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Specialist Electrical Technician

E&FM Management

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 23 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  004224-R-R

A unique and exciting opportunity for a Specialist Technician to join within Operational Services as part of a maintenance/install hybrid team.

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Surrey countryside, we offer market leading benefits and a role in which you can make a real impact on people’s lives!

We value, empower and support every member of staff to get the best out of your unique talents, so you’ll be rewarded with a generous salary, 20 days annual leave which increases by 1 day per year for a maximum of 5 days, bank holidays and 7 University days (Easter & Christmas) salary sacrifice benefits and a unique and vibrant working environment on-campus.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Working as part of a team responsible for  small installation works and supporting operational maintenance of University premises, you will be undertaking planned projects and reactive work on various systems to support the University’s infrastructure and environmental control systems across all our premises, ensuring that they are maintained and installed in a safe, efficient, and functional order.

You’ll need good planning, organising and prioritising skills, and will be working at a senior level. As such, you will be expected to tackle more complex tasks, take on additional responsibilities and communicate effectively at a senior level.


Other responsibilities include: 

  • Maintain all systems, including statutory inspection and testing where required, to meet current legislative requirements.
  • Ensure failing plant or assets are reported to the Helpdesk and plant areas are maintained in good condition.
  • Deliver an effective and timely response to maintenance demands across the University in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Ensure compliance with all University Health and Safety and Environmental systems and procedures, and take an active part in the development of these policies
  • Ensure the use of equipment and materials in delivery of maintenance services are appropriate and meet current legislative standards.
  • Keep up to date with related legislation and developments, attending courses and passing all necessary exams to maintain professional accreditation.
  • Carry out multi-skilled tasks, where relevant, such as (but not restricted to) mechanical isolation and fault finding, electrical isolations, minor carpentry, redecoration repairs linked to maintenance and small works.
  • Complete all administrative work associated with departmental management systems, including the completion of work records, timesheets, stores issues, estimates and health & safety records. Utilise Building Logbook to record all maintenance visits and any relevant defective information and repairs. All defects to be reported immediately to the help desk for further action.
  • Must be computer literate and work well with computer/tablet systems



What’s in it for you?

We think Surrey is an amazing place to work, and we are carefully crafting a dynamic, flexible, and fun place to work and thrive.

Alongside our gorgeous campus setting, collegiate on-site atmosphere and plentiful development opportunities, we also offer:


  • 20 days holiday rising 1 day per year of service to max of 5.
  • 8 days bank holiday / 3 Uni days at Easter / 3 Uni days at Xmas / plus 1 VC Day
  • 36 Hours per week
  • Training in relevant areas
  • Discount at SSP
  • Onsite discounted childcare
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Electric car lease scheme


The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

The University Reserves the right to close this vacancy early based on volume and calibre of interest. 

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