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Sub-contract Role – Food, QEHS and Energy Management System Auditors

NSAI Certification Services have a number of opportunities available for sub-contract auditors who will be engaged in auditing the management of businesses to ISO standards including Food Safety, Quality, Environmental Occupational Health & Safety, IT Security and Energy Management standards.   

This exciting opportunity will involve engagement with many of Ireland’s businesses.

If you are interested in joining our team of auditors, please contact

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Conduct registration, surveillance and recertification activities and process documentation associated with assessment of conformity to the related management system standard(s).
  • Communicate with assigned clients and NSAI staff to ensure efficient audit planning and timely resolution of questions and non-conformities.Maintain and expand technical expertise in specific product fields.
  • Establish and maintain strong professional relationships with customers.
  • Follow up on customer requests in a timely manner
  • Be responsible for diary management and administration duties associated with the role.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality on matters relating to clients’ operations.
  • Undertake travel throughout Ireland and abroad to evaluate applications for Certification and Registration Schemes operated by NSAI.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Successful completion of a university or a technical college degree or equivalent qualification in relevant studies (NFQ level 8 or above), e.g. Engineering, Science or other relevant discipline
  • Five years’ professional experience - Ideally the candidate will have worked in one or more of the following industries, Food and Beverages, Pharmaceutical, Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Information Technology.
  • The preferred candidate will have auditing experience and will be a member of a professional body (IRCA, CQI, IOSH).
  • Training or qualification as a Management System Auditor or Lead Auditor
  • For ISO 50001 (Energy Management), the preferred candidate will be a member of a professional body (AEE, Energy Institute or equivalent) & hold a recognised certification in energy – Certificated Energy Auditor (CEA) or Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or equivalent.
  • For ISO 27001 (IT Security), the preferred candidate would hold a CISA, CISM or CISSP qualification or be working towards professional membership in this field. Other relevant information security exams will be considered (CEH, GIAC, etc.)


Technical Competencies

  • Appropriate certifications for specific auditing functions; minimum two of the following: ISO22000, FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001
  • 4 years of documented experience for specific audit types and demonstrated proof of providing these services to other companies with excellent results
  • Broad knowledge of domestic and international regulatory compliance laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of management systems and related standards and guidance documents

Core Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with clients’ staff and senior management in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to work as a team member
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills
  • Strong Project Management, planning, organisational and administrative skills
  • Attention to detail with a key focus on note taking and report writing.