JCA is on a mission. We are always looking for the best people to help us continually achieve excellence in engineering and construction design, build and maintenance.

JCA offers a variety of challenging and career-enhancing roles, in a vibrant and enthusiastic working environment. Our positions come with great benefits. We recognise the importance of helping our employees balance work and home life, by offering flexible working arrangements. This enables staff to incorporate other priorities, including parental and caring responsibilities, voluntary and charity work and leisure pursuits.

We also offer learning and development opportunities including Talent Development Programmes, Graduate schemes, Apprenticeships, as well as work experience for young people. To apply or if you would like more details, please contact

Opportunities exist at technical, professional and management levels in roles including maintenance, administration, project management and design.

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Current Opportunities

Multi-skilled Engineer

Position/Title:       Multi-skilled Engineer

Department:        Managed Services

Reporting to:        Deputy Engineering Manager

Location:              Chelsea & Westminster Hospital


Purpose/Main Functions of Position:

A key position within the Managed Services team

To ensure that JCA deliver their contracted M&E maintenance and day to day reactive works in a safe and efficient manner and within legislative and contractual obligations, ensuring that records are up to date and of the highest standard.


Role and responsibilities:

Day to day tasks:

  • Day to day maintenance and repair of building services installations (electrical and mechanical)
  • Completion of company documentation in its entirety and in a timely manner
  • Ensuring that all installations allocated are kept in a clean, tidy and serviceable state
  • Professional representation of company technical and ethical standards
  • Regular communication with service desk, supervisors and deputy engineering managers
  • Adherence to company procedures, policies, risk assessments, and method statements
  • To work in a safe manner with due regard to the environment and the safety of others
  • To comply with legislative requirements relative to the position
  • Notify line manager of any lapses/breaches in company procedures or control measures
  • Providing cover for other team members


Skills, knowledge and competencies required:

  • Electrical:
    • BTEC / HND / HNC / ONC / Degree
    • Electrical Apprenticeship
    • City & Guilds 236 Parts one & two
    • City & Guilds 2360 Levels one and two
    • City & Guilds 2367 part 1 & 2368 part 2
    • City & Guilds 2330 Levels two and three
    • City & Guilds 2357 Levels two and three
    • Any subsequent City & Guilds course used to replace 2357


  • Mechanical:
    • NVQ Engineering Maintenance Parts 2 & 3 (1788)
    • City & Guilds Mechanical Maintenance Parts 2 & 3
    • Technical Building Services Engineering Parts 2 & 3

In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to carry out such other duties as may be required and as may be assigned by the management team from time to time.

Senior Mechanical Estimator

Position/Title:       Senior Mechanical Estimator

Department:         Estimating

Reporting to:        Estimating Manager

Location:                Head Office, Stevenage


Purpose/Main Functions of Position:

The role consists of all aspects of the estimating role from effective handling of new enquiries entering the business,

through customer  liaison regarding site  visits, survey  and mid/post tender interviews, accurately  pricing the mechanical and public health services associated with the project and compilation and ownership of the quotation/tender documents for issue. At all times ensure that JCA business principles of quality, profitability and close client relationships are implemented at all times.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Close liaison with clients/potential clients regarding any enquiries received into the company and assigned, representing the business in a professional manner at all times
  •  Establishing key aspects associated with the enquiry regarding site survey dates, survey requirements, return deadline and required submission method
  • Attend site surveys, or tender interviews as necessary
  • To liaise with other departments regarding completion of all information as identified as required within the enquiry, this may involve liaison with commercial, legal, procurement, accounts, design, HSQA, project delivery teams and directors of the business as appropriate
  • In a timescale sympathetic to the project return date, accurately assess any employers requirement/tender documents/specification and generate and despatch enquiries for specialist sub-contract trades and plant/material items
  • Evaluate supplier and subcontract returns to ensure compliance with the tender specification/documentation.
  • Accurately undertake any necessary take-offs of drawings and schedules and perform data entry into the estimating software selected by the business
  • Follow all company procedures for enquiry and tender handling
  • Provide prime cost reports for management/director input as to required OHP and mark-up
  • Generate commentary regarding exclusions and clarifications associated with the return offer
  •  Oversee the compilation of the tender return to ensure all elements are accounted for prior to submittal
  • Provide ongoing assistance to the projects team if requests for the generation of variation costs are received.
  • Provide feedback to allow other departments to effectively monitor and control the supplier and subcontract supply chain to ensure best value is achieved.
  •  Liaise closely with the procurement department regarding cost and selection of equipment, materials and subcontract packages to achieve best value at tender stage

Skills, knowledge and competencies required:

  • Mechanical engineering qualification/experience – Preferably ONC equivalent or above
  • Good computer literacy including ability to work on estimation, word and excel software
  • Driving licence holder


Desirable skills, knowledge and competencies:

  • CSCS card holder
  • Knowledge of other estimating systems
  • Some low level design and/or installation experience would be beneficial


In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to carry out such other duties as may be required and as may be assigned by the management team from time to time.

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