Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC255466
Location Warrington See on Map
Salary £38969 - £43300
Date Posted 15 October 2020
Grade UKRI-Band E
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 06 November 2020
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £38,969 - £43,300 per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Grade: UKRI - E
Contract Type: Open Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 6th November 2020
Interview Date: W/C 23rd November 2020

We are currently looking for a Project Manager with an Electrical bias to join our Estates Services Team based at Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington. This role will proactively support the Estates remit to deliver flexible, customer focused and efficient services that support the delivery of STFC’s vision, values and objectives. The Estates services team needs to be agile and able to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our diverse customer base therefore it is expected that the post holder will demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach.  

Remit of Role

The role will ensure that Estates and Science led projects are delivered across the DL estate. The role holder will be expected to be self managing and able to deliver multiple projects at any one time via self delivery and/or the use of external partners and resources. The projects will be varied and mainly of an electrical bias, though not exclusively so. There will a requirement to support cross departmental collaboration, support any large scale capital programs and act as a technical subject matter expert on the laboratory electrical infrastructure.

The role requires a self-motivated and customer focused approach and the post holder will be expected to take on a range of responsibilities. The post holder will be well organised and proactive, with an interest in STFC and Estates functions. Clear communication skills, excellent organisation and documentation control are essential.

 Key Duties of Role:

  • To act as principal Project Manager for electrical engineering and installation projects on behalf of DL Estates Services supporting both Estates managed infrastructure and Science-led programs. These may be HV or LV systems or a combination of both.
  • To act as professional/technical advisor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for electrical engineering and installation to other Project Managers and maintenance Technicians within DL Estates Services.
  • To develop excellent knowledge of the DL electrical infrastructure and undertake to manage switching and some design work on Estates electrical infrastructure.
  • Work closely with other electrical engineers in science and technology departments at DL to agree best practice and common working knowledge of different electrical systems.
  • To conduct and review suitable and sufficient risk assessments for any work being carried out on electrical systems, including those being carried out by contractors and other departments.
  • To contribute to the development and provision of pre-construction information under the CDM Regulations.
  • To occasionally act as Principal Designer or Principal Contractor under the CDM Regulations as required by the Client or Client’s representative.
  • To attain the role of Subject Matter Expert (SME) for electrical systems and fire alarm systems on behalf of Estates Services.
  • Work closely with other Estates functions including the CAD Technician, Compliance Officer and Maintenance Teams to deliver best practice across the Hard Services function.
  • Work closely with science and technology departments to support infrastructure improvements and maintenance as part of non-estates capital and resource projects.
  • Manage contractors, consultants and suppliers as required in the delivery of project work.
  • To manage and provide timely and accurate reports on project budget, specification and programme.
  • To manage the handover of timely and accurate project/asset information to the Maintenance Team at project closure.
  • To identify, scope, cost and prioritise electrical-related projects or works for inclusion in the annual resource and capital budget processes.
  • Maintain oversight of statutory compliance for electrical systems in both project and maintenance activities across DL.
  •  Support other non-electrical projects as required.

All members of the Estates Services team will, from time to time, be expected to lead or participate (appropriate to Band level) in STFC and Estates projects that may be outside their normal remit.


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 (S) and Interview (I) Criteria


  • Undertaken an electrical-biased apprenticeship (S)
  • Minimum HNC in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent (S)
  • Qualification in the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (S)
  • Qualification in Project Management (Prince 2, APM) (S)
  • NEBOSH General Certificate (S)
  • Proven evidence of delivering electrical projects to value c£500k (S,I)
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels (I)
  • Proven evidence of design work on industrial electrical systems (S,I)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the application of the CDM Regulations (I)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Electricity at Work Regulations (I)
  • Ability to lead and work on multiple projects at the same time. (I)


  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate (S)
  • NEBOSH Fire Certificate (S)
  • Evidence of design work and maintenance in Fire Alarm systems (S,I)
  • Experience of LV and/or HV switching. (S/I)

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.

Polaris House is located next to Swindon Train Station and has excellent public transport links. Limited parking subject to waiting list.

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability. The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit 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.


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