Band 5 Mechanical Engineer/Scientist (Engineering Incident Investigator)

This vacancy is for an engineer or scientist to join our Engineering Team in the Major Hazards Capability Group. This is an excellent opportunity to use your skills to contribute to innovative work to support HSE incident investigations, and research and testing projects to directly improve the lives of people in their workplaces.

You will be part of a team of mechanical, electrical and gas engineers delivering experimental testing in relation to incident investigations but you will also collaborate with technical experts across many other disciplines.

You will also specifically be involved in pressure-related activities such as incidents, research and testing (including measurement of key test parameters), training, and internal statutory compliance – acting as support to the current technical lead in this topic area.

This will include visiting incident sites, collecting evidence, designing and building test rigs, carrying out physical tests, analysing the test data and writing any necessary technical reports. This will involve working with, or for, other engineering colleagues.

Your technical responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting incident investigations, including fatalities, working with other agencies such as the Police and attending incident sites as appropriate. This will involve travel and overnight stays away from home.
  • Supporting the delivery of pressure-related activities such as training, internal statutory compliance, and acting as support to the current technical lead in this topic area.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of research and testing work by assisting towards the development of work proposals and presentation of technical solutions to both technical and non-technical staff inside and outside HSE.
  • Writing or contributing to technical reports in relation to incident, research or testing.
  • Producing expert witness statements, and presenting expert evidence in court.

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