January 5, 2024

Generator Service Engineer – Field based, near London

Salary: OTE £29,000 – £35,000 plus benefits (see below)


About Us

A thriving business, with over 35 years in the standby power and energy efficiency markets, Shenton Group supply, install, hire and maintain critical power systems and associated equipment such as generators, UPS systems, switchgear and CHP (Combined Heat and Power). We have a strong family management structure, and high standards of performance and ethics. We have a mature financial position and trade from multiple locations around the UK, and you would be part of a team of circa 80 staff. We have robust and time proven staff development policies and offer substantial opportunities for stable long-term employment.



  • Salary: OTE £29,000 – £35,000
  • Overtime pay
  • Company Van
  • Staying away allowance
  • Life cover
  • Health & Wellbeing App
  • Statutory pension
  • 25 days holiday increasing through company loyalty program
  • Relevant training
  • Option of private use of vehicle


Job Description of Generator Service Engineer

This is an opportunity to join a thriving Generator and Gas engine CHP business, in an industry with a substantial future. The successful candidate will be an experienced but energetic person with time served on their tools.

Your position would be within the Operations department, reporting to the Service Operations Manager via the Senior Service Coordinator.

You will be travelling all-round the UK, but primarily in your own assigned area, using your engineering skills to carry out routine servicing work on a range of generators in the range of 10Kva – 2Mva size range. This will be a mixture of scheduled service work, remedial works and reactive work where you would be the first responder to a breakdown on site. A callout rota is also in operation, which involves you being on call out of hours.


Skills Required of Generator Service Engineer

Personal Skills

  • Positive mental attitude
  • Having the right to live and work in the UK
  • Self-motivated, and trustworthy to work effectively as a remote based person with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written presentation skills
  • Happy with high mileage driving, and working away from home occasionally
  • High standards of cleanliness & personal presentation
  • Ability to think on your feet, and function effectively in a fast-moving business
  • Comfortable working in a hard driving well motivated team, of very focused people, with robust working relationships
  • A sense of humour helps


Minimum of 3 years relevant experience as a generator service engineer, or similar role

  • