Senior Mechanical Building Services Engineer

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (UKAEA)
Culham, Abingdon
£45,543 - £50,936 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Closing date
25 Aug 2019
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The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a senior mechanical building services engineer to join their team within the Site Maintenance Services Group.

You will for part of a large team, responsible for providing mechanical building services and maintenance support at our Culham science centre, in Oxfordshire. 

You will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operation and maintenance of the site high and low temperature hot water heating systems and to take the lead on the maintenance and management of the site domestic hot and cold water services. 

Additionally, you will:

- Be required to and assist in the co-ordination of works on site between client and contractors.

- Provide technical support, ensuring that services are provided in line with job specifications, in a safe, timely, cost effective and at an appropriate quality.

- Deliver continuous improvements of engineering and quality, safety, health and environmental standards.

- Ensure that the site boiler plant and heating systems are operated and maintained in compliance with the relevant statutory requirements.

- Produce plant operating procedures, task instructions, risk assessments and method statements for planned and reactive maintenance.

- Manage the team who operate the site computerised maintenance management system, ensuring that asset data is kept up to date and to produce policies and procedures.

To be considered, you will be a self-motivated, organised individual with a good technical knowledge of the building services industry who can communicate well at all levels. 

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

Knowledge skills and experience

- Educated to degree level in a Building Services, Mechanical Engineering or with equivalent experience.

- Substantial relevant post qualification experience in the maintenance and operation of mechanical building services plant and equipment to meet functional, statutory and clients requirements to applicable codes and standards.

- Good knowledge of hot and cold-water systems, the Water Supply Regulations and Legionella control.

- Demonstrable knowledge of the management of internal and external stakeholders at different levels.

- Working knowledge and understanding of current construction legislation and its application, with demonstrable experience of safety management, IOSH or NEBOSH qualification in Health and Safety.

- Membership of a relevant chartered body e.g. CIBSE, RICS etc.

- Mechanical Authorised Person (AP10) qualified.

- Experience in the use of Computerised Maintenance Management systems.

Special requirements:
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Selection Method:

- As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.


- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

- Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews

- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns. 

Do you want to help shape the future of the world's energy? If so, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is the place to be and we can offer a range of career opportunities. These include scientific and engineering roles, as well as technical and administrative positions supporting our research programme.

We have professionally accredited training schemes for graduate engineers and apprentices, and strong links with universities around the UK for PhD placements, as well as job vacancies for various positions when they occur, working in a friendly international environment. 


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