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Senior Engineer

To support the work of JPEL/64 by undertaking managerial and secretarial duties for that committee and its subsidiary Panels in the further development of BS 7671 in liaison with BSI and support the IETs charitable remit and enhance its standing in industry through the dissemination of information. 

Reports to: Technical Regulations Manager 

Accountable to: Publishing Director

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

Band: D

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

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Support the work of JPEL/64 in the development of BS 7671 and its amendments, as necessary;
  • Following training and in-position development to undertake secretarial and managerial duties for various committees and Panels, organize meetings, prepare agendas, take and create minutes, distribute documents and prepare draft responses to IEC and CENELEC enquiries as necessary and carry out the actions as agreed at these meetings;
  • With support during the first 12 months of the role to represent the IET on external technical committees and support the work of Stakeholders, countrywide;
  • Attend industry events developing the knowledge and skills to 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, initially in writing supported by senior team members moving on to handle technical helpline enquiries;
  • To liaise with team members, technical representatives from industry and educational institutions, especially in the contracting sector;
  • To attend appropriate meetings on behalf of the unit or on behalf of the Institution as instructed by the Technical Regulations Manager;
  • To assist in the maintaining of existing IET publications, the developing of new publications and new streams of business;
  • To undertake any other duties and projects at the request of the Technical Regulations Manager;
  • To comply with data protection legislation and act responsibly on matters of data disclosure both internally and to third parties;
  • To be familiar with the Health and Safety and Fire policies of the organisation and to attend mandatory updates where required;
  • To assist with the work of the greater Standards and Compliance department as directed by the Technical Regulations Manager;
  • To represent the UK National Committee (JPEL/64) as an expert on international and European standardization committees attending meetings worldwide, with support from Technical Regulations Manager;
  • To speak at IET branch events and at the events of Stakeholders initially with the guidance of the Technical Regulations manager;
  • Write articles for the IET’s Wiring Matters magazine and, where requested , the media of Stakeholders.

Essential criteria:

  • An experienced electrical engineer with expertise in electrical installation practices in the UK, ideally qualified to Incorporated Engineer level;
  • Lecturing and/or public speaking experience desirable;
  • A good working  knowledge of the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671: 2008 incorporating Amendment No.3 2015, associated legislation and existing industry guidance;
  • Sound technical ability in order 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 organisational skills;
  • Dynamic and able to diversify;
  • Excellent IT abilities;
  • Meticulous attention to detail in the presentation and delivery of work and of written English;
  • Professional attitude;
  • Collaborative;
  • Able to work alone and within a team;
  • Must be self-motivated.

Desirable criteria:

  • 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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