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Mechanical Authorised Person

  • Salary: £40000 per annum + Company Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location:
  • Sector: Mechanical Engineering
  • Date posted: 24/04/2017
  • Job reference: J364031A

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Mechanical Authorised Person


The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Authorised Person to join a leading global Defence Technology & Security organisation, covering sites across the South of England.


As the Mechanical Authorised Person, you would provide dedicated technical expertise and mentoring to the existing site based Authorised Persons. Providing essential safe system planning and development support to sites and AP resource. You would be appointed to a number of sites, to provide AP coverage as requested by the Senior AP and Property Operations Managers.

  • Plan and develop safe systems of work for activities in relation to the mechanical discipline/area.
  • Provide professional expertise in the mechanical discipline/subject matters; sharing knowledge/understanding with the region's AP resource & SITE Engineering, Technical & Project teams.
  • Ensure adoption and application of the required safe systems of work; including relevant statutory compliance, across the site.
  • Monitor & review performance, tracking trends & escalating any issues/concerns/obstacles to the Senior Authorised Person.
  • Maintain knowledge/awareness of developments/changes in legislation, standards & innovation in respect of the mechanical discipline.
  • Ensure work is prioritised appropriately.
  • Ensure robust application of health, safety & environmental procedures & processes.
  • Ensure maintenance standards and quality of work delivered are to the required level.
  • Oversee and manage contractors on site; monitoring & ensuring the implementation & performance of tasks allocated.
  • Identify & ensure all key assets are available and appropriately maintained; making recommendations on improvements & additional requirements to FM / Business leads, as appropriate.



  • Completed an Apprenticeship or NVQ Level 3 and above in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Current Authorised Person (AP) certificate of appointment in Pressure Systems & Mechanical Systems.
  • Understanding of JSP375 and appointed/responsible person processes (Safe Systems of Work).
  • At least 5 years' experience in a similar role.
  • Highly competent in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Full clean driving licence.


  • AP certificate of appointment in HV/LV, Petroleum, Confined Space, Working at Height etc.
  • IOSH/NEBOSH qualifications
  • Working knowledge of project management

Security Clearance

The successful applicant will be put through Ministry of Defence security clearance, so to meet the criteria you need to have been living and working in the UK for the last 5 years at least.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the required skills and experience, apply online today to be considered for an interview!

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