Principal Examiner (Technicals) - Land-based Engineering

Would you be interested in supporting the delivery of Technicals examinations in Land-Based Engineering?

We are looking for a Principal Examiner to join us in the development and delivery of assessment in Land-Based Engineering for the Spring 2024 series and beyond.

This associate role gives you the opportunity to work alongside your current job, to build additional income with competitive daily rates, and to continue to develop your own skills and development.   

The Task Profile outlines the expectations of the Principal Examiner role, and the Person Specification outlines the experience we’re looking for someone to have as a Principal Examiner.  

Further detail on these elements can be found on our website here.


Industry Area
Land-based Services
Associate Type

For more information please see the Job Description

The assessments within the Level 2 and Level 3 Land-Based Engineering qualifications include written short answer papers, multiple choice question papers and assignments.  The examination series are twice a year Spring and Summer.

We are looking for examiners to help in the creation of required assessment materials, with ongoing maintenance of the examinations and assignments required when needed.   

Training will be provided on assessment material production. Following successful completion of the training, work would be commissioned.  You would need to be available to attend all day editing/AMEC meetings.  These meetings would be planned in advance.   

Maintenance work may be required as and when on an ongoing basis.   

The key timelines for each of the key activities the Principal Examiner is involved in are outlined below:    


Assessment Production  

Standardisation & Marking Window  

Awarding/Standard Setting  

Spring Series

Ongoing throughout the year outside of key marking and awarding windows  

March - April

April – Early May

Summer series

June – July  

July – Mid August  

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis; suitable applicants will be invited to attend training.   

When completing your application, it is essential you read the person specification fully, and map your application to show where you meet the requirements set out.  Please note applications that do not demonstrate meeting the person specification may be declined or delayed.   

We look forward to receiving your application. 

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthen and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. We work hard to be inclusive in our approach to recruitment and associate opportunities, whilst still ensuring we meet our regulatory requirements. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from diverse and underrepresented communities.