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Service Validation Test Manager

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Service Validation Test Manager

Location: Preston, Farnborough, or Frimley

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements for this role – please speak to our recruiter for further information

Salary: up to £40,000 per annum dependent on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Organising and running Service Validation Tests against a portfolio of projects covering a wide array of differing IT services
  • Delivering Service Validation Test scripts for multiple IT related projects in compliance with the organisation’s delivery frameworks and as a co-ordinated, seamless transition
  • Working with service stakeholders both internally and externally to arrange tests and gather evidence
  • Being accountable for the Service Validation Test activities on behalf of projects, ensuring effective co-ordination and communication between project managers, the programme leads and customers
  • Creation and maintenance of Service Validation Test Plans and Test Exit Reports including provision of status updates to relevant Project Managers and Head of Service Change

Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience in a previous test role or role supporting testing
  • General Knowledge of IT Service Management
  • ITIL qualifications desirable. Training and sponsorships provided for strong candidates without
  • Experience of thirty party management and working directly with customers
  • Ability to engage with service owners, project managers and other relevant stakeholders to foster good collaboration and building trusted relationships
  • Robust meeting chair and workshop skills
  • Ability demonstrates highly effective organisation and clear communication
  • Ability to produce high quality documentation using standard Microsoft Office


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

The Service Operations Team

You will be joining a professional and dynamic team, which is going through a period of sustained growth with an Enterprise international agenda. The team operate within an existing framework using standard repeatable processes/templates. Autonomy and flexibility are encouraged to foster creativity and innovation.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.