Infrastructure Engineer at FCDO, London, 6 Months, £Contract Rate (Outside IR35)

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  • London, UK
  • Feb 05, 2024
6 Months or more

Contract Description


Infrastructure Engineer – Outside IR35

Contract Term:6 Months

Contracting Authority: The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Location: London with regular travel oversees


SC Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks


The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DfID) merged on 1 September 2020 to form the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

The FCDO pursues our national interests and projects the UK as a force for good in the world. We promote the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK 's security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners.


The Infrastructure Engineer for the Echo 2 Programme is responsible for assisting with the onsite installation of Echo 2 network services at FCDO and British Council sites across the world. The role reports to the Echo 2 Deployment Lead.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review and validate as-is site technical configuration/information.
  • Rack and stack the Echo 2 network equipment at site, running network cables between devices and patch panels as per the site design.
  • Re-cable the Echo 2 aspects of the network rack to achieve an optimal and tidy rack installation.
  • Tidy the installation area and dispose of installation-generated rubbish appropriately.
  • Troubleshoot installation issues where required.
  • Assist site with User Acceptance Testing where required.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the Programme plan as directed by the Echo 2 Deployment Lead.
  • Participate in cross functional workshops as required.
  • Review site designs.
  • Provide network technical advice to the wider Programme and Echo 2 supplier teams.
  • Liaise with site contacts to provide them with on-going information about their upcoming transition.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the wider Programme team.


  • CCNA certified.
  • SC clearance and willing to go through the DV clearance process.
  • Experience of transitioning large and complex IT projects in UK public sector.
  • Experience of installing network equipment in datacentres as well as smaller server rooms.
  • Experience of fault finding and troubleshooting network hardware devices.
  • Excellent understanding of different network media types and connectors.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to read and understand complex network diagrams.
  • Must be able to work with multiple suppliers and provide them with guidance as required.
  • Must had knowledge of SD-WAN technologies.
  • Must be prepared to travel overseas regularly, for extended periods of time, and at short notice.
  • Must have a valid passport with no travel restrictions.