Mechanical/Electrical Senior Authorised Person

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Job Sector:
Home Based
£40,000 to £52,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary, Bonus, Car + Benefits
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We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical/Electrical Senior Authorised Person to join our Engineering team within our Service Operations segment.  The role is Home Based with UK travel. This is a fantastic opportunity to further your facilities management career. Sodexo require experienced Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineers to be responsible for the practical implementation and application of Mechanical and/or Electrical Safe Systems at Work, examples being MoD, HTMs and Commercial Systems.

The successful candidate will be expected to travel extensively across all sites within area of responsibility. In return the role offers a competitive salary, bonus, company car and excellent benefits.

Main responsibilities
Practical implementation and application of Safe Systems of Work associated with Statutory Mechanical and/or Electrical Regulations
Ensure, so far as is reasonable and practicable, that all personnel observe and comply with relevant Safe Systems of Work
Evaluate, review, appoint and maintain a register of skilled/competent persons (including records of training and areas of responsibilities)
Support and mentor Authorised Persons and Skilled/Competent Persons with the Practical Implementation of Statutory Mechanical and/or Electrical Regulations

Assist the Authorising Engineer during:

• Audits of Safe Systems of Work to ensure HSE and Industry Best Practice are being maintained

• Investigations with respect to near misses, incidents and accidents.

Requirement to travel extensively across all sites within area of responsibility

Ensure the highest levels of Health and Safety are achieved across the site

HND, HNC or ONC in a technical or engineering field or similar qualification
Ideal candidate
Technical background with respect to Mechanical and/or Electrical engineering
HNC or ONC in a technical or engineering field or similar qualification

Significant practical experience of Safe Systems of Work including:
• Ability to solve problems and make decisions
• Ability to work on own initiative


Registered with the Engineering Council as an Engineering Technician and working towards registration as an Incorporated Engineering
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with ability to work with senior client figures
NEBOSH or similar H&S qualification

Experience of supervising site operations, including
• Managing staff in the appropriate disciplines
• Planning, directing and controlling activities
• Management of resources to achieve results
• Agreeing scope and priorities of work

Driving licence and the flexibility to travel around the UK

The successful candidate will be expected to be trained as a designate Authorising Engineer.

About the companyIn 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.

Sodexo and our clients are 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.


Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Nicholls

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