Plumber - RAF Lakenheath





VIVO, a 50:50 joint venture between Serco and EQUANS, has been awarded places on the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts. 

VIVO embodies both experience and innovation. It combines Serco's comprehensive track record delivering engineering, technical and FM services to the UK MOD for over 55 years with EQUANS' market leading FM, energy, asset optimisation and regeneration capabilities. 


Full time, 40 hours per week, Permanent

Location: Lakenheath with travel between Feltwell & Mildenhall

Salary: Competitive + use of company van


We are seeking Plumbing engineers to undertake repairs, maintenance and small minor-new works at RAF Lakenheath and the surrounding area.

Employees in this role will provide key operational support to the VIVO business, delivering a great service to our customers, whilst ensuring works are completed on time and within service requirements.

You will be expected to take a direct interest in the Health & Safety of yourself and others who may be affected by your work activities and will be required to complete any training required for the role.




Key accountabilities:

  • Undertake Statutory, Mandatory and Planned Preventative Maintenance tasks in a safe and efficient manner and ensure all relevant records and documentation is completed comprehensively. 
  • Carry out reactive repairs / callouts on mission critical assets in a timely manner, aiming to always complete within contractual SLA timescales. This will involve participating in an on-call rota to cover emergency call outs during non-core hours.
  • Complete compliance activity and minor works in accordance with JSP375
  • Undertake minor installation works e.g. refurbishment projects
  • Manage a schedule of work and ensure all associated administration duties are completed and submitted in a timely manner
  • Work with minimal supervision and have the ability to make decisions on the most appropriate repair solution.  
  • Ensure all H&S documentation (RAMS) are present prior to engaging the task
  • Review and contribute to Risk Assessments and Method Statements to ensure they are to an acceptable standard and always ensure compliance
  • Work from drawings and specifications and other documentation without the need for direct supervision
  • Record all tasks against the appropriate assets via the PDA and ensure all documentation relating to maintenance and response works is completed, recorded and distributed in a timely manner
  • Notify management of any defects on equipment or systems
  • Provide exceptional service to our high-profile client and go the extra mile to deliver to the highest quality standard in all building areas
  • Attend training as and when required to continue your development in the role and comply with changes within the industry.
  • Attend team briefs, Toolbox talks and technical bulletins on a monthly basis or as when required.
  • To demonstrate VIVO core values to internal and external customers and colleagues
  • To mentor apprentices as and when required
  • Liaise with the End User (Military), DIO and members of VIVO supply chain when required.


What You Need To Do The Job:

  • Plumbing qualifications 
  • Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety requirements including COSHH and RIDDOR
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Must have ability to obtain 'SC' level Security Clearance
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Excellent communication skills

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 Employer. 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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30/09/2023 02:34:00
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