Lift Specialist - Nationwide

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Date: 18 Feb 2024

Location: England, United Kingdom, Other/Not Applicable, 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.



Job Title: Lift Specialist 

Location: Nationwide 

Salary: Competitive + fantastic benefits package + company car / allowance

Type: Permanent


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Make an impact doing work you can be proud of and contributing to a global mission to enhance safety standards with integrity and help us create a brighter future, shaping a world of trust, and a safer society for us all.


Role Purpose: 

Working within the Product Conformity Assessment (PCA) Team and supporting the Service Lead – Engineering Technical Services in delivering Approved Body Services against the Lift Regulations.

Operating within agreed authority and according to Bureau Veritas technical philosophy and strategies and provide conformity assessment and approved body services within the Lift discipline and within agreed competence levels.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Lift Regulations UKCA and CE + UKNI accredited services to our clients.
  • Provide non-accredited lift services to our clients.
  • Commit to development within the Lift Specialist role towards competence sign off for:
    • Schedule 11 – Type-Examination of Lifts / Safety Components for Lifts
    • Schedule 12 – Final Inspection of Lifts
    • Schedule 13 - Conformity To Type Based On Product Quality Assurance For Safety Components For Lifts
    • Schedule 14 - Conformity Based On Full Quality Assurance For Safety Components For Lifts
    • Schedule 15 - Conformity Based On Unit Verification For Lifts
    • Schedule 16 - Conformity To Type With Random Checking For Safety Components For Lifts
    • Schedule 17 - Conformity To Type Based On Product Quality Assurance For Lifts
    • Schedule 18 - Conformity Based On Full Quality Assurance Plus Design Examination For Lifts
    • Schedule 19 - Conformity To Type Based On Production Quality Assurance For Lifts
  • 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.
  • Work in accordance and agreement with our group policy for “Impartiality and Conflicts of Interest” and BV UK Procedure for “Impartiality and Conflicts of Interest”.
  • Proactively implement the technical standards, procedures, and service levels of the Approved Body – Lift Regulations for Bureau Veritas UK.
  • Provide technical expertise within the Lift Regulations.
  • Keep up to date with developments in Standards and Legislation affecting Approved body – Lift Services and support the Technical Manager when implementing change.
  • Act as a Lead Auditor in line with the applicable standards.


Experience & Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of Lift Conformity Assessment.
  • Understanding of Lift Safety Components Conformity Assessment.
  • Auditing experience.
  • Knowledge of BS EN 81 Standards and ISO 12100.
  • Proficient in the requirements for Approved Bodies services.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to write detailed technical reports and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of market, industry trends, developments and changes in legislation.
  • Knowledge of the UK Lift Regulations and European Lift Directive.
  • Understanding of the safety rules and associated codes of practice that are applicable to lift installations and systems.
  • Understanding of drawings and manufacturing literature relevant to the lift installations / safety component and systems to be tested and examined.
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally if required.
  • Experience in lift installation inspection.


  • Experience working in the Lifts industry.
  • Previous experience as a Lift / Engineering Consultant / Surveyor.
  • Understanding of the inspection and maintenance requirements of lift installations and systems.
  • Undertaking condition surveys.
  • Experience in delivering technical training.



Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum HNC / NVQ Level 4 equivalent in a relevant engineering field, such as Lift Engineering.
  • UK Driver’s license


  • Professionally Registered Engineering Technician Engineer
  • Member of a Professional Institute, such Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.
  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor



What’s in it for you

  • Competitive salary + car allowance of £4,250 / company car
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Combined employee/employer pension contributions of up to 12%
  • Hybrid Working
  • Flexible benefits scheme, to suit what is important to you including Life Cover, Private health care, Dental Care, GymFlex, Techscheme, Enhanced Maternity/Paternity policy, Give as You Earn scheme & Travel Insurance
  • Health and Wellbeing Support through; Mental Health First aiders, Employee Assistance programme & Smart Health services
  • Working for an Industry leading global Inspection company certified as a UK Top Employer for the last nine years in a row




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.


Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.  

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