Electrical Technician

  • Job Reference: SDX/TP/389/62312
  • Date Posted: 9 February 2021
  • Employer: Sodexo
  • Website: https://www.sodexo.com/
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £38,500 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: £38500 - £38500
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

We currently have an opportunity for a Electrical Technician to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.

Main Responsibilities

As an Electrical Technician you will be responsible for amongst other things:

  • Lighting
  • Power
  • Distribution Boards
  • Local Isolators
  • Containment
  • Temporary Installations
  • New Installations
  • Portable Appliance Testing

All work is to be carried out in a safe manner and to a high standard, conforming to the IEE  Regulations/HTM requirements all statutory and legal requirements, particularly in relation to Health & Safety at Work Act and the IEE Regulations/HTM's as well as site specific guidelines / requirements.

In addition to the above you be required to assist existing Sodexo team members and specialist subcontractors as and when required.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Qualifications / Experience

  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

  • BS7671IEE 17th Edition Wiring Regulations

  • City and Guilds 2391-10 Inspection and Testing of Electrical Systems

  • Experience of Electrical maintenance / installations

  • Ability to use initiative and undertake core tasks independently

  • IT Literate

  • Technical expertise in specific area of work

  1. Level 3 engineering maintenance or equivalent  (NVQ)   

  1. Advanced fault finding and diagnostic skills

  2. Good communications skills, ability to present engineering issues to staff and customer

  3. Mentoring skills

Desirable Qualifications / Experience

  • Time served electrical apprenticeship

  • Portable Appliance Testing qualifications and experience

  • IPAF (Powered access licence)

  • City and Guilds 2396 Design Erection and Verification of Electrical Installations

  • HV/LV experience

  • COMPEX Hazardous Areas and Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (Modules EX01-EX04

  • Good understanding of engineering principles

  • Poses a good understanding of GMP regulations.

  • General building maintenance skills / experience

Must possess a proactive and can do attitude and a focus on safety.

About The Company

Sodexo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland).

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors.

With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.


Accountabilities or What you have to do
Be part of a Multi-skilled group of technicians on all APL asset base.
Knowledge of procedures and compliance with GxP & SHE expectation (I.E SOP's, SHEP's, SSOW, Company procedures)
Ability to undertake core maintenance tasks independently
Continued improvement of the area KPI's
IT literate - Examples include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, CAFM Systems.
Has the ability to self manage' and self plan' and assist with the creation of hard service maintenance delivery plans
Oversee the work of specialist subcontractors/supply partners to ensure they comply with SHE/GxP and home office standards
Plan, conduct and document compliance/regulatory inspections & calibrations to ensure safety, GxP, and home office standards are maintained and inspection ready at all times.
Provide Technical expertise and mentoring for apprentices
Work effectively as a team member in order to ensure effective communication channels and efficient working practices are maintained
Maintain maintenance procedures/SOP's for own area/zone to reflect current working practices
The role holder will be expected to respond to emergency calls, be part of an out of hours on call process/agreement to meet the needs of our clients business.
Ensure high level of customer satisfaction and service delivery improvement initiatives.
Contribute to the Sodexo area capital investment programme/Risk Management matrix
Assist to ensure good budget management in the area or zone. (Ad-hoc, small works, maintenance)
Knowledge of specific equipment/ building services:- typical example's
i) Pressure systems
ii) Specialised gas equipment (Medical Gases)
iii) Scientific Alarms and critical instrument calibration
iv) Building Management Systems and associated plant alarms
v) HVAC operation/controls
vi) Process Control
vii) Validated Facility monitoring systems (BRF/EBI)
viii) Steam and condensate loops
ix) Intelligent lighting systems
Good understanding & delivery of the engineering principles in line with maintenance excellence and LEAN, typical examples.
x) Compliance database user (e.g PRIME)
xi) Work planning control
xii) Facilitation of RCM's and review of existing maintenance (REM) studies
xiii) Principles of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and facilitation
xiv) Principle of continuous improvement and delivery (CI)
xv) Critical Spares and material management
xvi) Be regarded as an Equipment Champion' taking ownership of delegated systems , being able demonstrate critical plant and equipment performance
xvii) Utilise Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) techniques to improve plant reliability
xviii) Change control (initiation and technical assessment)
xix) Contribute to the creation of expert packages for inspection readiness
xx) Contribute to business continuity plans/ Emergency files & Basis of SHE documentation (BOSHE)
xxi) Establishing/defining system maintenance requirements to assist with smooth project delivery and integration in to business as usual' (BAU)
xxii) Contribution to the SHE and Energy improvement plans through in-depth knowledge of eSite and the building management system


HNC or equivalent in Engineering
NVQ Level 3 Engineering maintenance or equivalent


The role holder will have an understanding of the range of customer business operations and will under-stand the operating model of the Sodexo business.
The role holder will have a strong technical background, with knowledge of the engineering principles and practices utilised across the lifecycle of asset and facilities design and utility operations
Recognised expertise and competence in defined areas of maintenance engineering in order to fulfill the accountabilities as Facility Technician
Professionally accredited Technician.
To be able to work with other supplier to deliver collaborative service
To host and show case Sodexo services to potential new clients of Sodexo
Advanced fault finding and diagnostic skills
Mentoring skills - Has the ability to train and develop others