Senior Technician – M&E Services

*** CV's to holly@interpersonneluk.co.uk ***


Salary £35k - £40k DOE


Based in Dover


Job Purpose

As M&E Services Senior Technician you will work in a team providing a broad range of infrastructure, facilities and building services expertise across the port to maintain and improve existing buildings, port infrastructure and other structures or facilities. The post holder will have primary expertise in managing infrastructure and building services maintenance work from identification to procurement and supervision of works on site. The post holder needs to be proactive and flexible able to manage numerous projects simultaneously. The post holder needs to have a high competence of construction health and safety. The post holder needs to have a mindset of customer service and quickly form good working relationships with key clients such as the Estate department and the Cruise and Cargo department as well as the wider port community. Working collaboratively with contractors in the delivery of inspections, maintenance and projects will be a daily part of this role.. The post holder will play an integral part in the function of the Department in ensuring that the Board’s assets are installed and maintained effectively and to the appropriate standards of safety. This position is to start as soon as possible and anticipated to complete around mid-2023


Duties of the Post Holder

To undertake building services fault diagnosis, determine corrective action and arrange for designs, procurement, and implementation through our Framework contracts.

Planning, execution, and monitoring of minor works up to large building and infrastructure projects and planned maintenance programmes.

Liaising directly with Contractors and Stakeholders, arranging site and building access and overseeing construction and maintenance works ensuring full compliance with all aspects of Health and Safety; CDM Regulations and DHB Contractor Safety Code requirements.

To instruct, supervise and assess work carried out by Framework contractors and other external contractors.

To liaise with architects, consultants and quantity surveyors appointed to take control of a project on the Board's behalf, including the formulation of the "brief" and the progress of work on site in respect of brief, time, quality, safety, financial targets and operational constraints.

Providing a flexible approach to normal working time, work overtime and attend emergencies and breakdowns as required and when available. The post will require a high degree of flexible and adaptable team working including some out of hours and call out attendance.

Undertaking courses of retraining and improvement which may become necessary

Problem solving; detecting and analysing underlying problems and taking long term corrective actions and fault finding.

Continual professional development.


Generic Duties

To comply with environmental instructions and to identify potential risks to the environment, or areas where environmental impact can be reduced.

To comply with all safety instructions and to accept responsibility for your own safety and the safety of others who may be affected by what you do. To identify potential risks in the work area, and to report such risks promptly to management.

Any other duties assigned by the manager or supervisor from time to time. Such duties will be reasonable in relation to the job holder’s skills, abilities and status.


The Ideal Fit Our Operation (Knowledge & Experience)

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the installation and maintenance of Building Engineering services systems

Good working knowledge of HVAC, gas, electrical, life safety, controls and SCADA systems, with demonstrable experience of facilities management

Qualified to HNC / HND in building services engineering discipline(s) or similar NVQ qualifications (depending on experience)

Qualified as, or previous experience as an Electrical Authorised Person for HV and LV systems an advantage

Demonstrable experience of working within safety management systems, ideally CSCS card registered

Qualified to City & Guilds Confined Spaces, or equivalent, desirable

Qualified to City & Guilds Supervising and Managing Working at Heights, or equivalent, desirable

Demonstrable understanding of Statutory Regulations, CDM Regulations and Health and Safety Legislation, Asbestos Regulations etc

Experience and understanding of the operation of NEC Contracts an advantage

Proficient in the use of MS Office and associated business support and asset management systems

Able to work at heights (on and over water) if required

Full driving licence and own transport with business insurance. Contactable outside office hours and able work additional hours on occasion.

Ability to understand and interpret Contract requirements and to pro-actively manage contractors’ activities on site

Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with stakeholders at all levels to facilitate access and timely progress of works

Ability to read and interpret building and engineering drawings of all disciplines and to solve problems

Adopts a collaborative approach to problem solving and progressing of works

Maintain a clear focus when under pressure Our Team (People & Behavioural Skills)

Strong technical and analytical skills with the ability to think broadly on issues, offer ideas and solutions and apply good judgement in problem solving.

Strong customer and outcome focus

An excellent communicator that builds confidence, wins respect and ensures activities are carried out safely and correctly


Interpersonnel Recruitment is operating as an Employment Agency for our client for this particular role. By applying you give consent for your data to be handled and processed under GDPR Legislation for the purpose of your current employment search.

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Interpersonnel is an equal opportunities employer. All our current vacancies are on our website www.interpersonneluk.co.uk/vacancies


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