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Electrical Estates Technician (XN05)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

The Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust Estates Department require an Electrical Estates Technician who will be required to work day shifts Monday to Friday based at the Leeds General Infirmary site.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake the maintenance, installation, and repair of wide range of engineering plant and equipment including various voltage systems, steam raising plant and associated equipment, medical gas systems, nurse call systems, lighting, fire detection, building services controls, standby generator plant, heating and ventilation control systems and refrigeration plant.

Applicants must demonstrate flexibility and initiative when dealing with a wide range of engineering services and will have experience maintaining equipment as part of a planned preventative maintenance system.

Applicants must have served an Electrical engineering apprenticeship and demonstrable equivalent experience. Previous experience in a hospital maintenance environment is desirable.

The successful candidate will have good communication skills to work with various levels of staff across the Trust and be expected to carry out all duties in an efficient and effective manner.

Main duties of the job

Working on the full range Estates Services equipment, the Estates Technician will undertake activities which require comparison of a range of options, complex facts requiring analysis to resolve technical issues in on multifaceted equipment/situations many of which have a direct impact on patient safety and the built environment. Responsible for calibration and fault finding on a wide range of engineering plant and equipment including various voltage systems, steam raising plant and associated equipment, steam sterilizers, medical gas systems, nurse call systems, lighting, fire detection, building services controls, standby generator plant, heating and ventilation control systems and refrigeration plant.

Undertake condition surveys, evaluating inspection reports and maintenance repairs, improvement and capital work across the Trust as directed by management, ensuring compliance with Trust safety standards and procedures.

Plan and organise major interruptions, maintenance activities and co-ordinates work of others. Provides practical training to others and evaluates work.

Deputise for Estates Officer on the full range of management duties as well as providing technical advice to other Estates Staff, Clinical Colleagues and 3rd Party Contractors.

About us


Estates and Facilities manage the Trust's estate and support the delivery of patient care.

We provide a range of facilities management services and ensure our buildings and environments are fit for purpose, clean, safe, and support the delivery of excellent patient care.

From maintaining the internal and external physical assets to making sure goods are delivered where needed, and patients are at the right place at the right time. We also monitor our environmental impact with waste, energy, and sustainability initiatives and manage flagship schemes, refurbishments, and upgrades.

Engineering Maintenance is part of Operational Estates and our aim is to provide a safe and sustainable environment for patients, staff and visitors and provide a visible and responsive service.

We have a skilled multidisciplinary team of engineers, plumbers, electricians and other support maintenance staff who undertake both planned and reactive maintenance.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Carry out own dynamic Risk Assessments for all elements of work including manual handling

Produce generic Risk Assessments as required for all elements of work including manual handling

Supervise and organise Estates work taking place in a Clinical environment, including the allocation of resources as appropriate

Work autonomously as required by utilising the Works Management System to allocate PPM and reactive work requests

Liaise with area users to organise shutdowns of critical and complex patient support systems

To communicate effectively with Wards and Departments in relation to Estates issues utilising written and/or verbal communication methods to ensure standards of service delivery are maintained and the service user is fully informed of works affecting their areas of responsibility

To ensure that job descriptions are amended/updated to comply with the requirements of ISO9001:2000, HTMs, working practices and Permit to Work Systems

Interpret and work from all instructions, drawings and specifications in electrical or mechanical installations, plant and equipment, to deal with new situations as they arise and pass on knowledge to others.

Provide written job descriptions for new PPM items utilising Manufacturers instructions and best practice guidance

Have a thorough knowledge across a range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge or relevant practical experience.

Manufacture, design, assemble, erect and install new work often using own judgement regarding a range of complex equipment, requiring accuracy and precision.

Problem solving of technical issues and fault diagnosis on complex Mechanical and Electrical systems.

Observe statutory and other relevant requirements in particular to Health & Safety and Codes of Practice applicable to Operational Services.

