Technical Manager (Mechanical)
We currently have two vacancies available, one based at HMP Barlinnie and one based at HMP Low Moss.
The role of Technical Manager (Mechanical) is responsible for leading a team of Maintenance Engineers and operatives, managing team workload to ensure the prison estate is maintained. Your role will be to plan and direct engineers to carry out reactive and planned preventative maintenance for all systems and plant, including plumbing, gas, heating and ventilation and Building Energy Management System (BEMS).
SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.
Have completed a recognised apprenticeship in in Engineering Services (mechanical) or plumbing or heating and ventilation.
For example SVQ level 3 or City and Guilds Level 3 and a National Certificate (or equivalent) in Engineering Services (mechanical) or plumbing or heating and ventilation.
You will hold a current gas qualification.
Have completed HNC in an engineering subject or prepared to work towards one with full support from SPS if required.
ESTATES MAINTENANCE EXPERIENCE
Experience of mechanical, gas, plumbing, heating and ventilation maintenance and repair work and also a willingness to develop a new skills in electrical and building maintenance. This includes experience of providing support, advice and direction to others in carry out installation works or complex mechanical repairs.
Proven IT skills within a maintenance environment.
A full driving licence that enables the person to drive in the UK, however SPS is willing to consider proposals put forward by applicants to carry out the duties by any other means.
KNOWLEDGE OF LEGISLATION
Sound knowledge of relevant legislation including Health & Safety, Safe Systems of Work, Building and Fire Regulations, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment regulations (LOLER) and gas regulations.
PLANNING AND PRIORITISING
Evidence of your excellent organisational skills, demonstrating your ability to prioritise, forward plan and manage competing demands to ensure outputs are delivered on time.
BUILDING AND MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS
Evidence of your ability to foster effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders and influence others to achieve desired outcomes.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
Evidence of your excellent problem solving skills and your ability to provide practical and creative solutions to a range of resourcing issues.