Element Materials Technology

Certification Engineer

Job Locations UK-Cheshire-Warrington | UK-Buckinghamshire-High Wycombe


Warringtonfire, part of the Element Group, has an opportunity for a Certification Engineer to join our growing team. This is a great opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing organisations within the Testing, Inspection & Certification sector. Warringtonfire exists to help make certain that the materials, products and processes that we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose. Warringtonfire is proud to be part of Element, the market leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification services.

Who Are We Looking For?
• Are you analytical & inquisitive in nature?
• Do you possess a natural curiosity of how things work and strong problem-solving skills?
• Are you technically focused?
• Do you have an understanding or exposure to any of the following areas: fire industry, building materials, materials science, product installation, engineering, construction, product certification, fire-related product development or a similar technical industry?
• Do you want to become part of a growing team within a unique and specialised industry?



  • Prepare robust technical engineering reports in relation to passive fire protection product sectors within your competency. Be able to judge the relevance and impact of primary and secondary test data in order to provide advice based on customer needs and produce reports such as: Field of Application and Project Specific Assessment reports, EXAP’s, Classification Reports, ETA’s, Evaluation Reports and Certificates in support of Certification and scope analyses
  • Review audit reports, sampling reports, non-conformances, contract reviews etc., for technical compliance; approve documents for certification if they meet the relevant Standard’s or Technical Schedule’s requirements
  • To provide sound technical advice and to work efficiently within the required timescales
  • Respond to and resolve promptly to enquiries relating to Technical / Certification matters
  • Attain, maintain and apply a defined level of technical competence in agreed areas; make consistent technical judgments at all times
  • Plan test programmes in liaison with clients and the relevant testing department
  • Autonomy for own work schedule, priorities and activity/progress against requirements
  • Assisting in the development of the department – positively contribute ideas and provide sounding-board for new initiatives, etc
  • Maintain professional work standards based on a balance of quality of decision making, output, and timeliness
  • Work with manager, colleagues and team to increase knowledge of role and standards and the service provided by all; put effort into improving technical and decision-making skills for self and the team
  • Provide support for Accreditation Body audits as required

Skills / Qualifications

  • Educated to A level standard or equivalent, ideally with a science or engineering degree or relevant industry experience
  • Experience of fire testing of construction products would be advantageous, but not essential
  • Exposure within any fire industry, building materials, materials science, product installation, engineering, construction, product certification, fire-related product development or a similar technical industry
  • Keen interest in all aspects of fire safety
  • Practical laboratory experience would be advantageous, but not essential
  • Methodical and highly organised: capable of meeting deadlines, seeing problems through and overcoming obstacles
  • Able to prioritise and reach decisions quickly and effectively
  • Able to make informed decisions and confidence to stand by / justify these decisions
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills and strong attention to detail
  • Presentation skills


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 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: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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