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Engineering Officer - Electrical (Band 6)

Job Reference: 317-2019-17-013

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Engineering - RVI
Location:
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary:
£30,401 – £37,267 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers the most comprehensive range of services of any NHS provider in England.

The Estates and Facilities Directorate is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Electrical Engineering Officer to co-ordinate, design and manage electrical engineering maintenance works, major repairs & plant replacement and undertake major revenue works projects from inception to completion. Your objective will be to develop and sustain a high standard of engineering maintenance and estates service provision with an understanding and appreciation of building disciplines.

You will demonstrate exceptional organisation skills and be able to co-ordinate resources including in-house labour and both specialist and Measured Term contractors. In planning workloads you will liaise with the Trust’s technical and professional colleagues and importantly clinical teams in their working environment. Financial management is a critical part of the role with knowledge of procurement routes, SFI’s and management of budgets essential.

You should possess an intimate knowledge of hospital electrical engineering maintenance practices and building services including LV & HV power distribution, lighting, nurse call systems and electrical testing. You will demonstrate a detailed understanding of HTM’s, CIBSE guides, IE Regulations, British Standards and Building Regulations. You will be expected to engage with external bodies such as building control and city planners when required.

Educated to HNC level as a minimum (preferably degree level) you will have served a relevant and recognised craft apprenticeship in an engineering related subject and have experience in an acute hospital setting.

You will be asked to participate in a 24 hour on call rota system for all out of hours engineering related emergencies once established in the role and developed site knowledge.




Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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