Technical Manager - The BESA

Technical Manager

Manager: Head of Certification

Office Location: Penrith, London (or Homebased)

Region: UK



BESCA is the independent certification body for the BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) offering auditing services, facilitating technical and H&S guidance to BESA Members relating to activities within the built environment. BESCA is part of the BESA group is set up to facilitate a UKAS Accredited CPS (Competent Person Scheme) to allow its registrants to notify controlled works. 

BESCA also facilitate CAS (Competence Assessment Scheme) for the evaluation of BESA members. This promotes to the industry supply chain that BESA members are deemed competent in both their management systems and technical ability to design, install, service and maintain plant and equipment in all its core disciplines and work-types. In addition, BESCA also operate a number of specialist schemes.

BESCA’s helpdesk assist members with H&S and Technical queries ranging from guidance in establishing management systems, preparing policies and information on new and existing regulations and expert guidance on current best practice.


The role encompasses the management and provision of technical auditing and assessment services for all schemes within BESCA’s management;

  • BESCA CPS (Competent Person Scheme)
  • BESA CAS (Competence Assessment Scheme)
  • BESCA VHE (Ventilation Hygiene Elite)
  • BESCA Approved Welding Test Centres
  • BESA Agency Alliance

Reporting to the Head of Certification the Technical Manager will be responsible for managing and maintaining all audits and audit standards, supporting the Schemes Manager with UKAS & SSiP Accreditation, promoting compliance and quality assurance throughout. The Technical Manager will lead a team of Technical Auditors monitoring resource levels, performance and service to members ensuring outputs comply with applicable BESCA/Government standard, regulation and guidance. The Technical Manager, alongside the Schemes Manger, will be expected to work together with BESA Membership and External Departments ensuring BESCA process and standards are current and relevant.


  • Head of Certification
  • Technical Manager
  • Schemes Manager


The facilitation of the technical audit process

The management of the auditor’s pool & team competency

Manage and maintain the quality assurance programme and training of technical auditors

Maintain audit standards within Audit Scope & Criteria

Facilitate in BESCA UKAS Product Conformity & SSiP Accreditation

Liaison with BESCA team and Stakeholders to promote good practice and technical excellence

To act as ambassador for the Association and its subsidiaries

Act as Secretariat to the BESCA Schemes Board Technical Sub-Committee

Provide technical advice to scheme members and prospective members

Manage and maintain technical and audit quality assurance processes and procedures in line with Product Conformity Standard ISO17065

Liaise with and participate in those government/industry committees/forums charged with developing and overseeing scheme standards and ensure that the company’s views and interests are positively represented to the industry and to policy making bodies



No job description can cover every issue which may arise within the post at various times. The post holder is therefore expected to carry out other duties as required by their line manager from time to time which are broadly consistent with those in this document.



Trade discipline and/or industry knowledge in building engineering services

Experience in auditing and familiar with ISO standards

Competency/experience of operating at a management level

Competency/experience of managing staff

NVQ Level 3 or higher in building engineering services and/or core trade discipline, such as Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Mechanical Ventilation, Heating & Hot Water, Gas, Plumbing or Electrical

Relevant Health & Safety knowledge and experience

Self-motivation; we want you to organise and undertake internal audits against the business audit and assurance programme


ISO 9001 Foundation, Internal Auditor or IRCA Lead Auditor qualification or equivalent experience

NEBOSH General or Construction certificate

Good working knowledge/understanding of Legislative requirements of the building services sector

A good network of industry professionals operating within buildings services consultancies, contractors and manufacturers


  • Proficient in written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient IT skills – familiarity with the use of Microsoft Products essential
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of technical experts
  • An inquisitive mind with an interest in technical innovation within the sector
  • Ability to interact at all levels and manage a small team
  • Willing attitude and readiness to take on new challenges
  • Commercially aware
  • Hold a full driving license and have the ability to travel within the UK with occasional overnight stays


To apply for the position please email a covering letter and CV with current salary/salary expectation to

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