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Lead Electrical Engineer

Lead Electrical Engineer
South East
Up to £43,000
24-11-2021 10:01 AM

Lead Electrical Engineer 


£43,000 Annually + £3,500 Shift Allowance – 12 hour shifts 7am to 7pm, Paid Lunch Break, 23 days holiday plus bank holidays, OT paid at 1.75x



About the Client:

  • Our client, specialists in the Fire, Security, and Electrical industry, are seeking a hardworking and passionate Site Based Lead Electrical Engineer based around the Berkshire area to join their team on a permanent basis.


The Role:

  • Conduct all preventative maintenance tasks, ensuring the shift engineering team consistently deliver a 100% PPM completion rate each month
  • Implement and lead fault diagnosis of critical plant and equipment, to ensure that the clients SLA is always met. Accurately reporting all completed work orders via CMMS, including use of any critical spares/stock items used during these tasks
  • Monitor and investigate BMS and SCADA systems. Provide rapid and effective response to customer requirements
  • Fulfilling the role of duty AP for all M&E systems within the Data Centre and operating the equipment in a competent manner while being conscientious of business risk and energy use
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement. Implement recommendations to improve processes, building, plant, and systems and provide accurate reports when required
  • Support and facilitate specialist/OEM sub-contractor visits, ensure they are working to approved RAMS, review competencies before issuing appropriate permits and implement client change requests as required
  • Ensure specialist/OEM sub-contractors are monitored, work is verified, and worksheets are signed off and approved
  • Conduct daily PLOD to ensure day to day running is communicated to stakeholders. Consider manpower, long running projects, PPMs, and reactive planned works across the site
  • Maintain water systems and records in accordance with L8 Legislation
  • To be available/flexible to provide engineering relief cover in the event of annual leave, training, or other absence in opposing shifts. To ensure that minimum staffing levels are always maintained
  • Assisting the Asset Manager in reviewing and preparing Specific Work Control Packs, SOPs and EOPs, as well as leading the shift team through relevant environmental and technical scenario drills
  • Completing the shift handover reports, ensuring that significant events or activities are noted and effectively communicated to oncoming shifts
  • Escalate abnormal, environmental, and power related events through to Data Centre hierarchy. Champion H&S compliance activities such as hazard and near miss reporting. Deliver monthly toolbox talks


Qualities Required:

  • Previous experience working in an electrical or mechanical installation in a maintenance/Appointed Person role, ideally within a critical environment. E.g., MOD, manufacturing, hospital, or Data centre
  • Basic knowledge of UPS, electrical & mechanical systems, cooling plant
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Served a full technical apprenticeship or holds a technical qualification as an engineer (C&G, BTEC ONC/HNC etc)
  • Knowledge of BMS / SCADA is essential but Advanced knowledge of fire alarm systems, Building Management Systems, Cooling plant, SCADA, UPS, Generators and L8 Legionella prevention is desirable
  • Good understanding of HV/LV distribution systems
  • Experience in the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning industry as a service mechanic or technician
  • Skills of electrical and electronic fault diagnosis as applicable to the AC and refrigeration industry
  • Understanding of / experience fire alarm and suppression systems would be desirable but not essential
  • L8 Certification desirable but not essential
  • IPAF and PASMA Licenses desirable
  • Due to the nature of the site, you MUST be a British national and pass strict security checks