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Authorising Engineer (MoD) job in Scotland

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Job Ref:  CA_36856
Employer:  Carillion plc
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Scotland
27/10/2016 01:03

Purpose of Role
This role requires the successful candidate to be in possession of at least one MoD licence to perform the role of Authorising Engineer on our Defence Estate in line with JSP375. Additional licences would be a distinct advantage as would the ability to perform professional inspections on MoD POL infrastructure.

The role is based in Scotland and requires travel across the region to attend MoD sites for AE duties. MoD Security Clearance is an essential criteria for the successful applicant.

Jobholders of roles covered by the Authorising Engineer profile have a requirement to be mobile and flexible in order to provide site-level assurance to Carillion duty holders that safety legislation arising from Safe System of Work (SSoW) procedures are being adhered to and to identify and prioritise any departures from SSOW compliance.

The role is critical in maintaining a viable, evidence-based safety argument that may be used in court to defend Carillion from any legal proceeding brought by the health and safety executive or other regulative authorities.

The jobholder will be accountable for technical delivery and completion of all contract KPI / SLA agreements and the account or role could have significant, systemic positive or negative impact to Carillion or Clients. The jobholder will be accountable for the delivery of Statutory/Mandatory and contractual requirements throughout the contract and the operations or activities overseen are for complex or critical infrastructure. The role is considered mobile, national or regional engineering consultancy function within a specified SME discipline across multiple sectors.

Principal Accountabilities
• Leads their team in effective operation and maintenance of M&E infrastructure, equipment, processes or services.
• Technically manages and is responsibility for their own actions and the team’s performance.
• Consistently delivers clear concise briefing of technical issues to non-technical colleagues.
• Effective interpersonal skills to lead teams and liaise with peers.
• Commitment to the highest professional engineering values and standards.
• Understands how to innovate and encourages creativity and positive change
• Effectively manage RCA and post problem review requirements.
• Experienced and capable of have technical accountability for M&E systems and solutions including simple standby generation and UPS systems.
• Work effectively with colleagues, clients, suppliers or the public, and be aware of the needs and concerns of others, especially where related to diversity and equality
• Accountability for project, finance and personnel management and managing trade-offs between technical, commercial and impact to systems or buildings.
• Effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters.
• The Authorising Engineer (AE) provides the necessary assurances that the prescribed SSoW is being appropriately implemented at site level through the AE Audits undertaken and the Assessment of Competence of the Authorised Persons (AP).
• Issue confirmation of competence to suitable prospective APs for the systems and installations on the site or sites within the area for which the AE has been appointed, in order that the Executive Manager can appoint suitable and sufficient APs to provide the necessary cover and service requirement.
• Approve and monitor training plans for APs.
• Be satisfied that prospective APs:
o meet the AP suitability criteria for appointment
o meet the training requirements and are familiar with the equipment, systems and locations for which they will be responsible
o are able to demonstrate their competency. (Possess adequate skills, training, knowledge understanding and familiarity of the equipment, systems, and locations, for which authorisation is envisaged)
• Report to the Senior Authorising Engineer and Executive Manager any deficiency in the number of trained and competent APs which may impair the provision of the necessary cover. The report is to include recommendations in programme/plan form of the corrective action to be taken to redress any deficiencies identified.
• Define in writing, using drawings and diagrams as appropriate, the exact extent of the systems and installations for which the AP is responsible, keeping appropriate records.
• Ensure that all points of demarcation and operational interface with other Authorities are clearly identified and recorded.
• Maintain a register of all APs assessed and approved by the AE and subsequently appointed.
• Review the competence, performance and documentation of each AP in accordance with Section 7.4.

Additional Role Information
Reward Package:
  • Company vehicle & fuel card
  • 25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays with the opportunity to buy more holidays once you have been with us for a short while
  • BUPA Healthcare Insurance (single cover with option to 'trade up' to cover your family
  • Pension Plan
  • Carillion 'Thank You' Scheme, which offers flexible, tax efficient benefits such as child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme & discounts on high street brands

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