Mechanical & Electrical Engineer (Electrical Bias)

Russell Square, London
Salary Range - £25,517 - £28,983 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
24 Aug 2018
28 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer (Electrical Bias)


Vacancy Number: 001563

Location: London

Campus: Russell Square

Post Class: Support

Department / Centre: Estates and Facilities Directorate

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date for applications: 14 September 2018


Salary Range - £25,517 - £28,983 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

The Estates and Facilities Directorate is responsible for the delivery of the Estates and Infrastructure Strategy which covers the areas of major construction and refurbishment projects; facilities operation and space management, including timetabling and energy management. The Directorate aims to ensure that the quality, functionality and operation of the estate and its associated infrastructure meets the needs of its users and supports the activities of the School.

The role and its responsibilities

The M&E engineer’s role is to support the Maintenance and Compliance Manager and Senior Site Engineer in delivering maintenance, reactive repair and minor works whilst ensuring the health and safety of the SOAS environment for the students, staff and visitors. The M&E Engineer will work as part of a wider team and will report to the Maintenance and Compliance Manager. The role holder will have a commitment to providing excellent customer service to enhance the estate and the student experience alongside working with internal and external stakeholders and tenants on a regular basis.

Skills and experience

The post holder will need proven experience in Mechanical and Electrical maintenance with an understanding of reactive and planned preventative maintenance systems and procedures.

You will need to have fault finding abilities and be able to advise and make recommendations for resulting remedial works. The post holder will also be required to undertake small installation projects as and when required. You will also need and be able to apply general practical Health and Safety knowledge.

The post requires good communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team and on individual assignments. You will need to be a qualified engineer with NVQ Level 3, City & Guilds part 1 & 2 in Electrical Engineering.

Further information 

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Chris Smith, or 020 7898 4960

Competitive benefits package

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)

 Pension scheme with generous employer contribution

 Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment

 Cycle to Work Scheme

 Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for child care

Application Information

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please provide a CV and supporting statement, where you cover all essential and desirable points from the person specification.

Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Closing Date: 14 September 2018

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact 

Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  

At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.





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