MEICA Electrical Officer

Thames Barrier, London
£26,869 plus Inner London Weighting and standby allowance
01 Sep 2017
30 Sep 2017

The role

The main responsibility for this role is to carry out routine electrical maintenance on our assets to a high standard. You will also perform fault diagnosis on industrial electrical supplies, and a varied range of electronic control systems. Some installation and modification work may also be required at times. The position is day-work, and after a probation period, you will be on a standby rota to operate assets for flood emergencies, and any other operational requirements. You may be required to work at height, over water or in confined spaces. All relevant training, tools and PPE will be provided. You will also have the opportunity for a personal development path.

The team

Based at the iconic Thames Barrier in south east London, you will be part of the skilled MEICA Electrical Team, working on various types of electrical and electronic equipment at several large flood defence structures, and at other associated sites along the tidal Thames. You will also work closely with our Mechanical and Project teams to ensure total reliability of our assets at all times.

Experience/skills required

17th Edition qualification is required. You will be a time served electrician, or controls technician, with good experience of any industrial LV power distribution and control systems. Ideally have some knowledge of PLC systems, Inspection and Test, hydraulics, HV distribution, SCADA, instrumentation or telemetry. Have experience of using Microsoft products and computerised maintenance systems. Able to work to Method Statements and understand Risk Assessments. Be well organised, able to prioritise a varied workload and maintain attention to detail. Be self-motivated working well in team environment and under your own initiative. Successful applicant will have to undergo a Counter Terrorism Check (CTC). Occasional travel throughout the area will be required, a full driving licence would therefore be essential.

Additional useful information

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. The Environment Agency offers an excellent benefits package including 25 days holiday plus public holidays, pension scheme, childcare vouchers and access to many other corporate benefits.

Why not visit our employment stand at the Thames Barrier Annual Closure on the 10th September 2017

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2017 at 23:55 hrs