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Didcot, Oxfordshire Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Senior Maintenance Engineer (HVAC)

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Salary: £42,840 - £47,124 per annum (dependant on experience)

Contract Type: Open Ended (Permanent)

Location: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX

Closing Date: 6th May 2024

Come and do the kind of engineering that made you want to be an engineer. Stretch your technical skills and, alongside world-leading scientists and technologists, shape projects that improve lives, and daily life, in the UK and far beyond.

Put simply, come and discover the impact you can make when youre equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best.

We now have a new opportunity for a Senior Maintenance Engineer within the Estates department, this is a hands-on practical role that is responsible for the efficient day to day execution of maintenance activities primarily relating to HVAC and chilled water systems. You will carry out maintenance duties to sustain and improve air-conditioning plant, chilled water systems, humidification plant, air handling units and general ventilation systems to support STFCs world-class scientific facilities.

The role reports to the Mechanical Services Supervisor, undertaking maintenance to ensure the provision of safe and reliable mechanical services across the STFC estate. You will be responsible for ensuring services meet or exceed relevant industry standards and comply with STFCs Health and Safety codes and comply with the relevant statutory regulations.

You will be responsible for the continuous development of heating and ventilation standards through an ongoing proactive programme of maintenance regimes which are managed through the Estates Helpdesk. You will also have an active role in the installation of new/replacement mechanical services and systems across the estate.

This is a great opportunity for a hardworking and driven engineer who will be responsible for:

  • Taking a lead role in the operation and maintenance of the Estates mechanical services (heating/air conditioning/chilled water and other piped services)
  • Overseeing works carried by less experienced members of the team and third-party suppliers.
  • Ensuring that all work carried out on STFCs estate is completed in an effective and professional manner and that all current safety and technical legislation is adhered to, including;
  • assess risk assessments and method statements submitted by contractors
  • assess risk assessments and method statements produced for in-house staff
  • safe systems of work (permits/isolation procedures/hot works/chlorination/testing and re-commissioning)
  • Installation, operation, fault finding, repair and maintenance of a wide range of mechanical building services such as air con, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems.
  • To be able to assist the Mechanical Supervisor with scheduling PPMs and reactive works across both the in house and third-party resource
  • Ability to be on call during silent hours which will be compensated by an on-call allowance (one week in five, as part of a planned rotation).

Essential shortlisting criteria:

  • C&G Level 2/3 NVQ Certificate 6187 - Certificate in Servicing and Maintaining Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems
  • Good working knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and mechanical services
  • Experience of fault finding in heating, ventilation and mechanical plant systems
  • Knowledge of safety legislation
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Fluorinated Gas (F gas) training
  • Confidence in dealing with suppliers and service users
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Conscientious with good attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

STFC values their employees by offering a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days annual leave,10.5 public and privilege holidays, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, exceptional average salary pension scheme, social and sporting activities and societies and a subsidised restaurant.

As one of Europes largest research organisations, this is a place where theres always something new to learn about the world around us, about your career, but most of all, about yourself.

Join us and discover whats possible by submitting your CV and covering letter which outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for STFC and the role.