Electrical / Mechanical engineering officer Grade 4 - 12367

South East
Canterbury , Chichester , Farnham , Maidstone , Oxford , Rye , Sevenoaks , Welwyn Garden City , Pevensey
Rye (Scots Float) Office, Tonbridge Office, Chichester Office, Pevensey Office, Osney Yard, Goldcrest House, Various, Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Salary with Incorporated Engineer status £30,572
A Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) Engineer will have a relevant Mechanical or Electrical engineering qualification and will join the South East area MEICA team to prioritise, plan and deliver through contractors maintenance and replacement work to flood risk pumping stations, water control structures and our wider business. Following our recent ISO55001 accreditation, we are working closely with external contractors to develop a world class asset management organisation.

The role will be responsible for providing technical leadership to assure technical and design standards, monitoring the quality and advising on the requirements to meet specialist MEICA technical, safety, legal, environmental and operational requirements, spreading across the geographic areas covering a very diverse range of assets.

You will provide technical instructions to ensure staff across the South East involved with electrical and mechanical works comply with statutory legislation, British and European standards together with Environment Agency’s codes of practices, procedures and related guidance.
Travel across the South East and occasionally across the country is required. A lease car is provided.
We take care of our employees, offering an impressive career average pension scheme and 27 days’ holiday. We also have flexitime working
Joining our friendly and important South East MEICA Team you will report to the South East 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 or mechanical support and direction to other team members and be responsible for liaising with wide range of business partners and leading on actions on behalf of the MEICA Team Leader and Operations Managers
- Knowledge of MEICA related statutory legislation, British and European standards.
- Experience of safety investigations, identifying and disseminating learning to bring about improvements in electrical/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) will be an advantage.
- Highly motivated self-starter.
- Outcome focussed. You will need to demonstrate you can deliver the required tasks.
- Educated to minimum HNC level or equivalent vocational experience.
- Ability to influence, persuade and bring others with you.
- Technical Leadership
- CDM 2015 and general health and safety awareness.
- Reviewing technical specifications.
You will ideally be a professionally recognised mechanical or electrical engineer holding either Chartered or Incorporated status with the IMechE or IET.
For further information about this role, the team and working with the South East MEICA team please contact Dr David Jennings South East MEICA Team Leader david.jennings@environment-agency.gov.uk Tel 07825255714

03/11/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
MEICA Technical Advice and Design
Provide an example of where you have been asked to provide specialist electrical or mechanical engineering advice and had successfully influenced others? Ideally, your example should be related to work on weirs, gates, pumps or water control systems.
What was the situation?
How did you know you were giving the correct advice
How did you ensure the recipient understood what you were saying and were able to act on your advice
How do you explain technical points to non-technical person?
Influences and Persuades Others
You will be working with other people in different teams across the region and you may rely on them to do things to enable you to do your job. Please give an example of a situation when you have had to influence other people to do something which was important for you, but may not have been for them? What was the situation, how did you gain buy -in, how did you explain technical points to non-technical people? How did you meet deadlines?
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Provide an example of a particularly difficult or complex engineering problem you have faced at work
• How did you clarify the nature and scope of the problem?
• What information helped you solve the problem?
• What solutions or options did you consider?
• Which solution/option did you select and why?
• What was the result?
Manages Self
Whilst working with the rest of the Meica team, you will be responsible for planning and organising your own workload to ensure you deliver what is required.
Provide an example where you have had to manage your own work load and solve engineering problems independently, without clear guidelines
Driving licence
Ideally an incorporated or chartered Meica engineer with the IET or 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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