Current Vacancies

Product Certification Assessor (Structural/Civil Engineering)

The main purpose of the Product Certification Assessor is to plan, co-ordinate and carry out assessments of construction products and systems. You will be managing multiple projects where you will be expected to prepare contract offers and estimates for the assessment of various types of construction products and systems. The job holder will be required to research and investigate aspects of construction product/system performance, work as part of a team contributing to team and individual targets and objectives and regularly converse with clients ensuring you maintain good quality and standards at all times.

Essential Requirements:
– Good knowledge of Construction products and systems specific to structural or civil engineering
– Building Regulations and relevant standards
– Strong technical background with an understanding & analysis of technical matters, particularly related to structural or civil engineering
– Good computer skills including Word, Power point, Excel and email – Microsoft applications
– Strong planning, organisational and scheduling
– Analytical report writing skills
– Effective communication both verbal and written
– Strong relationship building skills
– Efficient, flexible, accuracy and attention to detail.
– Strong literacy and numeracy skills
– Ability to optimise the use of resources to meet tight deadlines
– Ability to multi-task as working on several contracts at a time.
– Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the construction industry
– Minimum HNC/HND or equivalent within a relevant technical discipline in structural/civil engineering.

Desirable Requirements:
– Construction industry in general
– Site experience
– Project management
– Timely delivery of contracts
– Understanding of management quality systems such as ISO 9001
– Understanding of structural or civil systems
– Experience in a similar role
– Degree in relevant subject
– Membership of a relevant technical/professional body such as ISTRUCTE or ICE.
– Chartered engineer

Required Documents:
– Curriculum Vitae – your most recently updated CV.
– Cover letter.

How to apply:

The job description is available by clicking here. Please take a look around the rest of our website for more information about the BBA and what we do.

If you have the skills, knowledge and drive that we are looking for, please apply with your CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this role to our Careers Team at careers@bbacerts.co.uk

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this position.
We will only contact you if you are selected for interview.

Non-Executive Directors (Part-Time)

The BBA is an independent, non-profit distributing company that has established a significant reputation within the built environment sector over the past 52 years. Based just north of Watford and working in some 30 countries worldwide, we are the largest provider of assurance services to the UK built environment sector, with a turnover of around £11m+ and some 160, mainly scientific and technical, staff. This diverse, growing business has over 700 clients, including some of the largest construction product manufacturers in the world and some of the largest energy providers in the UK.

These are incredibly exciting times for the BBA as we continue to deliver our ambitious growth strategy within an increasingly demanding environment. In order to match the emerging needs of the sector we work in, we are establishing new businesses and opening offices to expand post Brexit. Our technical skills are second to none and will be the driving force behind an already strong brand.

We are now looking to appoint 2 high-calibre and passionate Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to support and strengthen our Governing Board and to provide guidance and insights on strategic development. In these roles we would expect you to support and uphold our core values which are courage, integrity, loyalty, collaboration, passion and accountability. We are especially looking for individuals with the following skill sets and expertise:

– An individual with a finance background to support our finance and audit activity and to help guide the development of our diversifying business. Ideally you will have experience of working in the professional services sector.

– Our second NED will have significant experience preferably in the commerce/marketing/business sector. In this role you will also act as Senior Independent Director (SID). As the ‘SID’ you will act as an alternative point of contact for major stakeholders who may have made little headway in discussions with the Chair or Chief Executive – or who may have concerns about the performance of such individuals. SIDs serve as a sounding board for the Chair and act as an intermediary for the other directors. The SID also takes the lead in annual appraisals of the Chair.

However, all NEDs will need to demonstrate the following range of skills in order to deliver the strategic leadership the BBA requires:

– Tenacious and diplomatic with a good appreciation of the role of a non-executive director.
– Evidence of expertise in your specialist area of business/industry
– Financially astute with strong commercial acumen
– Adept at developing effective internal and external collaboration, regimes, relationships and networks
– Ability to set strategic direction, you must be able to identify and critically assess opportunities and threats within a complex operating environment.
– Able to demonstrate independence of judgment
– Evidence of success in your chosen career with good all-round business acumen
– Ability to command the confidence of and influence stakeholders at all levels, including industry and other public bodies and agencies. We would expect you to be interested in research, innovation and quality assurance regimes.

