Mechanical & Electrical Engineer / Maintenance Operative

18 May 2021
15 Jun 2021
Dulwich College
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Mechanical & Electrical Engineer (Electrical Bias)

Location: SE London

Salary: Competitive depending on experience

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent (40 hours per week)

Closing date: 4pm June 1st 2021

The College is an academically selective independent boys’ school just 11 minutes by train from London Victoria.

Job Purpose:

Working as part of a team of 12 maintenance staff, the Mechanical & Electrical Engineer’s role is to carry out planned and reactive maintenance across a large and diverse portfolio of buildings.

Key Responsibilities:

Core Duties:

* To carry out Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
* To repair or replace wiring, equipment and fixtures using hand tools and power tools to include minor building work and making good
* Daily plant room inspection, defects reports to Maintenance Manager
* First line response to Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) reported faults
* Daily monitoring of Building Management Software (BMS) system
* Monthly emergency light testing as per planned preventative maintenance (PPM) regime
* Air handling unit (AHU) filter and belt planned maintenance
* Closed system inhibitor dosing as per PPM schedule
* Topping up water softeners as per PPM schedule
* Weekly Flush Tests as per PPM schedule
* Outlet temperature tests as per PPM schedule
* Minor installations e.g. pump replacement
* Lamp and ballast changes as per helpdesk request
* Minor electrical repairs as directed by the Maintenance Manager / Head of Maintenance
* Responding to reactive helpdesk requests

Additional Duties:

* To undertake such additional duties as might reasonably be requested by the Maintenance Manager or the Head of Maintenance
* To be on call for evenings and weekend one week out of five, with overtime paid if callouts are required

Candidate Requirements:


* One-year experience post apprenticeship preferred
* Commercial Building Maintenance Experience
* Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, E-mail


* Experience using Trend 963
* Experience using CAFM systems
* IPAF licence
* PASMA Licence
* A full UK Driving Licence
* Gas Safe Certified
* City & Guilds Test and Inspection
* Plumbing qualifications


* 20 days per annum plus bank holidays increasing to 25 days per annum after completion of 5 years’ service
* Membership of the College’s Sports Club
* Defined contribution pension scheme
* A free meal is available once per shift when the cafeteria is open

Working Hours: All year round. 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with 1 hour unpaid lunch break each day.

Probation Period: 6 months, with an interim review after 3 months at which time the position will be reviewed. In case of illness during the probation period, statutory sick pay only will be applicable.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Maintenance, Facilities Manager, General Handy person, Handyman, Handywoman, Commercial Maintenance, Domestic Maintenance, Maintenance Operative, Electrician, Electrics, Plumber, Plumbing, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Co-ordinator will also be considered for this role.

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