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Critical Services Team Leader

University Information Services (UIS) is looking for a self-motivated, reliable and enthusiastic person to join our Data Centre Critical Services team as the Critical Services Team Leader.

UIS provides the critical core IT infrastructure that keeps the collegiate University working, with Wi-Fi and a high speed fibre optic network across the city, telephony and central email services, and managed desktop and printing systems.

We also support the increasing use of computing across Cambridge's diverse research fields and provide a range of computing services, including large scale supercomputing, data storage and visualisation, hosted in our highly energy efficient data centre.

The role holder will lead a small team providing Mechanical and Electrical expertise to support Critical Infrastructure for the West Cambridge Data Centre, ensuring efficient and safe operation of the electrical power and chilled water-cooling systems, and routine maintenance activities for the building fabric and external areas.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience of working in a data centre or other critical environment, co-ordinating maintenance activities with in-house staff as well as external maintenance providers and contractors, and a good knowledge of Building Management Systems.

They should also have good interpersonal skills and an excellent knowledge of Critical Facilities Infrastructure. They will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent and have an appropriate qualification in a Mechanical and Electrical related subject.

Occasional overtime may be required and the role also requires participation in an out of hours on call rota.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic Disclosure and Barring Service check and a security check.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

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For queries regarding this post please contact Ritchie Carter: The closing date for applications is 7 February 2021.

Please quote reference VC24947 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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