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Senior NDT Engineer


We are an independent Engineering Testing, Inspection, and Certification business with over 1,300 highly skilled people supporting us in our vision to create and deliver trusted sustainable customer solutions.

BES Group is proud to be the UK’s leading independent Testing, Inspection and Certification business. We’re private equity backed, which means we have the flexibility and support to move quickly and grow faster than any other company in our industry. We’re innovative and forward thinking and have the awards to prove it, but most of all we’re focused on helping make sure our customers leave nothing to chance.

We are proud to have evolved into the successful company we are today, everything we do has been tried and tested. Year on year we invest in our people, systems and infrastructure and will continue to do so for generations to come.

We are looking for an Senior NDT Engineer to join our nationwide team with a base in Salford. 

What makes BES Group a great place to work?

We are independent for a reason, we do what we do better than anyone else and we do it our own way.  Take our drive and ambition along with years of REAL industry experience and we have honed and perfected the well-oiled machine that is BES Group.

If you work for us, you will get the below and, so much more:

  • Our standard starting salary for this role is £50,000*
  • Car allowance of £5,500 per annum
  • Bespoke training with our brilliant NDT Team
  • Great overtime rates available
  • All your equipment needed to perform your role will be provided
  • The opportunity to cross skill and development opportunities
  • Up to 10% company contribution pension
  • Discretionary annual company bonus and yearly salary review
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to our excellent company benefits portal including; retail, fitness and cinema discounts
  • The support of a superb employee assistance programme
  • Opportunities to attend volunteer days
  • Company contribution to charity fundraising you participate in; we want to support charities you are passionate about!
  • Flexible working hours; we want you to have that work life balance

*Salaries are dependent on location and experience.

What will I be doing?

In its simplest and most explicit form, industrial safety can be a matter of life or death. As a Senior NDT Engineer for BES Group, you will be helping to make a safer place for industry, businesses and for people whenever and wherever, in this role you will carry out a range of NDT inspections to ensure compliance with statutory and/or legislative requirements, making sure you follow all relevant procedures.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing NDT operations and manage a team NDT Engineers
  • Writing and reviewing NDT procedures
  • Visiting sites and completing quotes for customers
  • Responsibility for maintaining quality system and UKAS accreditation 
  • Responsibility for auditing Level 2 Engineers
  • Providing training and upskilling for career progression within the team
  • Supporting the team with process improvement
  • Carrying out inspections and interpreting test results in accordance with relevant procedures and to the required standard
  • Carrying out all relevant equipment checks and calibrations as required by the standard or test procedures
  • Collecting reports with sketches, where applicable, the result of the NDT examination in a factual, comprehensive and unambiguous manner
  • To maintain all records, standards, procedures, notes and log books in an orderly, efficient manner and have them for audit

What experience do I need?

Our team consists of the best, highly skilled and qualified NDT Engineers and we want our new recruits to have the same attitude, aptitude and appetite for what we do.

You will need:

  • A minimum NDT qualification must include PCN Level 3 in UT (Welds), MPI and DPI 
  • A SAFed - BINDT Boiler Qualification would be advantageous 
  • PCN Level 2 in Eddy Current would be desirable 
  • Experience in managing a team, supporting with training and completing audits
  • Experience of reviewing procedures and reports
  • Extensive experience of testing various weld geometries across a wide range of equipment and industries
  • Ability to use their initiative whilst working on site and support others in maintaining the highest level of H&S awareness
  • Flexibility to work both on client sites (UK and abroad) and in the laboratory
  • Experience managing your own workload, and be happy working in an environment with changing priorities
  • The ability to communicate technical problems with ease
  • A good level of IT and literacy skills in order to complete detailed customer reports

To apply for this role, simply click “Apply”. We ask for some basic contact information and a CV or your LinkedIn profile, it’s that easy! Please keep in mind, successful candidates will be required to complete the relevant background checks as part of the recruitment process.

We want to inspire everyone to see how important safety is and we expect the same from our people.  And if you’re on the same page as us about that and you’ve got the right skills, experience and attitude, you’ll fit right in.  Simple.  We’re all about diversity and inclusion and that means we want our people to be themselves.  We’re delighted to be an equal opportunities employer and that will never change!

BES Group, Your Safety, Our Focus.

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