Multi-skilled engineer - plumbing bias

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£28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£28000 - £30000
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Are you a Multi-skilled Engineer with a strong plumbing bias and maintenance background? Do you have great interpersonal skills and ability to work independently?

We are currently looking to recruit a Multi-Skilled Engineer with plumbing bias to provide technical expertise across our contract with Exeter Schools. Exeter Schools is a PFI contract made up of 6 schools located within proximity and in this role, you will operate across the schools with regard to planned and reactive maintenance and various projects ensuring high levels of compliance and health & safety.

NB! Please note that it is mandatory to be DBS cleared to undertake this position.

The post holder will be required to undertake the role within a weekly rotating early/late shift system to ensure overall contract coverage i.e. 7am – 3pm, 8am – 4pm or 10am – 6pm and be available to assume on call responsibilities for emergencies every 1 in 5 weeks.

The contract covers six schools within the Exeter Area less than 5 miles of each other, company vehicle, tools, equipment, uniform and PPE are provided.

Main Responsibilities
Carry out and oversee the day to day operation which includes planned maintenance, fault finding and repair, periodic inspections and testing of the complete spectrum of services found in a building services environment which include:

LV Sub Station Distribution and associated Electrical Systems
HVAC systems
Water Systems and Distribution
Sanitary fittings
Building Management Systems (BMS)
Boiler Controls and associated equipment\services
Fire Alarm Systems
Building Fabric and Structure

Ensure that corrective maintenance and reactive works are carried out within the priority timescales
Ensure that work is carried out in accordance with legislation, codes of practice, manufacturer’s recommendations, HSE recommendations and meets prescribed standards in the contract
Work with contract operational and administrative staff to ensure Hard Service tasks are completed and reported effectively
Take direction and receipt of planned or reactive workloads from the Hard Services Managers or Helpdesk for completion

The Ideal Candidate
Qualification in or Knowledge of Mechanical & Plumbing Building Services.
Time served Engineer with substantial relevant post experience in a similar environment.
Ability to gain DBS Enhanced vetting clearance
Full driving licence
Ability to Multi-task across mechanical, electrical and building disciplines at a basic level
Good organisational skills with the ability to organise others.
The ability to listen to others understand and interpret their views.
Analyse and provide technical advice and solutions.
Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non –technical staff.
Prioritizing own workload and working under own initiative with minimal supervision.
Experience of working within a Building Maintenance Organisation.
Basic supervision of maintenance contractors
A good understanding of the interrelationship between assets and their maintenance and lifecycle requirements.

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

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Magita Lauder

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