Maintenance Technician

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 29/02/2024

Job Description

[Ricardo UK Ltd. Logo]

Role: Maintenance Technician

Location: Shoreham-by-Sea


Automotive and Industrial is one of Ricardo plc’s five operating business units and is a trusted global engineering services partner for clean and efficient integrated propulsion and energy systems. Our experience and history over more than 100 years at the forefront of mobility innovation enables us to deliver solutions to the most complex challenges, allowing our customers across all global transport sectors to achieve a sustainable zero-carbon future.




Work within the Site Maintenance team to carry out all planned and reactive maintenance on a busy engineering site. The role would suit someone with a range of skills such as carpentry, bricklaying, roofing, plumbing and painting etc.


This will be a varied role where you will be working in an office environment at times but also in an industrial setting so experience of working on sites of a similar scale and scope is highly desirable.


Key accountabilities:


Reporting to the Building Maintenance Supervisor, you will be responsible for supporting the following:

Planned and reactive maintenance such as: roof repairs, storm and foul drainage systems, asbestos maintenance, building repairs, fire precautions, water sampling, painting and road repairs.

Management of contractors
Working at height
Adhering to the Ricardo H&S policy and procedures
Working in collaboration with the rest of the Site Management department, made up of electricians, mechanical team and front of hours teams.
Depending on the project(s) worked on, the role will involve some travel.
Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
Ability to work well with people, in a team environment, and to communicate effectively both written & oral
Ability to excel in a fast-paced, matrix organization
Roles at Ricardo, Inc. are individually tied to Quality, Health and Safety policies and procedures. Further trainings and information will be reviewed upon start.

echnical leadership of teams of engineers involved in development of embedded software, including embedded software, systems, control, and functional safety engineers
Interface directly with clients on technical issues
Lead coordination of engineering teams, drawing on engineers from within Ricardo and from partners
Focus on delivery of projects on-time and on-budget
Technical negotiations with clients and support of commercial discussions
Driving the further introduction of quality procedures and validation processes
Support of the sales teams in the development of market opportunities through client interaction, proposal support and roadmap development
Promotion of capability throughout Ricardo’s global customer base
Provide technical input to Embedded Software team strategic development
Drive the development of future products and service.

QHSE responsibility for those with a team will include risk profiling, procedures, and provision of training.

Skills and behaviors 


Computer Literate
Skilled in at least one trade



Knowledge of MS Office Word, and Excel
Carpentry experience
Bricklaying experience
Painter/decorator experience
Plumbing experience
Construction site experience
experience of working in a similar team role on a comparative site


Personal Attributes


Ability to work on own initiative.
Flexible working hours if required on breakdowns for example.
Team Player
Highly motivated


Experience of working at a supervisory level



IPAF certified for Cherry Pickers and Scissor Lifts
Manual handling trained.
Working at height trained
Asbestos awareness trained.
PASMA trained.
Driving licence


Working here

Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work with teams of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals. Alongside having a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalized approach to your learning and development. We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.


Wellbeing and work life balance

We offer flexible approaches to work, whether that's working from home, being in the office, or as a hybrid worker. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Wellbeing is at the core to our culture, allowing employees to flourish and to achieve their full potential. Our People are important to us, and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.


Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. We value diversity; recognizing that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clients the best consultancy service that we can. As part of our commitment to engage positively and pro-actively with all our employees and ensure an inclusive culture, we are a recognized as a 'disability confident' employer.



Our core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, plus 8 flexible bank holidays, a competitive company pension scheme, life assurance and professional subscriptions reimbursement. We also offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.


Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.