Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC247756
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £24435 - £34997
Date Posted 19 December 2018
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 27 January 2019
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £24,435 to £34,997 (inclusive of annual allowance and dependant on skills and experience, an on call/overtime allowance may also be available)                       
Grade: C/D
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full time
Closing Date: 27th January 2019

Band C:

A vacancy exists for an Electrical Installation Technician within the ISIS Electrical Installations Section, which is part of the ISIS Electrical Services Group.

Within this role, as a nominated person you will be working closely with other Electrical Engineers, Technicians and apprentices, installing electrical LV systems throughout ISIS.

This will include being involved in upgrade projects on the scientific facility as well as refurbishments and new installations.

Band D:         

A vacancy exists for a Senior Electrical Installation Technician within the ISIS Electrical Installations Section, which is part of the ISIS Electrical Services Group.

Within this role, as an authorised person you will be working closely with the Electrical Installation Section Leader as well as other Electrical Engineers and Technicians. As part of the role you will be supervising electrical installation packages of work, ensuring a high standard of Electrical Installation work across ISIS is maintained. A key part of this role will be the liaising of work with scientists and other disciplines to ensure that project work is carried out in the correct sequence without disrupting facility users. 

The role offers a variety of work which will be a mix of hands on installation, testing and fault finding as well as some office based duties.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.


Shortlisting Criteria

Band C:


  • recognised electrical engineering apprenticeship or other relevant structured training.


  • IET wiring regulations
  • AM2
  • Health and Safety training
  • nominated Person Low Voltage trained.  

Band D:


  • recognised level 3 electrical engineering apprenticeship or other relevant structured training
  • latest IET wiring regulations qualification
  • City and Guilds 2391 test and inspection or equivalent.


  • AM2
  • ATEX/DSEAR approved training
  • PAT testing
  • Health and Safety training
  • Authorised Person Low Voltage trained.

Interview Criteria

Band C:


  • the ability to prove dead and safely isolate electrical circuits
  • experience and knowledge of LV single phase and three phase systems.


  • previous industrial installation experience
  • experience of CMMS systems.

Band D:


  • the ability to prove dead and safely isolate electrical circuits
  • experience of LV single phase and three phase systems
  • previous industrial installation experience
  • knowledge of current Electrical Installation/Minor Works certificates
  • experience of supervising electrical packages of work
  • good organising and communication skills
  • ability to read/follow electrical drawings
  • ability to liaise with scientists and engineers of other disciplines
  • ability to produce Risk Assessments and Method Statements.


  • experience of CMMS systems
  • experience of motor control circuits
  • ability to complete electrical safety/isolation documentation. 

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK.   At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

Closing date for applications is 27th January 2019. However, we encourage early applications as they may be reviewed and interviewed on an on-going basis.

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