Imperial - Engineering Technical Assistant




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Executive Summary

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About Imperial College London

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Job Description

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Person Specification

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Further Information

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Application Process



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.

Our multi-site portfolio includes our main estate in the historic South Kensington area and ranges from extensive NHS properties in West London through to a rural campus in Ascot and new facilities at Imperial College ThinkSpace in White City (where businesses, entrepreneurs and world-class researchers can share ideas and turn scientific and technological discoveries into new products and services). Working within the Engineering, Energy and Environment Team, the Engineering Technical Assistant will assist the Team in carrying out its roles and responsibilities. The Engineering, Energy and Environment Team is formed of mechanical, electrical, public health, controls, energy and fire/security engineers and has a core role to develop and monitor the engineering strategies and standards for College infrastructure and construction projects. We are looking for an individual with demonstrable formative experience in the building services industry with a very high level of enthusiasm and commitment to develop a career in engineering. You will have proven organisational skills, good IT skills and a strong desire to support colleagues across a broad range of activities. It is expected that prospective candidates will have gained or be working towards obtaining a recognised qualification in building services engineering. This role represents an exciting development opportunity for an individual to further their career in a professional building services engineering environment across a large scale and diverse portfolio.

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About Imperial College London Our mission is to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for the benefit of society. Our strategy is built on underpinning foundations that make Imperial a great academic institution with talented and inspirational people who make up our university community. We are one of the highest ranked universities in the UK with worldwide recognition.

In 2014 the College celebrated its best ever performance in a research assessment. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 found that 91% of Imperial research was judged as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (4* and 3*) - the highest proportion of any major university. The College was also shown to have the UK’s greatest concentration of high-impact research.

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Imperial demonstrated improvement in every REF research area. Nine of the College’s 14 research areas were ranked in the top three in the UK overall, with two taking the top spot: Public Health, Health Services & Primary Care, and Civil & Construction Engineering. Our extensive campus network can be viewed at lege/visit/public/londoncampuslocations.pdf which includes White City, which is a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship at the heart of a vibrant area to live, work and play.

We are driving this evolution with a £2 billion investment in a new 23-acre integrated collaborative campus. South Kensington is our main campus and it is here that most undergraduate and postgraduate activity takes place. It’s a compact site in the heart of ‘Albertopolis’ and is home to a huge range of architectural styles from the Edwardian Royal School of Mines building to the ultra-modern Norman Foster-designed Business School. There’s plenty of green space too, including a beautiful landscaped square, with our famous Queen’s Tower at one end.

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Engineering Technical Assistant Department/Division/Faculty: Engineering, Energy and Environment Team, Estates Operations Campus location: South Kensington Job Family/Level: Professional Services Level 2 Responsible to: Head of Engineering, Energy and Environment Key Working Relationships (internal): Estates Project Delivery, Estates Maintenance, Estates Building Operations, Imperial College Departmental Stakeholders Purpose of the Post To assist the Engineering Team in carrying out its roles and responsibilities. Have involvement with the full range of engineering services installations including: • mechanical • electrical • public health • fire The Engineering Team is formed of mechanical, electrical, controls, energy, fire/security engineers and a clerk of works. The Engineering Team has a core role to develop and monitor the engineering strategies and standards for College infrastructure and construction projects. Key Responsibilities 1. Assist the Head of Engineering, Energy and Environment with operational management of the Engineering Team. 2. Maintain Engineering Team databases in order to assist in the co-ordination of the Engineering Team activities. 3. Maintain Engineering Team databases in order to track documentation that is received. 4. Coordinate and collate project design reviews, ensuring that the documents are distributed to the relevant team members. Ensure that when reviews are sent to team members they are aware of timescales required of them, therefore understanding and prioritising workloads. 5. Support the project management of minor engineering projects. 6. Assist the Engineering Team members as and where required in order for them to carry out their roles and responsibilities with regard to their relevant M&E services discipline. Key Working Relationships (external): Design Consultants and Contractors Contract type: Permanent • security • controls All of the above are collectively referred to as M&E services installations.

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7. Assist the Engineering Team members in producing documents/presentations/reports and other material as and when required. This material could be used internally and equally for external consultants etc. 8. To assist in the development and management of technical standards. 9. To assist in the development and management of infrastructure strategies. 10. Attend meetings where required in relation to Projects as necessary to perform the duties as set out in this document. 11. Liaise with Project Managers where required in order to understand team member workloads when organising and/or arranging meetings where Engineering Team members are required to attend, whilst prioritising workloads. 12. Assist Project Managers in the compilation of Engineering Team member’s comments onto the TAG/ERM Tracker document. 13. Be able to direct workflow to the relevant Engineering Team members when required and assist with collating relevant information and responding to requestors. 14. Be responsible for managing the Engineering Teams Instrumentation tools and PPE. 15. Responsible for your own self development and for identifying and encouraging the continuous development of supporting staff.

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Requirements Candidates/post holders will be expected to demonstrate the following Education Working or willing to work towards obtaining a recognised qualification in building engineering services

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Educated to GCSE level or equivalent

Knowledge A keen interest in Building Services.


A degree of computer competency as necessary to produce reports and communicate via e-mails

Skills & Abilities Good communication skills, both oral and written


Systematic approach to work and complete task in a thorough manner, and in accordance with set timescales Organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise own diverse workload

Ability to exercise initiative and resolve issues as they arise


Ability to be flexible in challenging situations

Team player approach

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are

expected to follow the 7 Imperial Expectations detailed below: 1) Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity 2) Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination 3) Communicate regularly and effectively within and across teams 4) Consider the thoughts and expectations of others 5) Deliver positive outcomes

6) Develop and grow skills and expertise 7) Work in a planned and managed way

Employees are also required to comply with all College policies and regulations paying special attention to: • Confidentiality • Financial Regulations • Private Engagements and Register of Interests • Conflict of Interest • Health and Safety • Information Technology • Data Protection • Equal Opportunities • Smoking

They must also undertake specific training and assume responsibility for safety relevant to specific roles, as set out on the College Website Health and Safety Structure and Responsibilities page.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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Why work for us?

Imperial College London is one of the world’s leading universities, based in a diverse and exciting capital city. Working at the College means that you join generations of Imperial staff who have contributed to solving problems on a global scale.

Furthermore, it offers you a competitive salary and a package of attractive terms and conditions of service, along with many optional benefits, which we hope you will take advantage of.

In our 2017 staff survey, 87% of our staff were proud to work for the College.

In addition to 31 days annual leave (25 days annual leave and 6 College closure days in addition to public holidays) and generous pension scheme, Imperial offers a diverse range of employee benefits, including: • Discounted Bupa private medical insurance • Imperial Perks – a range of exclusive discounts on goods and services • Childcare vouchers • Access to the Imperial’s diverse range of sports facilities • Interest-free season ticket loan • Interest-free cycle loan and bike pool scheme

Further information about the USS pension scheme and the benefits it provides can be found at

The College is committed to developing you by offering a wide range of programmes and support to suit your individual career aspirations.

Salary level

Anticipated starting salary level for this appointment will be £28,190.00 - £31,000.00 per annum plus package.

Further Information


APPLICATION PROCESS For a confidential conversation please contact our advisos Marcus May and Robbie Hodder (E: and of The Management Recruitment Group on 020 3962 9900.

Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to and

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26th July 2018.

Regal House, 70 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3QS | 020 8892 0115 |

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