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Group Leader Environmental Test - Weapons

  • Salary: Up to £55000 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 31/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91674

Group Leader Environmental Test - Weapons


c. £55,000


Responsible for the day to day, safe and effective management of the Environmental Test Centre (ETC) at Shoeburyness. Ensuring that business demand is satisfied through the delivery of safe and efficient operation of all of the facilities under their control.

Key Accountabilities

Safety: Responsible for the safe operation of the ETC ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation, guidance, standards and the associated aspects of the Operating Framework. Promoting a culture of continuous improvement for health, safety and the environment.

Capability: Ensuring the availability of an appropriate and fit for purpose Environmental Test capability to meet the current and future requirements of the business.

Capacity: Collaborating with key leaders and other stakeholders to ensure that the capacity of the ETC matches the agreed demand.
Culture: Developing an effective working environment that facilitates safe, vibrant and collaborative team working in line with leadership behaviours and values.

Technical Expertise: Working as a key technical expert within programmes to improve business delivery through technical excellence, acting as a trusted advisor, mentor and key contributor.
Company Collaboration: Through partnership and communication, work across the business and functional boundaries to create collaborative working relationships.

Professional Development: To be recognised as a subject matter expert in the Environmental Testing of Ordnance, Munitions & Explosives (OME), both internally and by external stakeholders. Demonstrating progression against professional competencies and driving a culture of continuous professional development within discipline.

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

  • Good understanding of health, safety and environmental legislation, standards and practices.
    * Proven track record in delivering safe, maintained and efficient facility operations.
    * Good understanding of Environmental Test technologies, techniques and practices.
    * Ability to successfully lead and manage a team in a matrix management organisation.
    * Ability to challenge poor behaviours, make corrective changes and promote continuous improvement.
    * Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
    * Knowledge relating to work with OME.
    * Good understanding of Process Improvement and Change Management techniques.

    Experience & Qualifications

  • Extensive operational experience, ideally managing teams in a high hazard facility or environment.
    * Experience of Environmental Testing.
    * Experience of working with OME.
    * Experience of developing and line managing others and building effective teams in a matrix management, technical environment to meet specific and challenging objectives.
    * Experience of Process Improvement and Change Management.
    * Degree or equivalent in an engineering or scientific discipline.

    Must be prepared to take on an emergency response role in support of facility and site operations.

To Apply

If you're ready to apply, fantastic! Click "apply" and if your CV is shortlisted I will call for an initial chat/screening in confidence within the next week.

If you need any further information drop me (Tom) an email

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