Element Materials Technology

Deputy Operations Manager

Job Locations UK-Ayrshire-West Kilbride


Element has an opportunity for a Deputy Operations Manager to join our Asbestos team based in Hunterston, Ayrshire. This role will be responsible for a team of between 2 and 4 Surveyors, Analysts and Administrators.


The key focus of the role includes stakeholder management with various Magnox stakeholders, managing budgets and quotes as well as actively engaging with the client directly. Priorities for the site include supporting the client in the management of asbestos on site and hitting key deliverables within the service level agreement.



  • Maintaining the routine air monitoring and re-inspections programmes as well as ensuring the asbestos register is kept up to date
  • Maintaining personal and individuals authorisations in order to complete site work, such as air monitoring, 4SC’s, surveys, bulk sampling etc
  • Responsibility for all QC submissions, calibrations, audits, training records etc. for the Hunterston team
  • Undertaking pre-job briefs and ensuring setting to work exercises are completed to the client’s satisfaction
  • Completing RAMS for the site construction office to enable future Element works
  • Responsibility for client interaction / meetings – both contractual and technical 
  • Responsibility for submission of staff timesheets and invoicing
  • Undertaking and managing localised HR issues with site staff, including appraisals / absences / holidays etc.
  • Attending regular department meetings and providing and ensuring progress updates
  • Project managing any site projects
  • Assisting the Operations Manager when required


Skills / Qualifications

  • As a minimum applicants should possess S301(or equivalent), P402, P403 & P404 (or equivalent) or CoC (Asbestos) and be authorised to undertake surveys and clearance testing 
  • IOSH Managing Safely qualification is essential
  • The successful applicant will have significant relevant experience
  •  Previous knowledge of Nuclear / Industrial sites and standard safety protocols
  • Good knowledge of asbestos QC system / C,N-C & A Register and SOPs
  • A self-starter who is highly motivated
  • Foward-thinking team player
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • If the successful candidate does not hold the CoC (Asbestos) qualification, applicants who do not hold this qualification should detail how they propose to get the qualification, with a timetable for action

Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

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: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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