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Please can an Electrical Engineer help? (regulations, qualifications, etc.)

Hello.

My partner is an Electrical Engineer (England), Qualified to 17 edition, with his JIB gold card and everything.
Will his qualifications carry over to Switzerland as they cover all EU regulations? Or are there some separate courses that he will need to take in Switzerland to become fully qualified there?

Could someone also please explain the basic regulations for electrics in Switzerland if they are that much different?

Also could someone please let me know of the average wage for an Electrical Engineer? He does everything from private to commercial properties, with full rewires, first fix and second fix... General sparky stuff, lol! (I normally just smile and nod when he talks about it. ) When I have tried to search this on google it only seems to show me things for tv repair men which isn't what he is.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Please can an Electrical Engineer help? (regulations, qualifications, etc.)

Electrical Engineer Sound more like an Electrician.

The Basic regulation is the NIV http://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifie...238/index.html

based on Art. 8 Abs. 1 Lit. e he needs at least 3 years of supervised work practice in Switzerland before he can work on his own.

Applicable standards are those of IEC, CENELEC, or the relevant Swiss standards (NIN https://www.electrosuisse.ch/en/stan...5-digital.html)

Swiss standards are only available in German, French or Italian.
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Re: Please can an Electrical Engineer help? (regulations, qualifications, etc.)

Here is the homepage of VSEI, the trade guild for electrical installation firms (Ger) http://www.vsei.ch/verband/ where the various categories of 'electrician' (and career paths) are described. The EFZ (Eidgenössische Fähigkeitszeugnis) at the end of the job title means it is a recognised 3-4 year 'apprenticeship'. Hopefully you can match up the job descriptions to your partner's skills using Google translate (or similar).
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Re: Please can an Electrical Engineer help? (regulations, qualifications, etc.)

I speak German so hopefully I won't need google translate lol. Although it has been a few years since I have had to speak it.

Thank you for all of the helpful information. I will have a read through now.

aSwissInTheUS : He is an Electrician, but the official job title is Electrical Engineer. No idea when that changed, lol!

Thank you again You both have really helped us!
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Re: Please can an Electrical Engineer help? (regulations, qualifications, etc.)

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aSwissInTheUS : He is an Electrician, but the official job title is Electrical Engineer. No idea when that changed, lol!
An Electrical Engineer has a university degree (BS, MS, or PhD), and works with electronics, not someone who does electrician's work (though I have done some in my spare time, including a whole house when I was 16).

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aSwissInTheUS : He is an Electrician, but the official job title is Electrical Engineer. No idea when that changed, lol!
Not outside the uk it isn't.
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Re: Please can an Electrical Engineer help? (regulations, qualifications, etc.)

Agree with other posters, the tasks described are not those of an electrical engineer but an electrician - even if that´s what he´s called in the UK I would never put that on my CV for job hunting in CH so you might as well let go of that idea right away. First of all you´d be wasting your time applying for the wrong jobs, and even if he got an interview it would quickly become clear that there was a mismatch. Even if he could become fully certified to work in his trade in Switzerland he would probably need German and struggle to find work without it so I would focus on that first if he wants to come over. He would need to communicate with clients and coworkers alike in the local language.

As for salary, if you read German check this for more detail http://www.lohnrechner.bfs.admin.ch/...iumWizard.aspx

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Agree with other posters, the tasks described are not those of an electrical engineer but an electrician - even if that´s what he´s called in the UK
Yes. The guy who installs ceiling lights may possibly not have the rights skills to design a national power grid. This is quite typical of UK job title inflation, where the concept of protected job titles, as we know in Switzerland, hardly exists. Anyone there who can carry a hod of bricks can describe him self as a builder and even the lowliest positions may be adorned with titles including 'executive' etc.
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