Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London, with a global following of millions.
Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.
In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.
The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.
Tottenham Hotspur has:
A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company
A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040
An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes
The Club is seeking an electromechanical maintenance engineer to carry out planned and reactive maintenance on all electromechanical, emergency, and critical systems in relation to the moving pitch. This includes the PLC systems and hydraulics.
As a key member of the maintenance team, you will be responsible for making sure all pitch related equipment is serviced and ready for any event day requirement to move the pitch. The role is wide ranging and diverse and involves the management and supervision of sub-contractors for the specialist equipment as well as the hands-on practical knowledge for day to day fault finding, servicing and repairs
The maintenance team forms a key part of the smooth running of operations at the Stadium and the position will involve working a Monday to Friday shift.
The ELECTROMECHANICAL role is primarily centered on the monitoring, maintenance, administration of all planned preventative maintenance (PPM), reactive maintenance tasks, relating to the moving pitch and grow light equipment and the supervision of the specialist contracts in connection. Successful post holders will possess/develop strong leadership skills, having the character and presence to help maintain good engineering standards throughout. They will hold the necessary technical competencies and experience to ensure the uptime of this critical equipment. They will also be fully conversant with all site standard and emergency operating procedures and empowered to initiate initial reactions to ensure safe and efficient operation of this plant and essential systems.
Carry out planned preventative maintenance (PPM) reactive maintenance, condition maintenance, statutory inspection and non-destructive testing as directed on the electrical/mechanical installation of the moving pitch and associated plant, grow lights, machinery, and equipment. Including but not limited to:
General maintenance (greasing cleaning, checking, replacing parts)
Carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and identify potential electrical, mechanical or control system problems.
Maintaining suitable consumables, critical spares and COSHH
Taking oil samples
Knowledge of hydraulic fittings, hoses, and seals, reading schematics etc.
Manufacturing hoses and repairing / refurbishing hydraulic components
Pressure testing and flushing
Checking accumulator nitrogen pressure
Trouble shoot hydraulic systems
Carry out fault finding and repair on the moving pitch control systems
Replacing pitch grow lamps
Liaise with THFC helpdesk, Groundskeepers, Stadium Management, and other subcontractors to deliver maintenance in accordance with the maintenance schedules.
Point of call for daily maintenance of the electro-mechanical elements of the moving pitch and grow lights at the stadium
Ensure electrical equipment and installations are compliant with BS7671 wiring regulations.
Available as part of the operations team for specialist projects and match day support which may include tasks not aligned to the individual’s technical bias
To provide assistance on additional tasks as requested by Maintenance and Operations
To be flexible to support stadium events
To ensure the correct routines are being followed for Safe Systems of Work e.g., Permit to Work (PTW), Lock Out Take Off (LOTO), confirmation of RAMS etc.
To notify required key staff in the event of equipment failures, incidents or other, in accordance with the site escalation procedure,
Liaise with and maintain good working relations with all site stakeholders,
Create and periodically demonstrate emergency SOPs with wider site team.
Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
Logical and methodical, with an exceptional attention to detail
Self-driven, “Can do” attitude
Flexible and professional approach to work
Ability to mentor and develop others
Ability to work under pressure, remain calm and focused
Skills & Experience
NVQ Level 2-3 (Mechanical Discipline preferably C&G 1788-30, mechanical manufacturing engineering C&G 1712/ 2850-34 or equivalent)
Experience of working with Electrical Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Hydraulic Systems would be advantageous. (C&G 2850-35 or equivalent)
Experience with hydraulic systems and pipework
At least 5 years’ experience of maintaining electromechanical systems on commercial applications
Ability to understand and interpret technical drawings and schematics
Thorough knowledge of safe working practises
IT and administration skills conversant with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
Health and Safety training desirable (IOSH/ NEBOSH award)
IPAF/PASMA trained desirable
NVQ Welding (C&G 2350-30)
NVQ Fabricating (C&G 2350-31)