Lead Test Planner - Whitley - Technojobs

Lead Test Planner

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Listed on

6th November 2023




£42500 - £56100



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A leading premium automotive business and leading to move towards electric autonomous vehicles.


We are actively in pursuit of an accomplished Lead Test Planner, poised to play a pivotal role in advancing our Test Management realm.

This individual will be instrumental in orchestrating Powertrain Test Operations to facilitate short and long term forecast of test facilities and management of the fixed internal and external facilities under test to enable customer test activity across current and future programs.

Your mission? To adhere to and generate processes, risk assessments and future strategy plans to provide the quality, capability and capacity required, in a safe environment, within agreed timelines. It also involves devising streamlined processes and facilitating continuous improvement activities within EO10 in addition to proactively managing programme scheduling risks in order to ensure that productive output is maintained.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Work with internal customer groups to ensure adherence and produce test plan forecast for facilities

Deliver annual and long-term budgeting through interrogation and management of customer requests

Identify use case for future development of test facilities and reduce costs 

Produce and agree baseline plan for facilities 

Support delivery of test plan through effective scheduling onto test rigs (both internal / external)

Monitor and report on adherence / conformity to synthetic timing in accordance with agreed schedules

Monitor utilisation of external hire facilities and produce analytics

Manage and foster development of directly reporting C-grade engineers

Support internal process documentation maintenance and governance

To support continuous improvement activity with the goal of improving test efficiency and/or product quality

To support activities that result in a positive outcome from any audit, e.g., IATF TS16949, OHSAS18001, ISO 14001 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential - 

Long and short term test strategy development with a pragmatic approach 

Experience with project planning tools such as Wrike and data analysis using Tableau 

Awareness in managing budget and cost management techniques

Managing employee(s) looking after day-to-day interactions and activities with the customer team

Experience or qualification in Project planning, management and control

Able to work independently, as well as achieve the full benefits of collective effort from a wider team

Clear and confident communication with senior management team 

Ability to maintain focus under pressure with resilience and structured approach towards problem solving 

Proactive attitude and willingness to learn new systems and processes 

Ability to accurately and concisely present complex ideas or project issues to a diverse audience

Customer-first attitude with a passion for continuous improvement 

Initiating ideas and solutions to save cost, time and effort of the wider business 

Ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience

Comfortable Presenting at all levels of the business in various forums

A full UK driving license

Able to develop and maintain strong stakeholder/customer relationships both internally and externally

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