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Certification Auditing

Santry, Dublin

Job Description
Job title: Certification and Inspection Officer  
Division: Certification  
Department: Sustainability & Built Environment  
Updated: March 2021  
Reports to: Head of Sustainability & Built Environment  
Grade: SSO  
Status: Permanent  
Location Santry  
REFERENCE B07-20 & B08-20  
Job Overview
To work as a member of a specialist team in the provision of national and international product approvals and the publication of Agrément Certificates for construction product manufacturers.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
• Management of product assessment contracts for Agrément Certification including the following: 
  • Carry out detailed technical assessment of construction products.       
  • Initiate contracts, progress, liaise with clients, outside agencies and sub-contractors.
  • Prepare technical assessment specifications for innovative products.
  • Evaluate test and assessment reports and make conclusions on product performance.
  • Prepare draft certificates and reports and manage draft documents through to publication.
• Promotion and projection of the Agrément service to industry through seminars, articles in professional journals and trade shows including the marketing of the service for building product specifiers, state and semi-state agencies and local authorities.
• Maintenance of records of client meetings, production inspections and Board meetings.
• Maintenance of confidentiality on matters relating to client work at all times.
• Keeping abreast of technology and regulatory trends affecting Agrément certification including   monitoring relevant external committees and researching and contributing as appropriate.
• Limited overseas travel will be required.
Perform any other duties as may be required by the Department Manager

This job specification is intended as a guide to the general range of duties for this post. It is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive and will be subject to periodic review with the post holder.

Qualifications and Experience

Successful completion of a university or a technical college engineering degree or equivalent qualification in relevant studies (NFQ level 8 or above).
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the construction sector.

• Knowledge of EPDs, CPR, and Irish Building Regulations


A degree in civil or structural engineering, building physics or an equivalent technical professional qualification.
Experience of product assessment.
Knowledge of product testing, QC, report writing.
• Interest in or experience of digitisation in construction.

Technical Competencies

Experience in the promotion, provision and management of technical projects and services is desirable.
Excellent computer skills and a full working knowledge of the Microsoft office range of programs.

Core Competencies

Strong project management, communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage relationships with industrial clients, local authorities and government agencies.
Excellent planning, organisational and administrative skills with the ability to meet deadlines.

Full details of these roles can be found in the Candidate Booklet below: 

B07-20 & B08-20 Certification & Inspection Officer-SSO Candidate Booklet