Element Materials Technology

Certification Engineer - Safety CT UK

Job Locations UK-Warwickshire-Warwick


Element has an opportunity for a Certification Engineer to join our growing safety certification team. In this position you will be responsible for the generation, implementation and adherence to the certification body operational procedures, technical procedures and quality system in accordance with company, customer, and third party requirements.This is a great opportunity to act as the expert source of technical advice and expertise in all facets of certification of the safety of equipment for use in ordinary and hazardous locations.



  • Providing leadership and a clear understanding of technical and quality standards in developing and maintaining a quality system that meets the requirements of ISO / IEC 17065 and the IEC Conformity Assessment Systems
  • Approving the technical content of reports and certificates prior to issue to customers
  • Act as liaison with customers, vendors, and colleagues to answer inquiries, concerns, and complaints insofar as they relate to safety certification activities
  • In conjunction with colleagues, write, review and/or approve certification procedures, training documents, and position responsibilities, in accordance with industry standards, customer requirements, and Element Corporate SPs
  • Work with the testing laboratories used by the certification body in the conduct of safety certification, including Element and non-Element laboratories, to meet customers’ expectations while maintaining the necessary independence and impartiality
  • Be responsible for audits of the testing laboratories used by the certification body in the conduct of safety certification, including Element and non-Element laboratories, as required by the IEC Conformity Assessment Systems and accreditation bodies
  • Ensure proper training and qualification of certification colleagues occurs, at the frequency required by industry standards, internal procedures, customer requirements, and Element Corporate SPs
  • Support process improvement activities, 5S and SQDCYou should have the ability to manage high workload and conflicting priorities

Skills / Qualifications

  • A thorough understanding of ordinary location or hazardous area product safety, including direct experience of testing or certification to at least one of the following series of IEC standards: IEC 60950, IEC 61368, IEC 60335, IEC 61010, IEC 60601, and IEC 60079
  • Typically have at least 10 years experience in product testing or product certification
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in an electrical engineering discipline
  • Working knowledge of the IECEE and IECEx certification systems, and the operation of CE Notified Bodies and UKCA Approved Bodies


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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