Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control & Automation (MEICA) Senior Electrical Engineer G6 - 18233

South West
Blandford Forum , Bodmin , Bridgwater , Exeter
Staff Grade 6
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
A Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) Senior Engineer will have a relevant electrical engineering qualification and professional registration in order to assure MEICA whole life asset management activity. This includes technical assurance, statutory compliance, carbon reduction and capital delivery projects. The asset portfolios served include water resources, flood risk, navigation, and air quality monitoring.

The role includes providing electrical engineering technical leadership and acting as the Senior Authorised Person for engineering matters across the Area. A key activity is the risk based MEICA assurance of the business’s Strategically Important Asset stock.

You will also provide technical advice to ensure compliance and staff competence across the Area, together with ensuring compliance with statutory legislation, covering British and European standards, and compliance with the Environment Agency’s codes of practice, procedures, and related guidance.

You will ensure the technical capability of staff and identify areas of technical development. You will help to plan and deliver crucial assets, 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 to develop a world class asset management organisation.
As part of the 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 technical, electrical and instrumentation support and be responsible for liaising with business partners and leading on actions on behalf of the Area MEICA Team Leader.
• Ability to drive resilience/reliability/innovation/efficiency/quality into design.
• Supervision/testing of MEICA process installations including site work.
• Manage whole life H&S and carbon emission issues.
• Knowledge of MEICA statutory legislation, British and European standards.
• Experience leading safety/technical investigations, identifying/disseminating learning to bring about improvements in electrical and behavioural safety.
• Knowledge of Asset Management/computer systems including computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS).
• Educated to BEng in Electrical Engineering.
• Influencing to persuade and bring others with you.
• Technical Leadership
• CDM 2015 and health and safety legislation.
• Experience in development/reviewing of technical standards.
• Knowledge of BIM.
• Demonstrated experience operating as the Subject Matter Expert in Electrical Engineering.
• Experience in the Electrical role of Authorising Engineer including assurance of HV capability and management systems.

You will be a professionally recognised electrical engineer holding Chartered status with the IMechE/IET.
Salary £46,374 (plus £6,000 p.a. for a Chartered 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
A full UK driving licence
Registered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as a 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.

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