Electrical and Control Engineer Specialist

Bedford and Chelmsford (possibly London, but not yet confirmed)
£54,929 - £62,012
18 Feb 2021
14 Mar 2021
Oil & gas
Contract Type
Full Time

Electrical and Control Engineer Specialist (Band 3)

Permanent role

£54,929 - £62,012

Bedford and Chelmsford (possibly London, but not yet confirmed)

Reference number 96199

At HSE, we work with one goal in mind – to help keep Britain’s workforce safe and healthy. As an independent regulator, our work touches virtually every sector of UK industry. We don’t just inspect workplaces and implement the law, we campaign for better H&S practice, craft and review guidance and regulations, and produce crucial research and statistics. We also develop specialist learning and development programmes. 

The role

Join us in this frontline specialist engineering post and you could soon be using your electrical engineering expertise to identify risk and underlying issues on site (often from first principles). We’ll also rely on you to make effective decisions on the adequacy of existing control measures and persuade and influence people at all levels to achieve compliance with the law.

Inspecting workplaces to make sure electrical/control system risks are being effectively managed and, where required, driving improvements to achieve compliance with the law, will be a key focus of the role. You’ll also be responsible for investigating workplace electrical/electrical control system fatalities and other serious incidents to identify the cause, act to prevent reoccurrence and, where necessary, support enforcement action and hold those responsible to account.

Your background

We’re looking for high calibre engineers who can, under challenge, think strategically, identify underlying core issues and communicate effectively at all levels. You’ll also need a relevant Honours degree and practical experience and detailed knowledge in the field of electrical and control system engineering (preferably in a senior role) in areas such as:

  • The distribution and use of electricity at high & low voltage, including safe systems of work.
  • Electrical, electronic, programmable (such as PLCs) and safety-related control systems as applied to process control equipment and machinery, including risk assessment, design, installation, testing, maintenance and modification.
  • The application and use of electrical equipment in hazardous atmospheres.

Strong analytical skills, lots of Initiative and the ability to make sound decisions are important too. Well-organised, comfortable working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and good at writing effective technical reports, a full driving licence is preferred. However, we will consider proposals from applicants with disabilities that would allow them to do the job by another means.


There’s a lot to look forward to here beyond the generous Civil Service pension and our commitment to flexible working. We put a high value on ongoing personal and professional development and offer access to learning opportunities tailored to your role. You can also expect annual leave of least 25 days.

Our work affects people’s lives across the UK, and it’s important that our teams reflect the diversity of the society we work to protect. So we look for people to bring different skills, perspectives and experience from all walks of life, and particularly welcome BAME, disabled and LGBT+ applicants, currently underrepresented in this discipline within HSE.

To Apply

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Please submit your CV, with a suitability statement of up to 1250 words, outlining relevant experience and explaining how you meet the requirements of the role.

Closing date:

Apply before 11:55 pm on 14th March 2021.