Vacancy Details

tl Manager - Vehicle Laboratories tr
bl br
Location: Hethel
Department: Workshops & Facilities
Vacancy Type: Permanent - New
Reference: 1595

Duties /Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):

Main duties:
  • Supervise the Vehicle Lab staff in all aspects of running the Emission & Vehicle lab activities and their associated areas of responsibility.
  • Support external sales activities with input to proposals as required.
  • Investigate and specify new equipment required to keep Emissions & Vehicle lab equipment current and to future legislative standards.
  • Produce consistent, accurate and validated test data/reports that meet client/project demands and make test and calibration recommendations based on report data.
  • To lead team activities.
  • Interpret and implement verbal and written instructions to meet client/project/legislative requirements.
  • Participate in project planning which efficiently utilises Lab resources and client finances.
  • Compile and deliver engineering reports.
  • Provide projects with technical and legal opinions and advise on work scope based on legislative requirements and project deliverables.
  •  To lead with the implementation of calibration and maintenance requirements in accordance with legislation where applicable and Lotus’ quality system. Recommend and implement improvements based on time, cost, and quality.
  • Carry out risk assessments in accordance with Lotus’ H&S BOS and apply any recommendations as a result.
  • To represent the company at internal/external client meetings or supplier premises.

Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria):

Essential competencies:
  • HNC/Degree in automotive, mechanical, electrical or electronics
  • NVQ 3 Emissions tester and H&S Training
  • Emission equipment OEM courses
  • A thorough understanding of emission testing legislation and its application
  • Prior experience vehicle emissions homologation
  • Project / financial management experience
  • Confident and accomplished communicator at all levels
  • PC literate in common applications
  • Hands-on engineering and problem solving skills
  • Extensive experience within a modern emission test facility
  • Excellent base engine / vehicle / prototype and control systems experience
  • Facility specification as part of facility development
  • A recognised supervisory/management qualification would be advantageous
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