HVAC Engineer

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Job Sector:
South East
£32,000 to £36,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£32,000 - £34,000
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We are looking to recruit a specialist HVAC Engineer to provide key aspects of technical HVAC support including Maintenance, Continuous Improvements and people & asset development

In this role you will carry out or oversee the repair, maintenance or installation of all plant, equipment, systems and building structure/fabric associated with the premises, administered by the PFI Hard Services department, in line with best practice, statutory compliance and service level agreements as detailed in the project’s FM Service Contract. The post holder is required to have significant core experience and qualifications working on various types of Electrical and HVAC associated systems.

The post holder will be required to undertake the role within a weekly rotating early/late shift system and be prepared to assume on call responsibilities on a rota

Please note: This role also will provide technical support to another school in Leyton.

Main responsibilitiesTo undertake the day to day operation, planned maintenance, fault finding and repair, periodic inspections and testing of the complete spectrum of services found in a building services environment to include -

HVAC systems
Water Systems and Distribution
Sanitary fittings
Building Management Systems (BMS)
Boiler Controls and associated equipment\services, building fabric and structure

The above is not intended as an exhaustive list, but as an illustration to the diversity of plant and equipment to be maintained. The post holder will only work on equipment which they are deemed competent on.

Assist and manage specific best practice Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning engineering related activities in line with IFM service delivery
Assist with evaluation, monitoring & identifying equipment availability.
To interpret technical schematics and drawings and utilise this information to perform planned preventative maintenance, rectification of faults and installation of new equipment.
Work to deadlines to ensure plant down time is kept to a minimum and key performance indicators (KPI’s) are achieved.
To ensure that planned preventative maintenance and associated work is implemented efficiently to specified requirements and provide assistance with improving these requirements on a continuous basis.
To liaise and work with Specialist Contractors as requested and co-ordinate their workload. 
To take delegated lead responsibility (this could be at Authorised, Responsible or Competent Person (CP) level) for specific plant and/or systems to ensure they operate safely, effectively and efficiently, as delegated by Hard Services Management.
Undertake surveys of engineering plant and services as directed.
To reflect a flexible and professional approach to their responsibilities and provide an active input to updating procedures to improve efficiency of site plant and machinery. Take a pro-active role in introducing improved, more constructive methods of working.

Ideal candidate
The role holder will have extensive knowledge of technical processes, specifically Air handling, Refrigeration, F Gas LEV and asset air regimes
City and Guilds in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Gas Safe Commercial and Domestic
City and Guilds F-Gas Certificate
Basic competence in Electrical and Controls systems associated with Mechanical Services.
Able to diagnose faults and put forward and complete appropriate rectification measures
Able to establish necessary parts/plant/materials necessary for completion of tasks
Flexible attitude to work individually and working as part of a team
Able to represent Sodexo both internally and with clients
Take part in out of hours duty roster/on call
Pass CRB advanced checks
Hold a valid UK driving license

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process



HVAC Engineer, HVAC, Maintenance Operative, HVAC Operative

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Nicholls

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