MEICA Engineer x 2

Closing date: 30 June 2022 | Salary: £31,490-£34,902 | Location: 1 post Flexible within South Wales & 1 post Rhuddlan

Job Summary

Job Title

MEICA Engineer

Post Number

200330, 200331


5, £31,490-£34,902


200330 - Flexible within South Wales

200331 - Rhuddlan





Reports to

Team Leader, MEICA

Direct Reports


Welsh Language requirements

Essential Level 1, able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases

Please note if you do not meet the Welsh language requirements specified i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Contract type


Work pattern

Full Time


Application Information

Application closing date

30 June 2022

Interview to take place on and where

Date to be confirmed, via Microsoft Teams

To apply send your completed application form to

If you have any queries, contact

Craig Burdon

Job Context

To assist in the delivery, of the various MEICA asset management maintenance programmes and enable effective management of the contract workforce within Wales. Providing specialist advice and direction on projects across directorates relating to critical and high risk electrical and mechanical assets.

To enable delivery of our commitment to Sustainable Management of Natural Resources.

Other information relevant to the job:

Incident Response requirements: Required to take part in incident response activities.

Applying for this post

Please note, each role has specific competencies to assess the quality of applications both at sift and interview.  Please answer the competencies listed below when completing your application form.

  • Essential Knowledge and Skills
  • Evaluation of Information
  • Impact
  • Communications and Relationships with Others

Before applying for this role please read the candidate guidance


Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • The post holder will have gained relevant experience in a number of environments or roles in an organisation, so that they have a good grasp and understanding of organisational procedures and policy.
  • The post holder may not be a subject matter expert but will demonstrate a good understanding of their technical discipline and work of the function/team. They will have previous contract management experience and be able to undertake tasks associated with managing contracts, identifying and managing risk.
  • The post holder will also have a good level of literacy, numeracy and communication skills.
  • The post holder will have high level knowledge and experience of health, safety and wellbeing, and public safety and liability.  

Evaluation of Information

  • Ability to understand and interpret varied pieces of information, which may include reference to procedure manuals and statutory code requirements.
  • Whilst not an expert in all functions, the post holder has an ability to understand a range of technical information, understand contractual requirements and able to identify risk.


  • As an externally facing role, work carried out will impact externally and internally.
  • The post holder will manage small and less complex contracts of low risk and low impact. 
  • The post holder will work within a discrete area of NRW. Any impact of the work primarily affects the direct environment and may extend to other subject areas/projects.
  • The post holder will need to identify and manage risk effectively, to avoid detrimental impact. Any impact will be relatively low with a short to medium term.

Communication and Relationships with Others

  • Ability to communicate across a range of functions within NRW.
  • The post holder will work closely and collaboratively with contractors and colleagues to deliver programmes of work. This will require a range of communication skills and the ability to develop and sustain good working relationships.  Relationships are likely to be of an on-going nature and may involve a degree of influencing.
  • Ability to communicate with external colleagues at a similar level, or more senior/managerial roles.


Role Description

Job Purpose:

To be part of a specialist team assisting in the delivery of the MEICA asset management maintenance programmes to industry standard across Wales.

Undertake management of the contract workforce.

Be an expert in the field teams for maintenance, installation, calibration, and procurement of MEICA maintained assets.

Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Manage the reactive and planned maintenance programme of MEICA works through the MEICA computerised maintenance management system and AMX.
  • Issue the MEICA work programmes to the MEICA Term Contractor, monitor the progress of the work and provide routine reports on any work outstanding.
  • Identify and resolve equipment faults and respond to emergency incidents.
  • Procure goods and services to enable effective delivery of the works programmes.
  • Contribute to development of designs and specifications for MEICA works including asset refurbishment projects.
  • Participate in the MEICA Standby Rota.
  • Be the main point of contact for the Regional electricity network and project manage connections and alterations for Capital projects and departments across NRW.
  • Project manage improvements and refurbishment of flood risk critical assets whilst ensuring there is no disruption to flood risk critical departments.
  • Provide MEICA specifications to projects and project manage the MEICA Specific works.
  • Bid, tender, and project manage capital projects up to £50k.
  • Carry out preliminary design review (PDR) and critical design review (CDR) on projects.

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge:

  1. Required to be a time served engineer qualified to HND level or equivalent, in a relevant MEICA engineering discipline working towards incorporated engineer status. Also, qualified in a recognised health and safety certificate (IOSH).
  2. You will be able to demonstrate a wide range of engineering experience in a multidiscipline MEICA engineering environment and have a working knowledge of industrial control systems, motor starters, PLC’s, HMI’s pumps, automated sluice gates and associated PLC’s, SCADA, CCTV systems etc. 
  3. It is desirable for candidates to have experience of managing high risk work such as contractor management, confined space work, working next to water etc.
  4. You should have good IT skills and be familiar with: MS Office Suite, computerised maintenance management systems and AutoCAD (Computer Aided Design) systems.
  5. Be familiar with the requirements of managing health and safety for MEICA works.
  6. A full UK driving licence.

Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition. We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability and we have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

We are an employer of choice because we put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.

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