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Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

An additional allowance of up to £3,000 is available based on experience.

At FCDO Services, we provide secure construction, digital and logistics services to all sorts of government-level customers, including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Our projects are both vital and wide-ranging: everything from rewiring a centuries-old embassy to delivering secure technology across continents.

As a Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, you’ll either be based in London or Milton Keynes, but you’ll regularly travel all over the world. No matter where you’re working from, you’ll be responsible for leading on the design and management of a range of Mechanical and Electrical projects – ranging from £10,000 all the way up to £1million in value.

Discover an opportunity that’ll take your career higher.

No two days will be the same, as you’ll see yourself taking on projects from beginning to end. From understanding and defining the customer’s requirements to providing regular project reports, you’ll be willing to adapt to the task at hand. Not to mention that you’ll be the go-to for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering advice, not only for our internal teams, but for customers and stakeholders too.

With all that said, you’ll also work cross-functionally, touching base with Architects, Surveyors and Structural Engineers to ensure all aspects of contracting and maintenance are co-ordinated seamlessly. And you’ll keep an eye on the wider market too, identifying opportunities to support the organisation’s growth.

Use your technical expertise to solve technical challenges.

With such wide-ranging projects and responsibility, you’ll have Engineering qualifications, experience in the field and be an expert communicator, who’s willing to take each new challenge head on. What’s more, you’ll be in the know when it comes to Health and Safety legislation, and you’ll be proficient using AutoCAD and the Microsoft suite.

Plus, it would be even better if you have experience using specialist software, such as IES, Amtech and Dialux. And, with the travel this role will entail, it would be highly beneficial if you have experience working overseas. And as each new day will see you working with government-level customers around the world, you’ll uphold our customer promise in everything you do: to be reliable, responsive and build relationships.

Bring your expertise and find a career with global impact.

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 and impact you’ll feel – because you’ll be using your skills to support a business that helps protect people, information and assets all around the world. In short, it’s 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.

There is a pay award pending which is currently being negotiated with the Trades Unions. It’s proposed as part of the offer that our pay ranges will be adjusted with salary minima’s being uplifted by between 4.5% and 8.6% depending on grade. Details will be confirmed once the pay award is agreed.

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It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world.
The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you’re welcome and valued. It’s what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And a Stonewall Diversity Champion. And Employers for Carers. And it’s how you know you’re joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.

Candidates who are judged to be close to meeting the criteria may be considered for other positions in FCDO Services which may be at a lower grade, but have a potential skills match.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

Job summary

£40,400- £49,991 plus £1,750 location allowance and excellent benefits including Civil Service pension
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
21 September 2023 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