Lead Electrician, Rome, Italy

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Italy

City: Rome, Italy

Office: FAO Rome

Closing date: Saturday, 29 August 2020



Job Posting: 30/Jul/2020

Closure Date: 29/Aug/2020, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : CSDI

Job Type: Staff position

Type of Requisition : General Service

Grade Level : G-3

Primary Location: Italy-Rome

Duration : Fixed term: one year with possibility of extension

Post Number : 0049387

Staff in the General Service category are recruited locally from the Primary Location area, which is where the office is located

FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are protected from any type of discrimination during any stage of employment, including the recruitment phase

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The post is located in the Infrastructure Service (CSDI).

Main Purpose

The Lead electrician performs ordinary and extraordinary maintenance work in headquarters and out posted premises on Low Voltage installations for industrial, office and residential use, medium voltage installations including electrical sub-stations equipped with MV/LV transformers, re-phasing systems, distribution panels, power generators, UPS systems, automatic and manual switchgear of all types, energy monitoring systems, good knowledge of LED lighting systems, centralized emergency lighting systems, Public Address System, Access Control Systems, automatic gates, bars and sliding doors, road blocker systems, anti-intrusion alarm systems, CCTV systems with Dome cameras, fire detection systems, wiring, etc.

Supervision Received/Exercised

The Lead Electrician reports to the Facilities Management Officer and receives direct guidance from the Maintenance Supervisor.

He/she acts independently in routine matters and consults with supervisor on new and/or more complex issues and procedures.

Working Relationships

The Lead Electrician interacts with a wide variety of colleagues within the work unit and with immediate clients within the Organization, providing routine support services and extraordinary maintenance work.

Key Functions/Results

Execute all work assigned and ensure calls received will be registered and carried out within set schedules, priorities and time limitations, and follow up on such works by inspecting and reporting work accomplishments, progress and problems to the supervisor also by means of written evaluation and lists of parts;
Ensure efficient functioning of all electric equipment at all times according to prescribed Italian and European safety codes, work schedules and other needs that may arise;
Operate, install, connect, check, test functioning, maintain, repair, trouble-shoot, also in emergency situations, electrical wiring and fixtures as above for general condition, for proper functioning, for energy conservation, for environmental concerns and safety;
Detect extraordinary maintenance problems and identify areas requiring repair/improvement and arrange with the Maintenance Supervisor for all necessary preventive maintenance to be carried out taking measures to prevent further damage;
Assist the Maintenance Supervisor in checking contractual works;
Operate to ensure that the electrical consumptions are within the standard consumption patterns and read regular meter readings of specific systems;
Operate and plan maintenance tasks utilizing the CSDI Maintenance help-desk monitoring system;
Perform emergency interventions on the Organization’s elevators, power outage, fire detection alarms;
Maintain an updated situation of spare parts and materials in stock and prepare lists as necessary of supplies/materials and tools to be ordered;
Compile daily and monthly reports of works executed, listing in detail the materials used;
Act as Electrician Foreman if needed and/or required by Maintenance Supervisor;
Perform other related duties, as required.

Impact Of Work

The incumbent’s work impacts on the timely and efficient delivery of technical support services and on the overall output of the work unit..


Minimum Requirements

Education: Secondary school education or diploma from accredited technical school and training in all aspects of electrical trade

Experience: Have obtained the PEI (Persona Idonea) qualification (the technical ability to perform live electrical work) for at least three years.

Four years of experience in installation and maintenance of complex electrical systems in large buildings in Medium Voltage and Low Voltage including Computer Centre, UPS, power generators, access control systems, anti-intrusion alarm systems, CCTV systems, EVAC systems.

Languages: Working knowledge (Level B) of English

IT Skills: Basic knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment.


Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical Skills

Ability to read blueprints, estimates, specifications and to prepare schemes and diagrams;
Ability to make calculations of quantity of materials required, dimensions of cables and switches and evaluate work involved.

Theoretical and updated knowledge of electrical and alarm systems and building automation (BAS).

Desirable Qualifications And Skills

Knowledge of existing electrical systems on FAO premises.

Experience in the operating of electrical elevator equipment especially during emergencies.

Sound theoretical and updated knowledge of concepts and principles of electrical and electronic systems and components

Knowledge of electrical characteristics of computer centre systems and HVAC equipment.

Working knowledge of Italian


Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a technical / competency-based interview.

FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list

The length of the appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to extension of appointments

Selected candidates need to reside within commuting distance from the FAO office. ‚Commuting distance‘ means the distance within which staff members can travel daily between their place of work and their residence.

No international benefits will be payable as selected candidates are recruited locally and paid in the local currency of the office location

Other similar positions may be filled from this vacancy notice

For additional information visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

REMUNERATION A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries allowances/salary.htm


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Once completed, please apply and submit your application, with language certificates as attachments. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications. FAO reserves the right to request candidates to undertake a language test in the future, as appropriate

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered

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