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8 months ago
Lockheed Aerospace
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Senior Manager Jobs

Trials Manager

Systems Engineering

Ampthill - Bedfordshire

Specific Job Description

Lockheed Martin is currently seeking trials lead engineers to join the Systems Integration and Test team, working on the qualification and verification programmes for our two major vehicle programmes: WCSP and AJAX. Both programmes are undergoing their qualification and verification test and trials at locations across the UK and this role is a key component in ensuring the success of Lockheed Martin’s contribution to the future of the British Army.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant and pivotal contribution to the delivery of the newest generations in the Army’s fighting vehicle family. The successful candidate will be expected to plan and attend vehicle level tests and trials across the whole range of testing including environmental, firing, EMC and performance tests.

Acting as the prime representative for Lockheed Martin to our customer and to the equipment end-users you will be responsible for ensuring the safe and successful conduct of the trial in accordance with the trials plan and company processes and procedures. In addition you will be responsible for attendance at test readiness reviews, liaising with the test facility, providing accurate daily reports and ensuring that the trials data is correctly recorded.

Responsibilities to include:
* Responsibility for the trials plan and procedures
* Act as prime technical liaison with contracted test facility
* Organise vehicle and equipment transport to and from identified facilities
* Ensure safety of all personnel during the trial
* Adherence of the trial to security requirements both for data and equipment
* Provides accurate daily reporting & maintain the trials schedule
* Manage trials team (composed of vehicle owner and crew, as well as specialist engineers for that trial)
* Raise DRACAS observations as required to support programme investigations
* Maintenance of the trials daily log in accordance with company and project procedures
* Provide data and information to assist, and in some cases direct, fault investigation and rectification.
* Generation of the trials report at the conclusion of the event
* Responsible for presenting at Test Readiness Reviews and Post Test Reviews
* Support to trials preparation and conduct where required

The trials manager will be based at Ampthill and will be expected to deploy to the trials site ( primarily Bovington army camp but other facilities are planned to be used) for duration of the trial and travel between sites for meetings and reviews where required. It is anticipated that trials activity will primarily be conducted between Monday to Friday but individual trials activities could continue for several weeks at a time.

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Employee Type

Full Time

Hours Per Week



United Kingdom (UK)

Business Environment

Lockheed Martin (UK) Ampthill is a rapidly changing, dynamic part of the Lockheed Martin Corporation with both domestic and international customers. It consists of three business areas focusing on Vehicles, Special Projects and Mission Support, which provide a variety of products and services to the MoD and other customers including the Warrior CSP, Scout and support to the Land Environment Air Picture Provision capability.

We are looking for talented individuals to join the company, in return, we can offer an exciting and challenging career path.

Please note that Lockheed Martin Ampthill work a 9 day fortnight with the site closed every second Friday.

Clearance Required for Role


Graduate, Intern or Apprentice Vacancy?


Required skills, qualifications and experience

Demonstrable understanding and experience of qualification and verification trials, and their role in systems acceptance
Planning, attendance and conduct of verification and qualification trials with MoD, preferably armoured vehicle trials
Planning and managing trials logistics, including risk assessments and safe systems of work, equipment transportation and personnel movements Understanding of armoured fighting vehicles and associated systems
Good written and verbal communication skills
Test and Trials planning, conduct and reporting against Def-Stan 00-35, 08-41 and 59-411
Experience of compliance with all UK Environmental, Safety & Health legislation; esp. 1974 HSAW Act and 1990 Environmental Protection Act

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

Management and conduct of Live Fire trials with MoD
Management and conduct of Environmental and EMC qualification trials with MoD

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockheed Martin recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Discrimination on any of these grounds is expressly forbidden. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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