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Engineering Team Leader – Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control & Automation (MEICA)

The Environment Agency
Beverley, Darlington, Leeds, Newcastle, York
Salary Minimum: £47,646
Closing date
7 Jan 2024

Job Details

Post Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time/Job Share

If you’re part of the Environment Agency (EA), you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment and tackling issues of national importance. 

This unique role is an opportunity for a senior engineer to join the exciting world of MEICA (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation). The MEICA Team Leader is responsible for leading and managing a specialised group of mechanical and electrical engineers. This is a technical role where you will be responsible for the quality and delivery of specialist MEICA works by the team. The asset portfolios served include water resources, flood risk and navigation. The team play an essential role in the management of the Environment Agency’s assets. A key activity is the risk based MEICA assurance of our Strategically Important Asset stock.

You are responsible for providing high quality technical and managerial instruction, ensuring that specialist MEICA technical, safety, legal, environmental, and operational requirements are met. You will work across the area and cover a very diverse range of assets and will have to manage change.

A full UK driving licence is required for this role, and you might be expected to travel within the region, depending on locations, to various depots/offices, such as Thirsk & Scarborough.

As MEICA Team Leader you will be part of a national community of peers and national assurance teams. Responding to incidents is also a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

The team

Our MEICA team is a multi-skilled, specialised group of MEICA engineers and support staff. You will report to the MEICA Operations Manager and show leadership on MEICA activity for your team which spans across the North East. You will provide technical electrical and/or mechanical support and direction to your team members and be responsible for liaising with wide range of business partners and clients across the North East.

Experience/skills required

We are ideally looking for a chartered mechanical or electrical engineer with relevant leadership experience. In addition, you must understand, and be able to communicate the important issues relating to the management of MEICA assets.

You will have knowledge of MEICA maintenance management including systems such as computerised maintenance management. You should also be able to demonstrate relevant experience in the following areas:-

• Leading people

• Managing change

• Influencing and persuading others

• Focusing on customers and partners

• Incident Management

• Maintenance Management Strategies

• Asset Management and Technical support

• Understanding the asset demands, risk, reliability, and performance of 24/7 operational sites

Contact and additional information

Salary £47,646 (plus £6,000 for Chartered or £3,000 for an Incorporated MEICA engineer registered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) (pro-rata – if part time)).

The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve. We will be holding interviews for these roles in January 2024 and more detailed information will be sent to the successful candidates. We will endeavour to inform you of the outcome of your application at the earliest opportunity and we appreciate your understanding and patience whilst we assess applications.

For questions relating to this role, please contact 

Closing date: 7 January 2024, 23:55 hours.


The Environment Agency work to create better places for people and wildlife and support sustainable development. We are an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

We are inspiring the people we work with to help the country to not only survive but thrive through the challenges of a changing climate. We want to keep people safe and protect the things that matter to us all – our natural spaces, our wildlife and our future.


Climate Change is the biggest challenge we face. Our Climate Ambition is to create a net zero nation that is resilient to climate change. Putting it at the heart of all we do will help us and the country become better prepared for the impacts of climate change whilst taking action to prevent further climate change from happening. t to action to prevent further climate change from happening.


 We are committed to making our organisation as diverse as the environment and represents the communities we serve. Our society and environment are changing, bringing us new challenges all the time. We know we need a diverse workforce to help us deliver better for the different communities we serve.


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