Shift Engineer - Data Centre Solutions - Linlithgow
Job ID
Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Edinburgh - Scotland - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Glasgow - Scotland - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Job Description

Job Title:            

(& Grade)

DC Engineer



Reports To:

(Job Title)

Contract Manager

Direct Reports (Number):




Type of Site


Completed By:

Laura Scott – Contract Manager

Date Completed:

11th June 2018


CBRE are responsible for maintaining and operating Critical Environments on behalf of our Customer.

The role of DC Engineer will includes:

-        Carry out planned preventative maintenance, reactive works to Critical Plant, equipment and systems in accordance with agreed service levels.

-        To respond and manage site engineering emergencies within the critical environments.

-        To monitor the Data Centre environments for changes in condition and identify the cause and provide report to the Team and Customer on the cause and effect. 

-        Assist in ensuring 100% uptime of Customer Data Centres.

The role reports into the Contract Manager, and works closely with the Site Supervisor and Customer DC Manager.

Key Tasks include but are not limited to

  • Ensure that routine maintenance is carried out to all critical plant, equipment and systems  
  • Operation, trouble shooting and first time fix for the following (This list is not exhaustive)       

-       Building Management systems (BMS)

-       Air conditioning Systems including DX, Chilled water and Adiabatic AHUs

-       Generators and controls

-       AC/DC single phase and three phase motors

-       UPS Systems

-       Emergency lighting

-       HV/LV System

-       Fire Systems including VESDA and Gas Suppression

  • Inspection and Condition Checks of Critical Plant
  • Incident Management and Escalation
  • Management of Subcontractors including Issue and ensure appropriate controls within the Permit to Work systems.
  • Ensure all Data Centre Critical Records are maintained and accurately recorded

Person Specification


Electrical Engineer / City & Guilds – Electrical


With a technical qualification such as BTEC, ONC or City & Guilds, or equivalent ideally with a mechanical or electrical apprenticeship – or significant experience

Multi-Skilled - Mechanical / Electrical Knowledge of UPS / Generators / Power Distribution / HVAC

Experience of working in a Data Centre Environment

HVAP - current or expired

Desirable - Knowledge  and understanding  Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Desirable - Air Conditioning qualifications (Not essential)


Ensures customers are the centre of attention and build positive relationships through understanding their needs and operating environment. 


Communicates effectively in a prompt, appropriate manner to positively influence customers and colleagues understanding and behaviours



Is able to plan own workload, prioritise tasks and use systems efficiently.  Is able to identify own strengths and how to use them most effectively, while developing new skills and knowledge


Demonstrates a progressive mind set, and offers new ideas or ways of delivery to support the team and the customer.

Identifies Energy efficiencies to assist Customer to meet their targets


Maintains up-to-date knowledge of technical and professional aspects of work in order to deliver the

level of expertise to support the team and customer.

Remains Calm and Controlled in Emergency Situations


Acts in a way that is open, honest and consistent with the values of CBRE GWS and does what is right, even when it is difficult.


Demonstrate behaviours to sustain an integrated HSE culture, to protect our environment and the wellbeing and safety of our team, customers and supply chain.

Hours of Work:

This role is a part of a shift team.

Day Shift is:    06:00 to 18:00

Night Shift is:  18:00 to 06:00

This works on the following Shift Pattern:  4 Days On /4 Off/4 Nights On/4 Off.

There is a requirement to provide shift cover for holidays which will be paid at Overtime Rates

20 Shifts Holiday is provided – Holiday Year runs from January to December

Interview/Selection Process

Due to the nature of the contract and site this contract has a 2 interview stage, including a technical test.

A DBS check will also be carried out once the position has been offered and will need to be passed to access the site.

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.