MEICA - Environment Agency


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Mechanical Electrical Instrumentation , Control and Automation

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We need your engineering skills to improve sustainability for and enhance the lives of people, wildlife, the environment and our water supplies.

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We have committed to reducing the risk of flooding from rivers, the sea, groundwater, surface water and from coastal erosion, by investing in flood and coastal erosion risk management projects. As well as improving the environment for people and wildlife – MEICA roles have a crucial role to play with regard to these schemes.

This can be achieved with, innovative ideas in designs, planning, building, maintenance and repair work. As well as incident roles and maintaining equipment, pumping stations and flood gates to use during flooding events.

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We offer flexibility, good work life balance, a good mix of site and office based work, working on a large array of structures ranging from sluice gates to large flood barriers and water transfer schemes.


This role is based at the iconic Thames Barrier in London, you will be part of a highly regarded team known for their expertise and dedication. Together, we will work tirelessly to preserve and improve the electrical and control systems that are crucial for effective flood management in the region.

Electrician – Thames Barrier

As part of the Thames Barrier and Associated Gates (TBAG) Engineering Team, you will report to the Electrical Team Leader and be part of the Thames Tidal Defences (TTD) MEICA team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Routine & reactive maintenance across a variety of electrical equipment.
  • Fault diagnosis & repairs.
  • Installation, modification & replacement of electrical equipment.
  • Operational role during trials/flood defence operations.
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