Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Building Services Engineer

2020

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STFC - Estates 

We have 2 positions available - 1 based at STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire and 1 based at STFC, Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire. When applying please specify if you have a preference for either location in your cover letter.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and Engineering. 

STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills together with technical training and development, as well as a direct route to professional accreditation. STFC graduates have the opportunity to build on their degree, taking their understanding, knowledge and skills to a new level in a dynamic, creative, collaborative culture.

STFC consists of several distinct departments which each focus on a different specialism within science, technology, innovation and support, yet work together to achieve STFC’s grand ambitions. Different departments may look for graduates with similar skills, so you should consider which role/s are most suitable to you, and apply for up to two of these.

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Estates Services

Estates Services is a diverse department providing professional Estates management to enable science. The department covers all aspects of Estates operations including managing the significant capital development programme, planned and reactive maintenance, asset replacement, site works projects and improvements. The Estates team consists of professional project managers, MEP design Engineers and core technical staff. The in house team is supported by 3rd party SME’s managed through service contracts.

The role will be responsible for supporting the design and delivery of the Estates Electrical Projects. To include overseeing the successful delivery of assigned works to programme and within allocated budget. You will engage with and consult with RAL stakeholders regarding Projects, including the capture of the “brief”, interpretation of requirements and preparation of specifications, management through the project management office, working closely with the estates teams and other specialists.

This role will see you take on some design lead responsibilities for projects, and managing externally appointed professional teams and contractors.

Summary of key duties & responsibilities

  • Manage and resolve requests for information from the contractor delivery team to the Estates client stakeholders
  • Assist in the coordination of contractor works with building user operations, ensuring that CDM requirements and other site standards/policies are implemented
  • Proactively and strategically plan project construction activities to avoid impacting upon the scientific programme
  • Liaise with the client to interpret and define project requirements, scope and budget prior to works instruction
  • Prepare Designs, estimates, specifications and tender documents relating to Projects at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory or Daresbury Laboratory
  • Instruct, implement and manage projects using NEC3/4 processes and protocols, working closely with the project delivery team
  • Procurement and supervision of contractors with minimal impact to the site location, including works coordination, integration, Safety and Quality assurance
  • Project management of various projects incorporating all building disciplines, with assistance for M & E, Fabric and other specialist trades
  • Ensure the Users acceptance and sign off the completion of Project works.

Job Requirements 

  • Obtained first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2018, 2019 or be due to receive it in 2020
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above
  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • Good inter-personal skills, particularly in communication, negotiating networking and team building, motivation and problem solving
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Good ICT skills, including MS Office and CAD.

Desirable:

  • Experience of diagnosing building defects and specifying remedial repairs
  • Contract management
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary design office.

Organisation Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

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Opportunity Overview

  • October 27th, 2019
  • £26,932 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Didcot (Oxfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Services
  • Information Technology
  • Maths

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