Element Materials Technology

Hydrogen Lead

Job Locations UK-Hertfordshire-Hitchin


As a member of the Operational Leadership team, the Hydrogen Lead will be responsible for all Hydrogen activities on site. They will lead a team of high performing Engineers to deliver hydrogen projects/ related activities to strict timelines; financial and operational requirements; and customer expectations. Minimum BSc/BEng in Metallurgy, Materials Science, or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a leadership role


• Will manage projects and a team ranging from Technicians to Senior Engineers on a facility with an expected Hydrogen revenue of >£2m. This includes direct and possibly indirect reports.
• Help to lead and ensure efficient operation and growth of the Hydrogen Department.
• Is responsible for the department's safety performance and awareness; spearheads and manages initiatives that drive a culture of safety first.
• Assists in the engineering and coordination of projects from start to finish. Works to assure quality, timeliness, consistency and accuracy of test reports.
• Is the technical lead for many Hydrogen enquires, and promotes Element’s technical capabilities through a variety of avenues, including trade shows and customer visits etc
• Demonstrates knowledge of Element capabilities, processes and expertise to be able to clearly explain the benefits of Element testing services,
• Represents Element with the highest levels of integrity and professionalism at all times.
• Responsible and accountable for driving and delivering customer satisfaction through on time delivery, quality and excellent customer service.
• Provide guidance, direction and developmental opportunities to team members .

Skills / Qualifications

Strong, demonstrable background in Hydrogen
• Strong ISO 17025 background with working knowledge of laboratory safety
• An efficient and articulate leader than possesses strong influencing and technical skills
• Extensive experience, both theoretical and practical, with fracture toughness, fatigue metals testing. Polymeric material knowledge, in addition to the above would be highly desirable.
• Comprehensive understanding of ASTM and ISO standards
• Minimum BSc/BEng in Metallurgy, Materials Science, or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a leadership role
• Ability to read and interpret test specifications, drawings, test plans. Must maintain extensive knowledge of the current suite of testing capabilities.
• Strong computer skills.
• Preferred Core 1 or Core 2 training using LabVIEW software

Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 9,000 brilliant minds operating from 270 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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