Shift Engineer

Location: Enfield

Job Type: Engineering

Contract: Full Time/Flexible Working

Application Deadline: 31 Jul 2024

The Vacancy

Wates have an excellent opportunity for a skilled Electrical Shift Engineer to join our team based on-site at our client’s offices in Enfield. You will be responsible for providing both planned and reactive maintenance to all relevant electrical equipment, controlling and operating of building operational systems, with a clear focus on Energy and the Environment and ensuring compliance to Health & Safety matters in relation to both direct and indirect scope of this role.


We are looking for you to have excellent communication and people management skills with a sound judgement and a focus on achieving high standards and quality assurance.

To be successful in the role you will have a working knowledge of the Statutory Regulations and Codes of Practice applicable to the maintenance industry with IOSH Working Safely and a specific up to date qualification relating to the electrical trade.

This role operates on a shift rota, and any offer subject to acquiring the relevant security checks.

Some of the Shift Engineer’s Key Accountabilities will include:

• Ensure that all relevant help desk calls (both planned and reactive) are fully completed with sufficient information and are passed back to the Supervisor in accordance with the defined timescales

• Proactively monitor and improve the operation of building systems to ensure optimum performance with a clear focus on energy efficiency and continuous improvement.

• First line response for all planned and reactive maintenance on all M&E plant including electrical systems included in pumps, motors, drives, AHU’s, LV switch gear, PLC’s, SCADA.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on an on a single site, however there will be requirements to conduct at some other site occasionally.


  • Competitive salary

  • Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates)

  • Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 5% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 22 days holidays + bank holidays and much more…

  • Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression.

  • Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 12 weeks fully paid paternity.

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Work for Wates

Wates is one of the UK’s leading family-owned development, building and property maintenance companies.  Founded over 125 years ago, we have a proud legacy in the built environment.

We are driven by our purpose, ‘reimagining places for people to thrive’ and our three promises:

  • Thriving places – working with customers, partners and communities to create places that are more sustainable, inclusive, and full of opportunity.
  • Thriving planet – protecting nature and taking action on climate change by collaborating and innovating with our partners.
  • Thriving people – creating opportunities and relationships so that everyone who works for and with us feels included, invested in and treated with care.

We are proud to be recognised as Gold Investors in People and as a Disability Confident employer.  We also ensure that our recruitment processes do not treat anyone less favourably due to an offending background.