Facilities Tech / Engineer

Job Title: Facilities Tech / Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, England
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-06-11
Reference: BH-83849
Contact Name: Adam Stahler
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 12, 2018 11:55

Job Description

Facilities Technical Assistant


Purpose of the Role


To provide day to day support for the Facilities Department: Maintenance and the Health, Safety & Environment functions. Indicative tasks are set out below, these may vary from time to time according to work load and departmental / business needs.


Although infrequent, this role will require some emergency call out cover and out of hours contractor support.


Site core hours are 07:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs; the role is for a basic 37.5 hrs per week with the expectation that the FTA would normally be on site from 07:30 to 16:00 hrs with an allowance of 1-hour for lunch.


Role and Responsibilities:

Facilities Services


This is a critical Facilities role, the FTA will act as the ‘eyes & ears’ of the Facilities team, spotting and highlighting problems before they become an issue and pro-actively raising and completing work orders.

    • Provide basic building repair and maintenance including:

        • Painting & decorating

        • Plumbing / mechanical support

        • Planned maintenance checks of plant and equipment

        • Day to day management of work order system (MOPs)

    • With suitable training; support the site needs for forklift operations and mobile tower/scaffold erection and certification.

    • General portering;

        • Parcel deliveries & distribution,

        • Meeting rooms & events set up

        • Furniture & office moves and basic furniture assembly

    • Preparation of Hazardous and WEEE waste collection, including documentation and transfer notes.

    • Oversee and keep tidy service compound and waste storage areas

    • Conduct daily, weekly and monthly maintenance checks

    • Provide reception lunch cover as required

    • Day to day management of contractors in line with HSE policies and procedures

    • Responsible for specified small works on site including: Planning, quoting, obtaining POs and working to budget and timetable (<£2K)

HSE / Compliance

    • Comply with and lead by example on company and site health, safety and environmental policies and procedures.

    • Day to day management of contractors in line with policy and guidelines

    • Act as an “Authorised Person” for ‘permit to work’ and Lock Out Tag Out controls.

    • Maintain all training and HSE reporting requirements in line with personal objectives


    • Must be physically fit and able to perform manual handling tasks for all aspects of furniture and equipment moves using suitable aides.

    • A minimum of 3-years of experience in a technical trade or trade support role, the successful applicant will have excellent practical (trade) skills to at least an advanced DIY level.

    • The role requires a high degree of independent action, must be self-motivated and must have excellent interpersonal skills.

    • Fluent and Literate in (UK) English.

    • PC literate; basic working knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel.

    • Able to demonstrate sound judgement

    • Able to analyse workload to develop personal goals, plan and organise their own work. Develop priorities based on business need.

    • Able to objectively monitor and assess themselves, others and the Facilities department for opportunities to improve performance.


    • Strong ethics in dealings with all customers; internal as well as suppliers and contractors

    • Pro-active personal commitment in establishing and maintaining the high standards required of the working environment on site

    • Able to develop and build mutual trust, respect and cooperation between team members (internal and contracted) based on ethical behaviours, personal accountability, honesty and integrity.

    • Promote open and honest communications internally and at all levels.