Duty Engineer (Facilities)

Duty Engineer (Facilities)


We are looking for an experienced, qualified and flexible (the role requires unsociable working hours) Duty Engineer for a well established, prestigious, land mark building in the centre of Chichester, West Sussex.

This is a key role in the organisation and will involve dealing with staff throughout the organisation, sub-contractors, professionals and the public.


£26K pa

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The position is to provide electro-mechanical support to the smooth running of the complete facility including the interior, exterior, of all buildings and associated grounds. This will include, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, horticultural, statutory, ground maintenance, reactive maintenance and servicing works & external areas.


Hours required

Working hours 40 hours over 5 days per week  covering Monday – Sunday 08:00 – 23:00

Annual leave and sickness cover for duty engineers as required, to include Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday as necessary

Additional hours and bank holidays worked will be taken as time off in lieu at an agreed time with your Line Manager


Principal Tasks


  1. Carry out reactive maintenance of all buildings and associated grounds to ensure all services are in good working order as required including, but not limited to painting, plumbing, carpentry, gardening and general building repairs


  1. Assist Facilities engineer when undertaking small work repairs, installations and fault finding on various electrical and mechanical equipment and additional works that fall outside routine show cover


  1. Assist external contractors providing building or plant services


  1. Liaise closely with all departments on any building works/project that may impact on infrastructure or operations.


  1. Carry out daily checks of all buildings and grounds and report on findings to your line manager.


  1. Carry out regular checks to ensure working plant, equipment and services


  1. Carry out maintenance necessary to ensure the road and pavements within the curtilage are maintained allowing safe access and egress at all times.


  1. Assist Facilities engineer to Carry out routine PPM maintenance to AHU, FCU, MVHR and A/C units and filter replacement


  1. Maintain a clean and safe working environment at all times


  1. Carry out routine testing of the Fire Alarm System and associated systems and enter in the Fire Log book


  1. Recording Monthly Electric, water and gas meter readings


  2. Provide clear and effective communication at all times to ensure the smooth running of the business


  3. Training to be provided as necessary


  4. Participate in the training and mentoring of apprentices.

Required Qualifications and Experience



Essential Qualifications and Knowledge

Proven experience of working in a similar role.

A competent track record of operational and technical aspects of the buildings and services across multiple disciplines.

A BTEC, City and Guilds, HNC or HND or equivalent qualification in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or General Building Services.

Proven knowledge of air handling systems, chilled water systems, gas systems and ground source heating/cooling.

Working knowledge and understanding of Trend building management systems.

Required Skills

Essential Skills

Capable of working within a customer focused environment where customer satisfaction is essential Demonstrable communication skills at all levels when working with other departments and contractors


Effective problem solving with the ability to achieve pragmatic solutions. Able to work alone or part of a team.


Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

Have a flexible approach to work within a small team with a track record of keeping calm whilst working under pressure



Desirable Skills

Experience in areas such as COSHH, IOSH, Manual handling PASMA and/or IPAF certificate


Full UK Drivers’ licence


Portable appliance testing


Interest in sustainability and efficiency


Personal Attributes



Approachable individual with a professional manner


Flexible approach to working, including the ability to work unsocial hours

The ability to demonstrate complete discretion, trustworthiness and confidentiality at all times

The ability to be conscientious and methodical in the approach to multiple tasks (able to prioritise workloads)


Demonstrable time management skills


To be self-motivated and good team player

Have a willingness to attend onsite or off site training as deemed necessary by the employer


Excellent punctuality and reliability

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