Electrical Project Engineer

Electrical Project Engineer

Location: Daventry, NN11 (with travel Nationwide when required)

Contract Day Rate: £450

Contract Duration: 6 Months (with opportunity for extension)

Start Date: ASAP

Our Client, a leader in UK communications infrastructure company has reached an agreement with a significant tower operator for the sale of its telecoms infrastructure and related assets. Due to this sale they require an Electrical Project Engineer to join their team to help run a large scale project to aid with this transition of assets.

The transaction comprises c.7,400 cellular sites, including masts and towers as well as urban rooftop sites, and the right to market a further c.900 sites across the UK

Due to the nature of this role the successful person will be expected to deliver this project themselves. However there will be an Utilities & Engineering team who can provide some advise and assistance but this role is more suited for an individual with experience of delivering a project directly vs managing a team to do so.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Assign all the electrical meters and associated tools and systems to the Buyer
  • Novate contracts related to the supply and management of Electrical (and other utilities) to the Buyer.
  • Ensure that once the companies separate, Buyers site have appropriate utility provisions and are able to manage their utilities going forward.
  • Devise and deliver a project that results in the successful assignment of the meters and associated contracts related to the sold sites.
  • Some sites will require the installation of new or replacement fiscal and or sub meters where current ones are faulty.
  • Provide effective detailed planning, costing, delivery, with associated reporting and handover of the project.
  • Identify and manage all project risks and issues through the life of a project, mitigating risks where appropriate and escalating as required.
  • Comply with approved Client project management methodologies and project management system/tool ensuring the validity, completeness and accuracy of all key milestones throughout the duration of the project.
  • Minimise re-work or changes in design and scope throughout the life cycle of the project through effective planning and manage the project inter-relations to ensure cost effective solutions.
  • Instruct, manage and undertake the auditing of the suppliers throughout the life cycle of the project
  • Manage the quality of works provided by suppliers/contractors and ensure compliance with specifications and Client standards.
  • Manage project plans and programmes from inception to handover and closure and develop and fine tune delivery processes, workflows, SLAs and KPIs.

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Degree or HND/HNC in Electrical (M&E) Engineering, Building Services or equivalent experience.
  • An aptitude for Electrical engineering project delivery within a high volume rollout environment.
  • Experience and understanding of key design methodology phases, including requirements definition, designer risk assessments, design reviews, test plans, delivery, and handover
  • Experience of generators, un-interruptible power supplies, switchgear and knowledge of basic HV Installations.
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Inspection, Testing and Verification of Electrical Installations – C&G 2391.
  • APMP or Prince 2 Project management and/or construction related qualification.
  • At least 5 years’ experience within a large infrastructure rollout.
  • Strong MS Office skills especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Current UK driving licence as some travel to sites will be required.

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!

Facilities Transition Manager

Facilities Transition Manager

Location: Winchester/Nationwide

Contract Duration: 6 Months (With opportunity for extension)

Contract Rate: £400 per Day

Start Date: ASAP

Our client, a leader in Broadcast & Telecommunications Infrastructure are seeking a Facilities Transition Manager to help assist with the sale of their Telecommunications portfolio. Part of the role will be managing the physical separation and re-space planning of six sites which will become partially or completely tenanted as part of this process.

Working in partnership with the Property, Facilities and Project Management team this role will involve:

  • Space planning
  • Tender of separation works – physical and security
  • Contractor selection
  • Communications – internal and external with all stakeholders in the process
  • Process and policy changes
  • Documentation & policy changes inc emergency planning, BC planning and DR / Critical Incident process
  • Set up service Charge / TSA financials and reporting
  • Management of project budget with regular reporting
  • Review impact on existing service contracts
  • Creation and presentation of targeted reporting / MI to be presented to Buyer
  • Management of separation works
  • Moves and changes
  • Relationship development

Experience & Qualifications Required:

  • Strong understanding of tenant / landlord relationships
  • Service charge management and understanding of lease management
  • Strong understanding of mechanical and electrical installations in a corporate and data centre environment
  • Understanding of workplace SHE requirements (IOSH / NEBOSH Qualifications preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong understanding of stakeholder management
  • Ability to travel (with own vehicle)
  • Ability to work without close supervision, manage own time and prioritise workload
  • Regional Facilities Management background would be highly desirable

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!

Estates Manager

Estates Manager

Location: Winchester/Nationwide

Contract Duration: 6 months (with opportunity for extension)

Day Rate: £Negotiable

Start Date: ASAP

Our Client, a leader in Broadcast and Telecommunications Infrastructure is seeking an Estates Manager to join their team. This opportunity has arisen as some of the existing Estates Management team are transferring over to the Media Networks side of the business to work on the Broadcast and M2M estate and this will need to be managed throughout the transfer process and beyond.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Engineering and Implementation Director and retained estates team to define a day 1 operating model for the end-clients Estates team
  • Ensure Estates responsibilities under the Project Management Advisors (PMA) are understood and processes are in place to deliver.
  • Identify potential outsource partners to provide extra capacity (dependent on agreed operating model)
  • Work with additional teams to ensure processes are in place to maintain integrity of estates data during the life of the programme.
  • Ensure the Estates Management Team undertake the following activities efficiently and for the business’s advantage:
    • Lease renewals under the new Communications code
    • Rent reviews
    • Support projects ensuring appropriate access, rights and consents
    • Landlord relationship management
    • Management of notices to quit and assets at risk
    • Town planning & community relations
    • Business rates
  • Ensure BAU estates management continues as the business transitions to a trading relationship with another Telecoms & Broadcast company

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Chartered surveyor qualification highly desirable
  • Experienced stakeholder management skills and ability to influence at a senior level
  • Experience with operating model development and organisation design
  • Operational experience and leadership across the full range of estates management functions
  • Knowledge/experience within the telecommunications/broadcast sector would be advantageous
  • Driving Licence as frequent travel to other sites may be required

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!

