Senior Building and Events Services Engineer, Utilita Arena Newcastle

Main Duties

  • To lead, carry out, coordinate, plan and working with Head of Operations procure services safely on all building and event systems including but not limited to HVAC, general and emergency lighting, power distribution and emergency generation, boilers, heat pumps and chillers, control systems, communications systems, access control, CCTV and domestic hot and cold water systems.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • To support project development, delivery and management across all departments.
  • Supervise, motivate and delegate workload to full time, part time and contract staff across multiple services.
  • Provide technical advice and support to other departments.
  • To support the other roles within the department, providing assistance when and where requested.
  • To support the development and use of CMMS as directed to track and coordinate all maintenance activities, both planned and reactive.
  • Ensure a prompt response to alarms generated by the Building Systems.
  • Provide local knowledge and supervision of external contract maintenance works including supervision of site visits to ensure works are carried out safely and minimise the impact on the core business.
  • Develop, review and maintain relevant risk assessments and safe systems of work.
  • Training of staff in the safe operation and maintenance of building systems.
  • Provide technical support during events, load in and load outs both internally and externally.
  • Negotiating and obtaining quotes for contract maintenance and capital projects, based on approved specifications developed in conjunction with the Head of Operations and SMG’s FM division based in Manchester.
  • Support ESOS informed changes and requirements.
  • Assist with cost efficiencies.
  • Ensure all work activities comply with SMG Health and Safety policies and procedures (including environment and safe systems of work policies).
  • Maintain excellent relationships with internal departments and Local Authority Representatives.
  • To lead the Building Services team in the Head of Operations absence.
  • To work as show engineer as required including the installation of temporary power, operation of the building’s sound and lighting systems and event time reactive maintenance.
  • Ensuring compliance of the company’s H&S policy.
  • To undertake any other duties as assigned by Head of Operations and General Manager.


Skills & Competencies required:

  • To hold an engineering qualification to a minimum of C&G/ONC or equivalent together with 3 years’ experience post qualification in a maintenance environment. Ideally in-depth knowledge of Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering systems and experience of Mechanical, Building Maintenance, and Plumbing.
  • Electrical Testing and Verification of electrical installation certified.
  • Experience of working on the maintenance of LV electrical distribution systems, ups systems, general and external lighting, fire alarms and CCTV / door entry systems.
  • An awareness of office based IT systems for report writing.
  • Reliable with the willingness to learn and develop.
  • Capable of integrating into a team, demonstrating the ability to work both alone and as a team member.
  • Able to demonstrate the necessary communicative skills required for success in the commercial market place. Passionate about service delivery standards and keen to lead by example.
  • The ability to work to predetermined budgets.
  • A self-motivated individual with the ability to work without supervision and take responsibility for problem solving, fault finding and repairs as required.
  • Aware of the environmental impact of the event business.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Prepared to take on challenges.
  • Understanding and keen to utilise new technologies.

Additional Points:

Due to the nature of the role there will be a requirement to work week-ends, evenings and public holidays.

The role will involve physical labour tasks including manual handling.

There may be a requirement to travel to other SMG Venues.



How to Apply

Please download and complete the SMG Employment Application Form and the Diversity Monitoring Form.

Submit your completed forms to

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be required to provide original identification.

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