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HSE Electrical Engineers help employers across Great Britain – a whole range of essential industries with thousands of workers – to manage work safely.

In this role, you can influence not just an individual employer but whole sectors. Your work will make the most of your significant technical knowledge and experience – whether that’s investigating the cause of a fatal incident, helping an employer understand the right controls to have in place or contributing to contributing to the development of industry policy and guidelines.

No two days are the same and the technical challenges you’ll face will be unique, as will the knowledge and skills you will gain with us.  And you’ll be supported by your team colleagues together with the widest range of health and safety experts in Britain.

Electrical Engineer (FOD Band 3/SEO)

Health and Safety Executive

Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

Reference number

1596461

Salary 52,000 – 60,468

Grade Senior Executive Officer Band 3

Contract type: Permanent

Business area: Specialist Recruitment

Type of role: Engineering

Working pattern: Flexible working, Full-time

Hours: 37

Number of posts: 1

Location

Basingstoke, South East : Bedford, Eastern : Birmingham, West Midlands : Bristol, South West

About the job

Job description

About HSE

The Health and Safety Executive is an independent regulator. Our work touches virtually every sector of Great Britain’s industries and the constantly evolving nature of work and technology. Combining specialists from every field, our employees strive to keep people and their working environments safe. We don’t just inspect workplaces and implement the law, we campaign for better H&S practice, we craft and review guidance and regulations, we provide specialist products and services both here and overseas, and we produce crucial research and statistics – all towards our goal #HelpGBWorkWell.

At HSE, we work with one goal in mind – to help keep Britain’s workforce safe and healthy.

Our Electrical Engineers help some of Britain’s most hazardous – and essential – industries work safely and well. And in this role, you can utilise your considerable technical knowledge to influence not only individual employers but whole industry sectors.

A career with HSE gives you a rare opportunity to visit and interact with different and diverse employers and work activities.

You’ll work alongside other technical specialists to ensure that employers operating in a wide variety of industries, such as electrical power distribution and transmission, utilities, agriculture and construction, do so safely.

Your work will make the most of your technical skills and specialist knowledge – whether that’s investigating the cause of a fatal incident, helping an employer understand the right controls to have in place or contributing to the development of industry policy and guidelines. As you can see this role will broaden your knowledge and your professional credibility like no other role can.

Together with the widest range of health and safety specialists in Britain, you’ll be helping to protect thousands of people, whether that is from our offices or out on site.

Key responsibilities include;

– Forensic analysis of electrical/control system related concerns, accidents and reportable incidents to identify the root cause and where necessary, lead the technical aspect of the investigation, calling in other specialist support and supporting legal action to prevent a recurrence;

– Inspect a variety of workplaces to make sure that risks are handled safely, driving improvements and gaining commitment to follow the law.

– Appear as specialist witness at tribunals, inquests and legal proceedings;

– Secure intelligence, share information and advice towards policy, research, and guidance to benefit other Government departments, the public, industry, professional bodies and trade associations.

– Contribute as a member of the Electrical Engineering team to promote Health and Safety improvements to national and international standards at various forums, and at relevant conferences.

You will be expected to spend short periods working away from home.

Training:

At HSE, you can develop your expertise even further. While working, you will complete specialist training to understand the legal and enforcement requirements of this front-line role. This includes a mixture of e-learning and face to face tutorials.

Person Specification

To be considered for this role, you will;

– have substantial practical experience of electrical/control system engineering

– a breadth of experience in the following areas;

– distribution and use of electricity at both high and low voltage, including safe systems of work;

– electrical, electronic and programmable electronic safety-related control systems (such as PLCs) relating to process control equipment and machinery.

– Safety-related control systems including hazards and failure mechanisms, risk assessment techniques, design, implementation and testing, maintenance and modification;

– application and use of electrical equipment in hazardous atmospheres.

In addition, you’ll have made some impact in your career so far making intelligent, measured decisions in your area, with good analytical skills to spot underlying issues. Communication is key in this role and you will be able to persuade and influence people at all levels. We value people who respect others, work well in a team and can build robust relationships with employers and other partners.

Person specification

To be considered for this role, you will;

• have substantial practical experience of electrical/control system engineering

Licences

A full driving licence that permits you to drive in the UK, unless reasonable adjustments can be made under the Equality Act 2010.

Qualifications

An Honours degree in electrical engineering or control system engineering.

Memberships

Membership of a relevant institution (e.g. Institute of Engineering and Technology) and be chartered with the Engineering Council UK (ECUK), or the qualifications and experience to become chartered.

Benefits

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Benefits

Returning to work after a break

We appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications from individuals who have been out of work for some time and who have previous relevant experience.

• Competitive rates of pay, reviewed each year with performance related awards.

• Access to the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme to which HSE contribute around 21%, far more than in the private sector.

• Family friendly policies and working hours to help balance your home life and career.

• Up to 30 days annual holiday, plus bank holidays and Civil Service privilege leave

Allowances

This post is eligible for Excess Fares Allowance. A successful internal candidate currently based at another office may be entitled to Excess Fares Allowance in line with HSE policy (http://intranet/finance/expenses/excessfares-
allowance-policy.htm)

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Medical

Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you’re applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

We recruit in two stages:

– An initial sift to create a shortlist

– Selection interviews stage.

To make an initial application, complete your CV and personal statement on Civil Service Jobs. Your personal statement (no more than 1200 words) will set out how you match the role requirements listed above:

– Your current level of responsibility

– The breadth and depth of your experience

– The technical quality and standard of your work.

You will also need to pass security check level clearance, and meet UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

We recruit on merit based on fair and open competition, embracing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. If you have a disability and you need an application form in an alternative format please contact hr.resourcing.team@hse.gsi.gov.uk

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the terms and conditions you will adopt should you be successful in your application. For a summary of HSE terms and conditions as part of Civil Service Reform, please see the attached document.

If you have a disability and you need an application form in an alternative format or you would like to know more about our recruitment process please contact: hr.resourcing.team@hse.gsi.gov.uk

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Eligibility

Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Richard Hines: Richard.Hines@hse.gov.uk

Sift/interview dates and location

TBC

Further information

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of the terms and conditions they will adopt should they be successful in their application. For a summary of HSE terms and conditions as part of Civil Service Reform, please see the attached document.

If you have a disability and you need an application form in an alternative format or you would like to know more about our recruitment process please contact: hr.resourcing.team@hse.gsi.gov.uk
Complaints:

If you believe that Civil Service Commission principles of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of Fair and Open competition have not been met you can raise a complaint by emailing: HR.Resourcing-Team@hse.gov.uk or by writing to HSE at the following address:

HSE Resourcing Team
2.3 Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
Merseyside
L20 7HS

Alternatively you can contact Civil Service commissioners:

Candidates can claim travel costs if they attend an interview/selection stage for the vacancy.

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