TECHNICAL OFFICER

Location
Hornchurch, London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Oct 2017
Closes
30 Nov 2017
Specialist area
Building services (general)
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

TECHNICAL OFFICER 

The position reports to the Lead Technical Consultant

Job Responsibilities

Assist Lead Technical Consultant to produce new and updated CIPHE Technical Guides. Obtain written contributions from authors; arrange peer reviews; proof read and edit

Assist the Lead Technical Consultant in projects to progress the technical education of engineers, e.g. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) resources 

Take direct responsibility for specific technical projects

Build and maintain effective relationships with Industrial Associates (IA) to secure their technical input to the Technical Working Groups, educational initiatives, live workshops, etc.

Obtain articles from Industrial Associates for publication; write technical articles

Organise CIPHE technical courses, seminars and webinars 

Respond to technical enquiries from members

Support and positively leverage the Technical Working Groups (TWGs) e.g. obtain essential information, identify sources of new expert assistance, provide organisational help

Raise the status of CIPHE in the plumbing and heating engineering sector

Person Specification

Skills Knowledge and Abilities

• Able to write/edit to a high standard

• Able to develop technical education courses

• Skills to have impact in a members-driven institution

• Strong IT Skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

• Good presentation skills

• Attention to detail and quality; well organised, able to prioritise; multi-task focus

• Knowledge of the plumbing and heating industries

Experience and Qualifications

• Educated to NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a technical/engineering field; degree level education would be preferable

• Some experience of applying engineering theory to solve practical technical challenges

• Record of achieving one’s goals through effective problem solving

• Preferably some exposure to a members’ driven organisation

Personal Qualities and Skills

• Sets oneself high standards to achieve consistently high performance  

• Delivers on time and with energy within the limits of the resources available

• Works to a plan; able to prioritise

• Great ability to work in teams and to engage and build trust with colleagues; empathetic 

• Effective and diplomatic communicator and relationship builder with both expert volunteers and committee members

• A good networker with colleagues, manager and CIPHE members

• Strives to raise the performance of CIPHE constantly

• A good sense of humour; enthusiastic, a pragmatist 

• Takes responsibility for self-development; makes best use of mentor/coach support

• Ambitious for organisational and personal success 

• Capability and interest to take management and leadership responsibility in the future

If you are interested in this role then please send a comprehensive CV, information on your current employment benefits and notice period and a covering letter telling us how you fit the bill. 

Please email your application, with the job title of the vacancy in the ‘Subject’ line and attachments to David Adams on davida@ciphe.org.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

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