An exciting and unusual opportunity for an ambitious graduate engineer (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Design, Production or Chemical or another broad discipline) with superior communications skills to join a highly regarded industry association.
This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your experience across a range of sectors, develop skills and raise your profile. The role reports to the Association's Chief Executive.
The client is an established industry association for owners and operators of process plants, power stations and similar facilities. Members include those involved in design, procurement, maintenance and other plant lifecycle activities. The Association helps Members identify, share and communicate good and best practices, and influences the development, interpretation and application of technical regulations and standards.
The role is responsible for co-ordinating and driving forward the technical activities of the Association, working closely with the Chief Executive and the rest of the technical team, plus other Board members and staff. It involves:
- Managing projects, such as the production of technical publications, and other products and services, through forming, participating in and leading Work Groups.
- Helping produce publications through contributing and managing technical writing, editing and proof reading.
- Co-ordinating, distilling, explaining, raising awareness of, and championing the Association's technical agenda, including participating in industry stakeholder groups.
The successful candidate for this role will have an engineering degree in a relevant discipline and be of, or working towards, Chartered Engineer status.
The ideal candidate will have a broad engineering and project management background and a high level of literacy, and skills in facilitation, project management and influencing. He or she is likely to have a combination of many of the following:
- Capability to achieve results through influence and teamwork, building effective relationships across a wide range of people.
- Ability to keep projects on track, using persuasion and encouragement rather than managing direct reports.
- Knowledge and experience of producing engineering guidance, handbooks, and/or training materials, technical publication editing or more general technical writing.
- Good working knowledge of the current safety, environmental and economic issues that are challenging plant owners and operators.
- Knowledge and experience of working with regulatory agencies, governmental or other relevant bodies.
- Ability to grasp technical issues and arguments when not an area of speciality.
- Ability to take the initiative, be pro-active and champion a cause.
- High-level interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication and the ability to summarise key issues concisely.
- A European language, in addition to English, would be an advantage.
Closing Date: 19th August 2017