Technical / Certification Engineers

Warrington, UK
27 Aug 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Warringtonfire, part of the Element Group, has an opportunity for a number of Technical / Certification Engineers 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.

This role can be based at either our Warrington or High Wycombe sites.

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?Whether you are early on in your career or more experienced within industry, we have opportunities at all levels; graduates & trainees through to senior and principal engineers

  • Review audit reports, non-conformances, contract reviews etc., for technical compliance; approve documents for certification if they meet the relevant Standard's technical 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
  • Prepare Technical files and Certificates of Conformity. Be able to judge the relevance and impact of the data in order to provide advice based on customer needs produce classification and assessment reports
  • 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

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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