Shift Engineer

  • Location

    Canary Wharf

  • Sector:

    Building Services & Maintenance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £20 - 22 per hour + OVERTIME

  • Contact:

    Jade Sims

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    08444 060086

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    Temp to perm

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:


Temp to perm? √  Continental shift pattern? √ Static site with free parking? √  Training and career development? √ Upto 40k basic with bags of overtime? √

If you are still reading this advert then the above points must be important to you and this role provides all of the above plus plenty more! 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a shift maintenance engineer that has experience either on a critical or blue chip client site and is confident with reactive repairs and PPMs! The interview process can take upto 2 and a half hours and you can expect a technical test, as well as a site walk round and interview but the good thing about this is that you can expect a decision instantly with a quick turnaround! 

Are you an experienced and qualified shift maintenance engineer with an electrical or mechanical bias  and fancy working for one of the worlds largest FM providers on a large static estate in East London? If you have critical site or data centre experience and you want to work with a fantastic company that will not hesitate to put you through additional training and courses then this definitely is the job for you! Are you self motivated, and reliable, with the drive to push your career to the next level, in a company that will actively support this? Having been to site and met several of the engineers (6 of which have been placed by us) aswell as the managers I can honestly say this is a fantastic , varied site to work on which truly will be the end of your job search - as you will not want or need to leave! 

What’s in it for you?

  • An hourly rate equivalent of up to 40k with OTE of upto 55k and self employed methods of payment available
  • Immediate start with temp to perm opportunities 
  • Working in a data centre with a team that will genuinely develop your training
  • Plenty of opportunities to attend various courses to obtain further qualifications and tickets
  • Static site near Canary Wharf - easily commutable and no travel required 
  • Continental shift patterns giving you a better work life balance
  • On-site canteen 
  • Free on-site parking 

The role

You’ll be on-site in a prestigious building as part of a maintenance team ,you’ll be doing a mixture of PPMs and reactive maintenance on emergency lighting and fire alarms switchgear, cables, batteries, small power and lighting etc. but also have experience of turning your hand to the likes of AHUs, FCUs, basic plumbing, pumps and generators etc.  

  • Conduct PPM in accordance with set schedules, ensuring engineering standards are maintained in order to maximise the operational effectiveness and reliability of OEM assets and associated systems.
  • Ensure onsite Quality Assurance procedures are adhered to in all respects and to maintain accurate records/documentation associated the electrical aspects of the PPM and plant.
  • Respond in a prompt and effective manner to all electrically related reactive maintenance issues, and help desk requests.
  • Complete system and equipment operational load/consumption readings
  • Undertake on-site operational system testing of UPS, generators and switchgear.
  • Undertake al training requirements as directed by your manager.
  • Operate and deliver services using a PDA CAFM device.
  • Comply with the site rules and requirements.
  • Minimise operational and reputational risk
  • Co-ordinate initial actions associated with all requests from the client.
  • Co-ordinate visiting specialist sub-contractors
  • Respond to call outs and cover breakdowns and emergencies associated with the electrical services aspects of the contract as required.
  • Electrical fault diagnosis associated with the PPM or Reactive maintenance.
  • Repair of electrical systems and controls associated with Heating and Ventilating Building Services.
  • Repair and maintenance of lighting and distribution systems.
  • Assist other trade where relevant.
  • Attend monthly site meetings as required.
  • Provide reports in relation to work and equipment as required.
  • Undertake miscellaneous duties as requested by the Client
  • Attend each shift to enable the prior shift to be relieved on time.
  • Provide time-sheets, holiday requests and overtime records promptly to the BOS on a shift by shift basis.
  • Complete plant room audits and reports in an understandable written form
  • Provide material requisition requests promptly to provide minimum asset down-time
  • Undertake set CAFM PPM, Reactive and Comprehensive tasks to meet monthly set contract targets.

What you’ll need:


  • City & Guilds Parts 1 and 2 (Electrical Installation 2360) or recognised equivalent; or
  • 17th Edition Institute of Electrical Engineers (I.E.E) Registration or recognised equivalent; or Electrical Apprenticeship – gained within the building maintenance industry;
  • Health and Safety Training;
  • Experience with similar maintenance duties including fault diagnosis, rectification.
  • Experience in the Electrical aspects of general building PPM schedules
  • Experienced in electrical installation work, plus electrical testing and inspection

Desirable : 

  • HNC Building Services or equivalent
  • Advanced Mechanical experience/knowledge
  • Supervisory experience for future development
  • IOSH
  • L8 Domestic water treatment

What’s next?

If this sounds like you, and you’re looking to work for a rewarding and exciting business, then please apply with your CV today, detailing full work history and qualifications, and if you fit the bill I’ll be in touch to tell you more about this fantastic opportunity.