Gas Engineer

30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos. We improve services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver to the public. Serco supports governments, agencies and companies who seek a trusted partner with a solid track-record of providing assured service excellence. Our people offer operational, management and consulting expertise in the aerospace, defence, education, health, justice and immigration, local government, science, technology, transport and the commercial sectors.

Serco manage the COMPASS (Commercial and Operational Managers Procuring Asylum and Support) Contracts covering the North West of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland responsible for the provision of support services for persons claiming asylum, granted refugee status. These services include the provision of predominantly accommodation, transportation and associated services to assist service users settle in their new location.

The Maintenance Team look after approximately 1700 asylum seeker properties in the Greater Glasgow area covering anything from general maintenance tasks to more specialist; plumbing, painting, electrical and engineering works. This role is predominantly field based, so a full UK Driving Licence is essential and you will have access to a company van.

Overview of the Role

We are currently expanding the team and looking for a Gas Engineer to work full time Monday to Friday with a requirement to work on call when required which may include unsociable hours e.g. weekends / bank holidays. The salary for this role is £28,000.

As a Gas Engineer you will work closely with the wider Maintenance Team to ensure an outstanding service is delivered to the service users. You will carry out planned maintenance checks on gas central heating systems and bathroom equipment whilst also completing general maintenance duties.

A key part of this role will involve testing controls and safety devices to make sure they are working properly, finding and repairing gas leaks, repairing / replacing faulty (or old) parts and keeping gas safe records of works that you have carried out.

You will be given access to a company phone / laptop and be responsible for recording completion of jobs through the Veco IT system.

About You

The successful candidate will have experience working in a general maintenance role and carrying out gas engineering works. Ideally you will have gained this experience within a residential, care or community environment that delivers a property facilities maintenance service. You will also have the following qualifications/certification;

  • A recognised Gas Industry Qualification and Gas Safe Registration

Level 3 (NVQ or equivalent) in Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance
Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in Gas Utilisation
Level 3 (NVQ or equivalent) Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating (Gas fired water and central heating appliances)

This is a great role for someone who is looking for a career that’s field based with a company van, has excellent communications skill and real sense of empathy for the service users they will come into contact with, whilst being self-motivated in order to manage their day to day maintenance duties.

Specific Requirements

Please note this role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all offers of employment are subject to security clearance checks, approval by the Home Office, and satisfactory employment references. The successful candidate will also need to have a Full Driving Licence, pass a Counter Terrorist Check and must have the right to live and work in the UK.

On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.

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