Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC252471
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £30782 - £35459
Date Posted 11 February 2020
Grade UKRI-Band D
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 25 February 2020
Interview Date 19 February 2020

Brief Description

Salary: £30,782 - £35,459 (including an annual allowance) plus overtime and on-call allowances
Grade: UKRI-D
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 25th February 2020


About the role

Carrying out installation and maintenance tasks, to sustain and improve electrical systems and services in support of STFC’s world-class scientific programme.

The role is responsible for undertaking the efficient and effective day-to-day execution of maintenance activities relating to the electrical services and assets at 3 STFC sites - RAL, Chilbolton Observatory and The Cosener’s House. The role reports to the Electrical Services Manager, undertaking maintenance to ensure the provision of safe and reliable electrical services across the STFC estate, ensuring they meet or exceed relevant industry standards and comply with STFC’s SHE codes. Standards are maintained through an ongoing proactive programme of maintenance regimes (planned preventative/reactive/condition based) that you will be responsible for the continuous development and execution of - managed through a CAFM software package. You will also have an active role in the installation of new/replacement electrical services and systems across the estate.

List of Duties/Work Programme/Responsibilities

  • The operation, maintenance and enhancement of the estates electrical services and distribution network (lighting and emergency lighting/general power 230-400V/fire alarms and other wired SELV services)
  • Interpretation and practical application of electrical installation drawings, schematics and specifications
  • The planning and installation of a wide and varied range of wiring system types, in diverse locations and environments
  • Organising the purchasing of materials and planning of works with other trades and client representatives
  • Carry out isolations and testing on the fire alarm and emergency lighting systems, along with minor fault investigation, upgrades, and repairs
  • Undertake an active role in site services condition surveys and where required, formal inspection, testing and verification of electrical systems (additional training and qualifications maybe required)
  • Take on additional authorised person responsibilities as required (isolations and permits HV/LV/lift/fire alarm works etc.)
  • Ensuring that all work carried out on STFC’s estate is completed in an effective and professional manner, and that all current safety and technical legislation is adhered to, including:
    • assess risk assessments and method statements (produced for in-house staff)
    • safe systems of work (permits/isolation procedures/hot works/testing and re-commissioning)
  • To carry out works efficiently and effectively, acquiring and signing off work through the STFC designated CAFM package via a mobile device
  • Ensure that works are completed to a high standard and in a timely fashion, to reduce their impact upon scientific programmes
  • Accept training in future developments and technologies as required
  • Ability to be on call during silent hours (one week in five, as part of a planned rotation)
  • Mentoring and development of team members (including the support of Apprentices and trainees formal programmes of learning)
  • Champion the Estates service in a positive manner
  • Deliver a high level of customer services
  • Attend appropriate training to support the role and service delivery
  • Any other reasonable management request.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Shortlisting Criteria


  • City & Guilds 2330 levels 2 and 3 (or an NVQ accredited equivalent) in a practical electrical engineering discipline
  • Successfully completed a time-served trade apprenticeship
  • A high level of skill and experience in the installation and design of metal containment and other commercial/industrial type wiring systems
  • Proven experience in the building services industry
  • Experience of fault finding in electrical plant and distribution systems
  • Knowledge of safety legislation
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.


  • City and Guilds 2391/94/95 inspection and testing
  • Asbestos awareness trained
  • IPAF and PASMA trained.

Interview Criteria


  • Excellent working knowledge of electrical services and associated engineering practices
  • A high level of skill and experience in the installation and design of metal containment and other commercial/industrial type wiring systems
  • In-depth working knowledge of the current IEE Wiring Regulations
  • Proven experience in the building services industry
  • Experience of fault finding in electrical plant and distribution systems
  • Sound knowledge of electrical distribution systems and operational theory
  • Knowledge of safety legislation
  • Ability to work in a methodical and structured way
  • Confidence in dealing with suppliers and service users
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Conscientiousness and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.


  • Good understanding of H&S legislation
  • Basic knowledge of CAFM systems
  • IEE 18th Edition Wiring Regulations qualification.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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