Salary: £27747.20 – £28912.00

Shift hours: Full Time

Building and Fabric Engineer to support the delivery of planned, reactive and minor new work tasks as instructed and in line with legislative, contractual and Sodexo requirements.

Context/Main Issues:

  • Ensure the completion of planned, reactive and minor new work tasks within permitted time frames so that punitive deductions are minimized
  • Mitigating any risk that arises from the non-completion of statutory tasks
  • The accuracy and legibility of completed work records
  • Managing the coordination of building access with the customer
  • Always comply with all Health and Safety when undertaking all work activity

Main Assignments:

  • To continue to develop one’s own skills and knowledge within the position, including any required training courses
  • Regular 121 with Sodexo line manager
  • To attend team briefs, huddles and meetings as required
  • To be fully conversant with all aspects of carpentry and building fabric construction work.
  • Work to become Experienced in working with different materials, including: timber, metal, plastic, composites.
  • Carry out building fabric and carpentry work in domestic, commercial, industrial buildings, including hot and cold water systems, heating and drainage system upgrades, minor works repairs and fault finding.
  • Work may include experience in groundwork’s and drainage, small areas of plastering and brickwork, painting and decorating, most aspects of plumbing and have basic electrical knowledge
  • To attend your performance development review to discuss job standards and agree development activities
  • To maintain high levels of personal hygiene and wear the appropriate uniform and PPE as required
  • To report any near miss occurrences, accidents or faulty equipment to management
  • To ensure effective communication with line manager, team, customer and client organisation
  • Support and Undertake reactive and planned maintenance works activities including but not restricted to Building and fabric to a wide range of buildings inc domestic, commercial and industrial.
  • To inspect, order materials and complete tasked works in a timely and efficient manner.
  • To liaise with customers to arrange appointments, access and to discuss works.
  • complete all works to a high standard and in a competent manner with the property being left in a clean and tidy condition.
  • To liaise with other staff as necessary to ensure the timely completion of works within agreed operational targets.
  • Be an essential part of the local team who will ensure that all works are carried out in a safe manner.
  • To undertake weekend/out of hours working, if required, to complete intrusive maintenance activities that cannot be undertaken in client operating hours.
  • Supporting the Senior Engineer, Technical Engineer and Service Delivery Manager in technical queries or when a Business case is being prepared for submission to the client.


  • Hold very good awareness of the HASAWA 1974 and their own legal obligations.
  • Hold very good awareness of British Standards.
  • Work to become Fire Door Inspection qualified.
  • Fully qualified carpenter accredited with City & Guilds.
  • Willing to learn, able to identify unsafe situations and apply British Standards.
  • Able to communicate and work as part of a team and use own initiatives, knowledge, experience and professional judgment to act quickly in any emergency and to safely respond and make safe decisions regarding unsafe situations.
  • Working knowledge/experience of building installations.
  • Excellent communications both written and verbal.
  • Numerate and computer literate (Excel, Word and Outlook).
  • Hold very good awareness of equipment and associated maintenance skills.
  • A good team player with a flexible approach in achieving the targets/work plans.
  • Experience of working within military environment.


  • Fully qualified carpenter accredited with City & Guilds.
  • Work to become qualified in fire door inspections.
  • Qualified Level 1 or above in plumbing with City & Guilds.
  • Undertake IOSH Managing Safely (desirable).
  • CSCS Card (desirable).

Reference: SDX/TP/247644/73199

Location: Colchester, England