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Electrical/Mechanical Instrumentation Engineer

Environment Agency
Various UK locations
Grade 5: £36,389 (plus £6,000 for Chartered or £3,000 for Incorporated MEICA status)
Closing date
8 Aug 2021
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Environment Agency: Flood & Coastal Risk Management

Electrical/Mechanical Instrumentation Engineer

Grade 5: £36,389 (plus £6,000 for Chartered or £3,000 for Incorporated MEICA status)

Various locations

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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.

Our Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) team looks after and upgrades all our systems and assets. From flood risk pumping stations to water control structures and across our wider business – the team prioritises, plans and delivers a programme of works that spans technical assurance, statutory compliance, carbon reduction and capital delivery. It’s a team that homes, businesses and the environment simply can’t do without.

The role

You’ll be one of the core technical experts on a range of projects, and a key member of our flood response team. As well requiring technical, electrical and instrumentation expertise, it’s something that’ll call for close collaborations across the Environment Agency, and occasionally stepping up to act on behalf of your Team Lead.

In practice, your core focus will be on keeping our assets in perfect condition. You’ll provide expert technical advice to colleagues, and ensure everything meets British and European electrical standards. Following our recent ISO55001 Asset Management Accreditation, there’ll be relationships with external contractors to manage too.

The person

It’s vital you’re a registered IMechE or IET-certified engineer with comprehensive knowledge of MEICA legislation and industry standards. Experience of leading or taking a lead role in safety investigations will also be key. Plus, a background in Asset Management means you can also add value to our CMMS and Route Cause Analysis, Reliability engineering and process improvement activities.

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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