Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control & Automation (MEICA) Mechanical Engineer G5 - 18229

East of England
Brampton , Ely , Ipswich , Norwich
Staff Grade 5
Full Time, Part Time Term Time
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
The Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) Engineer role is vital to the effective and efficient running of our flood risk pumping stations, water control structures and our wider business. You will be joining a MEICA team helping to assure, prioritise, plan and deliver 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.

You will be responsible for providing technical leadership to assure technical and design standards. You will also be responsible for monitoring and ensuring that we meet our specialist MEICA technical, safety, legal, environmental and operational requirements, spread across geographic areas, and covering a very diverse range of assets.

You will provide technical instructions to ensure that 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 Area MEICA Team you will report to the Area MEICA Team Leader, acting as technical leader on MEICA activity and will participate in our response to flood incidents.

You will provide mechanical technical support and direction to other team members and be responsible for liaising with a wide range of business partners and leading on actions on behalf of the Area MEICA Team Leader.
You will have:
• Comprehensive knowledge of MEICA related statutory legislation, British and European standards.
• Experience in leading or taking a lead role in safety investigations, identifying and disseminating learning to bring about improvements in mechanical and behavioural safety.
• Knowledge and experience of Root Cause Analysis, Reliability engineering and process improvement.
• A good understanding of Asset Management and Asset Management computer systems such as computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS).
• Highly motivated self-starter.
• Outcome focused. You will need to demonstrate you can deliver the required tasks.
• Educated to degree level or equivalent vocational experience.
• Ability to influence, persuade and bring others with you.
• Technical Leadership.
• CDM 2015 and general health and safety awareness.
• Writing and reviewing technical specifications.

You will be a professionally recognised mechanical engineer ideally holding either Chartered or Incorporated status with the IMechE or IET.
Salary £36,389 (plus £6,000p.a. for Chartered or £3,000p.a. for an Incorporated MEICA engineer registered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) (pro-rata – if part time)).

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

Basic Check
Registered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) / the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as either an Incorporated or Chartered member.
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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This Vacancy is closed to applications.