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Field Based Installation & Validation Engineer – Electrical (TH2687)

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Location: South England

(candidates can be based anywhere within the South, but ideally in the Kettering area)  

£32K – £36K Basic + Bonus + Company Van + Pension + 25 Days Holiday + Public Holidays + Healthcare + Benefits + Expenses covered 

COMPANY

My client is a global leader in the design and installation of sterile and controlled environments. They are now the principal contractor on various projects, for a variety of clients and industries.

Recognised for their ability to offer complete end to end design and build services, they have become a key provider to clients worldwide within the Automotive, Healthcare and Subsea sectors.

My client is currently in a period of steady growth and this is an opportunity for you to develop and progress professionally with a well-established organisation who have a history of promoting from within. If you are looking to work for a stable, award winning organisation, who are invested in the training and development of their staff, then please apply.

POSITION

My client is seeking an Installation & Validation Engineer to join their existing team based in the South of England. Reporting into the Installation & Validation Manager, you will be responsible for visiting various sites across the UK and Europe, to install, test and maintain contamination-controlled environments. You will be tasked with ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of installations and validations are carried out to the companies and customers expectations and also be responsible for signing off the electrical aspects of the installations.

This is a field-based role and will involve extensive travel to sites across the UK and abroad. (~25% of time will be spent abroad). You must be prepared for overnight stays Monday – Thursday.

Other duties will include: –

  • Lead and ensure that all installations are completed to required specification and standards and on time
  • Liaise with the operations team to ensure all materials and labour are available on the right site and at the right time
  • Undertake sufficient training for the role
  • Take a lead on installations and validations of electrical services such as HVAC systems, Filters and Lighting
  • Provide support for other Installation teams on other sites
  • Inspect, test and sign off electrical installation and repairs
  • Communicate and interact with Operations team and all other relevant departments
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is completed accurately and on time

PERSON

The successful candidate will be a time served Electrician, have experience in Electrical Engineering and have experience in field-based installation, validation or maintenance roles. You will be well organised, a good communicator and willing to travel extensively.

Other key skills include:

  • Qualified in 18th edition IET Wiring regulations (essential)
  • City & Guilds 236 or 2330 parts 1 and 2 or equivalent (essential)
  • City & Guilds 2391 Inspection and Testing or equivalent (essential)
  • Experience in 240v/415v electrical wiring and testing (essential)
  • Working knowledge on BS7671 Wiring regulations (essential)
  • Experience in Electrical fault finding and testing
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of control-based systems and PLC’s
  • Demonstrable experience of working and installing Steelwork and Insulated panels
  • Fitting and assembly of Mechanical equipment
  • Ability to offer good customer service
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 – 2008
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Well organised, self-motivated and approachable personality

Keywords: Installation, Validation, I&V, Electrical, PLC, HVAC, Air Filters, Contamination Control, Asceptic, Construction, ISO 9001, CSCS, Steelwork, Insulated panels, Lighting, 18th edition, IET, Wiring, Electrician, Testing, Inspection, Cleanrooms, Clean rooms, Clean room, Cleanroom

 

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  • Add a sentence or two about each employer including what products/services they offer. This will allow new employers to quickly understand the current and previous markets you have operated in.
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Interview prep is vital in order to be successful within the interview process and stand out against others.  Some of the core areas to consider include the following:

THE EMPLOYER

Fully researching the business you are meeting is vital, as the majority of clients will ask “what do you know about our organisation?”.  The internet can provide endless historical and present information on the organisation you are meeting, but simply glancing at a company website and reviewing the basics will no longer make you stand out within a competitive market. Areas to focus your research on include:

  • The products & solutions they offer
  • The markets they operate within
  • Their competitors
  • Their unique selling points (USP’s)
  • Business size (turnover, employee numbers etc.)
  • Major project wins and successes

Don’t be worried about trying to memorise all the company information; most employers don’t mind candidates coming armed with a note pad of facts and figures. It should be written in bullet point format and be for your reference only. Try to avoid pages of information and stick to a maximum of one side of A4. If anything, we find clients are more impressed that candidates have taken the time to make notes opposed to just glancing at their company website.

THE INTERVIEWERS

We would always recommend you review the profile and background of the interview panel on LinkedIn.com prior to your meeting. This can be extremely insightful and allow you to understand more about the businesses/markets they have worked within and their personal interests. This will help you develop a rapport with the interviewers on the day.

YOU

No matter what level of role you are interviewing for you will find a large percentage of the interview will focus around you, your skills and past experience.  So although it seems an obvious area to prepare on, it’s one which candidates overlook the most.  

KNOW YOUR CV

Knowing your CV is vital, as clients will be keen to learn more about what interested you about a certain role, what you didn’t enjoy about the position, reasons for leaving companies, salary package, duties, achievements etc. It is important you’re able to give a good account of your skills and focus on drawing synergy between your past experience and the position on offer. Most clients are looking for related examples and will therefore ask scenario based questions allowing you to draw on your own experiences to answer.

JOB SPEC

Reviewing the job description in detail prior to your interview is critical. It will allow you to not only understand more about the employers requirements but allow you to tailor your pitch in the interview.  Naturally it makes more sense spending time talking about the areas of your experience that have the most relevance to the position on offer.

PREPARE QUESTIONS

Treat any interview as a two way conversation, to not only allow the employer to assess your skills but for you to assess if the business and opportunity is right for you. It is essential you are armed with intelligent questions that will make the interviewers sit back and think about before answering. For example:

  • Where do they see the biggest opportunities in the market for them to capitalise on?
  • What are the biggest threats in the market?

Questions such as the above can be extremely insightful and allow you to gain market intelligence and establish if the future of the role, their market and the business is stable.

INTERVIEW TIPS

  • Arrive in good time and ensure you are well presented
  • Listen to the questions carefully and ensure your answer is relevant
  • Don’t go off tangent
  • Lose or translate the internal jargon/acronyms of your current and previous roles to make it relevant for the prospected new employer
  • Most importantly be yourself and let your personality shine

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