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Field Service Engineer - Mechanical

  • Job reference: 933983
  • Location: Highlands
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Power & Utilities
  • Date posted: 26/02/2021

933983 - Mechanical Field Service Engineer

We are currently working with our client to secure the services of a Mechanical Field Service Engineer

The Field Service Engineer will lead on the company's servicing and site installation work on projects throughout Scotland. These include operational hydro schemes, off grid renewable systems (hydro & solar), and backup diesel generator locations.

Working as part of a small team of operational and office staff, you will be involved in all aspects of the Company's projects from sales through to delivery and then onto regular maintenance.

The primary focus of the role will be site based operations with hands on work primarily on the servicing, maintenance but also installation of hydro, solar and diesel generation systems. It will also involve site visits to gather information during the early stages of projects such as Feasibility Studies or Design.
The role will also involve working on the company's products

The position also involves office and workshop based tasks although it is not expected that this will form the majority of the time spent in the role. Office based work will take the form of processing site based paperwork (job sheets, materials ordering, timesheets, environmental supporting paperwork).

As required the role will also involve the servicing and maintenance of the company's tools and equipment and will involve working away from home for periods at a time.

Key responsibilities in System Construction / Maintenance to include

  • Site Representative (all projects)

o Whilst principal company representative on site, responsible for PE staff on site.
o Health & Safety Responsibility.
o Responsibility for ensuring work activities adhere to environmental rules and regulations relevant to the project.
o Responsibility for communicating with and organising contractors on site.
o Take responsibility for company equipment and reputation on site.
o Preparation, completion and submission of project site based paperwork which might include:
 Job Worksheets.
 Risk Assessments.
 Site Diary.
 Delivery notes.
 Drawing notes.

  • Maintenance & Servicing

o Carrying out standard maintenance visits for hydro schemes, off grid systems and diesel generator sets.
o Overhaul of all systems.
o Attending call outs, Problem Solving and Fault Finding.
o Carryout out site assessment / first visit reviews for New Clients.
o Preparing maintenance guidance documents.
o Completing and filing maintenance reports.

  • Engineering & Construction

o Reading & Interpreting Drawings.
o Installation of Turbines and Control Systems
o Installation of diesel generator systems
o Installation of battery systems
o Assist with renewable installations
 Hydro Intakes
 Pipelines and Pipeline installation
 Turbine House Construction and Fitting out
o Preparation of plans and drawings of key elements
o Liaising with office based staff on the timely ordering and delivery of materials.
o Schedule and carrying out site activities within project budgets and timelines.
o Delivering Scope of Work to a good finish.


  • HNC or higher qualification


  • Work with rotating plant (pumps, engines, motors)
  • Diesel Generator / Engine servicing & repair
  • Operation & Maintenance of Hydraulic Systems
  • Operation & Maintenance of Industrial Plant Control Systems
  • Operation & Maintenance of Pressure Systems
  • Fault Finding & Diagnostics

1. Experience of hydro schemes
2. Electrical Industrial System Testing

1. Ability to work flexibly as part of a small team and as determined by business requirements
2. Good oral, written and presentation skills, ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels
3. Ability to use own judgement to make and take responsibility for decisions
4. Basic Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel & Powerpoint

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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