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Test & Development Manager

Salary: £0

Location: West Sussex

Job type: Permanent

Category: West Sussex Management

Our Client; a truly global leader in the manufacture of Specialist Vehicles and Survivability systems are experiencing substantial growth, which is being led by a healthy order book. It is now our pleasure to be supporting them with the recruitment of an enthusiastic and experienced Test & Development Manager on a permanent basis. Indeed, our Client is entering into a very exiting phase due to growth in their large, small and custom vehicles and survivability product offerings. This growth is not forecast, it’s a reality, with several fantastic projects already on the high level plan.  Projects include defence vehicles (at low and medium volumes) and survivability products, requiring a significant investment in their whole vehicle product development capabilities. The Product Development team here is being transformed to matrix structure with their core competencies headed up by a Manager.  Being a Manager within the structure signifies subject matter expertise in the prescribed discipline.  This role is to build and develop the internal capability within our Client, including team creation and management as well as developing processes & Infrastructure. This position offers a negotiable basic salary (dependent on relevant experience), together with a full benefits package, to include bonus. Key Responsibilities will include: Delivering, managing and supporting efficient Test and Development activities for each Jankel programme Creating, planning, managing and supporting DVP process Effective department resource planning Ability to manage resources (including external) efficiently in times of high demand Managing whole vehicle durability test programmes Concern management Problem solving Application of DFMEAQualifications & Experience ideally needed: You should offer a relevant Degree in Engineering, although plenty of relevant experience will also be considered. Should be an experienced Test & Development Manager with experience of managing whole vehicle durability test programmes. Should ideally have Automotive manufacturing experience; better still have worked with and on specialist vehicles / military land systems, or gained equivalent experience from an aligned industry i.e. Aerospace / Defence. Should have experience of rig testing, specifying, planning and execution. Should ideally have experience of rig design, development and implementation. Instrumentation and data logging experienced required. Will ideally be skilled in setting up of operational facilities. Proof-of-Concept / Mule Build planning and execution knowledge ideally needed.Please Note: Due to the nature of the client and the role, all applicants must be eligible for Security Clearance. Applicants must be a British Passport holder or have previously held SC clearance. This position offers a fantastic and rare opportunity to work for a leading well-established global Specialist Vehicle Manufacturer; so if interested and you have the relevant experience we’d like to hear from you? To APPLY, please contact Jason Seed, FIRP, Managing Director on (phone number removed) or email your C.V. to me for review. Forbes HR (part of the Millbank Holdings Group) are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. Millbank operates as an Employment Agency and Business

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