• Certification Engineer - Structural Fire Protection

    Job Locations UK-Cheshire-Warrington | Work From Your Own Home
    ID
    2018-1860
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a number of Certification Engineers to join our growing team. This is a great opportunity to develop your Certification Engineering career within a Global Testing, Inspection and Certification business.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct technical assessments on fire safety products and systems, in lieu of fire tests where appropriate
    • Perform technical audits, prepare technical files, and make final product certification decisions
    • Provide technical advice to clients and colleagues within the WarringtonFire business
    • Technical project management, determination of project scope and specifications
    • Management of entire certification and assessment  project work flow (with full autonomy in senior roles)
    • Responding to customer queries in an accurate, professional and timely manner
    • Contribute to the business development, sales and key account management process
    • Provide support to ensure all opportunities are successfully followed through
    • Improve and develop your knowledge regarding all National, European and International Standards and Specifications relating to fire safety, specifically in relation to fire protection to structural elements (eg. coatings, protective board systems, cladding, etc)
    • Senior engineers are expected to lead and contribute to the development of standards, and to represent the company, as appropriate, on nominated standards, sector group and trade association committees and on other public platforms where required
    • Pursue new markets, clients and services in conjunction with the Technical Manager to expand the Warringtonfire Certification business
    • Participate in corporate projects when required (Occasional European and international travel will be expected)
    • Promote internal and external collaboration in different product areas and team work at all times

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Experience in fire resistance or reaction to fire testing and / or assessment and / or certification is preferred, but not essential for graduate roles
    • Further or higher education and professional qualification in fire science / engineering or structural engineering is preferred
    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft 2010 Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
    • Experience of working with advanced features of Microsoft office package (eg formulas, tables, advanced formatting, VBA, macros) is preferred, but not essential
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to handle a varied workload in a busy environment
    • High level of customer service and organisational skills.
    • Team player
    • Autonomous, ability to act on own initiative
    • Collaborative, ability to cooperate and share resources
    • Confident in own abilities
    • Commercial awareness
    • Able to work with colleagues and clients at all levels – from ‘shop floor’ to higher management
    • Respond positively to change

    Company Overview

    Element is the best and most trusted testing partner in the world providing high value, critical services to the Aerospace, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Fire & Building Products and Infrastructure & Environmental sectors, where failure is not an option.

     

    Our purpose is a simple one. We make certain that all of the materials, products and devices we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe in their end application; are of marketable quality; are compliant with all relevant industry standards and regulations and are ultimately fit for purpose.

     

    Element’s expanded network of over 6,000 Engaged Experts are trusted by organizations to test and advise on the safety, quality, performance and compliance of their products, systems and operations.

    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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