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ICT Senior Engineer - Virtualisation and Storage

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/02/2020 23:59
£35,934 - £38,813
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Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
16 Feb

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Infrastructure Engineer required for a permanent position in the South Gloucestershire Council.

You will be joining a highly innovative organisation who have the highest expectations for their technology and services. This opportunity will be challenging and technically varied, so a diverse engineering skill set across Storage and Server environments is essential. You will have the chance to work across the latest technologies and get involved in design and deployment of new solutions.

In one aspect of the role you will be providing 3rd line operational support of the business-critical infrastructure ensuring that capacity and performance always meets business needs. In the other you will get involved in a variety of challenging projects. As such it is essential you have full experience of an all encompassed Infrastructure role covering Active Directory Management, Windows Server, Virtualisation (VMware, Hyper-V), SAN Storage (Nimble, Netapp, HP).

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Build/ maintenance and monitoring of infrastructure platforms.

Give technical advice and guidance, support and training to colleagues to ensure that performance objectives are achieved

Maintain quality documentation of infrastructure and escalation procedures.

Managing company servers and storage infrastructure.

Preparation and presentation of reports ensuring that they are completed on time and meet Council guidelines. Ensure a clear summary of issues and implications is produced.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


A degree in a computer related field, or the equivalent demonstrable ICT technical expertise and/or relevant vendor technical qualifications such as Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft, VMWare etc, together with a proven record of managing and delivering a service, in a complex operating environment.

MS Windows Server 2003/2008/2008R2/2012/2012R/2016 and 2019 exposure beneficial.

Active Directory and Group Policy management

Excellent working knowledge of virtual environments- in particular Hyper-V- Build / Support and administration. Strong experience with VMware would also be considered.

Experience working with DNS, DHCP, DFS/FRS, Failover Clusters.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills including report writing and explanation of technical information to no-technical audiences.

Ability to plan and progress work activities with a general professional guidelines and organisational policy, in order to deliver and excellent customer service.

Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


ITIL or other ICT Service Management qualification

Experience gained from working in a private sector, technical service provider with a significant online operation such as ISP, Cloud or Managed Service Provider

Experience of delivering a service in a large, complex organisation, at a time of significant change

Additional Information

For an informal discussion, after having read the job summary, please contract
Stéphane Patteux (Stephanie.patteux@southglos.gov.uk) or 01454 865007

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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