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HVAC product performance lead

Bracknell, Berkshire
£40,000 to £42,000
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
The Company

The client is a non-profit distributing, member-based association promoting knowledge and

providing specialist services for construction and building services stakeholders. They have over 60

years of specialist HVAC consultancy and product test experience. The ideal partner for HVAC

Product Testing and Technical research, offering solutions tailored for customers applications, from

standalone tests or consultancy to a completely integrated solution. Offering a unique combination

of one of the UK s leading UKAS accredited test facilities with specialist global leading test engineers

and industry-leading consultants are ideally placed to offer a solution that provides the independent

and authoritative technical input and support that allows our customers to achieve their objectives

working with one partner.

The Role and Responsibilities

The role of Product Performance Lead within our Research, Investigations & Test department will

oversee and conduct testing and commissioning of equipment, whilst providing a wide range of

technical consultancy and support services to the building services industry in

general. The role holder will direct and strengthen expertise in test activities, which includes leading

the troubleshooting of test rigs and providing technical support for test engineers internally and

advice to clients alike.

• Provide, manage, develop, and promote testing within the built


• Testing building services components primarily for heating and/or cooling

- (refrigeration equipment, heat exchangers, fans, fan coils, valves, pumps

etc.), with a principal focus on radiators

• Operating test rigs, including activating data logging software and using

test instrumentation

• Provide expert service for bespoke laboratory work and support site based activities including building services investigations

• Commercial responsibility for projects ensuring work of the team is

performed efficiently to a high technical quality standard

• Advise clients on test options and requirements (e.g. Construction

Products Regulations)

• Prepare proposals, analyse test data, compile and quality assurance test

reports for compliance following international standards

• Design and upgrade test rigs to fulfil requirements of relevant

international standards

• Quality assure test activities are properly documented and filed,

aligned with formal procedures

• Develop concisely and accurately costed proposals to meet client

needs or research objectives

• Lead projects and seek and promote new areas of work

• Deputise for Head of Laboratory when required and assist with

strategy e.g. chair test meetings

• Liaise and co-ordinate projects with other staff as appropriate

• Represent the company in industry technical groups and standards


• Deliver technical presentations including training and promoting the


• Support development of content for publications and training

• Respond to technical enquiries from members

• Line management responsibilities of assigned team

• Any other duties commensurate with the role

Skills and qualifications needed

• Either academic and professional qualifications, chartered engineer status or extensive in-depth

experience product testing

• Expert knowledge of building services with an emphasis on testing and recording measurements of

building services components including test rig design and upgrading

• Experience working per ISO 17025 Quality Management System

• Effective line manager and able to work as part of a team

• Ability to analyse complex problems and produce concise proposals and factual reports

• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organisation

• Ability to use own initiative and prioritise effectively

• Organisational skills

• Presentation and training skills
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  • Job Reference: 662717385-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Hunter Mason Consulting Ltd
    Hunter Mason Consulting Ltd
  • Location: Bracknell, Berkshire
  • Salary: £40,000 to £42,000
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent