Workplace Protection Engineer


Up to £35k per annum dependent on experience & qualifications


Home Based with Regular Travel - South of England including the greater London area and south of Birmingham



For over 50 years IOM have been at the forefront of research to understand and mitigate a wide range of occupational and environmental health risks. Our aim is to improve people’s safety and wellbeing in all aspects of their life.

Our team of engineers work within workplaces and healthcare environments to help monitor and improve staff & patient safety. 

We are currently looking to expand our UK team of experienced workplace protection engineers particularly for our clients in the south of England.  Location can be flexible, however candidates based south of Birmingham and surrounding areas would be at an advantage.  All candidates will be expected, at times, to travel extensively across the UK as part of their role.

The role will involve delivering consultancy excellence for our clients as well as providing professional and technical support internally and externally.  Ideal candidates would be technical engineers, or specialists in the field of Health & Safety, Ventilation or Maintenance, who are looking to expand their skills into occupational hygiene & healthcare ventilation.

Our team provides a wide range of services as follows:

  • Validation and verification of critical verification systems, such as operating theatres, mortuaries, endoscopy, and pharmacies
  • Measurement and quantification of airflows
  • Particle counting & microbiological sampling
  • Filter efficiency testing & noise measurements
  • Auditing of air handling units
  • COSHH Exposure Monitoring and Assessments
  • Workplace and Environmental Noise Assessments
  • Local Exhaust Ventilation Testing
  • Hand Arm Vibration Monitoring
  • Respirator Face Fit Testing
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessments
  • Legionella Risk Assessments

As part of our service provision, you will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out site-based work
  • Comparison and interpretation of the results against recognised standards (UKAS knowledge and experience would be an advantage)
  • Preparing, writing and reviewing technical reports
  • Costing work and providing technical expertise to support the preparation of bids & tenders
  • Assisting with IOM Training Courses for clients
  • Scheduling work and ensuring on-time service delivery
  • Maintaining key accounts and building relationships with clients

You will undertake comprehensive in-house training combined with hands on practical site experience delivered by our Senior Engineers. If not already qualified, you will also be able to work towards attaining recognised industry qualifications which will be funded for you.  Typical vocational courses provided include:

-      Competent Person (CP) Ventilation
-      Authorised Person (AP) Ventilation
-      BOHS certificate & diploma

This is an exciting opportunity to join an exceptional team of engineers, expanding engineering knowledge across both occupational hygiene and ventilation disciplines.   The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and able to work with clients and colleagues at all levels, enjoy working as part of a team but able to work remotely, on their own initiative, and possess excellent verbal, numerical, written and problem-solving skills.

This role will involve weekend working and travel throughout the UK, therefore you must be willing to be flexible to travel frequently, including spending time away from home when required.  A full driving clean licence is essential.

The Company and Benefits
IOM are a highly respected leader in our field and we have worked on life-changing research for over 50 years. This is an amazing opportunity to join us and to be part of a Not for Profit Organisation, who look after their staff and are leaders in research within the field of occupational and environmental health risks.  Some of our benefits include

  • 34 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Option to buy additional 5 days leave annually
  • Company car
  • Group personal pension – 5% matched contribution
  • Income Protection in the event of long term illness – 60% of salary
  • Death in Service – 4 times annual salary plus bereavement support for loved ones
  • Access to flexible benefits & rewards platform
  • Employee Assistance Programme including wellbeing hub and access to a 24hr helpline and counselling service
  • A chance to work for an organisation whose aim is to make people’s lives, and the environment in which we live, better

Interested but not sure if you fit?
Research shows that some people are less likely to apply for a role unless they are 100% qualified.  Your experience, skills and passion will set you apart so tell us about your achievements irrespective of whether they are personal or work related.  Tell us about your journey and about what you have learnt. 

If you are passionate about making a difference and delivering societal impact through research we want to hear from you irrespective of whether you feel you have everything we are looking for or not.  If this role excites you, don’t let the role description hold you back, apply anyway!

Institute of Occupational Medicine

The Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) is a major independent centre of scientific excellence in the fields of occupational and environmental health, hygiene and safety.

Our core purpose is to improve people’s health and safety at work, at home and in the environment through excellent independent science to create a healthy and sustainable world.

IOM is a not for profit organisation.  We are also an equal opportunities and recognised living wage employer.

Our aims are:

  • Create and advance knowledge through scientific research and analysis
  • Apply this knowledge to support policy and practice development (science into practice) for our clients
  • Use our knowledge to develop and deliver consultancy and services into the marketplace
  • Develop and retain our capability (people, knowledge, profile, technology) ensuring future growth and sustainability
  • Raise levels of awareness and understanding of current and emerging health, safety and welling issues with government, industry and the general public

Please apply online or get in touch to discuss further. Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the UK you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.

For further information regarding our services, consultancy and research visit or email

Closing Date 31st March 2023

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