Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

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Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Job Introduction

The SCSJV IT Team is responsible for managing cloud-based services and on-site facilities for about around 2000 users, across 20 locations between Euston and West Ruislip.

The majority of our services are SaaS by Construction related solution providers, and our effort is towards ensuring business requirements and service levels are met. But we have also Azure hosted and third-party managed applications which requires care and attention to meet our service level business expectation.

As part of the effort for managing cloud infrastructure, and some minor on-prem, the IT team is looking for a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer to increase their capacity and expertise.

Role Responsibility

  • Reporting directly to the Head of IT Operations, the Cloud Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for administering internal Azure services.
  • Instrumental in the installation and upkeep of operating systems, network or application software in the SCS Azure environment.
  • Sitting on the Technical Design Authority, the Cloud Infrastructure engineer will have a critical role in reviewing technical designs for system implementations, integrations and proposed changes to systems.
  • Provide technical guidance or support for the troubleshooting of systems and to maintain a detailed understanding of the implemented technology used in SCS Railways.
  • liaise with the rest of the IT Team to ensure their capability to resolve issues and avoid future problems and facilitating the development of new documentation and insights.
  • Mentor / develop IT colleagues in system operation and or maintenance of internal cloud systems
  • Assist in the technical implementation of new technology solutions and drawing on the expertise of IT colleagues in respect of the user liaison and rollout, always working towards a co-ordinated approach to technical project execution. Ensure appropriate liaison and/or consultation has been undertaken with both colleagues and external suppliers or consultants to ensure the success of the project
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends, new technologies and considers how these might be applicable to SCS Railways.
  • Work closely with our partners to control the IT services to ensure optimal operational status (job scheduling, backup, routine maintenance, patching, upgrades, resource monitoring).

The Ideal Candidate

  • 3+ years of experience implementing and supporting services in Azure
  • High-level of system administration experience critical
  • Organised, meticulous and methodical – Process Orientated
  • Microsoft AZ-204 Azure Developer Associate
  • Strong knowledge and experience with information technology platforms: Office 365, Azure, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to remain calm and adaptable under pressure and manage workload and
    time in a fast paced, quick changing environment
  • Experience of Administration through automation using Powershell
  • Ability to handle basic Microsoft SQL administration / maintenance tasks


  • Certification: Microsoft AZ-104 Azure Administrator Associate
  • Certification: Microsoft AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals
  • Familiar in ITIL service management usage or equivalent operational framework
  • Familiar with Cyber and Information Security standards and requirements (EU and UK).

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity. Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House, and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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