Field Service Engineer - 10909

South East
Caversham Lakes
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
We’re looking for an engineer with an instrumentation and telemetry background to undertake the commissioning maintenance and development of a wide range of water quality monitoring equipment and associated infrastructure. You will also be responsible for ensuring that all our monitoring systems are installed, commissioned and operated in accordance with the Agency’s code of practice for electrical safety.
The team provide monitoring services to clients across the Environment Agency to commission, maintain and calibrate a wide range of fixed and portable instrumentation for the measurement of a range of in–situ chemical and physical parameters.
The NLSI are also responsible for the development and provision of the Environment Agency's real time water quality telemetry systems. The data produced by the water quality field equipment forms a key part of the Agency's statutory monitoring obligation.
We’re seeking an engineer with extensive experience. You will have an electrical/electronic engineering background, be formally qualified or with substantial and relevant vocational experience.
The engineer must also possess expert knowledge of and capabilities in the following disciplines:

Electrical /Electronic engineering

An understanding of PLC control systems and instrument integration

Electrical/ Mechanical fault finding

Fully competent mechanical, electrical and instrumentation fitting skills

Maintenance of electro mechanical installations. Understanding of pump/ sample delivery systems, automation and industry standard communication protocols.

Other key requirements for this job include good communication skills, proficiency in word, excel and database management along with a passion for innovation and problem solving.
Closing Date: 12th June 2019 at 23:55 hours

The role will be based at Caversham Lakes near Reading but will involve extensive travel to field locations nationally. A lease car will be provided for this post.

The post requires a full UK driving licence.

For further details please contact Frances Houston ( - 07796336228) / Matt Loewenthal ( - 07770846983)

12/06/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Technical Support
You will apply your engineering knowledge to provide sound technical support to the Environment Agency Real Time Water Quality Monitoring Network. You must to able to respond quickly with innovative solutions to provide a rapid and effective response to engineering challenges.
Communicates Effectively
You will need to communicate clearly with a wide range of colleagues, users and other stakeholders. You will need to be able to explain complex technical issues in a way that ensures understanding across a wide range of users.
Uses Initiative
You will use your engineering knowledge to initiate and support change, responding effectively to changing roles, situations or people.
You identify opportunities to create, introduce and implement new or improved methods without compromising quality or accuracy.
Full UK License
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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