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Senior infrastructure engineer

Employer
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£45.834 - £56.141
Closing date
15 Aug 2021

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Sector
Environment, Environmental Health
Job role
Engineer
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Royal Greenwich is proud to be a borough synonymous with first class modern services. A world heritage site, our communities are vibrant and diverse, and we pride ourselves on being a well-managed and well-run authority.

We have also recently published our first digital strategy. To make that strategy into a reality, we need to hire a new digital, data and technology team to join our existing skill set.

The infrastructure team will be pivotal to our ambitions to move to the cloud, use new platforms to help our staff and residents more easily use services, and strengthen our approach to security and resilience. As senior infrastructure engineer, you’ll be leading us into this new world.

You’ll lead the building, testing and monitoring new and existing services both on-prem and in the cloud. You’ll design and carry through new ways to solve complex problems and make our platforms better and easier to use. You’ll lead the configuration, documentation and support of our services,, as well as acting quickly to solve day to day issues with your team. You’ll help build investment cases for new platforms and services.

You will take pride in providing highly available stable services to allow users to perform their role uninterrupted. You will stay up to date with emerging technologies within public cloud and infrastructure. You will help to evaluate new technologies and support delivery, adoption and ongoing operational support.

You’ll be passionate about technology and offering a great user experience. You will be motivated and confident, with the ability to explain complex ideas to any audience, including senior leaders. You will be a strong leader, able to motivate other people and guide them day to day, supporting them to thrive. You’ll be able to work with suppliers, demanding the best from them while creating common goals.

You’ll be happy to do some on-call work out of hours, for which you’ll be paid. You may have a specialism within infrastructure, which is fine and we welcome that. We’re looking for people who are already in well-established infrastructure careers who are looking for leadership and seniority.

During the current Covid-19 response you will be working mainly at home; when the pandemic has abated you’ll be working a mixture of home-based and office-based, with some work at remote locations to install equipment and provide infrastructure support.

This is a great role in a vibrant and growing team; we’re looking for people with significant experience in infrastructure and/or cloud engineering, preferably with some leadership experience. In return, we offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Annual Season Ticket Loan
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential, including excellent apprenticeship opportunities at all levels    
  • Reduced rate Gym Membership
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Generous Annual Leave entitlement and
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • GreenwichCard which entitles you to discounts at local businesses
  • Employee Assistance Scheme including external counselling service
  • A range of flexible working arrangements          
  • Staff networks                                                          

Benefits of working for us

With offices based in the heart of Woolwich, Royal Greenwich is a great place to live and work. 

Benefiting from excellent transport links ranging from buses and tubes to trains and ferries, along with the developing Crossrail expansions, Royal Greenwich is one of the easiest boroughs to get to and navigate your way around. It takes 21 minutes to get into central London and 10 minutes from The O2.

The Royal Greenwich Values are:

  • Improving residents lives and opportunities
  • Demonstrating respect and fairness
  • Taking ownership
  • Doing things better
  • Working together across the Council

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles, we would love to hear from you. 

To apply, please click the Apply button below and complete an application form - you will be prompted to upload a CV and covering letter.  Please ensure that these clearly show how you meet the criteria set out in the Person Specification document.

If shortlisted, the selection process will require you to further detail and demonstrate how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the person specification.   

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Sukhvinder Bansil;    Sukhvinder.Bansil@royalgreenwich.gov.uk     0208 921 5725  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

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Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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