Electrical Field Service Engineer (Portugal)

Porto / Lisbon

InstaVolt is a dynamic and innovative Electric Vehicle (EV) charging company dedicated to accelerating the transition to sustainable transportation in Portugal. Currently the leading rapid EV charge point operator in the UK, we are expanding into Iberia. With a commitment to reliability, accessibility, and cutting-edge technology, we are expanding our presence to meet the growing demand for EV infrastructure across the region.

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and passionate Electrical Field Service Engineer to join the Portugal’s newest rapid charging EV company.

You’ll play a key role in accelerating the growth of the company, helping to meet the Portugal’s net zero aims through the decarbonisation of transport in the country and help InstaVolt become Portugal’s number 1 rapid charging network!

Position Overview:

The selected candidate will have to perform four key duties in their role. These are site surveys, proactive maintenance, reactive maintenance, and electrical installation work. A successful candidate will have the ability to communicate with multiple members of staff, from reporting to their manager, members of the network performance team, project managers and members of the design team regarding the site surveys. There is also a requirement to effectively communicate with our client’s engineering back office team, warehouse and installation team to diagnose and rectify any faults that have occurred.

Due to the locations of our chargers there may be a requirement for the successful candidate to stay away from home for short periods of time, either during their day-to-day activities or, if required, covering for annual leave etc of other engineers. InstaVolt will pay all expenses for any stays away.

 

Typical duties to include:

  • Site Surveys: In order to maintain the growth of the business there is a requirement to complete surveys of potential charging locations. This will include drawings and photographs of the sites, measurements from site, communication with in-house planning team, uploading photographs and great communication.
  • Proactive Maintenance: By keeping the stations maintained and clean this ensures our client’s reputation remains the best and the reliability remains market leading.
  • Reactive Maintenance: This will be a crucial part in the candidate’s role, as our client strives to keep their network online 24/7. Its critical to the business that downtime is kept to the minimum and the response to these incidents are paramount to ensure the availability is at its very best.
  • Electrical Installation work: There is a requirement for our clients’ engineers to install the electrical infrastructure related to the charging stations. This will include the installation of SY/SWA cables, panel board installation, earthing, bonding and electrical testing.

 

Skills and experience needed for this role:

  • To be registered and certified as an Electrician in Portugal
  • Experience working in a customer focused environment.
  • Full driving Licence.

 

Key requirements for the successful Electrical Service Engineer:

  • Ability to comprehend and adhere to health and safety regulations and standards.
  • Single-handedly and efficiently perform electrical fault finding, diagnosis and repair along with electrical installation work.
  • Be suitability qualified in electrical installation work.
  • A flexible attitude and the ability to quickly adapt to changes and learn new skills and techniques.
  • Provide prompt and co-operative response to reactive fault issues.
  • Installation of fresh electrical and electronic components and fittings
  • Troubleshoot machine breakdowns and provide preventive maintenance services.
  • Supervise electrical works when new projects are undertaken.
  • Keep record of all stock and supplies, including deliveries to addresses etc.
  • Have a basic knowledge of Microsoft packages including Outlook, Word, OneDrive and Excel
  • Good communication and customer facing skills, with the ability to communicate with a variety of people during your working day.
  • Work with their own initiative and willingly adapt to a changing programme of works as required.

 

Other benefits to include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Overtime available
  • Ongoing training in career building avenues, health & safety and any other area that will be of benefit to the business and the employee
  • Company Van.

 

One last thing… We’re an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equality and diversity and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

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