Technical Officer
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
6d ago


Element has an opportunity for a Technical Officer to join the growing BM TRADA Product Certification team based in High Wycombe.

This is a great opportunity for an individual to develop their existing knowledge of British and European testing standards relating to doors, windows, fire doors and other building products in a career with a growing global organisation.


  • Review test evidence and produce scopes of certification / Technical Assessments that meet the requirement of the relevant certification scheme
  • Review audit visit reports to confirm compliance the rules of the certification scheme and make certification decisions on behalf of BM TRADA
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of all standards and legislation relevant to BM TRADA’s certification activities and communicate to senior management any changes that may affect the company or the certification schemes
  • Maintain the technical integrity of the services provided ensuring that they meet the requirements of our accreditation
  • Attend client meetings and advise on the composition of test programmes to meet with certification requirements
  • Provide telephone and email support to customers, BM TRADA Auditors and Certification Officers
  • Provide support to the Customer Service team for technically based activities such as audit testing
  • Represent BM TRADA in our dealings with Accreditation Bodies and actively promote the company’s interest on committees both in the UK and overseas as required
  • Represent the company in a professional manner at all times
  • Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree level qualification in a technical, engineering or scientific discipline
  • Extensive technical knowledge of the area of specialism required for the role
  • IRCA ISO 9001 Lead Auditor qualification (training will be provided if required)
  • Demonstrable customer service skills
  • Understanding of factory processes for construction products such as doors, windows, timber products
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Decisive
  • Logical, methodical planning skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Experience of meeting deadlines
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Well organised and methodical
  • Able to operate as part of a team or alone
  • Prepared to work flexible hours within a defined framework
  • Company Overview

    We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.

    We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

  • Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money;
  • and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.

    Our mission is simple : to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.

    We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers
  • When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY. We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner .

    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following : race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and / or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

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