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Senior Gas Technician




Job Type





£35,000 - £38,000



Higher education




Your new company

Riverview Recruitment are delighted to partner with The University of Surrey in supporting their recruitment of maintenance professionals. It is among the leading Universities in the UK with around 16,800 students and an annual contribution of £1.7bn to the national economy. Located in the heart of Guildford on the beautiful Stag Hill campus.

The Maintenance Services department have evolved their systems to deliver a modern, efficient and excellent maintenance service for staff, students and visitors in this most dynamic and attractive location. You will be part of a growing maintenance team of 12 engineers, responsible for looking after compressor maintenance requirements within; accommodation, academic services, health centres, laboratories and research centres. There is also a leading sports park with a 50m athletic swimming pool and medical centres.

Your new role

As the Senior Mechanical Technician (Gas AP) working as the key team member and appointed person responsible for the specialist field of gas safety and boiler statutory maintenance of the University premises. You will be responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory policy and obligations under the gas safe regulations, undertaking planned and reactive work on heating, ventilation and plumbing systems to support the University’s infrastructure and environmental control systems across all of our premises, ensuring that they are maintained in a compliant, safe, efficient and functional order.

Key responsibilities:

1.This senior engineer role will have expert status with full knowledge of their specialist field, taking overall responsibility for the provision of gas safe certification across the whole University portfolio and the potential status of AP (appointed person).

2.Maintain all gas, mechanical, air and water systems, including statutory inspection and testing where required to current legislative requirements. They will identify gaps in information or compliance and advise on the potential solutions, managing complex situations with a broad understanding of the stakeholders, staff and students impacted.

3.Provision of emergency response to gas related issues ensuring failing plant or assets are reported to the Helpdesk and plant areas are maintained in good condition.

4.The post holder will be required to undertake certification examinations/tests in order to maintain their authority and will be expected to successfully pass and maintain the accreditation. They will be expected to liaise and co-ordinate across departments and faculties in order to manage activities with changing priorities and differing situations.

5.Deliver an effective response to maintenance demands from the University and support for apprenticeship and trainee development in relation to gas/boiler/plumbing activities.

6.Ensure compliance with all University H&S and Environmental systems and procedures and take an active part in the development of any policy.

7.Complete all necessary administrative work associated with departmental management systems, including the completion of work records (paper or electronic), timesheets, stores issues, orders, estimates and health and safety records.

What you'll need to succeed

·City & Guilds in mechanical services (heating, ventilation, plumbing installation and maintenance.)

·Gas Sage Certification in domestic and commercial work – NG and LPG (building regulations, combustion performance, domestic cookers, gas fires, gas boilers, gas installation pipework, domestic flued range cookers, vented hot water storage cylinders, gas water heaters, non-domestic air heating equipment, gas boosters, testing and purging and hot water storage boilers)

·Experience of a Gas Safe Engineer and thorough understanding of COSHH regulations.

·Experience of diagnosing complex problems on heating systems.

·Good timekeeping and attention to detail.

·Must be able to drive and hold a current full EU license.

What you will get in return

·£35,845 - £38,017

·Incredibly generous University Pension with up to 18% employer contribution.

·40 Days Holiday

·Onsite parking

·Discount membership for Surrey Sports Park

·Discounted onsite Nursery

·Yearly Health Surveillance

  • On call – Escalation/Advise over the phone £2,500 per year which may require attendance @ 3 hours per call

·Tools and Uniform

·Training in relevant areas

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