Electrical Engineer
Post Details
Job Title
Electrical Engineer
Post Number
1004675
Closing Date
19 Jun 2024
Grade
SC7
Starting Salary
£27,750 - £30,000
Hours per week
37
Months Duration
Indefinite

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job

The successful candidate will be line managed by the Electrical Engineering Supervisor and will work closely with the Electrical and Mechanical Services teams.

Key Relationships

The successful candidate will be part a small team of electrical engineers/technicians.

Main Activities & Responsibilities

Percentage
Maintenance, defect investigation, rectification, modification and installation of electrical building services and plants in lab buildings, glasshouses, CERs and support areas, at technician level.
65
Technical support and assistance to other staff within the electrical and mechanical teams, and across trade boundaries to other Estates staff.
10
Supervision of specialist contractors and other staff on request.
5
Assist Section leader with management of annual maintenance contracts.
5
Feasibility investigations, outline design and cost-estimating of new works and alterations (including labour), and producing schedules of materials signatory.
5
Assisting the Section leader with development and management of Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM), to include development of electronic PPM system. Production of site surveys, plant schedules and asset registers as required
5
As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the role
5

Person Profile

Education & Qualifications

Requirement
Importance
Recognised apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering (JIB approved) or equivalent experience and training including City & Guilds 2394 and 2395 or 2391
Essential

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Requirement
Importance
Good computer skills (Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and Outlook).
Essential
Good working knowledge of legislative requirements relating to electrical services (17th edition IEE wiring regulations)
Essential
Competency in health and safety matters, regulations and compliance issues.
Essential

Relevant Experience

Requirement
Importance
Experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical plant and equipment in a production enviroment
Essential
Previous experience of working in electrical engineering
Essential
Experience working as part of a team of electrical technicians and craft persons
Essential

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Requirement
Importance
Good communication skills, both verbal and written
Essential
Ability to quickly learn new skills
Essential
Ability to work through problems to arrive at a practical solution
Essential
Ability to work closely and coordinate work with colleagues in both the mechanical and electrical services sections
Essential
Flexible working attitude
Essential

Additional Requirements

Requirement
Importance
Ability to participate in a call out system.
Essential
Able to present a positive image of self and the Partnership, promoting both the international reputation and public engagement aims of the Institute
Essential
Attention to detail
Essential
Willingness to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff at the Institute, ensuring it is a great place to work
Essential
Promotes equality and values diversity
Essential
Willingness to work outside standard working hours when required
Essential

Who We Are

NBI Partnership

The NBI Partnership provides non-scientific services to the John Innes Centre (JIC), Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), Earlham Institute (EI) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL). All of these organisations carry out scientific research funded by the UK Government, European Union, Charitable and Industrial Sponsors. The Partnership employs around 140 staff to cater for the needs of approximately 1100 Research Staff, Students and Visiting Scientists who are all located in close proximity on the Norwich Research Park.

The John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience, the Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory are registered charities (No’s 223852, 1058499, 1136213 and 106550) and are Equal Opportunity Employers.

For more information about working at NBI Partnership, please click here.

Department

Facilities

Group Details

The Electrical Maintenance team provides planned preventative maintenance and breakdown repair services to support a wide range of mechanical plant and equipment. Continued operation of the electrical installation is pivotal to the continued operation of the Institutes.

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Electrical Engineer

The Norwich Bioscience Institutes Partnership (NBIP) has an exciting opportunity for a Electrical Engineer to join their busy Facilities department.

Background:

The Norwich Bioscience Institutes are a cluster of internationally renowned research organisations, working to tackle major challenges of the 21st Century – the sustainability of our environment, our food supplies and healthy ageing. 

The NBI Partnership provides high quality, non-scientific support services for the diverse community of staff, students and visiting workers at the Institutes (the Earlham Institute, John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and Quadram Institute Bioscience) and for the NBI Partnership.

Based on the Norwich Research Park amongst 230 hectares of parkland, you will be joining a committed, professional and welcoming team.  In addition, you will enjoy a competitive salary and annual leave, our defined contribution pension scheme, excellent recreational facilities and a range of other employee benefits.

The Facilities Department provides a fully comprehensive Facilities Management Service to the John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory and the Earlham Institute. Our prime objective is to deliver safe, high quality scientific environments, which support scientists involved with world class research.

The role:

The main purpose of the role will be to carry out maintenance, investigate and rectify defects, modify and install electrical building services in laboratory buildings, glasshouses, Controlled Environment Rooms (CERs) and support areas. The post-holder will work as part of a team to provide technical support and assistance. They will also assist with the development and implementation of Planned Preventative Maintenance.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will have completed a recognised apprenticeship in Electrical services (JIB Approved) or equivalent or possess equivalent experience and training. They will have previous experience of working as part of a maintenance team, as well as experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical equipment in a production environment. A good working knowledge of legislative requirements relating to mechanical services is essential. Previous experience of working in a scientific environment would be advantageous.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £27,750 to £30,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. You may also be required to participate in an on-call rota at which point you would be eligible to receive an additional 10% on-call allowance. This is a full-time post offered on an indefinite basis.

This role does not meet the full salary requirements set by UKVI to allow for visa sponsorship.  However, some individuals may still be eligible for visa sponsorship depending on their personal circumstances.  If you require visa sponsorship, please click here to find out if you qualify before applying. Please note, the occupation code for this role is 5241, which is not on the immigration salary list.

The NBI Partnership is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the best talent, and welcome all applications.

The closing date for applications will be 19 June 2024.