Randstad Technologies Recruitment

    Randstad are recruiting for a Validation Lead for a client based in Bristol. They are a rapidly growing company that specialises in manufacturing high pressure hydraulic components and systems for a variety of industries.

    As a leader within the business, you will have the opportunity to shape not just your own team but make a real impact and help to make our client one of the most talked about new names in the engineering industry.

    A great candidate will blend three core skills:

    • Grow and manage a Validation team
    • A strong technical background with the ability to design and carry out Validation testing for electromechanical products
    • Great technical leadership skills and an ability to lead teams to test and deliver high quality products and technologies

    Key Responsibilities

    • Get hands on with the Servo Valves products and become a technical expert
    • Drive product improvements through data and solid engineering analysis using digital tools
    • Lead the design and implementation of test plans, working with the digital and rig design teams to deliver testing using existing and new test rig hardware and software
    • Recruit, onboard and mentor new team members to maintain a highly skilled and motivated workforce
    • Conduct regular 1-2-1s, performance reviews and provide constructive feedback to team members
    • Maintain a high standard of work quality within the team, ensuring compliance with internal and customer requirements
    • Spearhead the identification and implementation of new tools, equipment and methodologies to enhance the product validation process
    • Act as a point of contact for technical inquiries from both internal and external parties, demonstrating deep expertise in valve product Validation
    • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices, ensuring that the Validation processes remain at the forefront of technology

    Essential requirements

    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field
    • Proven experience in product Validation, preferably in the hydraulics, fluid dynamics, or related industries
    • Demonstrated leadership skills with experience in managing and developing technical teams
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
    • Proficiency in relevant tools and software used in product validation and engineering analysis

    Beneficial requirements

    • In-depth knowledge of servo valve technology, hydraulic systems, and associated testing methodologies is a plus
    • Project management or technical lead experience and a track record of delivering results on time and within budget
    • A passion for innovation and continuous improvement, with a proactive approach to identifying and implementing process enhancements
    • Programming and data analysis using Python

    This is a full time permanent position with a salary of 50,000 depending on experience, flexible start and finish times and a 9 day working fortnight.

    The role is fully on site and will predominantly be based at our client’s production facility just outside of Bristol.

    If you are interested, please make an application at your earliest convenience.

    Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

    Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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