Mechanical Engineer – Cambridge and Antarctica

Job reference:
BAS 94/18
Contract type:
Full Time
Duration:
Fixed-Term Appointment (4 Years)
Salary:
Starting from £30,357 per annum.
Benefits:
We offer generous benefits
Team:
Estates team
Location:
Cambridge and Antarctica. This role will be based in Cambridge with some short-term trips South (0-120 days) as required. Over the contract period the role will involve at least one longer trip South, up to 6 months over the Antarctic Summer & Winter periods.
Closing date:
25 November, 2018 11:59 pm

Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join the Estates Team. The role will provide engineering support to BAS Estates during the design, build and commissioning of the Rothera Modernisation Project. It will also involve assisting in the management of mechanical systems across all stations and BAS Cambridge.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record in mechanical engineering project management and design. You will also need the skills to interpret drawings and perform complex engineering calculations. We need someone with good decision making skills with the ability to make technical assessments by evaluating site information and data.

This is an exciting and diverse opportunity which will involve work both at BAS headquarters in Cambridge and some time South when required.

Purpose

To provide engineering support to BAS Estates during the design, build and commissioning of the Rothera Modernisation Project.

To assist in the management of BAS mechanical systems across all stations and BAS Cambridge.

This post will require the holder to spend up to 0-120 days per year in Antarctica for 3 of the 4 years and up to 300 days in 1 of the 4 years.

Qualification

Relevant Engineering Degree, HNC or extensive experience.

Duties

• Mechanical commissioning lead on Estates projects.
• Mechanical Lead in the development of the BAS Services Strategy.
• Provision of Mechanical Engineering Feasibility, Design, Procurement, Installation, Commissioning, Maintenance and Project Management for BAS Projects.
• Preparing cost estimates, developing budget requirements and ensuring spending is both contained and controlled.
• Ensuring both the BAS technical advisors and construction partners are provided with accurate technical information.
• Production of Health and Safety documentation.
• Involvement in production of O&M manuals and BIM implantation.
• Advising on energy use and reporting. Promoting energy efficient design solutions.
• To ensure project commissioning processes are carried out effectively and documented appropriately.
• Any other duties as required by the Director of BAS.


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 94/18

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 25th November 2018
Interview date: 3rd December 2018
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.

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 [2]
  • Power point presentation experience. - Desirable [4]

Computer / IT skills

  • Use office packages. Word, Excel. - Essential
  • Experience of electronic PPM systems. - Essential
  • Ability to use AutoCAD. - Desirable [2]

Decision Making

  • Ability to make technical assessments by evaluating site information and data. - Essential
  • Ability to make decisions and provide solutions to tasks. - Essential
  • 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 [1]

Interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team. Ability to build productive relationships and work with a wide range of people including scientists, administrators and contractors. - Essential

Managerial ability

  • Track record of time/ work management skills and ability to progress several tasks in short succession with minimal supervision. - Essential
  • Project Management experience. - Desirable [3]

Numerical ability

  • Able to interpret drawings and perform complex engineering calculations. - Essential

Other Factors

  • 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 [1]

Qualifications

  • Relevant Engineering Degree, HNC or extensive experience. - Essential

Resource Management ability

  • Budget management experience. - Desirable [3]

Skills / Experience

  • Proven track record in mechanical engineering project management and design. - Essential
  • Experience of energy efficiency & sustainable systems. - Essential
  • Commissioning experience. - Essential
  • Knowledge of building systems including HVAC control systems, refrigeration, CHP and power generation systems. - Desirable [2]
  • Preparation of risk assessments, COSHH assessments and procedures in line with CDM Regulations 2015. - Desirable [3]
  • Experience in technical writing for O&Ms and procedures/method statements. - Desirable [2]

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