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Mechanical Engineer

Optimum Group Services

2020-01-21 18:34:28

Job location Barkingside, Greater London, United Kingdom

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Engineering

Job description

Mechanical Engineer

Salary/Rate Competitive salary offered

Purpose of Job

To ensure all environmental conditions are maintained at all times with regard to critical building systems. To carry out PPM tasks and reactive and breakdown works to all M&E systems within the site. Engineers must be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge of Air conditioning, UPS, Generators, LV systems, which will include the ability to fault find using the production of graphical information and the utilisation of current alarm data.

Key Responsibilities

1. Ensure that routine PPM is carried out to all mechanical plant in accordance with Site task schedules and asset lists.

2. Ensure that reactive tasks throughout the building are completed and be proactive in highlighting areas where improvements can be made. These reactive calls to also include concessionary stores and fabric related items.

3. Ensure that sub-contractors perform to meet the requirement of the contract. Administer sub contractor work approvals and safe operation while repair or service is carried out on site.

4. To operate a Permit to Work System in accordance with OGS Quality, Health & Safety procedures and client requirements.

5. Responsible for Statutory & Code compliance of sites.

6. Ensure that plant faults and defects are swiftly remedied to maintain plant in serviceable order at all times.

7. Ensure that suitable spares are available to carry out both maintenance and reactive works. To provide parts lists and estimated timescales to carry out remedial works.

8. Ensure that all relevant paperwork is completed regarding reactive and breakdown works and that it is passed without delay to the contract administrator.

9. Ensure that Method Statements and Risk Assessments are prepared, and used for all tasks undertaken to ensure safe working practices at all times.

10. To develop a good working relationship with all members of OGS staff, subcontractors and the client representatives.

11. Ensure the provision of a Safe and Healthy working environment. To include the wearing of uniform and PPE at all times.

12. Ensure the professional image of OGS is presented to clients at all times

13. Ensure that all plant rooms under the responsibility of OGS are locked at all times and are kept in a clean and tidy condition.

14. Supervising and monitoring of sub-contractors works whilst they are on site undertaking maintenance.

15. Ensure assigned tasks are actioned and completed as appropriate.

16. To ensure tasks as directed are completed with the appropriate H&S awareness/implementation.

17. Ensure an awareness and compliance to the contractual KPI's/SLA's.

18. Ensure Computer Based Maintenance system, e.g. Maximo, is kept up to date and that PPM and reactive tickets are closed out with accurate data captured.

19. To operate a Permit to Work System in accordance with OGS Quality, Health & Safety procedures and client requirements (or approved client system).

20. Any other task as directed by the Site management team.

21. Ensure the engineering team on site produce required near miss reports, dynamic risk assessments and detailed records of site activities, and ensuring any non-compliance is challenged and escalated where necessary.

22. To proactively check the operation of the LOTO system in accordance with OGS Quality, Health & Safety procedures and client requirements.


1. Reporting to the Technical contract Manager.

2. Working collaboratively as part of the team.

3. This post carries no direct budgetary responsibility.

4. Indirect reporting lines to the Contract Manager.

Person Specification


A good basic education is essential, with good written and spoken English and basic Mathematics skills.


Formally trained in HVAC principles to City and Guilds or the equivalent NVQ and Building Services maintenance.

Experience (Essential)

Experience of maintaining all relevant electrical equipment to clearly defined criteria. Experience of working in building services.


Good verbal communication skills, good written English skills.


Committed to the delivery of excellent customer service. Calm manner, able to work under pressure. Able to make sound decisions when needed. Physically fit and able to carry tools and components by hand up to 20kg. Able to ascend and descend vertical access equipment. Able to work at heights. A team player, able to work with OGS and clients representatives at all levels.


Must be willing to provide holiday and sickness cover at short notice and be flexible in their working patterns.


A/C experience would be advantageous

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