Technical Competency Manager


Employer: Applus UK

Location: UK,

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

Your role will include the following:


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 17020:2012
  • 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 experience
  • 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‚Äôs 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


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

Date Added: 09/08/2021

Closing Date: 16/07/2021

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