Maintenance Engineer (Electrical Bias)

Babraham Research Campus

Closing Date: 31/05/2022

Job Description – Maintenance Engineer (Electrical Bias)


Facilities and Maintenance



Salary range

Up to £36,000 (dependent on experience)

Contract Type


Working Hours

37 hours per week


To apply, please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to

About us:

The Babraham Research Campus is considered to be the UK’s leading campus to support early-stage bioscience enterprises. World class research and business come together to promote innovation and strengthen links between academia and the commercial world. 

Babraham Research Campus Limited (BRCL) is the company that manages and develops the Babraham Research Campus, supporting and promoting the regional and UK bioscience ecosystem. It has responsibility for the administration and commercial development of the site for the benefit of all the tenant companies including the Babraham Institute. The Campus provides emerging and growing biotech companies laboratory and office space together with access to outstanding scientific facilities in an ideal geographical location at the core of the Cambridge cluster. Our aim is to be the most successful bio-incubator campus in Europe and to support the Cambridge region and the UK bio-science communities.


We are situated on an attractive 430-acre parkland estate, seven miles south west of Cambridge City Centre. The campus blends modern laboratory facilities with historic buildings in a spacious, beautifully landscaped setting. The campus offers the companies excellent amenities: fully-equipped meeting rooms and conferencing facilities, bar, coffee shop and refectory, a sports and social club, gym, tennis court and football pitch. A large component of the estate grounds including the wood, grass, grazing meadows and park land are opened for both the campus and the wider community to walk through and use.

Job Profile Summary

This is a diverse role which has a bias towards electrical maintenance and as such will be responsible for providing (not exhaustively) reactive, condition maintenance, planned preventative maintenance (PPM), diagnosing problems, installation and testing to a high standard. Experience of working with emergency lighting, electrical testing, fire alarms systems, BMS and UPS systems would be advantageous. The role on occasions may include the need to perform tasks outside of the electrical field along with the, co-ordination of small works and the supervision of contractors.




Key areas of Responsibility

  • Carry out all planned preventative maintenance (PPM), reactive maintenance (RM), condition maintenance (CM), statutory inspections and non-destructive testing as directed on all electrical installations, plant, machinery and equipment.
  • Attend and fault find issues on all electrical systems.
  • Ensure that all repairs and installations are compliant with BS7671 wiring regulations.
  • Complete suitable risk assessments and method statements prior to undertaking any work and document in full to ensure safe working practise.
  • Participate in an emergency call out service as required.
  • Provide support to BMS systems with fault finding and repair on low voltage AC/DC control systems.
  • Liaise with the BRCL Helpdesk and other contractors to deliver maintenance across the BRCL estate to a suitable standard in accordance with the maintenance schedules.
  • Where required supervise, coordinate and manage specialist sub-contractors for all maintenance provisions including PPM, RM and CM.
  • Supervise where required safe systems of work, ensuring they are implemented and plant, machinery, services or equipment is suitably isolated.
  • Ensure the building operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals are updated to reflect changes to building assets.
  • Plan, supervise and co-ordinate all works to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all building users and ensure there is no impact on the environment.
  • When required take meter readings for building utilities consumption.
  • Responsible for the procurement of contractors for works and consumables ensuring best value for money.
  • Other relevant duties consistent as directed by line management.


Special Duties:

On call out of hours.

Some planned weekend work and early morning starts will be required.