Specialist Inspector – Construction Engineering


Specialist Inspector – Construction Engineering
Edinburgh or Glasgow

About Us

The Health and Safety Executive is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. We’re dedicated to protecting people and places, ensuring everyone can lead safer and healthier lives at work. We are now looking for a Specialist Inspector to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £54,816 – £58,925 per annum
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays and Civil Service privilege leave
  • Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 28.97%
  • Flexible working options
  • Family-friendly policies and working hours
  • Competitive parental leave benefits
  • Carer-friendly policies to help create a supportive working culture
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • Cycle to Work Scheme, E-Gift Cards and Vouchers via our partner EdenRed

This is an amazing opportunity for a chartered civil or structural engineer to evolve their career with our leading organisation.

In this vital role, you’ll have the chance to contribute to critical investigations, working at the forefront of driving positive change and setting benchmarks for safety excellence across countless sectors.

Plus, our commitment to lifelong learning means you'll have access to tailored training programmes, ensuring continuous professional development and growth throughout your career.

The Role

As a Specialist Inspector, you will inspect a variety of workplaces, ensuring engineering risks are being actively managed and reduced.

Analysing construction engineering related incidents, you will identify causes and, where necessary, lead the technical aspects of the investigation, calling in other scientific support and supporting enforcement action.

You will also provide specialist expertise in formal written reports to guide regulatory decisions and appear as an expert witness at tribunals, inquests and criminal courts during prosecutions.

Additionally, you will share information and advice towards policy, research and guidance to benefit other Government departments, the public, industry, professional bodies and trade associations.

About You

To be considered as a Specialist Inspector, you will need:

  • Civil and structural engineering experience including knowledge of site processes and techniques
  • An understanding of contractual appointments and the design, specification and practical application of design decisions on site
  • To be a Chartered Engineer
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or equivalent) relevant to civil or structural engineering
  • A full, valid driving licence

Please note, you will be expected to spend occasional periods working away from home which will include overnight stays.

For the legal requirements of the role, you will be enrolled on a two year Specialist Training Programme (STP) comprising in depth legal training and assessments as well as any further technical training required.

The closing date for this role is 28th May 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Construction Engineering Inspector, Construction Engineer, Safety Inspector, Quality Inspector, Construction Engineering Assessor, or Engineering Risk Inspector.

Webrecruit and Health and Safety Executive are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re looking for a rewarding role ensuring safe workspaces across the country as a Specialist Inspector, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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