Senior M&E Engineer

Based in London or Hanslope Park

Senior Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
£52,530.00 - £66,300 plus excellent benefits
Based at either Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes or King Charles Street, London.

£1,750 location allowance if based at Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes or £5,000 location allowance if based at King Charles Street and excellent benefits

Please indicate your preferred location on application.

At FCDO Services (formerly known as FCO 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 rewiring a centuries-old embassy in Europe; installing WiFi in a secure site in the Americas; or providing new utilities for a skyscraper government building in Asia.

For a Senior Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, that means immense challenge, regular travel, and above all, a real need for someone who can bring both strong leadership and depth of experience as a Mechanical & Electrical Engineer. Based in London or Milton Keynes and travelling worldwide on a regular basis, you’ll be responsible for leading on the design and management of a wide range of M&E projects on a global scale, up to the value of £10 million.

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 10-15 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 if you have experience using specialist software, such as IES, CYMAP 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 working, an on-site nursery, a Civil Service pension, 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 undergo Security Check (SC) as part of your application. Plus, if successful, you’ll need to go through Developed Vetting (DV). You can find out more about this process on our website.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

£52,530 - £66,300
Hanslope Park or London
Closing Date
29 June 2021 at midnight

Further information

The following documents provide supporting material for this role. Please note for some documents you may require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code