Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

Scottish Canals

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer


Scottish Canals, Grangemouth, Falkirk

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 28 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: 21-07-2024 (In 5 days)

job Ref: None

Full Job Description

Scottish Canals is an innovative, forward-thinking organisation dedicated to safeguarding a crucial part of Scotland's heritage whilst stimulating business growth, job creation and income generation by helping to create stronger communities, attract new customers and income and working with and through empowered and motivated people.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a degree qualified Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Engineer, in a related discipline, to join our Engineering team in Grangemouth or Glasgow. Using managerial and technical expertise you will provide M&E engineering technical support to the Operations and Estates functions with specialist disciplines in electrical, controls/PLC’s, mechanical and hydraulics. 

The role is offered on a permanent basis and attracts a starting salary of £45,621 pa. The post is Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week with occasional standby.

Scottish Canals also offers flexible working, a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days plus 10 public holidays, and many other benefits including enhanced company sick pay, discounted shopping vouchers, and a contributory pension scheme with up to a 10% employer contribution.

Primary responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide M&E Engineering support to all parts of the organisation, working on time and within budget using appropriate standards, skills and resources.  
  • Comply with safety, environmental, heritage and customer service, standards and Scottish Canals policies.
  • Carry out engineering inspections, assessments, and reports prioritising and costing serviceability of all assets.
  • Contribute to planning, projects, repair, maintenance, conservation and protection of M&E aspects of Scottish Canal’s assets.
  • Provide M&E engineering technical support to the wider Engineering and Infrastructure functions with specialist disciplines in electrical, controls/PLC’s, mechanical and hydraulics. 
  • Scope, specify and deliver M&E projects through Scottish Canals tendering process, framework contractors and Scottish Canals in-house M&E and Maintenance teams.
  • Working outside, supervise and deliver the agreed M&E work programme, projects, specifications and minor works, maintaining Scottish Canals owned M&E plant and equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory inspections i.e. Electrical Inspections & certification, Electrical Annual Routine Checks, use of Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, PSSR (pressure vessels) inspections, Local Exhaust Ventilation, PAT Testing.
  • Manage multiple projects, , as well as other internal Scottish Canals departments projects. Ensure projects are managed in accordance with Scottish Canals procedures and where appropriate third party defined standards.
  • Provide M&E Engineering support to all parts of Scottish Canals business.
  • Work with M&E maintenance teams and project engineers to assess M&E asset issues and provide guidance and recommendations for improvements including interim mitigation works.
  • Maintain and update M&E asset information using Scottish Canals ‘Asset Management eXpert’ system (AMX) asset data on work completions.
  • Maintain and develop systems to ensure compliance with regulations, Scottish Canals policies and procedures and Scottish Canals KPI’s.
  • Carry out M&E Asset inspections, providing serviceability scoring, condition grading and recommendations for safe and prolonged serviceability of M&E assets in line with our Asset Inspection Procedures.                                                                                    
  • Work toward being technical expert status in relevant areas of M&E installations and technology i.e. Electrical design, PLC hardware/software, SCADA technology/telemetry, control and instrumentation, hydraulics, floating plant, mechanical engineering etc
  • Where appropriate, active participation in stand-by and call out rota
  • Contribute to recruitment and selection, performance and development reviews, training and development planning, absence management, resolution of employment issues, expenses and overtime management, leading team talks and ensuring effective communication of relevant business issues.
  • In liaison with the Technical Manager (M&E) ensure that planned works are undertaken timeously and to agreed timescales and within agreed budget. Organise resources in conjunction with the Works Planner(s).

Skills and Experience:

  • Degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline.
  • Chartered (or working towards) membership of appropriate professional body eg IEE or IET.
  • Relevant Health and Safety Qualification (NEBOSH/SMSTS or similar)
  • working knowledge of the NEC contracts
  • Proven team leadership/management experience
  • Proven experience of managing multiple projects within the relevant discipline.
  • General heritage and environment awareness.
  • Knowledge of heritage and environment protection regime.
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and business applications software eg MS Office.
  • Proficient in Project Management.
  • Valid driving licence