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Certification Engineer - Non-electrical, Flameproof Equipment

Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
26/06/2019 (14:51)
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Job Title: Certification Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Job Location: Flexible, UK based

Closing Date: 29/07/2019

Salary: Competitive

As a Certification Engineer you’ll provide a technical service on behalf of SGS Baseefa to clients who have applied for Ex Certification, confirming compliance of equipment with various published standards. These standards relate to the testing and certification of equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres.

The Certification Engineer will receive a competitive salary which will be based on experience, plus you’ll benefit from a 10% performance bonus, retail discount scheme, private health cover, a contributory pension scheme and life cover.

The SGS group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. In Europe, SGS Baseefa is one of the most recognised Notified Bodies for issuing the certification required by the European ATEX Directive. We are at the forefront of international product certification within the IECEx Equipment Certification Scheme, having issued more certificates in this field than any other certification body in the world.

SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.


  • Assess the design of, and examine and test prototype equipment in accordance with requirements in published Standards and relevant procedure documents.

  • Prepare assessment, certification, examination or test reports in accordance with the relevant procedure documents.

  • Assess any drawing, photographic and/or descriptive documentation required to completely specify the equipment for compliance with the relevant Standards.

  • Prepare Certificates to describe in sufficient detail the equipment being certified, together with any acceptable variations in the design, including reference to any assessed documentation.

  • Communicate with and, when necessary, have face to face discussions with manufacturers or their agents.

  • Estimate the cost of carrying out an assessment, testing and/or certification exercise.

  • Specify the sample equipment, together with any special requirements necessary to enable the complete assessment, testing and/or certification exercise to be carried out.

  • Provide specialist advice and guidance to government departments and to manufacturers and users of equipment of a type which may be subject to certification by SGS Baseefa.

  • Checking and countersigning the work of others in specific areas of work.


  • Experience within an engineering environment of drawing office practice, factory production and quality control methods or systems.

  • A personal record of experience and competence which is maintained and updated regularly to show progression.

  • Experience in the application of Ex standards and the relevant testing protocols, and in applying professional judgement on compliance and the significance of non-compliance.

  • Clear written English applied in the drafting of reports and certificates.

  • Personal time management to enable the handling of multiple projects for multiple customers simultaneously to achieve delivery within time and cost constraints.

  • Sufficient knowledge of the relevant Ex standards to be able to work independently in the testing and certification of Ex equipment but knowing when to consult colleagues on matters of doubt and policy.

  • Technical qualification gained through higher education in an engineering subject.

APPLY NOW for full consideration, you can be sure that your application will be treated confidentially and impartially, and you will always receive an update within 10 business days.

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