EME Engineer

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£25,408 to £33,922 a year
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Healthcare Partners Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the central resource of professional engineering knowledge and skills within the hospital. Our services are used to support clinical services, research and development both within the Trust and also alongside external academic and clinical partners.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and flexible Engineer to join a dynamic team of engineers providing a comprehensive repair, maintenance and service to a range of healthcare providers across the Surrey and Hampshire area.

At Band 5 we are looking for an experienced Service Engineer, ideally working in healthcare. Full manufacturer training will be provided to enable the individuals to work independently.

Ideally, a degree or HNC/D in electronics / electrical engineering or equivalent technical qualification and experience is required.

You will have/develop skills in the following areas: quality control measurements, fault finding, repairs and planned maintenance of a wide range of medical devices.

The NHS is moving to 7-day working so flexibility of working patterns is expected within HPL.

If you are ready for a new challenge and would like to discuss the role further, then please contact Ben Caldicott, Bencaldicott@nhs.net, 01483 464179.

Main duties of the job

The Engineer will be specifically responsible for delivery of the electrical safety testing and planned preventative maintenance program across the Trust

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Maintain Medical Devices & Systems to the highest levels of performance, quality and integrity aligned to HPL requirements

Participate in Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programme across the EME portfolio, delivering the programme of PPM services.

Responsibility for delivery of EME service provision.

Bring a broad technical understanding and specialism in Biomedical devices in line with NHS digitisation

Band 5 Engineer is tasked with supporting the various EME services employed within the organisation, and ensuring they remain available at all times.

Provide input to the development and maintenance of a long-term strategy and road map for Medical Devices, including replacement of older legacy devices with current and future technologies

The role calls for someone from an Electronics / Instrumentation Engineering background, and as such the post holder will require knowledge across the range of technologies and services that fall under the responsibility of this post.

The role will frequently require the post holder to engage with infrastructure and business projects and the adoption of new technologies in line with business requirements.

Person Specification



  • HNC / HND level education, equivalent professional qualifications or relevant experience of operating at this level
  • Registration as Clinical Technologist or Scientist


  • Professional Registration
  • Additional specialist knowledge acquired through Manufacture training or equivalent experience



  • Able to develop a long-term strategic plan for the delivery and on-going support of the trusts Medical Devices. Recommending future products and services as these become relevant.
  • Experience of monitoring service providers, and able to negotiate and manage contracts to deliver best value for the trust
  • Experience of use of Microsoft Office applications e.g. Word, excel, outlook etc
  • Experience of working in the patient environment
  • Management and development of proactive infrastructure monitoring and reporting solutions
  • Significant experience holding technical roles, preferably in NHS hospital environments
  • Experience with change control Process


  • Experience of repair & maintenance of highly complex Medical Devices and systems.
  • Experience of implementation of policies and procedures

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Egerton Road




Employer's website

https://www.royalsurrey.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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