Lead technical officer

We have a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join our technical team as Lead Technical Officer. If you have an in-depth knowledge of both the liquid fuel heating industry and renewable heating technologies, ideally with hands-on experience, and an understanding of solid fuel heating systems, you may be the ideal person.

You will co-ordinate and support a small team of technical officers and lead the day-to-day technical support we provide to the liquid fuel heating industry, homeowners and OFTEC's registered technicians. Additionally, as the OFTEC registration schemes go from strength to strength through diversification, we have seen an increasing demand for technical support from renewable heating installers. You will deliver this support.

You will be responding to enquiries from homeowners and technicians and assisting in the production of technical publications and standards, e-newsletter and magazine articles; and the delivery of consultancy services.

What would we like from the ideal candidate?

  • Experience 'on the tools' – ideally renewable heating technologies as well as liquid fuel heating
  • Knowledge of solid fuel heating systems
  • Knowledge of heating system design
  • Knowledge of Building Regulations, British Standards and industry codes of practice
  • Knowledge of Competent Person Scheme and Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ideally, the successful candidate will live locally to, and be based at, our HQ in Kesgrave near Ipswich. However, we are happy to consider applications from those who would be based at a 'home office' rather than our Ipswich offices.

What can we offer you?

A generous salary and benefit package which includes:

  • 20 days holiday (plus public holidays), increasing annually to 25 days
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Death in service life cover
  • On-going training

For an informal chat about the role, or to request an application form and job description, please email  Andrew Peirson (Office and HR Manager) or call 01473 618552.

The closing date to apply for this position is Friday 29th January 2021.


Regional Inspector (Contractor)

Do you have the in-depth knowledge and proven track record to be a contracted OFTEC Inspector? There are immediate opportunities in Scotland, the South East of England and the Channel Islands and, due to expansion of the registration scheme into other heating technologies, interest from other regions of England and Wales is also welcome. As part of our Inspection Team you'll work under a service agreement auditing and inspecting registered businesses and their technicians in your region.

Visits will include:

  • Auditing business procedures
  • Checking individual technical competence on-site.

You may also help investigate consumer complaints and may also have the opportunity to represent OFTEC at trade events and regional meetings with other professional bodies. Knowledge of heating industry legislation is essential, along with knowledge of renewable technologies and MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme).

Previous auditing or assessing experience would be desirable. Computer literacy and exceptional customer skills are required for this role. A full driving licence and your own vehicle is essential as the role involves extensive travel around your designated region.

For further information, a copy of the job description or an informal chat about the role, please contact our HR manager Andrew Peirson.

The deadline to apply for this position is 5pm, 29th January 2021.