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Electrical Technician

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We currently have an opportunity for a Electrical Technician to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.

Role Responsibility

As an Electrical Technician you will be responsible for amongst other things:

  • Lighting
  • Power
  • Distribution Boards
  • Local Isolators
  • Containment
  • Temporary Installations
  • New Installations
  • Portable Appliance Testing

All work is to be carried out in a safe manner and to a high standard, conforming to the IEE  Regulations/HTM requirements all statutory and legal requirements, particularly in relation to Health & Safety at Work Act and the IEE Regulations/HTM’s as well as site specific guidelines / requirements.

In addition to the above you be required to assist existing Sodexo team members and specialist subcontractors as and when required.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Qualifications / Experience

  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

  • BS7671IEE 17th Edition Wiring Regulations

  • City and Guilds 2391-10 Inspection and Testing of Electrical Systems

  • Experience of Electrical maintenance / installations

  • Ability to use initiative and undertake core tasks independently

  • IT Literate

  • Technical expertise in specific area of work

  1. Level 3 engineering maintenance or equivalent  (NVQ)   

  1. Advanced fault finding and diagnostic skills

  2. Good communications skills, ability to present engineering issues to staff and customer

  3. Mentoring skills

Desirable Qualifications / Experience

  • Time served electrical apprenticeship

  • Portable Appliance Testing qualifications and experience

  • IPAF (Powered access licence)

  • City and Guilds 2396 Design Erection and Verification of Electrical Installations

  • HV/LV experience

  • COMPEX Hazardous Areas and Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (Modules EX01-EX04

  • Good understanding of engineering principles

  • Poses a good understanding of GMP regulations.

  • General building maintenance skills / experience

Must possess a proactive and can do attitude and a focus on safety.

Package Description

We are currently looking to recruit a facilities maintenance engineer for a permanent/full time role at one of our sites in Leeds.


The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day running of the technical services operations, this is a hands-on role and will include carrying out various reactive and planned maintenance duties, as well as management of contractors and all associated H&S requirements.


Location: Morley, Leeds LS27

Salary: £30,000 - £32,000

Duration: Full time permanent


Duties to include:

  • Carry out general maintenance (handyman, electrical etc.)
  • First response to breakdowns (basic diagnostics to ensure correct trade/specialist mobilised)
  • Organise and schedule reactive and planned maintenance
  • Management of company and client appointed contractors
  • Carry out point of work H&S assessments
  • Review RAMS and authorise/issue permit to work
  • Assist with projects, shutdowns etc.
  • Ensure legal compliance with all services (gas, electric, f-gas etc.)
  • Deal with MOC, CSCF, CAPA etc. for client
  • Collect metrics and compile/present reports for weekly/monthly management meetings
  • Liaise with tech/site services managers to ensure smooth running of site
  • Drive improvements and energy saving measures


Candidate to have;

  • Building services background (with electrical bias preferable)
  • Experience in managing contractors and H&S
  • Self-motivation with the ability to manage own workload and prioritise tasks
  • Flexibility with working hours (some weekend work will be required)
  • Problem solve under pressure and route cause analysis
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly (with tech and non-tech people) both verbally and with reports
  • Approachable and customer focussed

About the Company

Sodexo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland).

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors.

With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.


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