Posted 9th July 2021




Technical Competency Manager

Applus+ is a leading global energy service provider looking to recruit a Technical
Competence Manager based within our one of our Applus UK locations. This role
will provide quality and technical competency requirements for the Engineering,
Aerospace and Vendor Inspection services.

Key Responsibilities of the Technical Competence Manager include but
are not limited to:

  • This role relates to the assessing of the technical competency of NDT Inspection
    technicians engaged in inspection & quality assurance activities and that part
    of the company NDT Inspection operation covered by its ISO 9001 and ISO
    17020 Quality Management Systems;
  • Accountable to ensure a consistent approach is maintained and continually
    improved as applicable in the Integrity Engineering compliance to ISO
  • Ensuring that technical Assessors are conducting competency assessments
    in accordance with the competency procedure
  • Preparing and reviewing Written Schemes of Examination (WSE)
  • Identifying preparation requirements from the WSE Examination in accordance
    with the WSE Coordination of NDT providers for extensive requirements
    or specialist methods, Assessment and/or Preparation of clear reports
    including assessment of deterioration
  • Responsibility for the Impartiality and Independence Risk Register
    and raise Compliance Notification
  • Tracking and managing competency progress across all UK Sites
  • Implement the necessary corrective actions following the Independent
    Assessment with support of the company
  • Assist with training (PCN/ASNT) and mentoring in-house technicians
    and apprentices and to external clients
  • Contributing to the HSE monthly report
  • Auditing of NDT activities in accordance with approved procedures
    for the base and site operations ensuring that the quality system is
    adhered to
  • To provide support to other Company geographical locations with
    regards to quality auditing and Technician surveillance requirements.
    This includes trade tests, and Competency test for all NDT technicians
  • To maintain copies of all Quality documents and inspection procedures,
    ensuring they are monitored, revised and reviewed up to date, for
    the company
  • To act as part of the NDT technical team, participating in meetings
    and agreeing, controlling and developing NDT activities and meeting
    agreed actions
  • The timely identification and reporting of any non-conformance in the
    quality system and execution of corrective and preventative action
  • To support / assist with all ongoing technical activities within the UK
  • Assist with the control and distribution of all Technical Documents
    and procedures.

What we would like from the Technical Competence Manager:

  • To have a minimum of one level 2 qualification or experience in all
    or most NDT techniques
  • Familiar with ISO 17020:2012 and or UKAS Assessments
  • At least 3 years field experience and management or supervisory
  • Familiar with Trade testing and Competency of technicians
  • Able to take a pro-active approach to the likely demands for work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with client representatives,
    this Company’s management, office and site staff
  • Ability to work on their own initiative and work well in a team environment
  • Excellent organisation skills as well as being able to prioritise workloads
  • Knowledge in MS Packages e.g. Word, Excel and Outlook.

What we would like to give you:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company van or car allowance
  • Life insurance and pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Ongoing training & development opportunities throughout your career


Please email CV to recruitment.uk@applus.com

Applus UK is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed
to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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