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Estates Engineer Mechanical
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/22/205073
  • Published: Mon 18/07/2022, 15:47 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/08/2022, 20:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours, On Call Requirement
  • Salary: Dual Grade ranging from £26-£36k plus 25% Grauity (taxable) and a flights a relocation package
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Stanley. Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands

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Estates Engineer Mechanical

The FIG Health & Social Services Department are looking for an Estates Engineer Mechanical to join their Engineering team to undertake maintenance, repairs and testing of the Hospital’s Plant and systems, including oil fired boilers, circulation pumps, hot and cold-water services, internal drainage lines, decontamination equipment and minor electrical related tasks. The Engineering Section is an integral part of the King Edward Memorial Hospital, based in the Island’s capital, Stanley the service follows UK practices and standards.

The Role

The KEMH, although on a small scale, would be considered as an acute hospital in the UK to which our standards are based. The mechanical maintenance services required cover a broad spectrum of disciplines and the role includes maintaining a wide range of systems and equipment across the full suite of Hospital Engineering.

The Person

You should hold an HNC/D in a mechanical biased relevant discipline or a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in a role of similar seniority/level/complexity following completion of recognised and registered apprenticeship or recognised equivalent.

Core Requirements

  • Experience must include working to various HTM standards in a Healthcare setting
  • Able to effectively diagnose and solve challenging mechanical/engineering issues covering the spectrum of hospital engineering.
  • Able to participate in the ‘on call’ service which covers hospital out of hour’s plant/equipment emergencies, and required to support aero-medical evacuation services.
  • Ability to work well within, and lead, a small team
  • Able to fluently navigate mechanical and electrical control drawings, including hydraulics and pneumatics as well as water systems

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Salary – This is a dual graded role depending on qualifications and experience commencing from £26,211 - £29,158 per annum within Grade E1 (Competent engineer - depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £32,367 or from £32,461 - £36,117 per annum within Grade D (Senior engineer - depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £40,090.
  • Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity (taxable).
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days paid annual leave plus 11 government and public holidays.
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights Package for you and any recognised dependents residing with you at post both at the beginning and end of contract, along with additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract.
  • Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • Favourable income tax rates.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page. 

For further information regarding the position please contact Martyn Barlow, Medical Engineering Manager by emailing or by calling (+500) 28074.

To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form.  Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to before the closing date.

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications - 

Shortlisting week commencing -

Interviews week commencing -

Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.

As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.

For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite:

The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.