Technical Officer - Fire & Acoustics

Job Title: Technical Officer - Fire & Acoustics
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Up to £24000 per annum
Start Date: 05/07/2021
Reference: J908543_1622818490
Contact Name: Sophia Taylor
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 04, 2021 15:54

Job Description

Russell Taylor Group is delighted to be working with their client who is a global provider of Testing, Inspection and Certification services for a diverse range of materials and products. The client is looking to appoint a Technical Officer - Fire and Acoustics to join their team based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


The client has an opportunity for a Technical Officer to join our growing fire resistance and acoustic testing team. This is a great opportunity to develop for the successful candidate to build on their career within a Global TIC business. The client exists to help make certain that the materials, products and processes that we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose. is proud to be part of Element, the market leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification services.


  • Overseeing safe delivery of testing projects
  • Liaison with clients to ensure that their testing requirements are fully met
  • Liaison with test Technician teams
  • Defining test programmes and associated costs
  • Working closely with technical and certification departments to ensure seamless delivery of the test programme
  • Conducting tests in accordance with the requirements of the appropriate test standard, approved procedures and relevant risk assessments
  • Preparation of test reports complying fully with the requirements of the test standard and quality manual
  • Leading test teams on specific testing projects
  • Preparation of technical drawings using AutoCAD
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment to ensure safety and quality are not compromised
  • Providing technical guidance where required or requested
  • Delivering the project within the agreed timelines


  • Qualification in a science / technical subject or equivalent experience would be desirable but not essential
  • Educated to GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English to Grade C or above
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Experience of the building product testing industry or experience within the construction industry
  • Project management experience would be desirable
  • Excellent written communication skills, including report writing
  • Able to understand technical subjects and to explain them to others
  • Research skills
  • Demonstrable customer skills, including an ability to establish a quick rapport with visitors and clients
  • Good IT skills including Word and Excel
  • Confident decision maker
  • Methodical and measured approach to problem solving
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Able to work extended hours at short notice for certain specific projects
  • An understanding of calibration and instrumentation
  • An appreciation of engineering and construction materials
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Calm disposition
  • Well organised and methodical
  • Enjoys team working but can operate alone

Please note you must have a full clean UK driving licence as there will be a requirement to drive Company vehicles including FLT (ideally must have an FLT licence)

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