Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control & Automation (MEICA) Team Leader G6 - 18237

East Midlands, East of England
Brampton , Ely , Ipswich , Lincoln , Norwich
Staff Grade 6
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
The Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) Team Leader is responsible for leading and managing a specialised group of mechanical and electrical engineers. This is a technical role where you will be accountable for the quality and delivery of specialist MEICA works by the team. The asset portfolios served include water resources, flood risk and navigation. The team play an essential role in the management of the EA’s asset stock. A key activity is the risk based MEICA assurance of the business’s Strategically Important Asset stock.

The Team Leader is also responsible for providing high quality technical and managerial instruction, ensuring that specialist MEICA technical, safety, legal, environmental, and operational requirements are met. You will work across the area and cover a very diverse range of assets.

As MEICA Team Leader you will also be part of a national community of peers and national assurance teams. An ability to work with and contribute to these virtual teams is a key element of the role. Following our recent ISO55001 Asset Management accreditation, you will be working to develop the Environment Agency into a world class asset management organisation.
Joining our friendly and important Anglian MEICA Team, you will report to the Operations Manager, acting as technical leader on MEICA activity and, will participate in our response to flood incidents. You will provide technical electrical and/or mechanical support and direction to other team members and be responsible for liaising with wide range of business partners.
We are looking for a chartered mechanical or electrical engineer with relevant leadership experience. In addition, you must understand, and be able to communicate the important issues relating to the management of MEICA assets.

You will have knowledge of MEICA maintenance management including systems such as computerised maintenance management.

You should also be able to demonstrate relevant experience in the following areas:-

• Leading people
• Managing change
• Influencing and persuading others
• Focusing on customers and partners
• Incident Management
• Maintenance Management Strategies
• Asset Management and Technical support
• Understanding the asset demands, risk, reliability, and performance of 24/7 operational sites
Salary £46,374 (plus £6,000 for Chartered or £3,000 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
A full UK driving licence
Chartered Engineer CEng in mechanical or electrical engineering registered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
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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