Job Description

Trials Manager

A Trials Manager is required to work on a six month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Bristol.

Overview of the Trials contract role

To support the Project Lead and relevant Project managers by co-ordinating Trials and Demonstrations. These may be 'First of Type' or 'Operational Field Trials'. The Trials will require detailed planning, management and execution to ensure they successfully meet the agreed schedules (right place right time).

It is important to establish a relevant governance structure e.g. Steering Groups and Working Groups for the Trials. This will typically require liaison and co-ordination with Army HQ, ITDU, CISTDU, BPSS Staff, MTRC and Contractors.

Key skills required for the Trials Manager

The Engineer will have experience for the co-ordination and management of Trials that are supported by military and civilian personnel.

This will require knowledge and experience in the following key areas:

  • Collaboration
  • Presenting to various stakeholders at all levels
  • Scheduling
  • Test documentation
  • Risk and safety management
  • Co-ordinating and chairing Working Groups
  • Communication systems (networks, Radio, RF Systems)
  • Integration and Interoperability
  • An understanding of EMC, TEMPEST, Security and Key management
  • Awareness of force laydowns, military users, tactical communications
  • Report writing.

Knowledge or experience of;

  • Interoperability and interfaces between systems,
  • Requirements management,
  • Working on Agile projects,

The role is based in Bristol - commutable from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Cirencester, Swindon, Devizes, Trowbridge, Bath, Taunton, Bridgwater, Weston-Super-Mare, Newport and Cardiff

If you are a Trials Manager looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other Defence opportunities please contact Kris Foston on or phone 0161 694 9200

Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.

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