Principal Legislation Engineer

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Location South East, United Kingdom
Category Civil Engineering
Job Type Permanent
Salary £70K- £73K + Benefits


A major water authority have a great opportunity for a Principal Legislation Engineer to complement their growing team. The Principal Legislation Engineer will be required to manage the legislation compliance framework to ensure that effective legislation management plans are in place to mitigate and control mechanical, electrical, instrumentation control and automation (MEICA) hazards and risks.

The Role
Review and identify new or amended legislation to establish if any changes are required within the business e.g. investment plans, working practices, updating of controlled documents, training material etc.
Define the legislation management audit plan to establish / sustain legislation compliance supported by internal and external procedures.
Support delivery of the legislation management audit plan e.g. establish clear rules/criteria needed to achieve compliance, liaise with resources to ensure clarity of their responsibilities as either duty holder or subject matter expert, develop/highlight reports containing supporting data and information.
Support the proactive review of asset maintenance strategies to ensure they are compliant with legislation and that maintenance tasks add value to deliver the required level of asset availability and safety.
Proactively drive the components of the legislation compliance framework for mechanical and electrical safety.
Provide assurance that the business is meeting its requirements under legislation by reporting compliance to the management teams, including confirmation that control measures (risk assessments, maintenance tasks etc.) are being completed and to a quality standard.
Monitor asset legislation related risks contained with risk registers and the actions required to mitigate those risks

Experience Required

Applicants will have sound analytical skills to review legislation compliance and supporting evidence, with excellent communication skills.
Proven knowledge of quality management systems and underpinning frameworks, ideally within the context of legislation management.
Degree in science, engineering or related subject is essential as is a proven track record in operational and asset management.
Ideal candidates will have experience of water and wastewater infrastructure assets or other similar utilities, and specifically key legislative requirements for MEICA related assets.