Gas & Oil Team Lead

Job Reference: WM – 1928

Location: Gloucestershire

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Gas and Oil Team Lead

About You:

  • Collaborative and engaging personality who is technically competent and experienced in test or development work and is comfortable leading and managing technical teams
  • A person who can demonstrate a keen intelligence, worth ethic, and collegiate approach towards working as part of a team
  • An appreciation of safety and quality is essential, and the person must have a keen interest in helping customers to make improvements in these areas
  • A person who is keen to pass on their technical and practical knowledge to others
  • An individual who is practical, enjoys solving complex hands-on problems and technically difficult challenges and who would gain much satisfaction and excel within our technical and laboratory-based teams


  • Being an ambassador of Health and Safety
  • Line management of individual Gas & Oil Team members and resource management across the Gas & Oil Team to optimise utilisation rates.
  • Accounting for the availability and functionality of facilities and equipment assigned to the Gas & Oil Team and management of their use by Gas & Oil Team members to ensure that all equipment is correctly calibrated and available to meet customer demand as required
  • Management of the Gas & Oil Team portfolio of projects and assigning Gas & Oil Team resources to deliver these as necessary
  • Project Management to time, budget, and scope and resource management of the portfolio of Gas & Oil projects.
  • Client communication, internal and external technical relationship building
  • Maintenance of expert knowledge in accordance with industry standards and best practice
  • Preparation of project scope, pre-calculations and quotations in collaboration with the Business Development Manager and the Head of Business Support.
  • Work independently and in collaboration with other team members to ensure that customer’s expectations are met within agreed project deadlines and budgets.
  • Training and assessment of Gas & Oil Appliance Test Technicians and Trainee Gas & Oil Appliance Test Technicians in accordance with (UKAS accredited) quality system, competency framework and the relevant test standards.

Testing related duties will include:

  • Analysis of laboratory test data, preparation of results sheets and laboratory test reports.
  • Risk assessment and the writing of method statements relating to the preparation and testing of fuels, safe operation of appliances and lab test work.
  • Maintenance of a clean and organised lab and good husbandry of equipment to ensure safe systems of work are followed and work is conducted efficiently
  • Understand and apply requirements of (UKAS accredited) quality system.
  • Understand and apply test standards and methods in them.

Do you:

  • Focus on the customer
    • Work co-operatively with customers and stakeholders (internal and external) in order to meet and exceed their expectations?
    • Listen to their input and cares about their views when meeting their requirements?
  • Collaborate and Share Knowledge
  • Seek to create learning and collective success through teamwork?
  • Listen to others’ perspectives, shares knowledge and offers mutual support?
  • Deliver on Commitments
  • Plan what needs to be delivered and then takes responsibility and holds others to account for making it happen?
  • Adjust plans accordingly to find alternative routes of success?
  • Adapt to change
    • Respond positively to individual or organisational change?
    • Challenge traditional solutions and explore new options?
  • Act with care, safety, integrity and professionalism
  • Demonstrate care, trust and integrity in your day to day working?
  • Develop People
  • Empower and allow people to develop themselves within their own professional job family and within a multi-disciplinary environment?
  • Identify needs and skills through development plans for current and future business success?
  • Have a Global Approach
  • Have a flexible approach to different situations, promoting information flow and integration with all corporate units?
  • Work in international environments through adaptation and cross-cultural management and integration?


  • Free onsite parking
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • 5 hours per week
  • Hybrid Working
  • Competitive salary
  • Enhanced pension
  • EAP – Free, independent Employee Assistance Programme, offering confidential information, support, advice and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Working for a leading organisation that supports internal progression and promotion

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, If you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK