Lead Building Services Engineer (Shift Supervisor)

Job Title: Lead Building Services Engineer (Shift Supervisor)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £48000
Start Date: 2019-02-18 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RFENR641/RC
Contact Name: Ryan Candy
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 18, 2019 17:02

Job Description

Due to continued growth, Sodexo has an opportunity for 3 Building Services Engineering Leads to join our team at a prestigious client site in central London.

Successful candidates will have served a recognised apprenticeship in a relevant engineering discipline (electrical, mechanical, HVAC or water systems) and will have experience of working in building facilities management services in a complex commercial environment.

Package description
  • £45,000 - £48,000 per annum
  • 24/7 shift pattern (4 days on, 4 days off, 4 nights on, 4 days off)
  • Pension scheme
  • Sodexo Discounts
Main responsibilities
  • Lead your team of Building Services Engineers to deliver excellence in hard FM service delivery to the client
  • Complete and issue authorisation to work documentation to a consistent high standard
  • Ensure that all statutory documentation is kept up to date and is available for inspection or audit when required
  • Make sure health & safety and statutory tasks are completed correctly
  • Complete Contractor Inductions following client processes
  • Present Tool Box Talks and complete necessary paperwork, carry out regular task and workplace inspections as per the annual schedule or on an ad-hoc basis, logging all paperwork and findings
  • Ensure all plant room and storage facilities are both clean and tidy with regular weekly inspections carried out and documented
  • To make sure any plant withdrawn from service is isolated, locked and tagged correctly and tracked until back in service utilising the shift log book
  • Assist the Technical Planner by advising of any PPMs that are outstanding and will affect the performance of the building or client reports
  • Prioritise PPMs to ensure all works are completed on schedule and relevant paperwork is completed to a constant high standard
  • Ensure all PPM resultant tasks are raised for defects, tracked & completed in timely manner
  • Ensure any stock or services are ordered correctly
  • Work with the Engineering Manager to keep the agreed budget on target
  • Prioritise PPMs to ensure all works are completed on schedule and relevant paperwork is completed to a constant high standard
  • Audit 10% of weekly PPM’s to check and verify all information submitted by shift team before signed off
  • Ensure any issued PPM is recovered from the Building Services Engineers before end of shift, and that Planon is updated to avoid overdue PPMs
  • Ensure 0% failure on reactive tasks by clearing tasks from Planon or intelligently extending
Ideal candidate


  • Experience of a similar role in a large, complex commercial environment
  • Served a recognised apprenticeship in relevant discipline with City & Guilds/ONC in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Previous experience in building services/FM engineering environment
  • Experience of electrical, mechanical heating, cooling, ventilation & water systems.
  • Effective communicator, both verbally and written
  • Strong health and safety mindset
  • 2-3-year degree with experience and practical work in a similar role OR minimum 5 years’ experience in an M&E role in a similar environment
  • Previous experience of working as an authorised person (AP)/competent person (CP)


  • People management experience
  • Strong IT skills
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 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 age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.