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Electrical and Control Engineer Specialist

Health & Safety Executive
Bootle, Merseyside or Leeds, West Yorkshire
£58,431 - £64,772 per annum
Closing date
7 Oct 2023

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Job Details

The Health and Safety Executive is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. We’re dedicated to protecting people and places, ensuring everyone can lead safer and healthier lives at work.

We are currently seeking an Electrical and Control Engineer Specialist to join us on a permanent, full-time basis.
The Benefits

- Salary of £58,431 - £64,772 per annum
- 25 days' annual leave on entry increasing to 30 days annual holiday after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays and Civil Service privilege leave
- Access to the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme to which HSE contribute 27.9%, far more than in the private sector
- Learning and development tailored to your role
- A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
- Family friendly policies and working hours to help balance your home life and career
- Competitive parental leave benefits

This is a brilliant opportunity for a chartered electrical engineering professional with practical experience of working in the field to join our world-leading regulatory authority.

In this highly engaging role, you will have the chance to utilise your skills in a frontline capacity to ensure the safety of workers across the region and improve entire industry sectors.

When you join us, your professional development and knowledge will be accelerated and enhanced through our dedicated Specialist Training Programme.

What’s more, our fantastic array of benefits will ensure you have all the tools you need at your disposal to flourish outside of work and achieve that all important work-life balance.

The Role

As an Electrical and Control Engineer Specialist, you will identify and inspect electrical and electronic control system measures in workplaces, ensuring they achieve compliance with the law.

You will investigate serious incidents (including fatalities), identify the cause, implement preventative measures and, where necessary, support enforcement actions.

Engaging with technical staff and senior members of organisations, you will contribute to intervention strategies and influence organisations to bring about decisive improvements.

Additionally, you will prepare technical reports to support enforcement and legal proceedings and act as a specialist/expert witness at inquests and in Court. 

About You

To be considered as an Electrical and Control Engineer Specialist, you will need:

- Chartered membership with the IET
- Practical electrical and control system engineering experience
- Knowledge of safe systems of work for electrical distribution at both high and low voltage
- Knowledge of electrical, electronic, programmable (such as PLCs) and safety-related control systems
- Knowledge of process control equipment and machinery risk assessment, design, installation, testing, maintenance and modification
- The ability to write effective technical reports
- The ability to present complex technical information to non-technical audiences
- Excellent communication and influencing skills
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify risk management gaps
- A degree (or equivalent) in Electrical/Control Engineering
- A full, valid driving licence

Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have three years of continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application.

Other organisations might call this role Electrical Engineer, Chartered Electrical Engineer, Electrical Safety Inspector, Electrical and Control Safety Inspector, Electrical Engineering Inspector, Electrical and Control Engineer, or Electrical Engineer.

Webrecruit and HSE are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re looking to progress your career as an Electrical and Control Engineer Specialist, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.



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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