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British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) is an independent, accredited certification body. Our mark is synonymous with quality and safety. We provide product certification (approval) services globally for all types of cable and wire, for ancillary products, and also provide management systems certification for the cable sector.

Please see our current opportunities below should you be interested in joining our dynamic and progressive team.

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions below please quote the job reference number when sending your CV to careers@basec.org.uk

Lead Auditor - UK

Job reference number: B0006

***Must be currently working or based from UK***

Reports to: Certification and Compliance Director

Main duties:

  • Attending client sites both in the UK and overseas to carry out management systems and/or product audits in support of BASEC’s approval schemes and/or Construction Products Regulation (Cables) requirements. All as instructed by the Certification Office
  • Undertaking cable selections and pickup’s at client sites as directed
  • Dealing with assessment and technical enquiries raised by clients and feeding them back to the office in relation to the various certification schemes operated by BASEC
  • Reviewing of audit reports and responses to Non-conformities raised during audits
  • Providing assistance to the Certification Team with respect to Audit Plans, and complaints as and when required
  • Witness MV, HV and Fire testing at clients’ sites and/or test laboratories
  • Supporting the Chief Executive, Technical Director and other staff as and when required
  • Health & Safety Responsibilities.

Critical criteria:

  • Registered lead auditor for ISO 9001
  • Proven ability to meet targets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A willingness to travel both nationally and internationally
  • The ability to work on your own and also as part of a team
  • Electrical Engineering background

Preferred criteria:

  • Registered lead auditor for ISO 14001, ISO 45001
  • Experience of cable manufacturing
  • Knowledge of cable standards

The duties are predominantly non-BASEC office based and will be performed at various locations, anywhere in the world, such as sites, factories, facilities, offices of other organisations including but not limited to clients or subcontractors. Up to 80% of a lead auditors time is spent travelling. When not auditing, Lead Auditors are expected to attend the BASEC office. The exact number of days per month in the BASEC office will be dictated by circumstances.

Regional Commercial Manager - China

Job reference number: B0004

Reporting to: Chief Executive

Key Contacts/Relationships: BASEC Customers, stakeholders and influencers, Technical Director, Certification Manager, Laboratory Manager and direct team, business development, inside sales and territory sales managers

Relevance of Position: The Commercial Manager – China is responsible for the day to day management of all commercial activities within their region and ensure we exceed the regional sales budget as established by the CEO & Board of Directors

Major Responsibilities:

  • Achieve the regional stretched sales budget
  • Engaging BASEC market place to acquire, develop and retain an ever-growing customer base
  • Ensure BASEC brand values and strategic vision is maintained within the industry and always evangelise what we stand for
  • Ensure we have regional key account growth plans for strategic customers, strategic partnerships ensuring a customer centric view has been developed
  • Continue to enhance the BASEC business model by making it market relevant, and competitive, based upon commercial acumen, and customer insight
  • Develop regional commercial business plans, to:
    1. Increase global reach, via existing and new territory development
    2. Increase business model scope and depth of BASEC service offering
    3. Deeper penetrations into existing customers and sales conversion
    4. Development of new profitable customers
    5. Retention programmes for existing business
    6. New business funnel management growth to drive pipeline sales
  • Become a market recognised thought leader in your region
  • Make presentations on strategy for relevant region
  • Part of the Commercial Leadership Team
  • Any other responsibilities as management requests
  • Health and safety responsibilities

Critical Criteria:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Relationship building with stakeholders
  • Commercial acumen and critical thinking
  • Ability to focus on results
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed targets
  • Energy, urgency and drive to be successful
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel, sometimes at short notice, anywhere in the world

Preferred Criteria:

  • Experience of cable manufacturing
  • Knowledge of cable standards
  • Marketing Experience

This position is based in China.

Marketing Executive - Middle East & Africa

Job reference number: B0019

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Marketing Executive to join a rewarding organisation to help develop successful marketing campaigns and increase BASEC’s regional presence.

Your main duties will include:

  • Creating and executing effective marketing campaigns, with prescribed messaging and visual direction
  • Liaising with publication and partner contacts to submit campaign creatives to planned activities
  • Monitor and provide reports/analytics on campaign outcomes
  • Supporting PR activities from writing press releases to helping maintain and build press contact relationships
  • Writing print and online copy for marketing collateral
  • Technical copywriting capability
  • Ownership of key projects
  • Creating and managing social media messaging in-line with corporate branding and campaigns
  • Social media content creation
  • Monitoring campaign effectiveness
  • Supporting and implementing a successful social media strategy
  • Working closely with the Marketing Director to deliver all planned activities and with the wider Commercial team members to support regional activities
  • Supports the Commercial team with planning and delivery of influencer and stakeholder events and exhibitions
  • Drive lead generation with commercial
  • Drive stakeholder influencer engagement through regular dialogue.
  • Occasional customer and event visits, which may from time to time require out of core hours working and travelling

Relevant experience:

To be successful in this role you will have a strong marketing background working within a similar role and experience using the adobe creative suite (Photoshop and InDesign) to create, edit and finalise creatives. Knowledge of the cable market isn’t essential but would be advantageous.

