HVAC Engineer - MoD Abbey Wood

Bristol | Other





Who we are

VIVO provides facilities management and accommodation maintenance for the UK military and its partners. VIVO embodies both experience and innovation.


What we do

We put our Customers and Families First. They are the driving force behind everything we do. We drive forward improvements for them to ensure the service they receive, whether reactive repairs or a major project, is completed safely and on time. In order to achieve this, we have 4 core values: open, caring, agile and collaborative. These are at the heart of everything we do.


Location: MOD Abbey Wood (Bristol)

Working Hours: Full Time

Salary: Up to £42,000 (dependent on experience)


Within VIVO we are currently recruiting for an Air Conditioning Engineer to undertake effective, compliant and timely delivery of planned and reactive AC maintenance tasks at MOD Abbey Wood and the surrounding area. 
Reporting to the Service Manager. You will work as part of the on-site engineering team and daily tasks will be allocated via tablet device or paper-based task instruction. Within this role you will be required to undertake Statutory, Mandatory and Planned Preventative Maintenance tasks in a safe and efficient manner. You will ensure all tasks and relevant records are completed comprehensively and timely within service level agreements. 


This role will see you carry out reactive repairs / callouts on mission critical assets in a timely manner, this will involve participating in an on-call rota to cover emergency call outs during non-core hours.  
Daily tasks can include; 

  • Completing compliance activity and minor works in accordance with JSP375 
  • Undertaking minor installation works e.g. refurbishment projects  
  • Ensuring all H&S documentation (RAMS) are present prior to engaging the task 
  • Reviewing and contributing to Risk Assessments and Method Statements  
  • Working from drawings and specifications and other documentation without the need for direct supervision 
  • Notifying management of any defects on equipment or systems 
  • Attending team briefs, Toolbox talks and technical bulletins  
  • Mentorship of apprentices  

Here at VIVO we will ensure that we will give you all the skills and training to empower you to be able to work with minimal supervision and can make decisions on the most appropriate repair solution. We take your career development seriously, we offer excellent ongoing training opportunities which will not only see you be able to comply with industry changes but also progress your career with VIVO.  


What you'll need to do this role 


The candidate we are looking for will hold one or more of the below qualifications or an industry equivalent.


  • C&G Level 2 NVQ Diploma 6187-01 (unit 230/530)     Diploma in Installing, Testing and Maintaining Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems.
  • C&G Level 2 NVQ Diploma 6187-02 (unit 230/530)     Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Refrigeration Systems.
  • C&G Level 2 NVQ Diploma 7189-02 (unit 209/509)     Diploma in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems.

This role will include travel within multiple locations so you must hold a full, clean UK driving licence. A company van will be provided for business use. 
It is desirable that you have experience of operating within either an MOD or Construction/Property Maintenance environment. 
You must be able to pass SC Clearance to be considered for this role. 

What we offer 


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme 
  • 25 Days annual leave 
  • Volunteer leave 
  • One paid professional subscription 
  • Life Assurance Policy 
  • Employee discount and reward schemes 
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work 
  • A company that recognises your contribution 
  • Training opportunities and qualifications within a supportive environment to ensure career progression  

VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Leader. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.



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31/07/2024 01:15:00
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