Mechanical and Electrical Engineer

Location: Tower Hamlets |
Salary: £32,000 - £34,000 |
Posted: 18 Jan 2022 |
Closes: 15 Feb 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Facilities Management |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10820

Role Responsibility:

Mechanical Engineer 

Tower Hamlets area, London

Company Van provided

Full Time - 40 hours per week Monday to Friday

£32,000 to £34,000 per annum


This role and contract sit within our Facilities Management sector of G4S where we aim to improve the lives of people across the UK and Ireland by creating productive, safe and smooth working environments.

We have an opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team as part of our Tower Hamlets Schools portfolio. The portfolio is made up of 25 schools all located within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

You will have a core base of eight schools that you will be required to cover, for which you will be provided with a company van.


Job Outline:

The Purpose of this job role is to work with the Hard Service’s team to ensure that the M&E Facilities Management service agreement undertaken by G4S for their Client (Greenwich Schools PFI) is of the standards required and expected as outlined within the contract terms. 


Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in the delivery of the Maintenance service in line with the contracted agreement and to ensure the delivery of service is undertaken within the allocated timescales and budgetary targets.
  • Support the Hard Service Manager in the delivery of day to day operations of the Tower Hamlets School PFI and that the operation meet’s the contract SLA’s and KPI’s and the periodic auditing of all documentation completed.
  • Assist in the monitoring of the WIP (Work In Progress) to ensure job closure, through Concept.
  • Ensure that all M&E Statutory Compliance records are kept and are ready for inspection when requested through periodic auditing.
  • Maintain a high level of site Health and safety throughout the Company’s/Clients workplace.
  • Assist in the accident and near miss reporting through Integrator.
  • Assist in the monitoring of all visitors / contractors whilst under the management of G4S.
  • Monitor site documentation, maintenance records and logs, ensuring all scheduled Plan Preventative Maintenance is carried out as scheduled.
  • Review all maintenance breakdowns and assist/advise in the obtaining of quotations to rectify / repair works when requested.
  • Carry out audits of facilities as required by the Service Level Agreement and Management.
  • Work proactively with the Hard Services Manager in the reduction of current maintenance work that is sub contracted, to evaluate where savings can be made, through works being carried out in house making recommendations and putting into place as agreed.
  • Support the in house training program and day to day on job training and coaching.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Criteria:

  • A working Mechanical Engineering background, preferably within a proven trade.
  • Working knowledge of Maintenance activities.
  • Good people skills and experience.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Be a good problem solver.
  • Have a proactive approach.
  • IT literate with the ability to use Chrome, Google and email.


Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience within PFI school contracts.



  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions.
  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users.
  • Subsidised healthcare plan.
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving.
  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics).
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.
  • Progression, training and development opportunities. 



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