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Electrical Shift Engineer x 3

Datacentre , Engineering

Our client is a leading global employer with an impressive portfolio of state of the art buildings throughout the UK, due to expansion on one of their critical data centre sites in Woking they currently have three vacancies for electrical and mechanical shift engineers to join the team, where you will work on a continental shift pattern, which consists of days and nights and offers a starting salary of £40K plus bonus and other benefits associated with working in house.

As a critical services Shift Engineer, you will provide the technical support that is required for monitoring, servicing, maintenance and fault-finding on critical data infrastructure and associated equipment. You will ensure a reliable and effective service delivery that meets (and exceeds) our customers’ expectations and will work to industry highest standards. Work with third party vendors who maintain chilled water, air conditioning, ventilating and other mechanical and electrical equipment, although you will perform some preventative maintenance on your own as necessary.


Conduct planned and reactive maintenance on the building services infrastructure utilizing CMMS systems in accordance with standard operating procedures.

Conduct routine plant inspections / site checks and monitor the Building Management System, responding to issues/ anomalies / alarms found and ensuring that appropriate action is taken.

Identify any non-compliant areas /faulty equipment and take corrective actions to address these within required timescales.

Provide first line response to all building services infrastructure on site, escalating as necessary and calling out third party contractors where specialist knowledge/skills are required.

Assisting, as necessary, with scheduling of preventive maintenance, contracted maintenance and general maintenance with minimum disruption of building services.

Ensure that all works are carried out using a Safe System of Work with the use of an approved change management, risk assessment and method operating procedures. All works to be to industry best practice and meeting statutory compliance as required.

To assist in the issuing of permits and take responsibility for ensuring all sub-contractors working on site are supervised to work within the agreed limitations.

Operate the Quality Management processes developed by our client in accordance with specific standard operating processes.

Ensure the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment is utilized by all engineers and all sub-contractors on site.

Assist in the purchasing of critical spare parts and supplies as necessary as per the approval process and work to ensure that use of critical spares is tracked and stock maintained and updated.


 Qualifications and knowledge:

Recognised formal Electrical training (City and Guilds etc.)

Knowledge of operation of critical building infrastructure (eg electrical, mechanical and fabric)

Security Cleared to BS7858

AP15 course (within 12 months)  Ideally


Working as a Building Service Engineer in a critical environment

Team working

Undertaking multi-discipline engineering tasks

Skills and abilities:

Computer literate with a good standard of IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft business


Excellent verbal and non-verbal communications IT/written

Strong customer focus

Calm manner, able to work well under pressure

Reading and understanding electrical drawings/circuits and assist in maintaining of same

Generic Competencies:



Customer Focus

Standards and Quality


Problem Solving

Paul Stephens

datacentre, shift engineer, day engineer, electrical maintenance engineer

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