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Mechanical Senior Engineer

Environment Agency
Various UK locations
£46,374 minimum +£6,000 per annum for a Chartered MEICA engineer
Closing date
8 Aug 2021
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Environment Agency: Flood & Coastal Risk Management

Mechanical Senior Engineer

£46,374 minimum (+£6,000 per annum for a Chartered MEICA engineer registered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Various locations

Change tomorrow: provide engineering leadership today.

The challenge

We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment.

The nation’s investment in flood and coastal defences has helped to protect properties and reduce the impacts of flooding on lives and livelihoods. Between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2027, the government is investing a further £5.2 billion in reducing the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. Alongside the construction of hard flood defences, our programme will seek to incorporate natural flood management and climate change allowances into the design of our schemes as well as create habitats for wildlife

Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) is home to our specialised group of mechanical and electrical engineers. We look after water resources, flood risk and navigation, as well as managing our asset stock. The team provide high-quality technical and managerial instruction to maintain standards and quality across technical, safety, legal, environmental and operational requirements nationwide.

The role

In this role, you'll provide mechanical engineering leadership and act as the senior authorised person for engineering matters across the area. You'll advise on design and give technical advice, ensure compliance and competence, and make sure mechanical statutory legislation for British and European standards is met.

As well as identifying areas of technical development for the agency, you will help to plan and deliver crucial flood protection to homes, businesses and the environment.

We have recently been ISO55001 Asset Management accredited, and we’ll look to you to ensuring we become a world-class asset management organisation.

The person

We’re looking for a professionally recognised mechanical engineer with a relevant Mechanical engineering qualification and registration as a Chartered member with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). If you’re influential, persuasive and a great technical leader with demonstrable experience as an expert in mechanical engineering, this could be the role for you.

  • Knowledge of MEICA statutory legislation, British and European standards.
  • Experience leading safety/technical investigations
  • Experience disseminating learning to bring about improvements in mechanical and behavioural safety
  • Knowledge of asset management/computer systems including computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS)
  • CDM 2015 and health and safety legislation.
  • Experience in development and reviewing of technical standards.
  • Knowledge of BIM.
  • Experience in the mechanical role of authorising engineer, including assurance of LOLER/PSSR management systems.

Travel throughout the area and occasionally across the country is required, for which a lease car will be provided.

The benefits

Our benefits package includes generous annual leave, an excellent pension and flexible working arrangements.

We’ll also look after your wellbeing through our employee assistance programme, shopping and leisure discounts, and interest-free loans for bikes and season ticket loans.

There are many opportunities to progress your career with us via professional training routes such as apprenticeships and degree programmes.

The Environment Agency is committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies.


Within England we’re responsible for:

  • regulating major industry and waste
  • treatment of contaminated land
  • water quality and resources
  • fisheries
  • inland river, estuary and harbour navigations
  • conservation and ecology

We are also responsible for managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea.

Lead local flood authorities are responsible for managing the risk of flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses and lead on community recovery, including making sandbags available to those that need them.

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