This is a great opportunity for individuals to bring their expertise and knowledge to shape the future of the BBA and the built environment. As a strategic thinker, we want you to provide constructive challenge to the Executive Team in order to address strategic issues.

These are three-year terms with eligibility for one extra term. The time commitment for this role is circa 12 days a year, for which a salary of £8,400 is payable. You will be expected to attend 4-6 board meetings per year as well as informal briefing sessions and may be asked to participate on specialist committees.

If either of these roles interest you and you are looking for a very motivating and valuable opportunity, please send your CV and any supporting information to Lorraine Anderson, Personal Assistant to the CEO at landerson@bbacerts.co.uk.

Please state which role you are applying for.

BBA is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from suitably qualified persons are encouraged.

Closing date for applications 20 July 2018. Interviews will be conducted from 6 August 2018 with expected start dates in September 2018.

Non-Executive Finance Director Job Description

Non-Executive Senior Independent Director Job Description

Technical Writer

The role of the Technical Writer (TW) is to produce well written, industry relevant, technically accurate articles, letters and white papers for the BBA Group in compliance with the agreed house-style. The job holder will be expected to write in-depth features and exclusive news stories on various topics relating to construction sector changes ensuring accuracy and terminology.

Essential Requirements:
– Thorough knowledge of the English language.
– Editing
– Exceptional writing skills
– Understanding of technical documents ideally in construction, testing, audit and inspection
– Eye for detail, concentration and accuracy
– Excellent knowledge of MS Office packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
– Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
– Some knowledge of image manipulating using the Adobe CC platform
– Proofreading and editing
– Ability to work effectively when under pressure and to tight deadlines.
– A methodical working style
– A natural curiosity for how things work, especially related to construction
– Structure information logically
– Graphic design awareness
– Technical writing.
– Editing/Publishing.
– Working with text and graphics.
– Style Guide Experience
– Professional qualifications, degree, city and guilds or diploma in Design, Graphics, Technical Communications or Writing (Editing).
– English language/literature GCSE/ A level

Desirable Requirements:
– Construction industry knowledge
– Technical background especially in Construction.
– Professional editing.
– Team player.
– Good communicator.
– Publishing house experience
– Degree in relevant subject

Required Documents:
– Curriculum Vitae – your most recently updated CV.
– Cover letter.

How to apply:

Please take a look around our website for more information about the BBA and what we do. The job description is available here

If you have the skills, knowledge and drive that we are looking for, please apply with your CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this role to our Careers Team at careers@bbacerts.co.uk

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this position.
We will only contact you if you are selected for interview.

Technical Assessor – Highways – Midlands

The British Board of Agrément invite applications for a Midlands based Technical Assessor – Highways to carry out and complete Product Certification assessments against the BBA highways scheme requirements including the High Friction Installer scheme, ISO assessments and where required any other BBA product scheme assessments. This will involve travel throughout the UK and night working. You will be self-reliant and self-motivated, with the capability to carry out auditing and timely reporting.

Essential Requirements:
– Experience in the Construction industry and in particular the highways sector with reference to products, their installation and maintenance.
– A good understanding of highways products installation techniques.
– Previous Auditing Experience
– IRCA Recognised Lead Auditor ISO9001:2015
– Good organiser and communicator.
– IT, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
– Tenacity, inquisitive nature, confidence in dealing with clients and installing companies.
– Good appearance and personable nature.
– Accuracy and attention to detail.
– Flexibility.
– Literacy and numeracy.
– Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the highways sector.
– Building/Construction/Civil Engineering
– Membership of a relevant technical/professional body.
– You will also have a HNC in Civil Engineering or relevant qualification (NVQ Level 4)

Desirable Requirements:
– Extensive knowledge of highways techniques, installation of products, relevant regulations and their application on site.
– Hands-on highways site experience.
– Inspection or supervisory roles in the construction and/or highways industry.
– An ONC/D in construction (or similar) or equivalent NVQ.

