Working from the AEA offices in Peterborough on a full-time basis, this is a fantastic opportunity for a professional engineer looking to join a small but dynamic, dedicated and experienced team, working with a wide sector of external companies and stakeholders.


The Profile:

The position requires a robust individual with an understanding of different technical engineering policies and procedures.

Essentially this role comprises of varied technical guidance to meet association deadlines, and will evolve to include travel to International meetings supporting the AEA membership, through provision and by:

-Promoting the work of the association’s technical committees incorporating the challenges faced by standards and technical legislation in the globalised world.

-Representing the views of the association on technical matters with appropriate agencies and trade organisations.

-Addressing member’s technical enquiries and to inform members and respective AEA staff of any new developments in technology.

-Informing on and to disseminate technical standards, road traffic regulations, legislation, proposed legislation for machinery and the association’s product portfolio as it affects markets.

-Acting as an association representative on technical matters at external meetings, as appropriate, and in conjunction with other technical staff, in order to maintain support to the members.

-An awareness of the changes to the UK portfolio in the European Union and to promote technology issues with partnerships globally.

-A liaison with the National Sprayer Testing Scheme manager and with BSI/CEN/ISO related standards associated with Chemical Applications.

-Project work.

You will be expected to develop strong relationships with other members of staff, with member companies and with the supplier chain. Reporting to the Technical & Standards Director, the staff Engineer will support the engineering aspects and strategy of the Association. It is highly desirable for the successful candidate to have professional engineering qualifications.  Further skill sets which are desirable include:

  • A sound grasp of engineering standards and legislation practice and procedure
  • A level of competency to present technical information at committee and council level
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Conscientious in detail, accuracy and an ability to handle material in confidence
  • An ability to interface with people and form relationships
  • An appreciation of trade association work and the objectives of a company limited by guarantee

In return you will be offered a competitive salary and excellent benefits package and the opportunity to work for a professional progressive company. The deadline for applications is 19th December 2017 and interviews will take place during January 2018. Please send your CV to Keith Hawken on