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General Laboratory Equipment Engineer

Cambridge , United Kingdom

Ref#: 33102

Date published: 7-Jan-2020

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CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting a General Laboratory Equipment (GLE) Engineer to join the team located in Cambridge. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing managing, organising and implementing day-to-day Laboratory Instrument Support (LIS) activities through liaison and discussion with customers’, CBRE Planners, LIS Engineers and the Lead Scheduler. The individual will also be providing high quality specialist engineering support to a wide range of laboratory equipment within the R&D community such as Balances, Centrifuges, Incubators etc. 

Role Summary:
  • Ensure prompt, flexible, customer focused specialist engineering support whilst maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and engineering standards
  • Diagnose faults on complex equipment and systems utilizing the multi-disciplinary support internal and external to the team to produce a satisfactory solution
  • Plan & carry out engineering maintenance and commissioning work associated with scientific equipment and systems in a safe, cost effective manner to ensure minimum business disruption
  • Use technical knowledge to identify and source components and services
  • Create, manage and review supporting documentation e.g. service reports
  • Support users in the preparation/design of operating procedures, SOPs, Change Control and the deviation, manuals and drawings
  • Manage the availability of essential spares to support the range of equipment and systems used within the R&D facilities in a cost-effective manner
  • Support contract management in the set-up, renewal and budget of contracts
  • Monitor the performance of the scientific equipment and systems using Key Performance Indicators to instigate improvements and influence changes
  • Support to CBRE Management Team to ensure all activities are completed
  • Ensure that a full and detailed task specific Risk Assessment/Method Statement is completed prior to any work commencing
  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who could be affected by their acts or omissions
  • Report any accidents or near misses that they experience, or witness, to their Line Management
  • Co-operate and assist in all aspects of health and safety procedures introduced by management for their well-being
  • Wear personal protective equipment when conditions require or when required to do so by the relevant risk assessment, method statement or mandatory signage

Experience Required:
  • Advanced Modern Apprenticeship with NVQ 3 in engineering 
  • Experience of working in a fast paced, operational environment
  • Multiple years of post-apprentice experience within the Laboratory Instrument Support sector
  • Very strong analytical skills with proven ability to break down and solve complex problems in a logical and structured approach
  • PC literate in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
  • Strong relationship management and excellent communication skills/influencing skills 
  • Ability to work to own initiative but team orientated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Robust and assertive attitude towards achieving results and motivating team members 
  • High customer focus

  • HNC/HND in relevant engineering discipline
  • Pharmaceutical / Regulated working background
  • PC hardware/architecture and Communication Systems knowledge (Ethernet/RS232 etc.)
  • SAP experience

About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions:

As one of the business units in CBRE, Global Workplace Solutions provides end-to-end services across the complete lifecycle of the workplace, helping to improve business operations and reduce cost. As a one-stop solutions provider with a broad array of long-term customers and customized services, Global Workplace Solutions has delivered US$3 billion in savings to customers over the past ten years.

CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices worldwide

Application Process:

Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Resourcing Team and you will be contacted if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

No agencies please.

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