Senior Engineer

The core activity is to support the work of JPEL/64 by undertaking secretarial and managerial duties for its subsidiary Panels and the further development of BS 7671, in liaison with BSI.

Reports to: Team Manager

Accountable to: Publishing Director

Hours: 35 hours per week plus as many as required to fulfil the needs of the role

Band: D

Location: Office based - Michael Faraday House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage

Job Summary

The core activity is to support the work of JPEL/64 by undertaking secretarial and managerial duties for its subsidiary Panels and the further development of BS 7671, in liaison with BSI. This will involve organizing meetings, preparing agendas, issuing minutes, distributing papers and preparing draft responses to IEC and CENELEC as necessary and to carry out the actions as agreed at these meetings. Provide guidance to IET Members, others in industry and the general public on matters relating to BS 7671, via telephone, email or in writing. Develop new and maintain existing titles in IET publishing suite. Represent the IET on external committees and support the technical work of Stakeholders.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the work of JPEL/64 in the development of BS 7671 and its amendments, as necessary;
  • Secretarial and managerial duties for various committees and Panels, organize meetings, prepare agendas, take and create minutes, distribute papers, and prepare draft responses to IEC and CENELEC as necessary and carry out the actions as agreed at these meetings;
  • Represent the IET on external technical committees and support the work of Stakeholders, countrywide;
  • Attend industry events, present seminars and provide technical information as required, countrywide;
  • To provide guidance to IET Members, Stakeholders, others in industry and the general public on matters relating to BS 7671, via telephone email or in writing;
  • To liaise with team members, senior technical representatives from industry and educational institutions, especially in the contracting sector;
  • To undertake any other duties and projects at the request of the line manager;
  • To attend appropriate meetings on behalf of the unit or on behalf of the Institution as instructed by the line manager;
  • To be familiar with the Health and Safety and Fire policies of the organisation and to attend mandatory updates where required.

Other possible Duties and Responsibilities

  • To assist in the maintaining of existing IET publications, the developing of new publications and new streams of business;
  • To assist with the work of the Standards and Compliance unit as directed by the line manager;
  • To represent the UK National Committee as an expert on international and European standardization committees attending meetings worldwide;
  • To speak at IET branch events and the events of Stakeholders;
  • Write articles for the IET’s Wiring Matters magazine and, where requested , the media of Stakeholders

This job description is intended as a general guide to the scope of the post and may change in line with the needs of the service or at the request of the line manager.

Person Specification: 

Essential Criteria:

  • An experienced electrical engineer with expertise in electrical installation practices in the UK, qualified to Incorporated Engineer level or above;
  • Excellent knowledge of the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671: 2008 incorporating Amendment No.1 2011, associated legislation and existing industry guidance;
  • Sound technical ability to draft technical papers, guidance and interpretation;
  • First-rate communication skills to liaise with team members, senior technical representatives from industry and educational institutions, especially in the contracting sector;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent IT abilities;
  • Meticulous attention to detail in the presentation and delivery of work and of written English;
  • Professional attitude;
  • Must be self-motivated.

Desirable:

  • Understanding of publication procedures;
  • Understanding of the standards making process and the roles of standards bodies, such as CENELEC and IEC.

 

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