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Senior M&E Engineer + Deputy Team Leader

FCDO Services
Based at Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
£56,430 - £66,963 plus £1,750 location allowance and excellent benefits.
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Specialist area
Mechanical engineering
Contract Type
Full Time

At FCDO Services, we provide secure construction, digital and logistics services to government-level customers, including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. At any given moment, we could be refurbishing a  centuries-old embassy in Europe; designing hybrid PV/Power systems for a site in Africa; or providing new utilities for a skyscraper government building in Asia.

For a Senior Engineer and deputy team leader, that means immense challenge, regular overseas travel, and above all, a real need for someone who can bring both strong team leadership and depth of experience as an M&E Design Engineer.

Based in Milton Keynes and travelling worldwide on a regular basis, you’ll be responsible for leading the M&E team based in Hanslope Park and leading on the design and management of a wide range of M&E projects on a global scale, up to the value of £100 million. Working within an Engineering team that designs and installs through all the RIBA stages.

Find variety to challenge even your knowledge
If you’re a seasoned professional looking for a new challenge, you’ll find that here every day. You’ll have constant variety in the projects you work on, managing multiple projects around the world at any one time. Within those projects, you’ll find unusual requirements and conditions to test the limits of  your expertise. Whether it’s installing equipment that can withstand 50°C heat; wiring secure round-the-clock communications for a region with an unreliable power supply; or delivering smooth-running projects on some of the world’s most isolated islands, there’s never a dull moment. Throughout it all, you’ll be the go-to advisor for customers, stakeholders, and even our internal teams,  from Architects to Surveyors to Structural Engineers. You’ll make every project run smoothly – and spot opportunities for our organisation to grow too.

Bring expertise everyone can rely on

For this role, we need someone who can hit the ground running; who’s already got plenty of expertise to draw from, to help us deliver the best possible service to our customers. You’ll have a professional Engineering qualification. You’ll have extensive experience in the field, ideally including overseas work. And you’ll have knowledge of legislation around your specialism – like Health and Safety regulation. When it comes to digital skills, you’ll be proficient in AutoCAD and the Microsoft Office suite. Plus, it would be even better to have experience using specialist software like IES and Amtech.
Just as importantly, you’ll be able to take all that expertise and use it to help others understand your projects, keeping customers and stakeholders engaged and informed at every point in even the most challenging work.

Feel real pride –  and get real benefits too

So, it’s fair to say that we expect a lot, but we’ll give you a lot back too. That starts with great benefits, including flexible/hybrid working, an on-site nursery, a Civil Service pension, overtime and more. And finally, most importantly, there’s that sense of purpose you’ll feel.

With new challenges for even the most seasoned engineer; travel to places most people will never go; and impact that protects the nation, there’s one thing for sure: this is your job – bigger.

All our employees have to be security cleared before being appointed, so you’ll  need to go through Developed Vetting (DV). You can find out more about this process on our website.

Want to see your future team’s work in action? Step into our Virtual Embassy and see how the team delivers for government customers and how you could help. Explore the embassy now at https://virtual

Closing date: 26 April 2024 at midnight

To apply please click the Apply button. 

It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world
The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual so that  you always know you’re welcome and valued. It’s what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And why we’re recognised as a ‘Carer Confident’ workplace. And it’s how you know you’re joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation. 

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