Principal Compliance Engineer at Vehicle Certification Agency

Posted 1 week ago

Vehicle Certification Agency

Principal Compliance Engineer

Bristol, Nuneaton

£42,068 - £46,278

Ref: 216366


We encourage applications from every part of the community, and we don’t discriminate against any gender identity. We’re especially interested to hear from underrepresented groups in the DfT such as gender diverse, BAME, LGBT+ and disabled candidates.

Do you want the opportunity to be at the forefront of vehicle technology, collaborating closely with vehicle manufacturers from around the globe?

Would you like to see inside vehicle manufacturing facilities from small specialist suppliers to ground-breaking sports/prestige vehicle builders?

Are you fascinated by engineering and manufacturing, and have a passion for travel?

Are you comfortable communicating to groups of technical and non-technical people?

If so, this is a great opportunity for you to join the Vehicle Certification Agency!

The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) is the UK Type Approval Authority and ensures that road vehicles meet the minimum safety and environmental standards as required by GB, UK, and UNECE regulations. The integrity, objectivity, impartiality, and professionalism of our staff is vital to delivering this service for the automotive sector.

This is a permanent opportunity and office locations will include either Bristol or Nuneaton. Due to the global nature of the automotive sector there will be significant travel involved. This could include visits to other offices (other than your designated office) or travel to meet with key partners / manufacturers, both in the UK and internationally.

Job description

This role sits within the Conformity of Production department whose role within the Agency is to assess production facilities and controls such that Type Approval standards are maintained. The introduction of the GB Type Approval Scheme in 2022 is an opportunity for VCA to evolve to meet a new objective and support the global automotive industry in gaining GB Type Approval.

As well as delivering CoP activities to VCA’s approval holders in the UK and globally, the post holder will have middle management responsibilities. You will be expected to work closely with the Chief Compliance Engineer to ensure effective delivery of services with particular regard to optimising use of available resource and close collaboration with colleagues in other VCA offices worldwide.

The job demands significant self-motivation and leadership skills. The post holder will be expected to deliver on time and to the highest standards. To do this you will have to lead parts of the Compliance Engineering Team and the Administration Team (in collaboration with the Administration Manager), assuming personal responsibility for ensuring all elements are completed according to the timeline, addressing any problems in VCA or the manufacturer’s side that might delay delivery of the final certification.

For an in-depth insight into the role please refer to the Role Profile.

To apply, please click on the apply button.

Closing date: 11:55pm, Sunday 17th July 2022.