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Team Lead - Product Development - Fuels

  • Job reference: 923933
  • Location: Pangbourne, Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Chemical Engineering, Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 14/02/2019

Purpose of the Role:

The primary purpose of the role is to lead a team of technologists to deliver projects that design and develop new fuel and test methods. The new products and methods are required to meet the changing demands of global markets and to provide opportunities to differentiate the performance of products from its competitors.

A Fuels role holder will lead platform delivery that provides differentiation opportunities for new fuel products, either from new test methods or from new additive products/base fuel insights.

Key Accountabilities:

* Lead delivery of a portfolio of development/investigation projects through effective planning, execution and documenting test programmes so that key milestones are delivered on time and on budget.

* Building effective networks with both subject matter experts and operational staff within the technology function to facilitate the delivery of projects, these networks include product: testing, deployment, quality, stewardship, intellectual assets, research and compliance.

* Building effective networks outside of the technology function to include: suppliers of goods and services, technical consultancies, OEMs, marketing, Legal.

* Providing team and technical leadership by coaching and directing the work of the development team

* Develop and share expertise to facilitate continuous improvement within the Development Team

* Manage intellectual property associated with the programmes - secrecy agreements, patents etc

Experience & Expertise


* Degree or equivalent in Engineering or related technical discipline

* Demonstrated track record in delivering projects focused on product development, engineering or research

* Proven experience of fuel or lubricant development, automotive engineering development or product research and technology

* Demonstrate a collaborative approach to working

* Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills

* Provide evidence of designing novel work programmes


* Experience of leading small teams and influencing outcomes

* Demonstrated experience in Fuels, Lubricants, Additives or Automotive/Manufacturing industries would be advantageous.

* Good knowledge of automotive, manufacturing and/or systems engineering.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.