Field Installation and Commissioning Engineer – Cambridge and Antarctica
- Job reference:
- BAS 76/19
- Contract type:
- Full Time
- Fixed-Term Appointment (4 Years)
- Starting from £30,782 per annum.
- We offer generous benefits
- British Antarctic Survey
- Cambridge and Antarctica (Halley VI Research Station)
- Closing date:
- 7 July, 2019 11:59 pm
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are looking for a Field Installation and Commissioning Engineer to join the Estates Team. he role will be based in Cambridge but will involve regular duty in the polar regions, principally at Halley VI Research Station.
This role will be responsible for the yearly commissioning and decommissioning of the stations LTHW/ HVAC and CHP systems as well as the planning, procurement and installation of any additional electrical services required at Halley research station, the ongoing maintenance of the electrical services including controls, fire safety systems, lighting and power.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in electrical installation and maintenance on a multi-function site. You will need knowledge of various electrical installations from 3phase distribution to control systems. You will also need excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to work cohesively in remote environments.
Due to the Changing dynamic of Halley Research station, we have an opportunity for a Field installation and commissioning Engineer with electrical bias to work alongside the Facilities Engineer.
You report to the Facilites engineer and be responsible for the yearly commissioning and decommissioning of the stations LTHW/ HVAC and CHP systems as well as the planning, procurement and installation of any additional electrical services required at Halley research station, the ongoing maintenance of the electrical services including controls, fire safety systems, lighting and power.
You will be required to work in Cambridge office in the UK summer and required to spend up to 4 months at Halley during the UK winter. Knowledge of Halley is beneficial but not essential.
You must be comfortable working in an office environment and being a hands on engineer as well as part of the station management team and relish the challenge working remotely in a challenging environment.
The ideal candidate should have good communication skills, be adaptive and responsive to the ever-changing environment of the Antarctic.
NVQ, HNC or BTEC in appropriate discipline.
Office based duties:
• Design electrical installations
• Create material take offs and quotations for procurement
• Ensure safety and compliance of all electrical installations and systems
• Plan the season work load working with various stakeholders to achieve BAS science objectives
• Produce a comprehensive commissioning procedure for Halley
• Manage stock, material and tooling for ongoing maintenance.
• Update CAFM systems with new maintenance requirements
• Assist the Facilities engineer with the season planning, including procurement of spares & consumables
On site duties:
• Ensure the electrical safety of Halley Research station
• Working with the mechanical engineer, commission LTHW/ HVAC and CHP systems
• Carrying out the commissioning, maintenance and repair of electrical control systems
• Be hands on to complete low voltage electrical installations work
• Perform general maintence task as prescribed by the CAFM tool
• Co-ordinate the technical team and implement planned works
• Document design changes, commissioning progress, site reports
• Co-ordinate and/ or carry out periodical tests and inspections of electrical installations.
• Be a proactive member of the station management & engineering teams
• Adhering and working to health and safety legislations
• Adherence to company policies and procedures
What we are looking for:
• Experience and knowledge of BMS controls and commissioning (Schneider preferable)
• Experience and knowledge in control software and hardware interfaces
• Fault finding experience in control panels and wiring
• Design basic electrical installations and alterations
• Hands on experience in cable management, cable termination. SWA/ H07 and panel control wiring
Additional requirement but not essential:
• Knowledge and understanding of electrical statutory compliance works
• Knowledge and understanding of the Fire reform order 2005
• Knowledge of diesel power generation CHP systems
• Mechanical knowledge of LTHW and HVAC systems
On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.bas.ac.uk/vacancies.
These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.
Please quote reference: BAS 76/19
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 7th July 2019
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: w/c 15th July
Proposed start date: As soon as possible.
BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.
You will need to be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic conditions.
Skills are listed as either Essential or Desirable. Desirable skills importance rating in parenthesis (1 is high, 5 is low)
Communication skills - a) oral skills b) written skills
- Good interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to communicate technical information to a wide range of individuals and groups both orally and in written form. - Essential
- Report writing experience. - Desirable 
Computer / IT skills
- Use office packages. - Essential
- Experience of electronic CAFM PPM systems. - Essential
- Ability to use AutoCAD. - Desirable 
- Ability to make technical assessments and evaluate site information and data. Ability to make decisions and provide options for solutions to tasks, combined with a clear understanding of when assistance/confirmation with decision-making should be sought. - Essential
- Should be enthusiastic about tackling a range of problems and determined to provide satisfactory solutions. - Desirable 
- Ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team. - Essential
- Ability to build productive relationships and work with a wide range of people including scientists, administrators and contractors. - Essential
- Experience of time/ work management skills and ability to progress several tasks in short succession with minimal supervision. - Essential
- Project Management experience. - Desirable 
- Able to interpret drawings. - Essential
- Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities. - Essential
- Can identify key issues that need to be addressed to achieve objectives and how to tackle them. - Essential
- Demonstrate understanding of Health & safety issues. - Desirable 
- NVQ, HNC or BTEC in appropriate discipline. - Essential
- NEBOSH / IOSH certification. - Desirable 
Resource Management ability
- Manage budget for spares. - Essential
- Line management of technicians on site. - Desirable 
Skills / Experience
- Proven track record in electrical installation and maintenance on a multi-function site. - Essential
- Knowledge of various electrical installations from 3phase distribution to control systems. 17 or 18 edition. - Essential
- Knowledge of building management systems. - Desirable 
- Preparation of risk assessments, COSHH assessments and procedures in line with CDM Regulations 2015. - Desirable 
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- Application form
- Equal Opportunities Monitoring Questionnaire
- Polar Service Application Medical Form - Version 2
- Send your completed application forms to:
- Human Resources Team
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road
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- Telephone: +44 (0)1223 221400
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