Technical Manager

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Date: Sep 19, 2021

Location: Home based - Midlands/ South, Birmingham, GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

An award-winning employer, our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and really leave their mark.


Technical Manger – Lift


We are looking for a Technical Manager to join our Engineering Technical Services team and support our Service Lead in delivering Approved Body services and subject matter expertise consultancy within the Lift discipline.


The role will provide technical management to the business and be the source of knowledge for both Bureau Veritas UK and our clients.


Make an impact doing work you can be proud of at Bureau Veritas. Contribute to a global mission to enhance standards with integrity and help us create a brighter future for our next generations, and a safer society for us all.


Responsibilities include


  • Provide Technical Management to the Approved Body for Lift Regulations service provided by Bureau Veritas UK
  • Provide services to fee paying and internal customers for Lift UKCA and CE services and maintain technical and administrative control of contracts to ensure optimum efficiency and profitability.
  • Proactively work in line with the BV Core Values and Code of Ethics and effective implementation of the Approved Body and Engineering Technical Services vision.
  • Proactively implement and maintain the technical standards, procedures, and service levels of the Approved Body – Lift Regulations for Bureau Veritas UK.
  • Provide the highest level of technical expertise within the Lift Regulations and alignment to BS EN ISO 17065 ensuring that the Bureau Veritas technical philosophy and strategies are understood and adhered to throughout the business unit.
  • Keep up to date with developments in Standards and Legislation affecting Approved body – Lift Services and supporting, implementing and managing change as required.
  • Ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of IS systems, Approved Body requirements and Qualification & Competence module.
  • Provide engineering technical input into external trade associations, technical committees and statutory bodies.
  • Develop and provide innovative solutions, differentiating Bureau Veritas in the marketplace.
  • Coach and develop team members and field staff in technical issues, ensuring technical knowledge is maintained and developed through training both on and off the job in order to grow the capability of the business
  • Delivery against key personal, team and divisional KPI’s.


Candidate Requirements include


  • Minimum HNC / NVQ equivalent in a relevant engineering field
  • Knowledge and experience of Lift Conformity Assessment and Lift Safety Components Conformity Assessment.
  • Significant knowledge and experience with the UK Lift Regulations and European Lift Directive.
  • Significant knowledge in the application of BS EN 81 Standards and ISO 12100.
  • Knowledgeable in the requirements for Approved Bodies certifying products, processes and services in accordance with BS EN ISO 17065.
  • Auditing experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to write detailed technical reports and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of market, industry trends, developments and changes in legislation.
  • Understanding of the safety rules and associated codes of practice that are applicable to lift installations and systems.
  • Willingness to travel nationally or internationally if required.

Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check.


Bureau Veritas is an equal opportunity employer.  No job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.


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