Required Documents:
– Curriculum Vitae – your most recently updated CV.
– Cover letter.

How to apply:
Please take a look around our website for more information about the BBA and what we do. The job description is available here

If you have the skills, knowledge and drive that we are looking for, please apply with your CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this role to our Careers Team at careers@bbacerts.co.uk

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this position.

We will only contact you if you are selected for interview.

Technical Assessor – Construction

The British Board of Agrément invite applications for a Technical Assessor – Construction. The main purpose of the Technical Assessor-Construction role is to carry out general building inspections, and energy efficiency measure installation inspections both site and quality, to ensure compliance with pre-identified scheme requirements and Building Regulations. You will provide relevant information and guidance to installing companies and their installers and be expected to deliver the required levels of productivity whilst maintaining the quality of inspections carried out.

Essential Requirements:
– Construction industry experience with particular reference to products, their installation and maintenance.
– A good understanding of building products installation techniques.
– Good communication.
– IT literate, including Word and email.
– Tenacity, inquisitive nature, confidence in dealing with clients and installing companies.
– Good appearance and personable nature.
– Accuracy and attention to detail.
– Flexibility.
– Literacy and numeracy.
– Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the building/insulation/ fenestration industry.
– Building/construction.
– DEA qualified

Desirable Requirements:
– Extensive knowledge of building techniques, installation of building products, building and other relevant regulations and their application on site.
– Hands-on construction site experience.
– Inspection or supervisory roles in the construction industry.
– An ONC/D in construction (or similar) or equivalent NVQ.

Required Documents:
– Curriculum Vitae – your most recently updated CV.
– Cover letter.

How to apply:

Please take a look around our website for more information about the BBA and what we do. The job description is available here

If you have the skills, knowledge and drive that we are looking for, please apply with your CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this role to our Careers Team at careers@bbacerts.co.uk

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this position.

We will only contact you if you are selected for interview.

Trainee Project Manager – Construction

The British Board of Agrément invite applications for a Trainee Project Manager for Construction Products Department. The main purpose of the Trainee Project Manager/Product Assessor is to learn and gain the skills required to become a fully trained Project Manager, and so to plan, co-ordinate and carry out assessments of construction products and systems.

As a Trainee Project Manager, you will be working with a team of established Project Managers initially in a supporting role to learn the skills required to progress and become fully competent. You will be working in a team that assesses various types of construction products and systems including coatings, waterproofing materials and roofing.

Essential Requirements:
– Familiarity with scientific subjects such as Chemistry and Physics.
– Strong technical background with an understanding & analysis of technical matters,
– Good computer skills including Word, Power point, Excel and email – Microsoft applications
– Strong planning, organisational and scheduling
– Analytical report writing skills
– Effective communication both verbal and written
– Efficient, flexible, accuracy and attention to detail.
– Strong literacy and numeracy skills
– Ability to multi-task as working on several contracts at a time.
– Higher qualification in a relevant technical discipline

Desirable Requirements:
– Good understanding of construction products, ideally coatings, waterproofing and roofing
– Construction industry in general/ site experience
– Understanding of product specification standards, technical standards, code of practice, National Housing and Building council (NHBC) requirement and UK regulations.
– European requirements such as CPR – Construction Products Regulations, notified bodies and certification bodies.
– Project management
– Timely delivery/efficient completion of contracts
– Understanding of accreditation and use of accredited laboratories.
– Strong relationship building skills
– Ability to optimise the use of resources to meet tight deadlines
– Background in a relevant scientific subject or n the construction industry
– Preferably in a similar role
– Membership of a relevant technical/professional body such as the Institute of Mineral, Mines and Materials or Royal Society of Chemistry

Required Documents:
– Curriculum Vitae – your most recently updated CV.
– Cover letter.

How to apply:

Please take a look around our website for more information about the BBA and what we do. The job description is available by here

If you have the skills, knowledge and drive that we are looking for, please apply with your CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this role to our Careers Team at careers@bbacerts.co.uk

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this position.

We will only contact you if you are selected for interview.

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