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Mechanical Technical Officer (MOD site)

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

Job Introduction

As Mechanical Technical Officer, you'll be responsible for the delivery of planned, reactive and minor new work tasks in line with legislative, contractual and Sodexo requirements utilising both internal and external resources. You'll also act as SME for both mechanical systems and water management, providing AP competency and duties as directed by the Service Delivery Manager

Colchester PFI is one of the most ambitious PFI projects undertaken, Merville Barracks is the home of the 16 Air Assault Brigade with 3500 military personnel on site. We are the showcase and benchmark for Sodexo global defence, helping to lead on strategy and vision for the future

We are a key partner to the Ministry of Defence, running services at major UK and overseas military bases which improve quality of life for our military personnel. The impact of change and uncertainty as consolidation occurs throughout the armed forces, set against a backdrop of today’s rapidly changing world, makes the preservation of high standards even more important than ever. We are dedicated to delivering the best quality as well as cost-efficiency in the delivery of infrastructure, facilities management, catering, retail and leisure services to the armed forces community

We’re proud that our work has a significant bearing on morale, retention and recruitment.


Role Responsibility

  • Assist Senior Engineer co-ordinating planned, reactive and minor new work tasks to ensure that it is performed in such a manner as so to limit disruption, negate any possible deductions
  • Assist  Senior Engineer internal and external resources to deliver Sodexo’s service obligations at all times in an efficient manner
  • Manage a fit for purpose supply chain
  • Input into business cases to reduce bought in services and increase self-delivery
  • Undertake inspections to ensure quality standards, both in terms of workmanship and materials, are maintained and ensure that any actions arising are completed
  • Attend meetings as directed to discuss works programming and progress
  • Provid advice and assistance on all works and issues
  • Work closely with senior engineers and the Helpdesk team to resolve technical enquiries
  • Support the pursuance of construction related latent defects through detailed fault analysis and contribution to robust business cases that clearly highlight the latent defect with a view to removing/minimising Sodexo risk
Please see attached job description for further details

The Ideal Candidate

  • Mechanical Technical Qualification
  • Experience in Gas installations and infrastructure
  • IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent
  • Ability to achieve  Authorised Person in a relevant discipline  within 6 months of employment
  • Ability to achieve  Responsible Person (Gas)  within 6 months of employment
  • Ability to achieve water management RP status within 6 months of employment
  • Familiarity with operating JSP 375 Safe Systems of Work
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Management of supply chain experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to all levels within the organisation and with customers and clients
  • Ability to be an effective team player within a team
  • Flexible with the ability to work under pressure
  • Capable of working on own initiative and without supervision
  • IT literate with experience of Microsoft Office
  • Preferably a WIAPs registered engineer or willing to work towards this
  • Preferably hold membership of an applicable water industry organization CIPHE, WMSoc or willing to work towards this
  • Hold an applicable FULL NVQ level 2, 6009 or higher


Package Description

Competitive salary up to £41,200 plus benefits including pension, bonus, starting holiday entitlement of 20 days + statutory (8) days, along with an option to 'buy' additional flexible benefits such as holidays, healthcare etc through salary sacrifice.

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster

About the Company

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

Sodexo and our clients are 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.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.


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