Manager - Vehicle Laboratories
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):
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