Job summary

Dorset Healthcare Estates and Facilities Directorate are seeking to appoint a conscientious and self-motivated Water Service Engineer, to our Water Service Team based at our new office and workshop facilities in Wareham.

The Water Service Engineer will work alongside the Water Services Team Leader and Maintenance Worker, under the management of the Estates Officer Mechanical and Estates Officer Specialist Services (Compliance), focusing on the Trusts water services quality and statutory compliance.

The Water Services Engineer will be required to act as the Trust Competent Person Legionella, and Competent Person for one or more other disciplines. A programme of development training and mentoring is in place to assist with your appointment in these roles and giving you the opportunity to progress to more senior roles.

Main duties of the job

As a Water Service Engineer, you will deliver pre-planned maintenance and quality repair services to a variety of Trust premises which include Hospitals, Health Centre’s, Mental Health In-Patient Units and Administrative Buildings, across Dorset.

Also desirable, would be Gas Safe registration plus with experience in general healthcare engineering disciplines including ventilation, medical gas, heating and water services, and knowledge of current HTM standards HTM-04, ACOP L8, and HSG274.

The role will require manual work including but not limited to; safe isolation of water supplies, removal of redundant pipework, modifying non-compliant pipework and fittings, accessing roof spaces, removal and installation of TMVs, and all other remedial works associated with water services. Other duties include:

  • Delivery of scheduled PPM’s.
  • Updating of assets lists.
  • Completion of remedial works from legionella risk assessments and water sample results.
  • Undertake and/or supervise others in water sampling activities.
  • Recruitment and Retention Premium £3500 is available, NHS Pension, 27 days leave plus Bank Holidays, over-time paid at premium rates.

    UK driving licence is essential and a tracked vehicle (business use and commuting only) and work wear will be provided.

    About us

    At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

    We do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

    Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We’re all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

    Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

    Date posted

    16 November 2022

    Pay scheme

    Agenda for change

    Band

    Band 4

    Salary

    £23,949 to £26,282 a year Plus recruitment and retention premium £3500

    Contract

    Permanent

    Working pattern

    Full-time

    Reference number

    152-S239.22

    Job locations

    Omega Centre

    Sandford Lane

    Wareham

    BH20 4DY

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

    Person Specification

    Knowledge, skills and training

    Essential

  • Good standard of general education
  • Completed a relevant recognised Engineering apprenticeship or completed a relevant certified formal training programme supported by significant experience.
  • Must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of key skills: *Communication *Application of numeracy *Working with others * Improving your own learning * Problem Solving
  • Membership of the Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme (WIAPS) or Gas Safe registered
  • Sound working knowledge of L8 and HTM04 Water Hygiene (Legionella)
  • Desirable

  • Knowledge to HTM standard of Ventilation Systems, Piped Medical Gas Systems, Pressure Systems, Decontamination.
  • Job specific experience

    Essential

  • At least 5 years engineering experience in a maintenance or service environment
  • Good knowledge and appreciation of national standards and guidelines that effect practise and service delivery
  • Desirable

  • Experience of engineering in a healthcare maintenance or equivalent service in a healthcare environment.
  • Managerial/supervisory experience

    Essential

  • Ability to motivate others in service delivery and quality improvement initiatives
  • Information Technology

    Essential

  • Basic IT skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training
  • Person Specification

    Knowledge, skills and training

    Essential

  • Good standard of general education
  • Completed a relevant recognised Engineering apprenticeship or completed a relevant certified formal training programme supported by significant experience.
  • Must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of key skills: *Communication *Application of numeracy *Working with others * Improving your own learning * Problem Solving
  • Membership of the Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme (WIAPS) or Gas Safe registered
  • Sound working knowledge of L8 and HTM04 Water Hygiene (Legionella)
  • Desirable

  • Knowledge to HTM standard of Ventilation Systems, Piped Medical Gas Systems, Pressure Systems, Decontamination.
  • Job specific experience

    Essential

  • At least 5 years engineering experience in a maintenance or service environment
  • Good knowledge and appreciation of national standards and guidelines that effect practise and service delivery
  • Desirable

  • Experience of engineering in a healthcare maintenance or equivalent service in a healthcare environment.
  • Managerial/supervisory experience

    Essential

  • Ability to motivate others in service delivery and quality improvement initiatives
  • Information Technology

    Essential

  • Basic IT skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Additional information

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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