Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC247791
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £24435 - £34997
Date Posted 13 December 2018
Grade RC-C
Contract Type Personal Contracts
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 27 January 2019
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £24,435 - £34,997 (inclusive of £2,000 annual allowance) - depending on skills and experience plus On Call and Overtime                       
Grade : C/D
Contract Type: Open-Ended 
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 27th January 2019

Vacancies exist for an Electrical Maintenance Technician (Band C) and a Senior Electrical Maintenance Technician (Band D) within the ISIS Electrical Maintenance Section, which is part of the ISIS Electrical Services Group.

Band C:

Within the role, you will be working closely with other Electrical Engineers, Technicians and Apprentices.

In this role, as a nominated person, you will work on LV systems throughout ISIS, safely carrying out planned, reactive and continuous improvement maintenance tasks that have been organised by your section leader or senior technician.

Band D:

This position will involve working closely with the Electrical Maintenance Section Leader, to ensure that the maintenance section runs smoothly.

In this role, as an authorised person you will be working on LV systems throughout ISIS.

At times, you will be required to attend project meetings and organise both the Electrical Maintenance Technicians and Apprentice’s workload.

Having strong communication and organisational skills, you will have the responsibility to liaise with scientists and other engineering disciplines. You will also be responsible for the efficient and day-to-day execution of planned, reactive and continuous improvement maintenance activities relating to ISIS assets.

You will also be involved with Electrical Installation Condition Reports, and the rectification of any reported C1, C2 and C3 failures and recommendations.

This role will require you to demonstrate an ability to work on your own or as part of a team.  

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.


  • BS7671 IET wiring regulations
  • health and safety training
  • portable appliance testing
  • Nominated Person Low Voltage trained.

Band D:


  • recognised level 3 Electrical Engineering apprenticeship or other relevant structured training
  • latest BS7671 IET wiring regulations qualification
  • City and Guilds 2391 test and inspection or equivalent.


  • ATEX/DSEAR approved training
  • health and safety training
  • portable appliance testing
  • Authorised Person Low Voltage trained.

Interview Criteria

Band C:


  • knowledge and understanding, of single and three phase LV systems
  • safe isolation and proving dead.


  • electrical maintenance experience, preferably within an industrial environment
  • experience of CMMS systems
  • ELV control systems
  • portable appliance testing.

Band D:


  • knowledge and understanding, of single and three phase LV systems
  • safe isolation and proving dead
  • electrical maintenance experience, planned, reactive and continuous improvement, preferably within an industrial environment
  • a logical approach to fault finding
  • ability to read electrical schematic drawings
  • working to the current BS7671 IET wiring regulations
  • completion of Electrical Installation Condition Reports, Electrical Installation and Minor Works certificates
  • working within a health and safety environment, understanding of risk assessments and method statements
  • experience of organising electrical packages of work
  • good organisational and communication skills
  • ability to liaise with Scientists and Engineers from other disciplines.


  • experience of CMMS systems
  • variable speed drives and motors
  • thermography, thermal imaging and reporting
  • ELV control systems
  • portable appliance testing
  • 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.

Limited parking subject to waiting list (Polaris House, Swindon only).

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.

The closing date for this vacancy is 27th January 2019. Please note that suitable candidates for this role may be interviewed prior to this date.

Online applications only. Please submit a covering letter and CV ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Please note that failure to address the above criteria or submitted without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered.

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