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Battery Test Facility Lead 

Using our extensive passive fire protection experience to develop new anti-propagation products as we diversify into new markets, we are in the exciting process of developing a Li-ion battery test facility at our site in Gloucester and are looking for an experienced, ambitious electrical or mechanical engineer to join us as a Battery Test Facility Lead.

This brand-new position will be responsible for technical management of the battery test facility, in particular undertaking and overseeing abuse testing of the Li-ion batteries, from single cells to full Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) battery packs.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Development of a test process, including writing procedures and safe working practices
  • Undertaking risk assessments and implementing mitigations
  • Abuse testing of batteries, including post-test tear down to determine root cause failure mechanisms
  • Test scheduling, including identification of required resources and management of logistics and goods in/out
  • Providing consultation and technical feedback to our customers
  • Playing an active role in supporting the sale of test services to customers in the automotive, transportation, energy storage and aircraft industries and supply chains
  • Developing facility capability through identification of industry trends and testing needs
  • Working in line with requirements of quality, health and safety, and environmental management systems.

Ideal candidates will be:

  • Experienced in laboratory testing and management
  • Trained, knowledgeable and confident working with high voltage DC (preferably automotive) systems
  • Experienced with Li-ion batteries and the automotive industry
  • Capable of effectively prioritising workload in line with strict deadlines
  • Practiced in risk identification and management, prioritising safety over all else
  • Collaborative in their leadership approach
  • An advocate for continuous improvement
  • Confident when liaising with customers.

The successful person will be working alongside our technical team of chemists, engineers, and technicians, providing guidance, and supporting the development of new anti-propagation materials and products; therefore, the ability to build strong working relationships with excellent communication skills across all level is vital.

For consideration, candidates must have:

  • Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Degree (as minimum) with demonstrable experience with electrical systems
  • Good knowledge of current modules and battery packs design, material use, and awareness of future trends
  • Good knowledge of the existing body of research in this field

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a new area within the business and make a positive impact.

To apply, please send your CV to or visit our Indeed page

How to apply

Interested? Send your cv to

Or post to HR Department, Advanced Insulation, Unit E Quedgeley West Business Park, Bristol Road, Gloucester GL2 4PA