You will need to demonstrate understanding and execution of social media platforms both for creating and promoting campaigns as well as optimising outcomes from key touchpoints.

You will have excellent copy writing and proof-reading skills, and the flexibility to adapt to change and take on board the variety of platforms for communication.

You will have some project management experience and will have the ability to use spreadsheets to analyse data and spot trends.

A degree or professional qualification in Marketing (CIM or IDM) would be advantageous.

Minimum 3-5 years demonstrated Marketing experience in B2B marketing.

This position is based at BASEC’s Dubai office

Please send your applications to Laura.jeffery@basec.org.uk

MV Test Engineer - UAE

Job reference number: JD 080

Reporting to: Laboratory Manager

Responsibilities with respect to performing tests (80-90% of time):

  • To undertake medium voltage cables terminations for electrical testing (including the water terminations).
  • To undertake all electrical and non-electrical testing for MV cables as per national and inter- national standards, as assigned, within determined competencies and authorisations.
  • To ensure that safety and testing procedures are followed correctly to enable accreditation to be maintained.
  • To check the performance and calibration status of test equipment, liaising with the Laboratory Manager to ensure equipment in use meets the required specification.
  • To contribute towards the maintenance and operation of new and existing laboratory facilities, practices and procedures to enable testing work to be carried out in a way that meets BASEC’s, its customers’ and accreditation needs.
  • To take initiative for solving any issue within the equipment with the main equipment supplier and other day-to-day test issues.
  • To develop technical competence by studying standards and undertaking supervised testing associated with the normal product group within the laboratory.

Managerial (10-20% of time):

  • Supervision of Laboratory Technicians and any other section as required by the Laboratory Manager
  • To undertake technical review of test reports before issue
  • To undertake review and confirmation of test failures
  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with new and existing customers
  • To ensure the quality and safety procedures are followed within the designated laboratory areas, to meet policy and legislative requirements
  • To work with the Laboratory Manager to support allocating work and report on progress to agreed completion targets
  • To review working practises and equipment so maintaining a culture of continuous improvement
  • Any other reasonable request of management

Responsibilities with respect to the planning of tests and evaluation of results:

  • To manage own workload effectively and liaise with other staff members as appropriate to maximise the utilisation of the laboratory resources
  • To keep the Laboratory Manager informed of the progression of test work in the laboratory such that the customer can be informed of any delays, non-compliances etc.

Responsibilities for reporting opinions and interpretations:

  • To carry out preliminary inspections to ensure submissions are as agreed, initiating any remedial action required by liaising with the Laboratory Manager

Responsibilities with respect to method modification and development and validation of new methods:

  • To undertake practical run through of any new test methods before general rollout into the laboratory (equipment, procedure, training requirements, etc).

Critical Criteria:

  • 5 years’ experience in medium voltage cables electrical and non-electrical testing, especially type testing.
  • HNC in an engineering discipline or diploma/degree in electrical engineering

The duties will be performed predominantly at the BASEC Lab in Dubai

Please submit your application to jaya.kadachi@basec.org.uk quoting reference number JD 080

Please note, due to the expected high volume of applicants if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. Thank you for your interest in BASEC

Business values

BASEC is built upon strong core values - our accreditation is trusted and respected throughout the cable industry

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Employee enabling values

Impartiality & Integrity - BASEC and its employees are committed to act ethically with independence and integrity in all that we do. We are dedicated to communicate in direct and truthful, manner and protect the health and safety of our colleagues and partners.

Technical Experts - BASEC has for over 50 years set a benchmark for testing and certification in the global cable market, our employees are authoritative highly skilled industry thought leaders and experts.

Great customer experience - BASEC is committed to consistently earn the trust of its customers. We ensure we say what we do and deliver what we say. We are committed to exceed expectations across all business touch points.

Commercially Astute - BASEC is committed to continue to build upon its strong brand and heritage. We use strategic and creative thinking to solve problems and maintain a drive for commercial success whilst focusing on customer needs. We are continuously investing to advance our world class facilities and to provide customer value always.

Continuous improvement - We are always striving for better and are recruiting, developing and inspiring our staff to reach their highest potential. We motivate others around us and create energy and pace in all we do.

Strong sense of team - We are dedicated to removing internal barriers and aligning objectives and to better communication sharing and sharing of information.