Technical Manager - Approvals

£38000 - £40000 per annum
13 Feb 2018
13 Mar 2018
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
This company promotes water fittings regulations and safe plumbing practices in manufacture, design and installation. They provide the largest plumbing product approval scheme in the UK which enables manufacturers to demonstrate compliance, improving product sales and helping consumers choose compliant products.

They are looking for a motivated individual with technical skills and understanding, to strategically lead their approvals team. As well as operational responsibility for their compliance/ approvals scheme, you will lead a team providing general regulations advice. Due to the detail of the industry, Engineering and technical understanding will be beneficial to the development of the role.

The Role
- To manage the companies Approvals Scheme ensuring a consistent, impartial, accurate, timely and effective service to internal /external stakeholders
- Oversee amendments and updates to approval scheme guidance to help applicants and stakeholders understand requirements
- Identify areas where product performance test requirements need to be clarified
- Liaise with applicants, manufacturers, installers, Government, trade associations or other bodies on matters relating to Approvals
- Positively promote the approvals scheme, through strategy and planning raising awareness of the benefits of the approval scheme to potential new users
- Organise and facilitate meetings of the approvals advisory group
- Prepare the budget, recommend pricing strategy and monitor the account for Approvals
- Ensure the collection, review and use of relevant performance measures
- Being the main point of escalation to resolve queries and complaints regarding approved materials and products
- Provide brand guidance and encourage approval holders to comply, identifying potential approval trademark infringements and ensure marks are not misused

Regulations Advisory Service
- Organise the regulation enquiry service and supervise to ensure a timely, reliable service to enquirers, including responding to regulations technical enquiries as and when required.
- Record details of regulations enquiries and prepare summaries as requested.
- Work in accordance with the Data Protection Act and ensure information concerning customers and other members of staff is treated as confidential
- Undertake other duties as may be reasonably expected in-line with the overall purpose of the organisation.

The Person
- Understanding of mechanical principles affecting the design and function of water fittings
- Ideally to understand the physical behaviour affecting water/hydraulics
- Materials formulation/performance experience
Experience of negotiations with internal and external stakeholders
- Experience of managing and leading a team effectively, implementing positive changes
- Ideally a technical qualification with an understanding of technical drawings and development
- Customer focused and experience of working in a compliant environment
- Full UK driving licence for some travel to client sites