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Electrical Technician

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£32,179 - £35,596 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
21 Nov 2024

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Job description

Responsible for undertaking planned preventative and reactive maintenance throughout College buildings, whilst ensuring adherence to operational, regulatory and statutory compliance requirements. Ensuring records of planned and reactive maintenance are kept up to date and to a high standard.

The role will liaise with specialist contractors and other building dedicated engineers to maintain high quality service delivery and maximum system uptime. The Electrical Technician will ensure teams and clients (where applicable) are kept up to date on progress.

The Electrical Technician will be expected to optimise and analyse performance, whilst problem solving and offering creative solutions.

This role comes with excellent benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Range of opportunities for professional learning and development
  • Excellent pension scheme

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a full-time post

Key responsibilities

  • To carry out planned and reactive maintenance as directed and within SLA
  • To ensure all tasks are completed to a high standard, cost effective and maintained regularly and completed in a safe manner
  • Take specific responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the sites electrical services
  • Maintain a safe systems of work process and periodically update as may be required, ensure risk assessments are adhered to and registers are checked
  • Conduct fault finding across all areas that Engineering are responsible for
  • Collaborate with Campus Operations and other teams with regards to projects
  • Conduct fault finding across all engineering infrastructures
  • Minimise the risk of plant failure and breakdown and promote a reliability centred and conditioned based proactive maintenance process
  • Deal responsibly with emergencies and breakdowns
  • Attendance may be required occasionally outside of normal hours to support with critical work
  • Comply with all statutory, company and client specific environmental, health, safety and quality standards applicable to the college environment
  • Complete paperwork and comments for/on the CAFM system to a high standard
  • You will be expected to deliver a high level of customer focused service and participate in training when required e.g. Fit For King’s

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.


Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  1. Level 3 award/certificate in electrical field or equivalent or time serviced apprenticeship (Electrical) and strong, demonstrable competencies in electrical trades
  2. Good knowledge of engineering designs, installations, maintenance and repairs
  3. Good understanding and experience of meeting health and safety obligations regarding maintenance activities
  4. Good communicator including good verbal communication
  5. Ability to work from an iPad to manage work through our CAFM system
  6. IT literate (Excel, Teams and other Microsoft packages)
  7. Team player and flexible attitude
  8. Excellent customer service skills with the ability to offer guidance on requests
  9. Ability to use, repair and maintain tools
  10. Pay attention to detail and strong problem solving skills

Desirable criteria

  1. IOSH Managing Safely
  2. First Aid course
  3. Knowledge and understanding of working in critical environments

Further Information

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

This role does not meet the requirements of the Home Office and therefore we are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who require the right to work in the UK.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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