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  • Posted on: 30 October, 2016 Deadline: 10 November, 2016
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  • The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.

    The FCO promotes British interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. The FCO is a ministerial department, supported by 11 agencies and public bodies.

    Generator Technician

     

    Ref: 23/16 ABJ

    The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

    Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

    Job Subcategory: Estates

    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities) 

    Main purpose of job:

    Manage the delivery of high quality, efficient and effective maintenance services   across the estate to ensure the safety, reliability and operational effectiveness   of all generators and control systems in compliance with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Health and Safety (H&S) requirements practices and procedures.

    Roles and responsibilities / what will   the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

    • In consultation with the Technical Works Supervisers manage the effective and   efficient maintenance of generators and control systems in the new office building in Abuja and all compounds across the consolidated residential estate.
    • Ensure that all generators and control systems are kept in good order and are   regulalry inspected and maintained in accordance with health and safety requirements and are fully compliant with FCO Standards.
    • Ensure the provision of all emergency call out services to generators across the estate.

    Essential qualifications and experience

    • Qualified (City and Guilds or equivalent) service engineer capable of working on generators up to 500KVA
    • Minimum of 5 years experience in fault-finding   and servicing of diesel engines and generators.
    • Professionally trained in: electrical engineering, power electronics systems, electromechanical, mechatronic engineering.
    • Technical understanding of  synchronised control systems
    • Excellent fault finding and diagnostic skills.
    • Understanding of UK Health &  Safety regulations
    • Manual handling experience and working  with automatic refuelling systems.
    • Excellent communication skills, with a flexible, adaptable approach to working.

    Desirable qualifications and experience 

    Required competencies: Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

    Application deadline: 1 December 2016

    Grade: A2 (L)

    Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal

    Type of Post: British High Commission

    Starting monthly salary: N 360,778

    Start Date: 1 December 2016

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    Building Services Manager

     

    Ref: 22/16 ABJ

    Job Description

    Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

    Job Subcategory: Estates

    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

    Main purpose of job:

    Manage the delivery of high quality, efficient and effective maintenance services across the estate ensuring compliance with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Health and Safety (H&S) requirements practices and procedures.

    Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

    • In consultation with the Technical Works Supervisers manage the effective and efficient maintenance of the new office building in Abuja and all properties across the consolidated residential estate of some 110 plus units of accommodation.
    • Ensure that all properties are maintained in accordance with health and safety requirements and are fully compliant with FCO Standards.
    • Ensure that all primary estate equipment and systems, generators, water processing plants, pumps etc are kept in good order, inspected and maintained on a regular basis.
    • Working with the Estate Manager manage a running programme of repair and refurbishment to ensure that all residential properties are properly prepared and ready for occupation.
    • Manage the planned preventative maintenance (PPM) programme across the estate.
    • Manage the allocation of manitenance work and contracts to external providers ensuring value for money (VFM) through properly tendered and competitive contracts.
    • Ensure the provision of all emergency call out services across the estate.

    Essential qualifications and experience

    • Knowlegde of UK building standards and Health & Safety systems
    • Understanding of modern PPM methods and setting up these systems in a working building.
    • Minimum of 5 years Experience of managing a team to deliver a quality service in a high pressure environment
    • An effective communicatior in English both verbally and in writting.
    • An ability to think on their feet and be flexible in their approach to problem solving
    • Demsontrate good interpersonal skills
    • A self starter with an ability to work with minimal supervision

    Desirable qualifications and experience

    • Understanding of UK working practices including BS7671
    • Familiar with Health and Safety Policy Documentation
    • Relevant certificates or qualifications
    • Good organisational and IT skills – capable of working quickly and accurately

    Required competencies

    Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

    Application deadline: 10 November 2016

    Grade: B3 (L)

    Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal

    Starting monthly salary: N 493 127

    Start Date: 1 December 2016

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    Electrical Technician

     

    Ref: 24/16 ABJ

    Job Description

    Job Category

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

    Job Subcategory

    Estates

    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

    Main purpose of job:

    Manage the electrical equipment and systems within the new office building and on all properties across the estate to ensure safety, reliability and operational effectiveness in compliance with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Health and Safety (H&S) requirements practices and procedures.

    Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

    • Perform replacement on diagnosed faulty electrical elements of machines including motors, relays, and switches; and set-up sensing mechanisms, utilizing hand tools
    • Carry out diagnosis and correct or replace malfunctioning electronic units like the printed circuit boards.
    • Carry out diagnosis and ensure replacement of pneumatic, mechanical, hydraulic components of equipment and machines which are faulty.
    • Carry out repairs on all site equipment including pumps/ generators / HVAC / switch gear lighting and power circuits.
    • Render assistance and manage contractors’ roles for electrical duties
    • Render assistance in administration and regulation of the duties of tradesmen and other trades.
    • Organize safe maintenance principles for regulating and scheduling breakdowns.

    Essential qualifications and experience

    • City and Guilds qualified preferably advanced certificate: ONC/HNC
    • 5 years relevant experience with outstanding troubleshooting and technical aptitude
    • Have knowledge of UK standards BS7671 and working practices
    • Sufficient familiarity with UK schematic and electrical, diagrams/illustrations
    • Understanding of UK health, safety and environment regulations
    • Excellent communication skills with a flexible, adaptable approach to working.
    • Ability to work accurately under pressure
    • Possession of good eyesight and able to ascend stairs and ladders
    • Ability to interact well with superiors and subordinates

    Required competencies

    Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

    Application deadline: 1 October 2016

    Grade: A2 (L)

    Type of Position: Fixed term, with possibility of renewal

    Starting monthly salary: N 360,778

    Start Date: 1 December 2016

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Other benefits and conditions of employment 

    Full time position, core working hours are 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. However the job holder will need to be flexible to respond to incidents and operational demands as the need arises.

    Additional information 

    • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
    • All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
    • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
    • Reference and security clearances checks will be conducted.
    • Any questions you may have about this position will be answered during the interview, should you be invited.
    • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework
    • Successful candidates not resident in Country will be personally liable for costs and arrangements to relocate, including accommodation and work permits. 
    • Complete the application form in full as the information provided will be used for screening purposes.
    • Check your application and attachments before you submit your application, as you will not be able to make any changes once submitted.
    • The British High Commission will never ask you to pay a fee or money to apply for a position.

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