Senior Trials Conducting Officer

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£42,501 to £47,375 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £59,219 per annum)
07 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

COTEC is an outstation of Cranfield Defence and Security within the Centre for Defence Chemistry and is located on Salisbury Plain south of Devizes.  The site is leased from the MOD and all range operations are carried out under the authority of Defence Training Estates Salisbury Plain DTE(SP).

School/Department Centre for Defence Chemistry
Based at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type Permanent
Salary £42,501 to £47,375 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £59,219 per annum)
Apply by 06/01/2019

Role Description

The site carries out a large range of tasks primarily based around the testing and evaluation of explosives, ordnance and munitions for defence and commercial customers. The site also carries out research and supports the research projects of Cranfield University students.

The Senior Trials Conducting Officer (STCO) is primarily responsible for the planning of trials and all other range activities, the safe conduct of the trial, the disposal of any residue and the timely and accurate reporting of the results of that trial.

In addition to the above duties, the STCO should give advice and guidance on technical matters to the TCOs, particularly in the absence of the Director.

You will have a recognised military qualification in the field of ammunition and explosives and will be able to demonstrate experience in the use of explosives, munitions and ordnance in a variety of environments.

You will also have proven management and supervisory skills such as those held by a SNCO, Warrant Officer or Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces. Experience in the analysis of data and the production of technical reports and in managing staff, conducting appraisals and dealing with performance issues is essential.

For an informal discussion, please contact Trevor Lawrence, Director of Operations, on 01380 813251 Ext 101 29);

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we have now also become a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. This is a sector wide, collaborative initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the 'Technicians Make It Happen' campaign, to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research.