Learn new techniques and undergo training as necessary.

The postholder will be expected to help develop policies, procedures and practices in relation to work area as appropriate

Carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance and Day to Day duties involving the maintenance of all types of plant, equipment and installations, including boilers, water testing, stripping down boilers for insurance inspections and electrical system maintenance including fire alarm systems, batteries and uninterruptible power supplies.

Utilise the Works Management System for recording, updating and auditing estates records and the compilation of Plant Histories.

Carry out surveys for future maintenance, alterations or improvements including the preparation and compilation of technical reports.

Carry out maintenance and repair to building sanitary and water distribution systems inline with HSE guidance.

Carry out induction of new starters..

Carry out assessments of Apprentice/Students work ensuring compliance and standards of workmanship are in-line with legislation/national guidelines

Responsible for organising and delivering Apprentices/Students on site specialist teaching programmes enabling them to achieve NVQ level 3 in their core trades.

Perform a wide range of work of other estates trades as appropriate to their range of work e.g. multi-skilling.

Have a good understanding of the relationship of other estates trades.

Instruct others on aspects of his/her work relating to their core trade.

Carry Trust communication devices (PDAs) to facilitate immediate response to reactive requests, planned maintenance and emergency breakdowns.

Participate in appropriate on-call/shift rotas, subject to appropriate negotiations, and be prepared to work such hours that may be required in an emergency.

Any other duties as may be reasonably required by line management commensurate with the grades of the post.

Respond to switchboard and building management system alarms. eg. Fire alarms, lift trappings, Medical Gas Alarms, Boiler Alarms.

Work to and interpret Health Technical Memorandums as relevant to core trade eg 01 (Sterilisers), 02 (Medical Gases), 04 (Legionella), 06 - 02 (LV Safety Code).

Use BMS system for first line plant fault diagnosis and plant performance monitoring.

Use of electronic devices to monitor and analyse reports from complex Building Management System and Security Systems and equipment to include data collection, first line diagnostics, performance analysis and maintenance.

Monitor, maintain and repair Endoscope reverse osmosis and decontamination water systems.

Responsible for the approval and authorisation that Estates systems are safe and equipment is calibrated prior to the commencement of any Hydrogen Peroxide Vaporisation decontamination taking place in Clinical areas.

Frequently control the action of untrained and unskilled individuals during the release of trapped lift passengers and whilst doing so take full responsibility for the safety of these passengers, on completion call out lift service engineers and liaise whilst they are on site

Person Specification



  • City & Guilds 232 or 236
  • Equivalent NVQ Level 3 Electrical Certificate



  • Previous experience working on breakdowns and PPM on technical mechanical, steam raising and electrical plant found in a hospital environment.


  • Working in a acute Hospital Environment, HTM 06, Nurse call systems, BMS -Systems

Skills & Behaviours


  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and without supervision.
  • Knowledge of various Health and Safety legislation as applicable to core trade, ensuring the well being of staff, patients and visitors.
  • Judgement is required regarding a range of facts and situations that require analysis where there is more than a straightforward choice of options regarding required work.
  • Knowledge of and ability to carry out minor works of other trades after attending appropriate training.
  • Flexible and approachable.
  • Able to work as part of a team and co-ordinate work with other trades.
  • Understands and demonstrates the importance of effective communication with department heads.
  • Professional approach.
  • Able to prioritise own workload.
  • Able to work safely at heights.
  • Able to work within confined spaces (subject to suitable training).
  • Able to satisfy the physical demands of the job.
  • Able to understand and comply with the requirements of the Trusts H& S policies (subject to suitable training).
  • The post requires practical skills that require specific training and considerable experience of core trade. The manipulation of fine tools and materials is essential. Precision is important

Additional Requirements


  • To attend and fully participate in training provided by the Trust.
  • Flexibility in role
  • To supply own general tools (all power and specialist tools are supplied by the Trust).

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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