Electrical Engineer

We’re looking for an Electrical Engineer to join our property team! We’re looking for someone who is committed to the delivery of excellent customer service and is able to work under pressure.

Our property department directly impacts how we can deliver the mission of the Catholic Church in Westminster. That impact is felt throughout London, Hertfordshire and Middlesex through our delivery of services, food banks, shelters, day centres, social enterprises and the many hundreds of programs provided by our parishes and agencies throughout the Diocese of Westminster.

This means there are lots to get involved in – and to be excited about

  • Location:                     Hendon, plus regular travel across the Diocese
  • Hours of work:         35 hours per week (Monday-Friday, with some evening work required – time off in lieu)
  • Contact:                       Permanent
  • Salary:                          £35,000 per annum
  • Closing date:             7th July 2022
  • Job Reference:         361-160
  • Job Description:      Electrician Job Description


The Role:

Reporting to the Director of Property and through line management working with the Health & Safety Manager to carry out PPM, reactive and breakdown works to all Electrical systems within the site.

The post holder will also carry out minor installation work and will be comfortable engaging with stakeholders providing them with fault diagnostics where necessary.

Job duties will consist of (but are not limited to):

  • PPM’s and reactive maintenance, consisting of emergency light testing, fault finding, rewiring, ballast changes, re-lamping, etc.
  • Carrying out scheduled PPM and reactive maintenance tasks in maintaining site assets ensuring equipment availability.
  • Ensure all mandatory inspections are carried out in line with legislative requirements including PAT and emergency lighting.
  • Ensure that routine maintenance is carried out to all building plant, equipment and systems to meet and exceed expectations, and agreed to service level agreements including single and three-phase power.
  • Respond to Building Management System alarms, and effect emergency repairs as needed.
  • Ensure that suitable spares are available to carry out maintenance works at sites as required.
  • Ensure that comprehensive maintenance records are kept in the form of task sheets – hard copy or electronically as required.
  • Ensure that Method Statements and Risk Assessments are prepared and adhered to for all tasks carried out to ensure safe working practices
  • Take a proactive approach to resolving all day-to-day problems including electrical fault-finding.
  • Perform electrical studies (load-flow, arc-flash, short-circuit, coordination, etc).
  • Specify electrical distribution equipment, MCC, Motors, Transformers, MV Switchgear, Generators, UPS, Fire Alarm, VFDs, BMS Operation, AHUs, FCUs, Motor, Pumps, Water Treatment (Tap Tests, Dosing, etc).
  • Review technical submissions and provide technical resolutions to project, construction, and design issues.
  • Maintain the required technical quality of work.
  • Maintain planning and cost control on process scope of works.
  • Liaise with sub-contractors to develop, deliver and troubleshoot solutions for the on-going projects

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for undertaking electrical and building maintenance works including PPM servicing, fault-finding and reactive breakdown repairs to electrical building services systems and infrastructure to include power, 3-Phase, distribution, lighting/emergency lighting, lamp/ballast/socket repairs and alarms.
  • Ensure that routine PPM is carried out to all electrical plant in accordance with Site task schedules and asset lists.
  • Ensure that reactive tasks throughout the building are completed and be proactive in highlighting areas where improvements can be made. These reactive calls to also include concessionary stores and fabric related items.
  • Ensure that plant faults and defects are swiftly remedied to maintain plant in serviceable order.
  • Ensure that suitable spares are available to carry out both maintenance and reactive works.
  • To provide parts inventory and estimated timescales to carry out remedial works.
  • Ensure Computer Based Maintenance system is kept up to date and that PPM and reactive tickets are closed out with accurate data captured.
  • Ensure that all relevant paperwork is completed
  • Ensure that Method Statements and Risk Assessments are prepared and used for all tasks undertaken
  • Ensure the provision of a Safe and Healthy working environment. This includes the wearing of uniform and PPE as required.
  • To operate a Permit to Work System in accordance with Health and Safety procedures.
  • To provide out of hours’ emergency callout cover out of normal office hours and weekends via a scheduled roster.
  • Any other task as directed by the PSO Management Team.
  • All other tasks defined by the client.


Essential Job Criteria:

  • Clean driving licence and ability/willingness to travel across the portfolio as and when required
  • Proven electrical installation experience and commercial electrical maintenance experience
  • Positive and proactive approach to work and ability to work on own initiative
  • Aware of health & safety legislation and safe systems of work.
  • Experience of maintaining all relevant electrical equipment to clearly defined criteria.
  • Able to work at heights and have the ability to ascend and descend using vertical access equipment


You will need the following qualifications:

  • Formally trained in an electrical engineering discipline to City and Guilds Level 3 or NVQ Level 3
  • City & Guilds Testing & Inspection (2391 or equivalent)
  • Portable Appliance Testing


Who are we?

We are the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster, a faith-based charity with offices close to Victoria Train and Underground Station and just a short walk from St James Park and Westminster Underground stations.

We are home to the Archbishop of Westminster (Cardinal Vincent Nichols) & our beautiful Westminster Cathedral. We are one of the leading Catholic dioceses in the country, delivering our charitable mission through our network of 208 schools in which over 90,000 pupils attend daily, 212 parishes and several hundred social justice initiatives. We seek to positively impact the lives of all members of society.


Our core values are Competence, Reliability, Honesty, Perseverance & Love.

Our values are at the centre of everything we do and as such we are looking for a Property Administrator to join our property team during to support them during a busy period, who can clearly demonstrate and evidence these values.



In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but is not limited to:

  • Life Assurance
  • Access to Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Discounts scheme through Edenred-shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets gift cards and much more
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Access to low cost loans with Churches Mutual
  • Employee assistance programme– free, independent 24/7 help and advice for work-related issues as well as problems affecting home life