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Product Safety Analyst, Market Framework

Investigating and managing multiple product compliance cases and following up, as appropriate, with economic operators to ensure that any actual or potential breaches are identified and appropriately addressed, including enforcement action. Conducting Authorised Officer market surveillance activities on products being imported and or sold in the State to assess compliance with the RED and EMC Regulations. Controlling the entry of relevant products into the State through engagement with the relevant State authorities i.e. Revenue Customs, An Post etc. Developing and maintaining productive relationships with relevant stakeholders (such as other national and international Market Surveillance Authorities, EU Commission). Developing and implementing risk-based processes and procedures to ensure an effective and consistent approach to market surveillance and compliance activities...

Market Framework Division and the Product Safety Unit

Market Framework is the division within ComReg which is responsible for Market Surveillance in respect of the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Radio Equipment(RE) Regulations.

ComReg is establishing a new unit within its Market Framework Division dedicated to product safety. This Product Safety Unit will be a market surveillance, product compliance and enforcement unit and will have the technical expertise and capability to:

  • monitor and control the entry of relevant products into the State through engagement with relevant economic operators (including manufacturers, importers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers) and relevant State authorities (for example Revenue (Customs));
  • carry out, product evaluations and risk assessments; and
  • as appropriate, engage with the relevant economic operators to bring about timely and effective compliance, such as requiring corrective action, product withdrawal or product recall.

The EMC and RE Regulations are particularly relevant to the role we are seeking to fill.  As the unit is being newly formed, the successful candidate will be part of an exciting journey as the unit carries out its functions.

The Role

Reporting to the Product Safety Manager, the Product Safety Analyst will be responsible for the following areas and tasks:

  • Investigating and managing multiple product compliance cases and following up, as appropriate, with economic operators to ensure that any actual or potential breaches are identified and appropriately addressed, including enforcement action,
  • Conducting Authorised Officer market surveillance activities on products being imported and or sold in the State to assess compliance with the RED and EMC Regulations,
  • Controlling the entry of relevant products into the State through engagement with the relevant State authorities i.e. Revenue Customs, An Post etc.,
  • Developing and maintaining productive relationships with relevant stakeholders (such as other national and international Market Surveillance Authorities, EU Commission),
  • Developing and implementing risk-based processes and procedures to ensure an effective and consistent approach to market surveillance and compliance activities,
  • Carrying out, or engaging external consultants to carry out, evaluations of Radio and electrical/electronic products against relevant standards, covering the requirements laid down in the RED and EMC Regulations,
  • Manage EC notification systems such as ICSMS and RAPEX to coordinate the exchange of information between administrations with the EU market on non-compliance, and
  • Representing ComReg at national and international for a (e.g. relevant EU meetings) and contributing to EU wide market surveillance campaigns.
  • Manage external consultants, advisors and other resources to deliver projects
  • This role will require some national and international travel and the post holder should be willing to be flexible with regard to working hours.

Qualifications and Experience 

Essential

  • A third-level qualification from a technology, engineering or similar relevant discipline.
  • Proven track record of delivering complex projects in a multi-disciplinary environment, including the scoping and delivery of such projects and the demonstration of resilience in keeping them on track
  • Experience of engaging and managing external advisors and other resources to deliver projects in a timely and cost-effective manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly master wide-ranging and complex briefs, assimilate large volumes of information and arrive at clear, evidence-based proposed decisions
  • Knowledge of telecommunications, radiocommunication systems and radio frequency propagation.
  • Excellent communication, networking and influencing skills, with the ability to understand and express views
  • A current and valid full driving license

Desirable

  • Familiarity with national and EU institutions, regulatory environment and/ or experience in the application of EU directives and regulations
  • Experience of risk management and risk-based enforcement and compliance
  • Experience in drafting documents for publication
  • Project management qualification/experience.

Core Competencies and Skills for the Role

In addition to your qualifications and experience, you will bring professional competencies and skills in the following core areas:

Decision Making & Judgement: Effectively builds evidence base to support the decision-making process. Assesses alternative options. Uses judgement to adapt to specific and challenging requirements of the organisation.

Planning and Organising: Establishes and monitors priorities, systematically differentiating between urgent, important and unimportant tasks. Plans and manages activities to consistently deliver results. Meets objectives within agreed predetermined time frames and deals with urgent operational situations expeditiously.

Communicating & Influencing: Communicates clearly, confidently and respectfully. Engages, persuades and convinces others to follow a particular course of action. Ensures all relevant parties are appropriately updated and notified.

Ownership & Accountability: Applies professional ethical standards. Takes responsibility for work activities and personal actions. Follows through on commitments. Acknowledges mistakes and learns from them. Maintains effective interactions with outsourced service providers.

Technical Knowledge & Continuous Improvement: Possesses a command over the technical and professional skills for a particular discipline. Keeps and open mind. Demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement.

Teamwork: Promotes and enhances team performance through working collaboratively and in cooperation with others to effectively achieve goals.  Interacts in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying, we would love to hear from you.

How To Apply

Please send a comprehensive CV together with a short cover note titled ‘your name CV’ and ‘your name cover’- telling us what you can bring to the role – to our Careers team at careers@comreg.ie by 5pm on Friday 23rd September, 2022.

Check out the Recruitment section of our Careers website if you have any questions or need further information about the role or the recruitment process – /about/careers/recruitment-faq

ComReg assesses all applicants fairly based on the requirements for the role. Due to the high volume of applications we receive for positions, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview.  If you are short-listed for interview, and are subsequently unsuccessful, you can request verbal feedback from your Recruitment contact.

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