Data Centre Electrical Engineer / Electrician - Top 3 Hosting Brand

£32,000 - £36,000 + Excellent Benefits, Perks & Personal Development
30 Jan 2019
27 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Data Centre Electrical Engineer / Electrician - Top 3 Cloud & Hosting Brand 
Manchester + Travel to other company sites
£32,000 - £36,000 + Excellent Benefits, Perks & Personal Development

Ready to join one of the leading UK providers of cloud computing and managed hosting?

Headquartered in Glasgow, we employ over 380 talented staff in offices and datacentres across the UK. Originally founded in 1998, the business is listed on the London Stock Exchange and specialises in delivering cloud consultancy, facilitation and digital transformation to ISVs, SMEs, enterprises and the UK public sector.

Our employees help enable any size of business and organisations to operate their online data and IT environments safely and securely. Our technical staff are experts in public, private and hybrid cloud solutions - including AWS and Microsoft Azure – as well as data centre and network engineering. We own and operate a network of UK data centres connected by a high capacity private fibre network and backed by 24/7 technical support.

Data Centre Operations Engineer Key Responsibilities:

+ Detailed understanding of each Data Centre’s critical infrastructure and its operation
+ Escalation of, critical infrastructure issues and BMS related alarm conditions
+ Carry out regular critical infrastructure monitoring and systems checks
+ Carry out electrical installations works under direction of Data Centre Services Manager
+ Actively monitor equipment loads and identify potential capacity issues
+ Ensure that all equipment is maintained to recommended best practice and follows PPM schedule
+ Draft change control documentation as required and ensure that all critical infrastructure works follow strict change control procedures
+ On completion of projects, ensure that all relevant changes are accurately communicated to the Data Centre Services Manager, facilitating the update of records/drawings/documents.
+ Provide input into plant/equipment selection in replacement decisions
+ Identify, evaluate and implement opportunities for improvement in energy performance
+ Contribute to maintenance budgeting activity
+ Assist in the running of Data Centre Infrastructure through overseeing maintenance and repairs delivered by third parties

Data Centre Operations Engineer Skills/Experience:


+ Electrician with minimum of 5 years’ experience in 3 phase industrial/commercial environments
+ City and Guilds 2365 Level 3 – Electrical Installations
+ BS 7671-17th Edition /18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations 
+ Knowledge of Industrial Control Systems (PLC, etc.)
+ Good understanding of industrial Electrical System schematics
+ Experience of Preventative Planned Maintenance Management
+ Knowledge of Data Centre plant and equipment: UPS, Static Switches, Generators, Fuel Systems, Switchgear, Transformers, cooling and humidification systems, etc.
+ Computer Literacy essential in generic Microsoft Office
+ General understanding of Facilities Management
+ Change control in mission critical environments
+ Driving licence (the role will involve travel to other locations)


+ City and Guilds 2391-52 Inspection and Testing 
+ LV Authorised Person 
+ Building Management Systems 
+ Understanding of Project Management process 
+ IOSH Managing Safely qualification (or equivalent)
+ Knowledge of power quality issues 
+ HV authorised 
+ Understanding of Quality Management systems 

What Do We Offer In Return?

+ Free lunch once a month
+ ½ Day off on your Birthday
+ Breakfast on us every day, including a hot roll on Fridays
+ Free on-site car parking
+ Long service benefits
+ Snacks, drinks and fruit all day, everyday
+ Pension
+ Share save and childcare voucher schemes

Training & Development:

As you can gather, we have a relaxed and friendly working environment but don’t be fooled; you will be working with some of the country’s best talent and greatest technical experts. We want our people to thrive, prosper and to leave work every day feeling valued and that they have made a difference. Talented, motivated and creative people lie at the heart of our success so we invest heavily in our people and their professional and personal development through technical certification and our Management and Leadership Development Programme.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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