System Engineering Manager

System Engineering Manager (Ireland Based)

Location: Dublin (central)

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: Negotiable

Our client, a leader in mobile telecommunications infrastructure with Worldwide recognition are seeking an experienced Systems Engineering Manager to join their cloud system engineering department based in Dublin. You’ll be part of a team which is responsible for global cloud service O&M and provides 24/7 cloud service stability and security services. This role is a unique opportunity which focuses specifically on the end client’s mobile services reliability, availability, monitoring/alerting, and capacity planning within EU region.

The successful candidate should have people management experience, be a strong communicator willing to work with geo-dispersed cross-functional teams, critical problem solver comfortable analysing complex technical issues and bring them to resolution within strict SLAs, fast learner and self-motivated who likes taking on new challenges in a fast paced environment where you have the freedom to deliver impact at your own pace.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and lead engineers working on Client’s Mobile Services deployment, at different layers of the stack, on challenges related to scalability, reliability, performance and efficiency of systems
  • Administer, maintain, and automate systems to ensure reliability, resiliency, scalability and security
  • Monitor and debug issues across the Mobile Service (applications, networks, databases), provide technical resolutions and root cause analysis for high severity incidents
  • Work closely with Software R&D teams to design, deploy, and operate components/services that are automated, resilient, and scalable
  • Develop and deliver timely reports on service metrics including but not limited to availability, capacity, performance, and latency across all production systems
  • Continuously improve System Engineering operations (e.g. automate routine tasks, document new procedures etc.). Set standards for deployments at scale, infrastructure reliability and scalability.
  • Ad-hoc on-call support may be required (1 week per 2 months on average or less).
  • Manage and grow existing team of System Engineering experts. Build and enrich an inclusive work environment comprised of people from diverse backgrounds
  • Work closely with System Engineering Director and dedicated recruiting staff to expand the team including interviewing candidates, participating in conferences/events, and on-boarding new employees

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Telecommunications or equivalent experience related to Information Technology, with at least 4+ years’ experience as an Internet distributed Systems Engineer or SRE managing a SaaS / PaaS environment (e.g. AWS basis application)
  • At least 2+ years of team leadership / people management experience
  • Deep experience managing Linux and/or databases (e.g. MySQL)
  • Experience in network technologies (e.g. TCP/IP, Ethernet, UDP, DHCP, DNS, ARP, WAN routing)
  • Solid understanding of incident management, change management, and problem management
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with effective communication skills and a sense of drive

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience configuring and deploying VMs and Cloud Infrastructure (AWS, Azure).
  • Scripting language knowledge (e.g. Bash or Python);
  • Experience working with Ansible or similar automation tools
  • Experience with Apache/Tomcat basis application maintenance.

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply* today!

**Please note due to the timescales involved with the project we are only able to accept applications from individuals who are located in Ireland at this time.**

Build Manager

Build Manager

Location: Primary office Chester, CH4 8RH

with 2-3 days a week working out of client office in Reading

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: Negotiable + Additional Company Benefits

Due to entering an exciting new stage of business growth, Comvergent are now seeking a skilled Build Manager to join our team. Previously experienced in working on Telecommunications Projects you will be responsible for the management of all Telecoms Passive Build and Civil activities from initial instruction through to handover & acceptance of the site/project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver Build phase within an ADC environment
  • Programme sites and resource to meet rollout requirements
  • Manage sub-contractors and be single point of contact
  • Capture variations and issue to finance for approval
  • Develop processes in conjunction with all parties
  • Able to visit sites nationally.
  • You will support others in making decisions.
  • You must promote and comply with health and safety within the workplace to ensure the safety of staff, clients and others.
  • You will be expected to be able to operate all relevant IT systems required to efficiently produce documents, manage contracts and programmes.
  • You will coordinate administrative tasks within Build phase, Outages, Equipment call offs, REC Management etc.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of telecoms passive build
  • Experience of managing others
  • Experience of managing sub-contractors
  • General computing knowledge.

Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent telephone skills (Essential)
  • Excellent communication skills (Essential)
  • Experienced in Project Delivery at management level (Essential)
  • Advanced Excel skills (Desirable)

Qualifications – Academic / Technical (Essential and Desirable):

  • Good knowledge of Telecommunication industry. (Essential)
  • Experience and knowledge of network deployment and delivery projects. (Essential)

In return, you’ll work for a close-knit, innovative company that is invested in your well-being and personal development. Committed to employee engagement, Comvergent empowers each staff member to achieve their goals. In a happy and healthy office, you’ll work with a team of colleagues who take pride in their role and believe in cooperation and openness with each other.

Comvergent promote other benefits such as; breakfast mornings, employee fun days, weekly fresh fruit baskets, staff events and other innovative ideas brought forward by the Comvergent Committee. We are also proud to support both national and local charities through a range of fundraising activities that we encourage staff get involved in.

Interested and want to know more? Click Apply today!