Mechanical Engineer

One of our large clients are looking to recruit an experienced and committed Mechanical Plumbing Engineer with a high work standard to support their contract at an NHS healthcare site in Edinburgh.

Post holder will have the required maintenance skills to ensure the safe and continuous operation of Mechanical engineering services and building plant as part of a flexible team responsible, through the line Management Structure of Supervisors to Head of Estates.


Required qualifications are an appropriately recognised Mechanical/Engineering apprenticeship

C&G, Scotvec (SVQ3), or equivalent, C&G 9730

The post holder will very much be involved with the maintenance and minor works service covering a wide and varied range of mechanical equipment servicing large industrial units such as dual fired boilers and heating and ventilation distribution equipment.

All mechanical equipment throughout the Hospital that comprises heating equipment (pumps, control valves, radiators) ventilation equipment (fans, heating/cooling coils, Humidification) Domestic Hot Water equipment (calorifiers, safety devices) compressors, manifolds for medical gases, Building Management System control equipment.

Work involves the use of analytical test devices, specialist tools, workshop fixed equipment, portable electrical equipment, welding equipment, emergency generators, medical gas equipment (patient use) suction units, geared drives.

It would be beneficial to the role and department if the individual had previous experience of building service systems, technical services provision and general maintenance however training will be provided.


  • Be able to work in accordance with the requirements of Health Technical Memoranda (HTM's); Medical Gases HTM 2022 and Water Supplies HTM 2027, HTM 2040 and (Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8), Ventilation Plant HTM 2025 and any other relevant statutory compliance requirements (Pressure Systems Regulations 2000).
  • To work in accordance with the requirements of rules for the Safe Operation of Low Voltage Systems as competent person (LV) for the organisation.
  • Actively participate in the operation and control of all engineering planned maintenance schemes.
  • Work overtime to carry out emergency repairs as required.
  • Undertake essential repair works and general maintenance activities at the request of the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • To liaise with the Maintenance Supervisor and M&E Services Manager regarding plant or equipment failures.
  • Undertake fault finding on complex medical gas systems, low pressure heating water systems, critical systems and equipment and pressurised steam systems. Using cause effect analysis and detailed examination to gain a solution and use of all relevant drawings and schematics.
  • Carry out planned preventative maintenance, inspections, commissioning and testing in accordance with published procedures, completing all report sheets and test certificates as necessary and mark up any drawing alterations
  • Use of all relevant tools and equipment within safety guidelines as necessary for the completion of works ensuring full compliance with Guidelines and Controls e.g. Risk Assessment, Site Safety, Fire Safety, Control of Infection and Hazardous Substances.
  • Obligation to undertake training where necessary to learn new techniques.
  • Understand fully the inter-relationship between the various maintenance crafts.
  • Given the appropriate training and support be able to carry out any additional duties required of them including AP MGPS, MEWP Manager, and Basic Refrigeration fault diagnostics.
  • Liaise with hospital staff on a daily basis.

Desired Qualifications:

  • NVQ/C&G in Mechanical Engineering (Essential)
  • Legionella (Desired not essential)
  • 17 th /18 th Edition (Desired not essential)
  • FGas (Desired not essential)
  • NVQ Plumbing (Desired not essential)
  • IPAF (Desired not essential)
  • PASMA (Desired not essential)
  • Medical Gas (Desired not essential)
  • HV/LV AP (Desired not essential)

If this role would be of any interest at all please apply with your CV online or call Jamie on 01745 772218

Job Type Permanent Part Time
Location Edinburgh
Sector Other Engineering
Salary £16-20 pre hour
Start Date 19th March 2020
Advertiser remoteapi
Job Ref 2241

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