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IT Infrastructure Engineer HCC8722

Job Details:

Salary Range: £39,655 - £52,024 per annum pro rata + £3,000 market supplement for the right candidate

Work Location: The Castle, Winchester

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent and 2 year fixed term contracts available

Applications will be shortlisted as and when they are received so we would advise submitting your application at your earliest convenience.

Advert Text:

Hampshire County Council is looking for experienced Senior Technical Consultants to support an exciting period of transformation, which is being facilitated by a shift towards cloud-based services to enable a more mobile and flexible workforce.


The successful candidate will be responsible for delivery and maintaining a wide range of technical solutions based on some of the latest enterprise class platforms. These technologies include Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Windows Server 2016, Office 365 product suite, Azure services and Intune, Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager, Citrix, and End User Devices running Windows 10.


We don’t expect you to be proficient in all the areas that we cover but if you are a quick learner and have strong technical experience, then we would love to hear from you.


You will be a self-motivated individual with ability to deliver excellence and able to work effectively with others. You may be a subject matter expert in one of the technologies that we use, or you may be a generalist with experience across a number of areas. Either way, you will be working with cutting edge technologies to deliver transformational projects or supporting and maintaining existing services.


We offer a structured training plan and a competitive benefits package, including access to Local Government Pension Scheme (employer contributions starting at 14.1%), generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, interest free travel loans and discounts.


At Hampshire County Council we value the outstanding contribution you make to our service. In return, we offer a market supplement of £3,000 (pro-rata if part-time) to the right candidate in addition to your annual salary in recognition of the skill that you bring to the role.

Job Purpose:

Supporting the business priorities of Hampshire County Council, the successful applicant will be focused on delivering and improving the vital services that the Authority provides to the citizens of Hampshire and its visitors within agreed service levels, whilst ensuring Hampshire County Council continually complies with Central and Local Government requirements surrounding electronic data and systems security. 


Utilising a wide array of industry-standard technologies from Microsoft, Citrix and VMware; activities will include providing technical resource to projects enabling the initiatives and business of the broader County Council and its Partners, alongside support and maintenance of existing services, ensuring security compliance.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Technical Lead in the design, execution and delivery for operational maintenance of existing services, together with implementation of projects supporting Hampshire County Council and partners.
  • Lead on highly complex incidents and problems with critical infrastructure services.  Assist with technical leadership of major incidents and crises.
  • Identify technical tasks and lead cross-team technical resources to meet delivery deadlines.
  • Maintain and apply a deep technical knowledge of relevant technologies and platforms, related protocols and delivery principles.  Keeping abreast of technology changes.
  • Ownership and resolution of third level support calls relating to critical infrastructure services.  Assist with the resolution of major incidents.
  • Produce and review relevant technical documentation for infrastructure platforms following new service delivery, updates, incidents and problems.
  • Identify and escalate when risks and issues arise.
  • Provide documented technical risks and service development recommendations for existing and new services through business as usual and project tasks.
  • Contribute to the Infrastructure team’s vision, driving efficiencies and ensuring best value from existing platforms. 
  • Provide consultancy and advice on IT strategies and solutions, drawing on a wide range of experience in the context of the corporate IT strategy.
  • Confidently and effectively present technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Consider and recommend options when dealing with issues.
  • Ensuring compliance with PSN, ISO27001 and PCI policies for the delivery of all IT platforms.
  • Use initiative when dealing with ambiguity.
  • Apply strategic solutions during design and project delivery to ensure that key IT platforms are available 24/7/365.
  • Effective productivity and the ability to unblock barriers to progress tasks.
  • Act as a trusted adviser to managers and mentor less experienced colleagues.
  • Be a role model across the IT department for technology awareness, excellent customer service, inspiring new ways of working and professionalism. 

Role Requirements:


  • A degree and/or; formal industry recognised qualifications and/or; significant recent and relevant experience of working in a complex IT environment.
  • Profficient in the use of Microsoft Windows operating systems and their operation in a large scale environment. 
  • Significant experience of successful delivery in an infrastructure project deliver, business as usual or third/fourth level support environment
  • Significant experience in either a broad range of the technologies listed within the desirable section or an in-depth knowledge of one or more of the technologies.
  • Vendor and Technical Qualifications, or appropriate work based experience
  • An understanding of the ITIL framework
  • Robust troubleshooting and strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability required
  • Technical aptitude, written and oral communications skills, and the ability to deal effectively with people at all levels (technical and non-technical audiences) and in different situations
  • Ability to develop clear, concise documentation
  • Proven ability to operate in extreme high pressure situations, successfully handle multiple competing priorities and possess a high level of discipline, flexibility and professionalism.



  • Professional qualifications relating to Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, Linux or Cisco and be able to meet the basic qualification requirements. 
  • Hyper Converged Infrastructure
  • VMWare
  • Hyper V
  • Networker
  • Windows 10
  • Server 2016
  • Citrix XenMobile
  • Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop
  • Citrix Netscaler
  • Microsoft APP-V
  • Unix/Linux 
  • ISO27001, PCI and PSN experience
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Microsoft SCCM
  • Microsoft SCOM
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Experience Implementing Cloud based solutions with Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services or equivalent technology
  • Office365
  • Messaging
  • Intune
  • ForgeRock
  • Federated Authentication (ADFS, SAML, OAUTH)
  • PowerShell/Python Scripting
  • Infrastructure Design
  • ITIL

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional manual handling of objects up to 15kg
  • Display screen equipment user
  • Lone working
  • Driving HCC badged vehicle and/or own vehicle for work purposes
  • Working outside standard office hours in line with operational needs

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Please contact Charlotte Williams, Delivery Team Leader on 01962 845619

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

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