Apply your civil engineering and construction experience to a new career offering exceptional variety. Our client is a leading UK certification body for a range of construction products and materials used in the heavy civil engineering and building industries. They are accredited by the National Accreditation Body for the United Kingdom “UKAS”. The certification they provide is essential for their clients operations and frequently required ahead of tendering for projects, as is the case on major schemes such as HS2, Hinkley Point and numerous others. They employ construction and engineering professionals drawn from the consulting, contracting and public sector. The successful candidate will join a team of highly experienced colleagues whose knowledge and advice is held in high regard. An initial period of training, followed by on-going support will equip you to transfer your skills, enabling you to make an important contribution to the success and evolution of the UK’s construction industry.
Your Role: You will visit construction sites, contractors and construction product manufacturers and provide advice on becoming certified and assess and advise existing clients to ensure they are upholding certification standards. You will be responsible for planning your weekly travel itinerary, assessing company management systems, production, testing/ control processes and site practices.
Your Profile: You should be an incorporated or chartered engineer / construction professional, or equivalent, through the ICE, IStructE, CIOB, IHT,CIWEM, IOM3 or CICES. A consulting engineering, contracting or public sector background would be ideal, accompanied by some site based experience. Working with a range of client contacts up to CEO level will require good interpersonal skills, you will be expected to maintain the excellent working relationships they have forged with their clients over the years. This will be made easier as you will be introduced to, and briefed, on these customers during a handover period ahead of the current job holder’s retirement. The position is predominantly home based with regular travel, you will need to be well organised and have a valid UK driving license.