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Recruiter NameBetty Wood
Industry OIL & GAS, Mechanical
Salary£65,000 per annum
Benefits£65,000 per annum
Locations UK, London and the South East
Contract TypePermanent




Our Client, a Major international defence and civil contractor, is seeking a Mechanical Authorising Engineer in a permanent role.


The Authorising Engineer will support the Client’s projects by providing an independent project review role for MOD projects.  The role will also support services they offer to external suppliers.


Candidates need to clearly show the required experience, as seen below, and the skill set relevant to this position on their CV. It would be especially helpful to show experience on the first page of CV in a summary. It is also important in the recent jobs section to detail duties and experience in each job description. Candidates are required to have permission to work in the UK for this position and be able to get (or already have) security clearance.




  • Thorough knowledge of MOD JSP 375.
  • Be registered as a Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or Professional Health and Safety Practitioner with experience in the appropriate discipline. In exceptional circumstances the SAA may issue a restricted AE Licence whilst the prospective AE is working towards registration.
  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience of working as an Authorising Engineer.
  • Must be capable of being appointed as an AE by the UK MOD.
  • Must be mentally and physically fit and be capable of passing a detailed medical examination.
  • Must be capable of obtaining NATO Secret (NS) Security Clearance from their National Security Authority.
  • Must be a trained Authorised Person with operational experience of delivering FM or other critical services.
  • Degree, HND or HNC in a technical or engineering field or similar qualification
  • Technical background with respect to relevant disciplines for appointment as an Authorising Engineer to include Mechanical Systems (Boilers and Pressure Systems, Natural Gas and LPG Systems, Medical Gas Pipeline Systems and Dental Air, and Vacuum Systems)
  • Suitably qualified and experienced for appointment as an Authorising Engineer in at least one other of the following disciplines;

a)  High Voltage and Low Voltage systems

b)  Petroleum

c)  Confined Spaces

d)  Working at Height

  • NEBOSH or similar H&S qualification
  • Experience in issuing safe system at work
  • Must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of UK health and safety legislation and an ability to carry out risk assessments and propose actions for risk control/management



·         Experience of working on Government services contracts.

·         Computer literate in Microsoft Office suite.

·         Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, with ability to liaise with senior client figures.

·         Working knowledge of JSP 375, Health Technical Memorandum or other similar standard.

·         Be from a military or healthcare background.

·         Knowledge of airfield operations, Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) and services would be an advantage.

·         Be familiar with NATO, ICAO and ISO terminology.

·         Experience of working on operations in austere remote sites or in developing nations



·         Assessing the experience, training and competence of Authorised Persons; providing recommendations of appointment.

·         Providing technical and engineering support to ensure all Authorised Persons are competent to carry out their function, to ensure compliance and succession planning.

·         Designing and delivering training and facilitating workshops to ensure Authorised Persons have the necessary level of competence.

·         Certification & Training of on-site Authorised Persons (AP's).

·         Implementation, Administration, Auditing and Monitoring Safe systems of Work associated with Statutory Electrical Regulations.

·         Carrying out internal or external auditing activities in the role of an Authorising Engineer as per the requirements of JSP375.

·         Responsible for ensuring compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act, company Health and Safety policies, and the Electricity at Work regulations.

·         Undertake investigations with respect near misses and accidents, liaising with enforcing authorities where required in the role of an Authorising Engineer.

·         Routine inspections (6 monthly & annual) across Electrical 9HV & LV) plus other areas of expertise.

·         Act as the focal point to the Senior Management within the company and AP teams in all matters relating to JSP 375 Vol 3.

·         Provide the necessary assurances that JSP 375 Vol 3 is being appropriately implemented at site level through the AE Audits undertaken and the Assessment of Competence of the Authorised Persons.


LOCATION:                 Based in Surrey with travel to Europe, Middle East and Africa as required.


SALARY:                     £65,000 per annum


We are instructed to only submit to our Client candidates whose qualifications and experience match client’s specifications and can work in the UK/EU.


For more information please contact Betty Wood – Managing Director

on 020 8905 2250 or email

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