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Engineering Council Vacancies

Senior Licensing Executive

Senior Licensing Executive                     
Salary - £35,000 - £37,000 DOE
UK Travel (potential)

The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession. We hold the national registers of over 229,000 Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech).

In addition, the Engineering Council sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of professional competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. This ensures that employers, government, and wider society - both in the UK and overseas - can have confidence in the knowledge, experience and commitment of professionally registered engineers and technicians.

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Licensing Executive to play a key role in ensuring a consistent and transparent approach is provided to the licensing of institutions.

Key Tasks include:

  • Plan and deliver reviews and approvals in accordance with our Key and Core documents
  • Monitor and report on continued professional engineering institution (PEI) licence compliance
  • Contribute to organisational competence for key stakeholders including the planning and delivery of seminars, workshops, and training sessions
  • Attend and contribute to key Engineering Council committees
  • Participate in joint Licensing activities with external bodies
  • Contribute to the delivery of the Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) secretariat
  • Monitor and develop Registration Agreements
  • Review and maintain Key and Core Licensing documents and other documentation
  • Conduct staff liaison and establish/build relationships with Licenced Members and Professional Affiliates
  • Support and, when required, deputise for the Licensing Manager
  • Participate in other activities where directed (including certification to external standards)
  • Support the organisation’s commitment to quality management and compliance with ISO certification requirements.
  • Support the organisation’s compliance with GDPR.

Person Specification: 

  • Ability to communicate at all levels (written and oral), including capturing complex discussions on paper and producing readable, factual reports. (Essential)
  • Ability to work to and evaluate processes and improve them to obtain the required outcomes. (Essential)
  • Able to work flexibility and effectively with others, to develop, influence and maintain relationships with key stakeholders. (Essential)
  • Demonstrable negotiation and influencing skills. (Essential)
  • Ability to identify and manage potentially contentious situations. (Essential)
  • Understanding and appreciation of customer/stakeholder needs and relationship management. (Essential)
  • Demonstrate tact, diplomacy and recognise the need for confidentiality when required. (Essential)
  • Demonstrable IT competence, particularly MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint) (Essential)
  • Experience of SharePoint (Desirable)
  • Knowledge and experience of quality assurance and continuous improvement. (Essential)
  • Knowledge and understanding of UK engineering profession. (Desirable)
  • Experience of working for a membership organisation or similar professional body. (Desirable)
  • Experience of working with committees. (Desirable)
  • Experience of managing volunteers in a formal setting (Desirable)

Key Behavioural Competencies

  • Work on own initiative and as part of team.
  • Manage time and resources effectively and efficiently, prioritising where necessary to meet deadlines, and with minimal supervision.
  • Develop, influence, and maintain effective relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to negotiate and influence where appropriate
  • Commitment to continual improvement - proactive in seeking to improve processes.


  • Graduate or equivalent (Desirable)
  • Relevant professional membership or qualification (Desirable)

Please contact the HR Department of The Engineering Council should you require the Job Description.

The Engineering Council is a small organisation, and we pride ourselves on our communication, support, and loyalty to our employees.

In return for your commitment, we guarantee your training and development within the role and offer an attractive salary, pension, life, and healthcare insurance.

The Engineering Council is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and equality.  We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees.  In recruiting, we welcome the unique contributions that an individual can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

As part of our recruitment process, The Engineering Council collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The Engineering Council is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations. All applications will be deleted or destroyed one month after the recruitment process has ended. Should you wish further clarification, please obtain a copy of our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

If you do not receive communication from us, please assume that you have not been successful with your application on this occasion.

Professional Engineering institution Vacancies

As a partner to the professional engineering institutions and professional affiliates we may on occasion advertise vacancies on their behalf. Please be aware that the Engineering Council is unable to accept applications for these roles. Please apply directly to the relevant institution.

Membership Manager - The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is seeking a Membership Manager who will help us drive further improvements to our procedures and processes and will assist the CIPHE in its mission and strategy. We are looking for somebody driven who will understand, prioritise, and look after the needs and interests of members. This is an opportunity to make a difference and is an exciting time to join the CIPHE.

Please see the advertisement and role profile for further details. 

Registration Executive - The PWI, The Institution for Rail Infrastructure Engineering, is recruiting for a Registration Executive to join their Registration team. The Registration Executive will be responsible for providing administrative and general support to the Registration Manager for all professional registration activities helping support PWI members to achieve the professional recognition they deserve. This role will also work closely with the PWI's volunteer base, as well as providing general support to the wider executive team.

Please see the PWI jobs board and role profile for further details. 

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