Specialist Technician - Data Centres
Specialist Technician - Data Centres
- Location: Berkshire, South East England
- Salary: £30,506 - £44,065
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Ref: R002801047
- Closing Date: 07 June 2019
• Facilities Management Technical Specialist in our Newbury Data Centre.
• £30,506 to £44,065 a year on a permanent, full time contract.
• Send in your application by the 24th May.
The role is responsible for the maintenance of a critical the Data Centre environment. The individual will report to the Facilities Manager Critical Environments and deliver the activities of the operation to meet agreed service objectives in accordance with Nationwide’s Risk appetite which for Critical Facilities and Data Centres is 100% up time. This role ensures that the Society maintains Member Services and ensures Nationwide’s Data Centre resilience.
Who we're looking for
• Required a minimum of C&G level 3 qualification in a relevant engineering maintenance and /or installation discipline (or equivalent).
• Relevant Building Services Engineering experience i.e. apprentice qualified and a minimum of 5 years practical experience as a qualified engineer.
• Holds relevant role essential qualifications in engineering. Demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Operating systems and data centre Hardware.
• Monitoring, operating and reporting of ‘environmental’ equipment, including HVAC, UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply), generators, fire alarm systems, etc.
• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to relate at all levels including members and employees.
• Experience in Critical Engineering activity and team working. Ability to Provide advice as a Technical specialist.
• A demonstrable and strong working experience in a data centre or telecommunication field.
• Working knowledge of the technical requirements and design of critical power and cooling infrastructures for data centres and cabinet mounted IT equipment.
• Knowledge of Data Centre resilience tiers (1,2,3,4).
• Experience or knowledge of the working practices of Data Centre UpTime principles.
• Promote a culture where PRIDE is paramount.
What you'll be doing
• Manage the Data Centre operational activity within Nationwide. Build long term and sustainable relationships with 3rd Party specialist sub-contractors who specialise in resilience and Data Centre Engineering.
• Responsible for designing, setting up, and managing information/network systems at data centers, requiring the monitoring of systems operations and administering IT solutions to ensure servers, hardware and other data center equipment function efficiently.
• Work closely with the Facilities Manager Critical Environments, Procurement and Finance Managers to ensure that spend / cost data is reconciled and reported.
• Manage Statutory Compliance regimes through the various ‘planned preventative maintenance’ regime lines to ensure that targets and statutory/legislative compliance is achieved.
• Responsible to ensure these high standards are maintained in respect of Technical Compliance and resilience and that service delivery is in line with the Data Centre UpTime requirements.
• Ensure full understanding of any changes and development in legislation and working practices that may affect the Societies operations and/or present new opportunities.
• Ensure that the team is informed, motivated and trained so that service objectives are met in the most efficient and effective manner
• Solves day to day problems which may impact Critical facilities.
• To manage performance to ensure that customer satisfaction is a key measure of success. This will be achieved through a mixture of technical Facilities competence and behavioural competence through PRIDE.
The extras you'll get
If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So if you help us do the right thing for our members, we’ll help further your career with us.
As part of our team you’ll get:
• Access to training to help you progress and develop your technical skills and career
• Pension scheme where if you pay in 7% we’ll top it up to 23%
• Life assurance worth 8x your salary
• 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
• The ability to 'buy’ up to 10 days more holiday
• Flexible benefits scheme giving you access to discount vouchers at various retail outlets
• Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme
Work with PRIDE
Why work for us?
At Nationwide, we’re here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. And now, more than ever, two things are helping us go from strength to strength: we put our customers first, and we’re known for being open, honest and trustworthy.
We’re also the world’s largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. We aim to do the right thing for our members which helps set us apart from our competitors. But we need good people to help us do it. People who understand what we believe in and have the talent and drive to keep us successful.
At Nationwide we have a strong ethic of care, and a genuine concern for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. If you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.