Safety Inspector (Electrical)

Safety Inspector (Electrical)

Are you passionate about Electrical Safety – with an emphasis on protecting public safety and the prevention of major accidents? Are you interested in investigations and pursuing enforcement actions, in pursuit of highest safety standards? Are you excited by the prospect of your technical expertise contributing to policy and relevant regulatory matters?

If you have significant experience and technical expertise in a relevant electrical related role, but are looking for your next challenge, then the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has a role for you!

Benefits of Working with CRU

The CRU is Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator, who are committed to playing to help deliver a secure, low carbon future at least cost. For Energy Safety, this means ensuring all activities relating to gas, petroleum and electricity are safe, and continue to be safe.

In addition to the important and impactful societal work the CRU deliver, some other benefits of working with the CRU include:

· Hybrid Working Policy (up to 3 days working from home)
· Generous Annual Leave (above statutory minimum of 20)
· Competitive starting salary
· Annual Salary Increments
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Further Educational Assistance
· Paid Statutory Leave (e.g., Maternity, Paternity Leave, Adoptive)
· Public Sector Pension
Role Description

The Safety Inspector (Electrical) will work with the Safety Supervisory Body Manager, other Inspectors/Specialists, Safety Analysts and where appropriate, external technical consultants, in the discharge of their role.

While the successful candidate will initially be posted to the Safety Supervisory Body Team, the individual will also contribute to the wider Energy Safety Division and organisation as required.
The Safety Inspector (Electrical) specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Carrying out audits and inspections of the Safety Supervisory Bodies and their inspectors, the compilation of associated reports of inspection findings and closing findings;
· Undertaking enforcement investigations in respect of non-conformances or potential illegal works;
· Recommending enforcement action in accordance with CRU processes and managing follow up actions;
· Providing input into CRU policies/guidelines/procedures as required;
· Participating in technical committees under the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)
· Contributing to the overall delivery of the CRU’s strategy
· Peer reviewing of documents, as requested
· Advising and supporting the Commission, Senior Management Team and wider organisation on relevant regulatory or technical issues, and
· Mentoring and coaching staff (e.g. on audits, inspections and investigations).

The Candidate

Necessary requirements

· Significant relevant experience in a regulated electrical-related industry;
· Degree in relevant discipline e.g. Building Services, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering; 
· Substantial experience in carrying out audits and inspections;
· Experience in incident investigations;
· Experience of hazard analysis, risk assessment, mitigation and control;
Desirable requirements

· Working knowledge of relevant electrical standards, codes of practice and international best practice in the electrical industry;
· Trade certificate in a relevant discipline;
· Experience in quality management systems and safety management systems;
· Experience in carrying out enforcement actions/prosecutions;
· Electrical qualification, equivalent to Level 6 – 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications;
· Experience of participating in technical working groups; and
· Experience of facilitating productive relationships with external stakeholders and regulatory authorities.

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