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Mechanical and Ventilation Estates Officer

Job Introduction

Your World Pro is currently recruiting a Mechanical and Ventilation Estates Officer based in Dorchester on a contract basis.

Job Description

Your World Pro is a leading specialist healthcare recruitment agency, placing a range of healthcare professionals including Non-Clinical and Clinical positions.

Mechanical and Ventilation Estates Officer

Sector: Healthcare

Job Type: Temporary

Duration of temporary role: This is a temporary role expected to be for 6 months and likely to be extended to 9 months  

Location: Dorset

Travelling: This role will across the client’s 4 sites in Dorset and Dorchester

Band: 6 or lower Band 7

Band 6 Pay:

£17.93 to £21.72 paye including holiday or £20.40 to £24.72 umbrella per hour depending on skill and experience

Band 7 Pay:

£22.29 to £23.43 paye including holiday or £25.37 to £26.66 umbrella per hour depending on skill and experience


Start: Asap

Working days and hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm


Key Responsibilities

  • The post holder will be able to exchange complex technical related information with specialists and explain technical information to non-specialists for maintenance and projects work.
  • To manage the effective maintenance of all mechanical services, building components and equipment within the Trust’s Establishments. The post holder will follow national standards, guidelines, departmental and Trusts operating policies and procedures when undertaking this role. 
  • To work in conjunction with the Estates Manager, Estates Officer (Compliance) and Estates Officer (Electrical) to ensure the effective cost controlled provision of day to day maintenance  services and to liaise with the directly employed labour mechanical & electrical teams and contractors in an efficient manner to achieve Trust objectives and best value at all times.
  • The post holder will be appointed as appropriate to Named/Designated/Competent/Authorised Person roles in keeping with requirements laid down in Hospital Technical Memorandums (HTM) and Health and Safety documentation.
  • The post holder will also maintain, operate and review planned maintenance programmes & review and revise procedures/working practices.
  • The post holder is an experienced mechanical engineer, responsible for the efficient operation of all mechanical services across Trust property. With an ability to work outside their predominant discipline, they are able to adapt to change and local pressure as necessary, to support the delivery of a complete efficient maintenance service, within budgetary limits.
  • Work undertaken will cover the Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust site in its entirety, plus off site locations.  The post holder will participate in the Managers out of hour’s On-Call services rota.
  • To maintain good working relationships and communicate effectively with users of the services and colleagues to include ward staff, other departmental staff and external contractors.
  • Plans and organises their own and team work to provide an efficient service to all wards and departments
  • Negotiating and persuasive skills will be required to gain co-operation and access within wards and departments.
  • Forms of communication used will be verbal and written work returns, record of work done.
  • Analyses of the jobs they allocate comparing a range of options and evaluates the best solution to the problem presented.


Key Results

  • Manage, monitor and co-ordinate operationally all mechanical engineering installations, services, systems and work activities ensuring compliance with relevant current legislation, NHS guidance, health and safety, standards, codes of practice, regulations and in particular Lifting Equipment; Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (SI 1998 No 2307) (LOLER), Pressure systems; Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR).
  • To work closely with the direct employed labour in all areas at work to ensure effective management and co-ordination of the building, mechanical & electrical engineering functions.
  • To manage and control the Engineering and Building Estates team and also external contractors employed by the Organisation [Technicians, Craftsmen, Maintenance Assistants and Contract Labour]. Specialist knowledge across a wide range of disciplines will be required.
  • To be responsible for satisfactory time keeping, conduct of staff and to maintain discipline. Support the Estates Manager in ensuring staff appraisals and ensure staff records are kept relating to holiday, sickness, overtime and TOIL. Checking of staff time sheets. General reporting and management of sickness absence of the Estates team.
  • To manage monitor and co-ordinate mechanical, electrical and other specialist maintenance and small works contractors.
  • Advise the Estates Manager on all aspects of mechanical services and systems ensuring compliance that those activities are carried out in the most cost effective and efficient way either through direct employed labour or external contract.
  • To be responsible under the direction of the Estates Manager for developing and implementing an operational strategy for mechanical services at the Dorset County Hospital site and other properties managed by the organisation.
  • Monitor and review the mechanical and electrical engineering services planned preventative maintenance system (PPM) to ensure that statutory and mandatory compliance is achieved and that services are delivered in the most cost effective way.
  • Manage, develop, co-ordinate and maintain documentation, registers and log books for all mechanical engineering maintenance


Knowledge and Skills

  • A minimum qualification of BTEC Level 4, HNC Engineering or Estates (Mechanical or Building Services Engineering)
  • Degree level qualification with extensive engineering knowledge acquired through equivalent experience
  • Corporate/full member status with a relevant engineering body/institution.
  • Authorised person for either/or MGPS system, ventilation or pressure systems
  • Proven knowledge of H&S legislation and statutory obligations relating to healthcare premises and Estates operations and compliance
  • Knowledge of NHS Estate code, Health Technical Memorandums in relation to engineering services and Codes of practice relating to H&S and Engineering Services
  • Significant and relevant estates management and day to day operational estates staff 
  • Project/Contract management experience
  • Familiarity with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999
  • Capable of demonstrating the ability to lead and work in a team with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal at all levels, across all disciplines
  • Understanding of NHS Standing Financial Instructions (SFIs)



Have your previously experience working as Mechanical and Ventilation Estates Officer?

Have your previously experience working as Mechanical and Ventilation Estates Officer within the NHS?

Do you hold qualification of BTEC Level 4, HNC Engineering or Estates (Mechanical or Building Services Engineering)?

Do you have the Corporate/full member status with a relevant engineering body/institution?

Do you experience match the specifications stated and are you available immediately?


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