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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, BS OHSAS 18001/45001
  • 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.

Senior Fire Technician

Job reference number: B0020

Reports to: Laboratory Manager

Senior responsibilities
Duties to include but are not limited to:-

  • Coordination of all Fire Test Technicians, including reviewing any training needs
  • 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 clients
  • To ensure the quality and safety procedures are followed within the designated laboratory areas, to meet policy and legislative requirements

Responsibilities with respect to performing tests:

  • To undertake own testing, as assigned, within determined competencies and authorisations
  • To check the performance and calibration status of fire test equipment, liaising with the Laboratory Engineer
  • 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 clients and accreditation needs
  • Arrange both planned and emergency maintenance of fire laboratory equipment, liaising with the Laboratory Engineer
  • To ensure that fire test procedures are followed correctly to enable accreditation to be maintained

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 client 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).

Expertise and experience required

  • 5 years’ experience in testing and holding current competency and authorisation of the range of tests carried out within the team.

Qualifications and training programs

  • To develop technical competence by studying standards and undertaking supervised testing associated with the normal product group within the laboratory.

General

  • Personal Health & Safety responsibilities
  • Any other reasonable request of management
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.

Regional Technical Manager - China

Job reference number: B0003

Key Contacts/Relationships with BASEC customers, stakeholders and influencers, management team, business development, customer account executives and regional commercial managers.

The Regional Technical Manager is responsible for the day to day management of all technical activities within China and Asia, and ensure we exceed the regional commercial budget as established by the CEO & Board of Directors.

Your main duties will include:

  • Develop and implementation of the regional technical strategy, aligning to the overall company strategy and direction.
  • Manage all technical end user, influencer, stakeholder technical queries
  • Evangelise the technical competence of BASEC in delivering customer based technical solutions
  • Engaging BASEC market place to influence the “pull strategy” of key stakeholder in specifying BASEC products throughout the supply chain
  • Ensure BASEC brand values and strategic vision is maintained within the industry and always evangelise what we stand for.
  • Working in partnership with regional commercial managers (RCM) & customer account executives (CAE) to develop 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 & technical acumen, and customer insight.
  • Become a market recognised thought leader in your region, and across the company as subject matter expert for LV, MV, HV – whilst also a technical expert on Fire & CPR and wider cable technologies
  • Become a sector cable specialist across the BASEC target sectors optimising sector sales growth potential
  • Business development within the region in conjunction with the regional commercial team and ensure continuous focus on revenue growth
  • Creation of market leading content that engages the wider audiences and promotes the value of BASEC within the market place
  • Make presentations as requested on behalf of BASEC.
  • Any other responsibilities as management requests

Relevant experience:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Relationship building with stakeholders
  • Commercial & Technical acumen and critical thinking
  • Experience of cable manufacturing
  • Knowledge of cable standards
  • 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

This position can be either home-based or at one of BASEC’s local offices but will include regional travel.

Technical Sales Engineer - China

Job reference number: B0005

Reporting to: Commercial Manager / Regional Technical Manager

Key Contacts/Relationships: BASEC Customers, stakeholders and influencers, management team, business development, customer account executives and regional commercial managers

Relevance of Position: The Technical Sales Engineer (TSE) is responsible for the day to day management of all customer technical activities within their region and ensure we exceed the regional commercial budget as established by the CEO & Board of Directors

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implementation of the technical activities, aligning to the overall company strategy and direction
  • Manage all technical end user, influencer, stakeholder technical queries
  • Evangelise the technical competence of BASEC in delivering customer based technical solutions
  • Engaging BASEC market place to influence the “pull strategy” of key stakeholder in specifying BASEC products throughout the supply chain
  • Ensure BASEC brand values and strategic vision is maintained within the industry and always evangelise what we stand for
  • Working in partnership with commercial managers (RCM), Regional Technical Managers (RTM) & customer account executives (CAE) to develop 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 & technical acumen, and customer insight
  • Become a market recognised thought leader in your region, and across the company as subject matter expert for LV, MV, HV – whilst also a technical expert on Fire & CPR and wider cable technologies
  • Become a sector cable specialist across the BASEC target sectors optimising sector sales growth potential
  • Business development within the region in conjunction with the regional commercial team and ensure continuous focus on revenue growth
  • Creation of market leading content that engages the wider audiences and promotes the value of BASEC within the market place
  • Make presentations as requested on behalf of BASEC
  • Any other responsibilities as management requests

Critical Criteria:

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in a similar role
  • Electrical Engineering Degree
  • Relationship building with stakeholders
  • Commercial & Technical acumen and critical thinking
  • Experience of cable manufacturing
  • Knowledge of cable standards
  • 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

This position is based in China.

Business values

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

BASEC's business values


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.