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Electrical and Control Engineer Specialist

Health & Safety Executive
Edinburgh or Glasgow
£56,418 - £63,501
Closing date
29 Jul 2022
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At HSE, we work with one goal in mind – to help keep Britain’s workforce safe and healthy.

Great Britain’s health and safety record is the envy of much of the world. Central to this is our work to protect people by managing risk in a proportionate and effective way, supporting innovation and increasing productivity.

Our Specialist Electrical and Control Engineers help Britain’s most diverse - and essential – industries work safely. In this frontline role you can influence not only individual employers but whole industry sectors.

This is a frontline specialist engineering post. You will need to apply your experience and knowledge to identify risk and underlying issues on site (often from first principles) make effective decisions on the adequacy of existing control measures and persuade and influence people at all levels to achieve compliance with the law.

We are looking for high calibre engineers who can, under challenge, think strategically, identify underlying core issues, and engage at different levels both with colleagues, site technical staff and at the most senior levels within an organisation. You will be able to influence those organisations to bring about improvements and be decisive and clear about what is needed.

From day one, you will be supported by your manager and colleagues to understand your role in HSE, develop your skills and support you in your continuing professional development. For the legal requirements of the role, you will be enrolled on the Specialist Training Programme (STP) and will be required to study for and successfully complete the Unit. You will receive appropriate training and complete a legal assessment.

You will have:

  • Practical experience of having worked in the field of electrical and control system engineering (preferably in a senior role) and have a detailed knowledge in relevant areas which may include but not be limited to: Distribution and use of electricity at both high and low voltage, including safe systems of work. Electrical, electronic, programmable (such as PLCs) and safety-related control systems as applied to process control equipment and machinery including risk assessment, design, installation, testing, maintenance and modification.


An Honours degree in Electrical/Control Engineering or closely related subject


Chartered by the IET or have the necessary qualifications, skills and experience to become chartered by the IET (Or other chartered Professional Body)


We invest in our people with

  • Learning and development tailored to your role. A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity. Access to the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme to which HSE contribute 27.9%, far more than in the private sector. Family friendly policies and working hours to help balance your home life and career. 25 days annual leave on entry increasing to 30 days annual holiday after 5 years service, plus bank holidays and Civil Service privilege leave. Parental leave benefits: Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay. Competitive rates of pay.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 11:55pm on Friday 29 July 2022.

Diverse Perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.



Regardless of your role, being part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) gives you a real opportunity to help Great Britain work well. We protect lives and livelihoods and also help employers innovate, be productive and grow. Our people do some of the most important work in the Civil Service, supporting the government.

As the national occupational health and safety regulator, we offer a range of rewarding career opportunities. We employ scientists, engineers, health experts, and IT and digital professionals as well as inspectors and many other roles. We invest in our people because together we can help more people come home safe and well from their jobs.

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