Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control & Automation (MEICA) Support Officer G3 - 18221

East Midlands, South West, West Midlands
Blandford Forum , Bridgwater , Nottingham , Fradley
Staff Grade 3
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Administration / Corporate Support, Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
The Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) Support Officer is vital to the effective running of our flood risk pumping stations, water control structures and our wider business. You will be joining a MEICA team helping to prioritise, plan and record the maintenance or replacement of our crucial assets enabling flood protection to homes, businesses, and the environment; which will have an increasingly important role as we face the challenge of global climate change. Following our recent ISO55001 Asset Management accreditation, you will be working closely with external contractors to develop a world class asset management organisation.

The role will be responsible for co-ordinating, directing and recording the delivery of MEICA works using Computerised Maintenance Management Software with the ability to schedule works, plan financially and ensuring administration tasks are up to date. You will help manage our asset data/records to ensure they are of the best quality and can be relied upon to inform our maintenance/investment programmes.

You will provide technical administrative support to ensure staff across the area team involved with electrical and mechanical works comply with statutory legislation, British and European standards together with the Environment Agency’s codes of practice, procedures, and related guidance.
Joining our friendly and important MEICA Team you will report to the MEICA Team Leader, acting as technical support on MEICA activity and, will participate in our response to flood incidents. You will provide technical support to other team members and be responsible for liaising with a wide range of business partners and leading on asset management administrative actions on behalf of the MEICA Team Leader.
Experience/skills required

- Effective planning skills with the ability to prioritise and deliver to tight deadlines.
- Excellent IT skills and experience of managing and interpreting technical data.
- A good understanding of Asset Management and Asset Management computer systems such as computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS) will be an advantage.
- Highly motivated self-starter.
- Outcome focussed. You will need to demonstrate you can deliver the required tasks.
- Ideally educated to a minimum ONC level or equivalent vocational experience.
- Great verbal and written communication skills.
- Sound decision making based on data and evidence.
The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve.

We will be holding interviews for these roles during September 2021 and more detailed information will be sent to the successful candidates.

We will endeavour to inform you of the outcome of your application at the earliest opportunity and we appreciate your understanding and patience whilst we assess applications.

For questions relating to this role, please contact

08/08/2021, 23:55 hours

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If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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