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Gas Safety Engineer

Job Req ID:  105208
Posting Start Date:  20-Jun-2021

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, GB, ST14 8XR

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 


HMP Dovegate, Uttoxeter, ST14 8XR

Salary: £30,005

Permanent (Full-Time, 40 Hrs)


Here at HMP Dovegate in Uttoxeter, it takes a whole team of people to keep the facility safe, secure and in proper working order. As our new Gas Safety Engineer, you will report into the Senior Engineer & Facilities Manager and work alongside a team of multi-skilled engineers within the Facilities Services team, carrying out routine, general, planned preventative maintenance, repair and testing of gas systems.


As part of your role you will carry out fault finding and defect rectification to items of installed plant and apparatus, as and when required. You will also have access to operating tools and machinery in the works services workshops, ensuring that they are handled safely as per your training of installed equipment. As Gas Safety Engineer, you must be able to provide technical reasoning skills to resolve problems associated with the various elements of the post and be able to bench overhaul; clean and adjust specific items of equipment. Other key responsibilities will include:


  • Investigations into the performance of the plant and equipment installed on the site, producing reports and recommendations.
  • Assist in specifying and obtaining spare parts/other items of equipment to ensure the continuous and efficient operation of the technical estate.
  • Ensuring various pre-planned maintenance schedules are kept up to date and maintained.
  • Assisting in multi-trade support of other members of the FM team.


Overall, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a supportive team and taking pride in what they do as we are a tight-knit unit within the Prison. 


What you will need to do the role:


We are looking for an someone who has previously worked in a similar role and will be able to hit the ground running upon starting. A full current driving licence is a must. As you will be assisting in multi-trade support within the team, we would also consider relevant certifications or licences that will allow you to aid in these areas for e.g. Commercial & Domestic qualifications, 17th Edition IEE would be an advantage and appropriate experience in both Commercial and Domestic systems. Although experience working in a security/custodial environment would be desirable, this is not essential.


A key part of this role is to be pro-active and this will be achieved by commitment to customer satisfaction and striving for continuous improvement in your working approach, including the ability to prioritise workload, using your own initiative and working in a logical and methodical manner to tight timescales. You will be confident in your ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both in writing and orally. It is important that you have a flexible and common-sense approach to work, as the role will include being a member of the facilities ‘Out of Hours’ call out roster, as and when required.


Why Serco:


Meaningful and vital work - The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that touch people’s lives


A world of opportunity - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer:


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference to the prison and court systems
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package



About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 




Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.


Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the ‘Ban the Box’ pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).

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