Assistant Shift Engineer / Maintenance Technician

£25000 per annum
21 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Daniela Brazza
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Assistant Shift Engineer

Location: Knightsbridge, London

Salary: £25,000 plus meal allowance of £1,345 and bonuses.

Located in the centre of Knightsbridge this exclusive private apartment complex is now seeking talented individuals to join their well established and solid Engineering Team.

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Technical Services Manager and within the limits of policies and procedures and Engineering standard manual, maintains and operates all the plant, machinery, fixtures, fittings & building fabrics within the building to achieve optimum Resident comfort whilst maintaining costs to a minimum. You will provide outstanding service to all residents including engineering problems within the apartments to ensure 100% resident satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities:

* To be the second shift engineer on site reporting to the Duty Manager when the Technical Services and Shift Engineer are absent and take responsibility for the effective repair of defects and the safe and efficient operation of the building, plant and equipment.
* To learn & use Go Concierge as a working tool to aid efficiency.
* Assist the Shift Engineer to maintain and operate the building plant & systems (boilers, pumps, chillers, air handling units & garage plant) within the established guidelines.
* To interrogate the Building Management System (BMS) for alarm conditions and respond accordingly.
* To inspect all plant regularly throughout the shift and to accurately complete the engineering logs and worksheets for record purposes and in order to brief the incoming engineering team of any known faults or problems.
* In the event of a repair/s being beyond the individual capability & expertise to ensure: The Technical Services Manager or Shift Engineer is aware.
* That any un-repaired fault likely to cause an accident is isolated and that such equipment is left in a complete safe condition with the appropriate warning notices attached.
* To ensure that in the event of a lift failure, any trapped passengers are evacuated as per lift contractor instructions and that lift contractors are informed of any service requirements.
* To carry out the designated procedures if a fire alarm is raised. To ensure that the sprinkler system & Emergency generator is operating if required. Isolate systems as required by duty manager, or London fire brigade. To undergo any training deemed necessary.
* To assist other personnel in emergencies and in carrying out other engineering duties as may be required by the Chief Engineer and according to the needs of the department.
* To interact and co-operate with residents, outside contractors, department heads and duty manager.
* To ensure that all Engineering areas are kept to the highest possible standard.

Working Arrangements:

The Assistant Engineer will participate within a shift pattern designed to provide a 24 hour, 7 day a week engineering presence on site within the premises as prepared and by the Technical Services Manager.


* IOSH Working Safely.
* L8 ACOP.
* IPAF Certified.


* Able to assist Shift engineer fault finding Mechanical and Electrical systems.
* Good team member with excellent communications skills with all levels of the workforce.
* Experience applied to working in both Commercial and Residential Sectors and Buildings.
* Experience using CAFM systems to assist in control of maintenance programs.


* Health & Safety awareness.
* Mechanical & Electrical Knowledge (advantageous).
* The ability to work within a customer focused environment where brand image is very important.
* Sound understanding of developing and managing safety documentation to ensure site safety procedures are followed at all times.
* Understanding of legislation and statutory obligations effecting building engineering services operation and maintenance.
* Understanding of Computer-Aided FM systems, operation.
* Understanding of Building Management Systems operation & interrogation.
* First Aid Trained.

Skills & Abilities:

* Assisting the Shift Engineer in respect of all technical aspects.
* Communication skills.
* Proficient in use of IT software - Microsoft word / Excel etc.

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Candidates with experience of; Electrical Engineer, Facilities Management, Design Engineering, Engineer, Engineering, Engineering Maintenance, Engineering Installations, Mechanical Engineer, Multi-skilled Engineer, Mechanical Fitter, Plant Fitter, Bench Fitter, Welder Fabricator, Maintenance Engineer, Technical Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Support Technician will be considered for this role.