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9 months ago
Allianz Insurance PLC
Salary: £33,446 - £39,055 + company car + pension scheme +
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Surveying Jobs
Further Job Details

As one of the largest insurers and financial services companies in the world, Allianz provides its employees with both a stable and growing working environment. Our hugely diverse portfolio and world-class reputation allow us to stay one step ahead of the market. We always look to hire the best talent and are as committed to our workforce as we are to our customers. As such Allianz offers unrivalled training and development; exactly what you would expect from the firm awarded General Insurer of the Year for the third time at the British Insurance Awards 2010, and the only major insurer in the UK to have been awarded chartered status with the CII.

Position Description

This is an exciting home-based opportunity for an experienced engineer with a good knowledge of the Pressure Mechanical discipline to join Allianz Engineering in West Yorkshire, a division of one of the largest insurers and financial services companies in the world. You will carry out hands-on inspections of plant and equipment in accordance with company Technical Standards and Health & Safety provisions, reporting to your Area Manager. You will prepare reports of examination following your inspections using electronic reporting to ensure fast and efficient delivery to our clients. This role forms an integral part of our business, as you examine various items of equipment including pressure vessels and boilers.
You will assess a wide range of installations, anticipate problems and help our clients to ensure that they comply with relevant legislation.
The role requires the successful applicant to be:
• Up to date on their knowledge and understanding of all relevant Compliance and Regulatory rules and procedures that relate to the Pressure Mechanical discipline.
• Effective at short, medium and long-term planning, in order to diarise meetings, visits and work allocation.
• Able to travel effectively within their local allocated work area.
• Able to process documentation, as well as undertaking general administration.
• A good team player, for example deputising for fellow Engineer Surveyors (of own discipline) as and when required.

Skills & Experience

The Engineer Surveyor role requires a unique skill set – a combination of experience, technical ability, an acute awareness of workplace hazards and safety requirements, strong customer communication skills, and the confidence to make professional judgements.

Key skills and accountabilities also include:
• Background in working with pressure/steam, with hands on experience in working in a role such as manufacturing / repair / maintenance.
• Strong customer interaction skills are essential, including good oral and written communication skills.
• Good computer literacy.
• Aptitude and understanding of the need for planning and an ability to prioritise your own workload.
• Ideally, you will be an Incorporated Engineer within a relevant engineering institution and have a recognised apprenticeship or have received equivalent training.

Successful candidates are required to hold (or currently be working towards) certain minimum qualifications, such as HND / HNC / Full Technological Certificate / Board of Trade Chief Engineer 1st Class Certificate of Competence or comparable, in a mechanical discipline. Candidates with a NVQ Level 3 or ONC qualification will also be considered in certain circumstances. Up to two years’ support to obtain the correct level qualification will be provided by the Company.

Please note: The Engineer Surveyor role does require regular lifting and climbing and also working in confined spaces.

What we will offer you in return:
• Competitive salary, which is reviewed annually
• Annual Bonus related to individual and company performance
• A generous pension plan
• Competitive holiday allowance that increases with length of service, with the option of buying and selling up to 5 days holiday per year
• Share purchase plan
• Flexible benefits plan, giving the option to tailor benefits (such as dental insurance and private medical care) to suit individual needs
• Excellent training and development opportunities including our Award winning Underwriting Academy which is CII accredited.

Additional Requirements

• Self motivated and achievement orientated, with the confidence and ability to influence others.
• An effective planner (short, medium and longer-term), who is able to organise their meetings, visits work allocation accordingly.
• A decision maker willing to take on responsibility.
• Able to work on own initiative.
• Holder of a current UK driving licence.
• Able and willing to work out of allocated work area and away from home.

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