Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship (Building Services)

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Job description

DoF provides the NICS and other public bodies with money, staff, professional services and business support systems, helping them to deliver excellent, value for money public services. The department is committed to deliver effective and efficient public services. DoF has approximately 3,500 permanent staff. The Departments overall aim is to help NICS departments make the most appropriate and effective use of resources and services for the benefit of the community. It does this by managing public money, supporting our people, transforming and innovating, providing evidence and insights and delivering public services. .

Responsibilities

  • Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship Design; Undertake part time study supported by NICS to achieve a level 5 Mechanical Engineering qualification;
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team on construction projects to provide an engineering service, including designing mechanical building services including calculating building heat losses,
  • specifying boilers, pumps, air conditioning, ventilation air handing equipment, designing pipework and ductwork installations renewable installations, building management controls installations, etc;
  • Provide engineering and construction procurement advice to client Departments and other public bodies; Brief development, feasibility studies, outline design, building surveys and drawings as described in RIBA Plan of Work;
  • Assist in the assessment of engineering submissions from external design teams; Implement Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy on construction projects;
  • Assist in the monitoring and reporting on contract Key Performance Indicators; Any other relevant duties as required by line management;
  • Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship Property Maintenance; Undertake part time study supported by NICS to achieve a level 5 Mechanical Engineering qualification;
  • The management, direction & supervision of PPM services in a wide range of public sector properties;
  • The delivery of remedial and other projects associated with PPM services and planned maintenance projects relating to mechanical building services, boilers, pumps, air conditioning,
  • ventilation air handing equipment, pipework and ductwork installations renewable installations, building management controls installations, etc;
  • Monitor, assess and report on the quality of contractor service delivery by various means including on-site inspections, reviewing contractual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), consultation with clients, etc.;
  • Review and update asset database, adding and removing clients, properties and services as required; Directing and supervising contractors in undertaking works;
  • Advising clients on a variety of engineering related issues including planned preventative maintenance and sustainable development; Implement Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy on construction projects;
  • Assist in the monitoring and reporting on contract Key Performance Indicators; Any other relevant duties as required by line management.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Have a relevant Access course with an overall mark of at least 41 (including passes in Mathematics and a Science subject);
  • Or: have 56 UCAS Points obtained at a Level 3 (A Level or BTech) in at least one of the following: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Science or Technology (or equivalent)
  • And: Five GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) at grades A, B or C which must include English and Mathematics.

Desirable Skills

  • In addition applicants should be aware that after an eligibility sift, should it be necessary to shortlist candidates to go forward to interview, the eligibility criteria will be enhanced and shortlisting applied in the following order:
  • A minimum of Grade C at A Level in a relevant subject (Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Science or Technology) or a merit in a relevant BTech or Access course.

Further Information

NICS Application form only, Vacancy closing date 21st June 2024 at 12 noon. Applications from Protestants, females, young people (people under the age of 35), people with a disability and people from minority ethnic communities are particularly welcomed for this post. The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer. All applications for employment are considered strictly on the basis of merit.

Application Information

Visit the recruitment service website www.nicsrecruitment.org.uk (Please quote reference number: IRC303464)

To apply for this job please visit www.nicsrecruitment.org.uk.