3rd Line Systems / Project Engineer

3rd Line Systems / Project Engineer

Based in Cheltenham

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Salary: £42Kpa+ DOE Type: Permanent

We are expanding and have an immediate requirement for a technically literate, highly motivated 3rd Line Systems/Project Engineer to deliver large projects with scope, including solution design, environmental support, installation and maintenance. This role will be a mix of primarily projects and 3rd Line BAU.

About You

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Do you enjoy a challenge?  Do you have an ambition for innovation? If you want to make a difference, read on.

You will have a minimum of 3 years commercial experience in a 3rd Line role, working on installations, break fix and maintenance for major brand servers, cloud services, desktops & notebooks.

Note to Applicants:

  • A full UK Driving License is required
  • The successful candidate must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK.


Maintaining the reliability of the operating environment, troubleshooting technical problems and supporting the infrastructure. You will also be responsible for the server operations, windows platforms and networks.

The Role

  • Supporting Office 365 including Exchange Online, SharePoint, Skype for Business & OneDrive
  • Installing service packs and critical updates onto Managed Client servers, in and out of hours
  • Managing the delivery & deployment of Microsoft Products (new installs & migrations) including: Active Directory Domains, Office 365, Exchange Online, Group Policy
  • Installation, service, repair & break/fix of DSL & Lease Line Circuits and associated hardware
  • To deliver best practice on call management: diagnosing, trouble-shooting and resolution of IT issues in line with agreed SLA’s
  • Installation, service, repair & break/fix of Desktop, Servers & Networking equipment
  • Checking & Monitoring client servers and backups and responding to flagged failures
  • Providing Pre-Sales Solution Design to internal sales and customers
  • Attending customer site for Pre-Sales meetings and onsite support as required
  • IT Systems & Network Auditing to assist the Technical Support Team & Sales Opportunity Identification
  • Configuration of Windows Hosted packages
  • Management of Domain Names, Transfers & DNS Control
  • Managing and installing Server Certificates
  • To be a point of senior technical escalation, providing assistance and mentoring junior members of staff on a wide range of technologies
  • To work out of hours / on call when required (rota system)
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate for this role

Experience & Skills

  • MCSA-Microsoft Windows Server 2012/Office365
  • MCSE- Microsoft Certified Solution Expert
  • MCITP-Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • ITIL V3 Foundation
  • An excellent working knowledge and commercial experience with Microsoft Servers, ADFS, Azure and Active Directory
  • A very good working knowledge and commercial experience with design, migration and support of Microsoft Infrastructure, Office 365 & Windows 10
  • Excellent Networking Skills/Knowledge of Routers, Firewalls & Switches (Cisco, HP, DrayTek, Sophos, Sonic Wall, Fortinet)
  • Experience with Applications including, AV Products (Sophos etc.), Backup Products (Cloud Veeam), Remote Desktop Services (Microsoft & Citrix), and Virtualisation (Hyper-V/VMware)
  • Project implementation environment – agile methodology
Personal Attributes
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Motivated and driven, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Able to prioritise and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • A team player who enjoys working a collaborative environment
  • Very strong client/customer service focus

What we’re offering

  • A competitive salary £42Kpa+ DOE
  • Pension scheme
  • Private Healthcare
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Corporate Eyecare
  • 22 days paid holiday (incremental with service) plus Bank Holidays
  • A relaxed, fun, but busy environment
  • Supported training and development to suit your needs
  • Free weekly fruit delivery
  • Birthday off
  • Team and social events
  • A great staff breakout area including: pool/snooker table, dartboard, games, TV, radio, and relaxing lounge area

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for a role with PSU, please download the application form and submit it, together with a covering letter and a copy of your CV, to: recruitment@psu.co.uk, or via post to:

The HR Department
PSU Technology Group

1 Manchester Park
Tewkesbury Road
GL51 9EJ

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