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Job Title: Plumber
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: 27000-29000
Start Date: March 2020
Reference: SDX/TP/RF4459-1/SU
Job Published: February 28, 2020 15:18

Job Description

Job Introduction
Are you a Multi-Skilled Mechanical Engineer with a plumbing bias? Are you skilled in HVAC and CAFM? We are currently recruiting a Multi Skilled Engineering Technician (Plumber).

Reporting to the Technical Services Manager you will carry out a wide range of repairs, projects and installation works across 6 Student Living residences throughout Northumbria.

You will operate across the Student Living by Sodexo contract with regards to planned and reactive building maintenance, taking ownership of the repair and maintenance of the plumbing and mechanical systems across the contract. You’ll ensure high levels of compliance and Health & Safety at all times.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and showcase your technical skills and knowledge, whilst developing your career within a large organisation and vibrant University environment. We are looking for a skilled professional who is a personable, hands on team player. You’ll have experience meeting KPI’s and updating the mobile CAFM function and you’ll be a practical thinker with good attention to detail.

Please note, a full clean driving license is required due to the contract being spread out across Northumbria. You will be required to drive around the sites in order to manage the service delivery.


Role Responsibility
Carry out and oversee the day to day operation which includes planned maintenance, project and installation works, lifecycle and the management of technical services suppliers and sub-contracts
Take direction and receipt of planned or reactive workloads from the Technical Services Manager and via the use of IT Systems (CAFM)
Take a leading role in the repair and maintenance of the plumbing and mechanical systems across the contract
Undertake reactive repairs to water supply systems and equipment
Analyse and provide technical advice and solutions supporting the team’s development
Drive commercial acumen and value add across all areas of the contract
Ensure that work is carried out in accordance with legislation, codes of practice, manufacturer’s recommendations, HSE recommendations and meets prescribed standards in the contract
Deliver operational FM excellence in a manner that embodies excellent customer service with student focus
Ensure that all services are deliver against agreed SLA’s and KPI’s in a safe, cost effective and efficient manner
The Ideal Candidate
What’s Essential

Demonstrable experience as an Multi-Skilled Engineer /time served and fully qualified Plumber, working in a multi-site contract with a varied portfolio of plant and equipment specs
BTEC HNC / HND or equivalent in the relevant subject (Mechanical Trade Qualification)
IOSH Qualification or equivalent
Experience of working with a CAFM system
Good organisational skills with the ability to organise others
Analyse and provide technical advice and solutions
Good oral and written communication skills
Prioritise workload and working under own initiative with minimal supervision
Must have a clean, full driving license

Commercial Gas qualification would be an advantage
Package Description
As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our employees, Sodexo offers a Flexible Benefits Scheme, allowing you to tailor a reward package to suit your needs but includes a technology scheme, private dental insurance, travel insurance, gym membership, Gourmet card, private medical insurance and the ability to purchase or sell annual leave. We also have a Sodexo Discount scheme, which offers employees and their friends and family the opportunity to benefit from over 1,200 discounts from top retailers both online and in-store.

About the Company
In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

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