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  • Job reference: RMS0175311

Senior Engineer / Chemist

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 25/01/2017
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (03/03/17)
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The Company:
A n international leading organisation who are experts in speciality chemicals, advanced materials and innovative technology .

The Role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Engineer or Scientist to join the automotive catalyst testing team in our European technological centre of excellence. We are looking to recruit a talented individual to supervise R&D testing operations on our state of the art test rigs and manage a small team of Engineers. Your primary responsibilities will be to:

- Manage day to day testing operations ensuring that your customers' requirements are met and that testing time is optimised through effective and efficient management of the resources at your disposal.
- Manage a small team of Engineers; training, coaching and developing your team, driving personal and professional development, and promoting a positive working environment.
- Provide technical support and guidance to your team and your customers.
- Drive continuous improvement in all areas of laboratory operations.
- Plan and manage short and medium term projects including upgrades to the facility.
- Ensure that your team and all users of the laboratories adhere to all EHS rules and requirements.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Degree, or equivalent qualification, in Mechanical/Chemical Engineering / Chemistry or a similar technical discipline.
- Have relevant experience working in a testing environment or in the field of automotive emissions control.
- Have demonstrable experience of managing staff, including performance management and personal development of your employees, and of managing and developing successful and cohesive teams.
- Have the ability to interpret and draw conclusions from complex scientific data.
- Be a team player with a proactive and flexible approach to achieving results whilst maintaining excellent quality standards, and have excellent attention to detail.
- Be a competent and confident decision maker
- Have good written and verbal communication skills, with significant experience using IT software packages (MS Word and Excel).

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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