipment and plant, the control systems and instrumentation.

Key Capabilities and Knowledge include:

  • Drive and determination to achieve goals and progress your experience and knowledge to develop your career.
  • You must be able to work well as part of a team.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to the many and varied challenges faced by this role.
  • Have the ability to become proficient in Environmental Testing.
  • An awareness of Quality Assurance, external standards, and internal auditing.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at different levels, particularly team members.
  • Results-focussed and growing levels of responsibility and accountability.
  • Methodical and Logical approach, conscientious.
  • Must have driver's license and own car.
  • Subject to Security Clearances.

Key Behaviours are:

We pride ourselves on hosting a safe, enjoyable workplace, where people are happy about coming to work. We would expect the successful candidate to display the following behavioural qualities:

  • Safety conscious in all activities;
  • Committed to achievement;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Proactive and self-motivated;
  • Flexible in delivering additional volumes and working hours;
  • You must be able to work well as part of a team and under your own initiative;
  • Be flexible and adaptable to the many and varied challenges faced by this role.


  • Detailed knowledge and experience of environmental engineering;
  • HNC/HND or Degree qualification in a relevant engineering or science subject.

Highly Desired:

  • Knowledge of environmental engineering within the defence industry;
  • Working knowledge of the Defence Standards.