High Voltage Test Laboratory Manager

Lead high voltage test laboratory team in Blyth. Manage projects, facilities, and client relationships. £53,600 - £63,000 salary. Inspire innovation and diversity at Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Blyth, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   On-site   Full Time   251-500   GBP 54k–63k   18 days ago

Do you lead high performing electrical engineering teams and manage world leading test laboratory facilities?

Do you want to work for the UK’s leading Technology, Innovation and Research Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy?

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is recruiting a High Voltage Test Laboratory Manager for our Blyth site, to lead a team of engineers and technicians to deliver high voltage testing and related work in our world leading facilities in the Charles Parsons Technology Centre.

What will I do?

  • Lead project teams to achieve robust project plans, maintain these plans to completion and to deliver to meet customer expectations.
  • Manage the facilities such that availability of the facility and throughput of tests is maximised and delivered to agreed time and budget.
  • Support in the capture and development of detailed knowledge in the testing facilities’ capabilities in conjunction with clients and other test facilities world-wide.
  • Deliver projects in accordance with safety, quality and working processes and people competencies.
  • Support enquiry assessments and represent the company on asset, commercial and program issues.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client organisations.
  • Maintain project records in accordance with internal procedures and external accreditation requirements.
  • Assist in establishing and developing project management, resource planning and working processes and encourage adoption by necessary as appropriate.
  • Lead lessons-learnt and programme development through engineering, supply chain and client/contractor reviews.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience of leading and managing a team of engineers and technicians. Able to inspire, motivate and develop others.
  • Experience of coordinating a department, taking accountability for safety, quality, resource management, workload management, efficiency of work.
  • Commercial awareness and experience of delivery and customer focussed.
  • HV test and HV cable related experience is an advantage.
  • Track record of developing and implementing innovative ways of working.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels both internally and externally including presentation experience.
  • Effective planning and organisational skills, including time and project management.
  • A high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgement in directing extensive engineering programmes of significant importance.
  • The ability to work with a range of stakeholders including delivery managers, technical teams, external customers.
  • Proactive, flexible, adaptable and able to cope under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  • A degree in electrical engineering.

What do we offer?

  • Salary between £53,600 and £63,000, depending on experience.
  • 38 days holidays including flexible bank holidays and option to buy 5 days extra.
  • Pension, annual discretionary bonus, life assurance and health care scheme as standard.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Electric vehicle and bike2work salary sacrifice schemes.
  • Open working environment with great potential for career progression and options for Learning and Development.
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders and a range of diversity groups and networks, including Inclusion and Diversity, STEM and LGBTQ+.
  • Refer a Friend scheme paying £1500.

ORE Catapult values are Excellence, Collaboration, Innovation and Integrity.

ORE Catapult understands the importance of ensuring everyone can be heard, valued, is able to put forward ideas and feels part of something bigger. In a company like ours, that's always pushing boundaries on innovation, we believe diversity of our people is key to getting a range of ideas, points of view and different perspectives that ultimately ensures our success as a business. We value applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds or protected characteristics, e.g. gender, sexual orientation, race etc. and will make any reasonable adjustments required. We also understand that some candidates tend to apply only when they tick every box of the criteria stated on an advert. If you don’t tick every box but do feel you have what it takes to be successful in this role, we’d encourage you to still go ahead and make an application.

If you would like to discuss access needs and/or reasonable adjustments that may be required, please contact


We have a very small agency spend so will not be contacting agencies yet. We will use our extensive network and online applications to try and fill this role over the next few months, before contacting any outside assistance.

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About the role

Jul 03, 2024

Full Time


Jan 01, 2025


GBP 54k–63k

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Blyth, United Kingdom



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