Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: £26,610 - £30,592.

Location: Edinburgh zoo

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.

The role

To ensure safe electrical installations and undertake designated activities, related to your trade, for the maintenance and refurbishment of all buildings, facilities and infrastructure owned by the RZSS; to ensure that all areas of the site are safe and well presented for our visitors and in accordance with agreed service standards and in a cost-effective manner, in support of RZSS’ mission and vision.

Some of the things you’ll do:

Take the day to day lead to ensure all assigned repairs and projects are delivered effectively, safely, on time and to budget and recommend cost-effective opportunities to minimise the impact of its operations on the environment. Pro-actively inspect electrical installations and equipment to ensure standards are being maintained and is safe to use
To attend design team meetings with designers and other customers to give expert advise on infrastructure and facilities
To supervise sub-contractors of your own trade and ensure that they complete works to a suitable standard. Assist in arranging access for these sub-contractors and highlight any unsafe practices to senior management.
To be the responsible person for all electrical installations ensuring their day to day safety for staff and visitors.
Undertake all forms of Electrical works, e.g. new installations (heaters/hand dryer/large scale lighting) electrical fault finding and testing and partial re-wiring and be able to take the lead on an projects requiring electrical works including measuring up for materials and planning the works with minimal supervision.
Ensure all electrical plant, equipment, is inspected, maintained and documentation kept to meet relevant legislation and best practice standards at all times.

What we’re looking for:

Relevant City and Guilds certification or S/NVQ Level 3
Trained and competent on 17th/18th Edition test and inspection.
PASMA scaffolding certificate
Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of basic building related H&S legislation
The maintenance and construction of buildings and similar structures.
What you’ll get in return:

37.5hr working week
34 days annual leave (pro rata)
Access to a healthcare plan
Employer contributory pension scheme
You will receive a staff membership which will give you (and family/friends) free (and discounted) entry to both the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo as well as a number of other Zoo’s across the UK.

Application Deadline: Thursday 20/07/2023