Director of Technical Services

Location: Aldershot

Salary: £55,000 – £65,000 + Benefits

This unique and exciting opportunity as Director of Technical Services is responsible for the provision of technical advice and expertise including development of technical standards/codes of practice in line with policiesThe Director of Technical Services is also responsible for overseeing the operation and development of the Product Approval Scheme.

Role Responsibilities

  • To manage and administer relevant internal & external meetings where necessary.
  • Ensure all projects are properly planned and budgeted prior to commencement and delivered on time, within budget and to specification.
  • Manage the technical advisory service for the different stakeholders.
  • Negotiate all external contractual arrangements
  • Prepare and manage an annual budget and operating plans
  • Devise and deliver appropriate professional standards, training programmes/seminars
  • Develop, issue and manage regular technical trade bulletins, technical articles and publications.
  • Manage a network of technical contacts in key associations/bodies.

Skills & Experience

  • Ideally degree qualified in Mechanical/Electrical, automotive engineering or related technical subject.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Solid presentation skills for presenting at seminars/conferences.
  • Ambition and strong commercial acumen to broaden the services currently provided.
  • Excellent team building and inter-personal skills, including influence, persuasion, assertiveness, leadership and vision.
  • Drive and determination to lead a truly multi-functional team of technical experts.
  • Sensitivity to political issues.
  • Highly motivated and proactive, with the ability to motivate others.