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Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

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About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


Costain Integrated Technology Solutions provide integrated hardware and software based solutions across a broad spectrum of traffic monitoring and management requirements. 


We are looking for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer to join our Services team, which supports Costain technology products and services delivered to our clients. The primary objective of the role is to support our 2nd line Operations team both in the office and on site. The role requires guidance over less experienced members of staff, helping to promote standardisation and best practice within the team for our delivery services and our support services.


Occasional site work and weekend work may be required. Participation in an out of hours support rota is also required.

What will I be doing?

  • Line management duties
  • Linux Administration – RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu
  • Fault Diagnosis – Web, Application, Database
  • System builds and upgrades
  • Continual improvement of processes
  • Input into quotations / tenders
  • Input into strategic decision making
  • 24/7 on-call rota (separate payment)

About you

  • Previous experience in a technology environment


  • Excellent working knowledge

    • Linux Administration – RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu
    • Virtualisation – VMWare. RHEV,
    • Middleware - TomCat, Apache, Jboss
    • Scripting languages - Bash, Perl, Python, PHP
    • Monitoring Tools – Zabbix or similar



  • Working knowledge
    • Cloud environments – Azure or similar
    • Automation – Ansible, Puppet, Cobbler
    • Databases – Postgres, MongoDB
    • Build/deploy Tools - Git, Jenkins, Artifactory
    • Networking – switches, routers, firewalls, troubleshooting
    • ITIL environment

Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   


At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.