Closing Date: 29th February 2024


LOLER Inspection Engineer in the North East & South East (Rotational)

Certex UK are recruiting LOLER Statutory Inspection Engineers for the Wind Energy Sector, working in rotation in the North East & South East of England. 

The successful applicants will be part of our Lifting Solutions Group, the largest lifting organisation in Europe, comprising of 22 companies with over 100 locations worldwide including the USA, Australia and Taiwan.

The role will involve Statutory Inspections and maintenance activities of lifting and safety equipment contained in Offshore Wind Turbines.

Personal Skills:

·       The candidates should be confident, customer focused, able to communicate effectively at all levels and have a strong eye for detail.

·       Must be physically fit, hardworking and motivated.

·       Willing to learn new skills and continually develop. 

·       Excellent written, verbal and communication skills.

·       Good IT skills.

·       Ability to work alone.

·       Strong decision maker.

·       Must remain impartial and independent at all times in accordance with ISO 17020.

·       Working knowledge of the tools and instruments for testing and inspection.

Education & Qualifications:

·       GWO Training

·       OGUK Medical & Chester Step test

·       LEEA qualified or equivalent

·       Mechanical or electrical engineering background

·       OEM training or equivalent on service lifts

·       PSSR training in the examination of minor or intermediate systems contained in wind turbines

·       Trained in Davit Crane Inspections / Maintenance

·       Trained in Electrical Hoists Inspection / Maintenance

·       Trained in Turbine Mounted Safety Equipment Inspection

·       Trained in Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Technical Knowledge:

·       Detailed understanding of inspection processes on wind turbine equipment 

·       Excellent knowledge of the type of defects that may occur during equipment use, technical ability to identify such defects and an understanding of the impact that any such defects may have on the continued safe use of the equipment.

·       Knowledge of defect acceptance criteria

·       Understanding of the mechanisms of degradation 

·       Good working knowledge of LOLER, PUWER and PSSR

·       Strong knowledge of Health & Safety

·       Good understanding of risk assessment processes


·       Previous relevant experience in the inspection of General Lifting Equipment, Manual Lifting Machines, Powered Lifting Machines, Service Lifts, PUWER Equipment, PSSR Accumulators or Pressure Relief Valves in Wind Turbine Generators.

·       Experience of associated defects identification and the impact the defects may have on continued safe use of the in-service equipment.

·       Working on customer sites, onshore and offshore in a highly regulated industry.

·       Working to risk assessments, method statements and identifying risks.

These fulltime roles offer a competitive salary package, commensurate to experience and the following company benefits:

•         4 x Annual Salary Life Insurance whilst employed by Certex.

•         Company Sick Pay Scheme.

•         Private Health Care, following 2 years’ service.

About Us:


Certex UK is part of Axel Johnson International, a privately owned Swedish industrial group operating globally in selected niche markets within the industrial sector.

We are an active and long-term owner with a dedicated focus on sustainability, whose core mission is to drive business development and growth through acquisitions and development of companies in strategically selected niche markets. The group comprises more than 200 companies and 5,500 employees in 34 countries with ~20 bn EUR in sales. Axel Johnson International is part of the Swedish family-owned corporate group Axel Johnson.


Axel Johnson International has a value-driven, entrepreneurial culture and with our long-term approach and financially stable platform as our base, we invest in talent across the group to enable our people and companies to develop, grow and thrive. The employees are our most valuable resource, and we are committed to an inclusive working environment and diverse work force that values and empowers employees of all backgrounds and experiences.

Our core values are evident in everything we do and are an important guide for our companies and employees: Being far-sighted - Making things happen - Being good to work with.