G4 Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation - MEICA Officer - Electrical - 28073

East Midlands
Trentside Offices
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Operational Delivery
A Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) Officer will have a relevant Electrical engineering qualification and will join the East and West Midlands 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 area 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.

Incident response remains a top priority for the Environment Agency. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.
Joining our friendly and important MEICA Team you will report to the MEICA Team Leader, acting as technical officer on MEICA activity and will participate in our response to flood incidents. You will provide technical electrical support and direction to other team members and be involved with liaising with a wide range of business partners and assisting on actions on behalf of the MEICA Team Leader.
- Knowledge of MEICA related statutory legislation, British and European standards.
- 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 focussed. You will need to demonstrate you can deliver the required tasks.
- Educated to minimum NVQ 4 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 Incorporated status with the IMechE or IET.
Interviews will be held W/C 08/01/2024.
Successful applicants will be required to complete onboarding checks prior to starting and these can take an average of 25 working days. If you have any questions regarding the onboarding process, please contact Recruitment.EMD@Environment-Agency.gov.uk

Salary £29,706 (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)).

15/12/2023, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Manages Self
Has full awareness of own strengths, weaknesses, impact and approach. Effectively organises self and takes personal responsibility for own role in the Environment Agency.

Along with a copy of your CV please answer the following question:-
Describe why you are suitable for the Midlands based MEICA Officer role.
Uses Initiative
Takes action before and/or beyond what is required, owning the outcome.

Along with a copy of your CV please answer the following question:-
A key part of the Meica Officer role is planning planned preventative maintenance work, dealing with reactive faults and reviewing reports from our engineering contractors. Describe when you have carried out this or a similar task; specifically what you do and what next steps you take.
Incident Response
Responds quickly and effectively to emergencies and manages the contribution of others required to do so.

Along with a copy of your CV please answer the following question:-
Please describe a time where been involved with an emergency or reactive situation and how did you respond to the situation.
Driving licence
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.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.