Engineering Team Leaders (Trials and Test)

  • Job Reference: R14004
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Berkshire
  • Salary: £42,950 to £60,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE are looking to expand their teams within their Trials & Test Technology Centre. As such we have multiple opportunities for experienced Team Leaders to bring their expertise to AWE and successfully lead a team of engineers to deliver the unique and extraordinary work that we undertake.

Location: Reading area

Package: £42,950 - £60,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • AWE Life Insurance

  • Salary sacrifice benefits scheme

AWE are looking for Team Leaders, preferably with an Engineering or Science background, to manage, develop and shape highly dynamic delivery teams within Trials, Test and Technologies.

We currently have roles available within our Mechanical Engineering & Energetics Engineering teams. The ideal candidate will have experience of successfully developing high-performing teams and a proven track record of people focus, driving delivery, performance, and continuous improvement.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Leading, coaching and developing a team at a local level to deliver team and personal objectives safely and securely to meet our operational plans

  • Assessing staff performance, measured against agreed personal objectives

  • Continuing to embed the culture change to underpin a Future Ready capability

  • Managing resources in a safe, secure and cost-efficient manner

  • Ensuring that the work undertaken by the team is consistent with AWE strategy, policies, processes, procedures, and quality standards while minimising risk to delivery of the Integrated Technical Programme

  • Being responsible for the technical quality of the work undertaken by the team and/or teams through appropriate internal (i.e. with Subject Matter Experts) and external reviews

  • Maintaining a high level of knowledge and awareness in field of technical specialism; understanding the industry challenges and changes which could impact AWE

  • Helping to develop a robust succession plan, to ensure business continuity

Whilst not considered a checklist, candidates would benefit from having the following:

  • Experience in leading a successful team whilst adhering to Company policies and procedures

  • Significant proven experience delivering technical projects to time and quality

  • Strong technical leadership with the ability to develop internal/external technical collaborations and influence project direction

  • Proven track record of driving delivery, performance and continuous improvement

  • A degree in an engineering, scientific or STEM discipline, equivalent NQF level 6 qualification or equivalent experience

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.