Shift Engineer

Peterborough | Construction & Property





VIVO, a 50:50 joint venture between Serco and EQUANS, has been awarded places on the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts. 

VIVO embodies both experience and innovation. It combines Serco's comprehensive track record delivering engineering, technical and FM services to the UK MOD for over 55 years with EQUANS' market leading FM, energy, asset optimisation and regeneration capabilities. 



Location: Molesworth, Peterborough, PE28 0QA

Term: Full Time/Perm

Salary: £32,000 - £36,000 p.a


This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and ambitious multi-trade engineers to undertake repairs, maintenance and small minor-new works at Molesworth and the surrounding area. 


Key Accountabilities:

  • Monitor and control operation of Building Critical Systems.
  • Complete remedial to plant and equipment where required i.e.
    • On call emergency response engineer (Shift)
    • Power distribution systems.
    • Electrical motors and controls.
    • Generators
    • UPS
    • Lighting systems to include emergency lighting controls.
    • Ventilation plant system controls.
    • Heating system controls.
  • To have adequate technical knowledge to be able to work on their own and carry out general maintenance tasks, repairs, and installation work without detailed supervision in the most efficient & economical manner and in accordance with the relevant legislation.
  • Clear understanding of contract requirements & instructions from client and line manager for each job pack to achieve satisfactory completion.
  • To accurately complete all site records & forms, e.g., job packs, risk assessments etc.
  • Where responsibilities involve progressing Reactive Maintenance task, ensuring that all tasks arising from help desk or as the result of PPM remedial tasks are being correctly processed and that a clear audit trail exists.
  • To carry out co-ordination with others in the team, to ensure works are completed within timescales set.
  • To ensure work activities are carried out safely and to high quality.
  • To provide practical solutions to repairs and installation work.
  • To meet deadlines (response times) for planned and reactive maintenance works. Recognise and communicate with the client and line manager by recording any change or workplace event that may delay or disrupt the job in which the works are to be carried out.
  • To identify, procure & progress material requisitions & (follow up deliveries where delegated).
  • To be the competent person and take on any necessary duties, e.g., Electrical, Mechanical, on tasks that fall to appropriately qualified personnel.
  • To work independently and successfully to complete the full range of Response and Planned Maintenance tasks and additional works in the bunker. 
  • Amount of supervision required and repeated input from others or reminders.
  • Works are compliant with regulations and correctness of work completed.
  • Customer and Line manager feedback regarding performance. 
  • Co-operation with work colleagues, customer and building custodians
  • Good communication with client & line manager and the number of client queries
  • Compliance with workplace procedures and wears appropriate workwear & correct PPE
  • Feedback on capability from client & line manager
  • Ability to meet deadlines, high commitment, and level of achievement
  • Flexibility in hours of work to meet with deadlines
  • Mitigation of delays and timing of orders, correct detail, and accuracy of material requisitions.
  • Good, cost-effective methods of installation and repairs.
  • Contribution to problem solving and how smooth works cue progresses.



Skills You'll Need:

  • Craft or equivalent NVQ Apprenticeship in desired trade, e.g., Electrical or Mechanical.
  • Experience of and willingness to undertake general maintenance tasks, repairs and/or basic carpentry and joinery.
  • Good technical capability & understanding to carry out repairs and independently solve problems.
  • Experience in planning own works and programming works for others
  • Excellent H&S knowledge and experience and able to complete and work to Risk & Method statements.


Nice To Have:

  • City & Guilds 2382 18th IEE Regulations (for those with an Electrical bias)
  • City & Guilds 2394 Inspection & Testing (for those with an Electrical bias)
  • ACS/Gas Safe Core Qualifications (for those with a Mechanical bias)
  • Domestic qualifications NVQ3 or equivalent (for those with a Mechanical bias)
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • First Aid — appointed person MEWP - la, 1b, 3a, 3b.
  • MEW
  • Experience of working on military establishments.
  • Previous experience on commercial maintenance contracts.
  • Has 5 years' experience as an BC&E Engineer


Noteworthy Points:

  • This is a permanent full-time role working 4 on 4 off on 12 hours shifts
  • Reporting to the relevant on-site Supervisor.
  • You will work as part of the on-site engineering team and daily tasks will be allocated via tablet device or paper-based task instruction.
  • Access to company van


VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Employer. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.


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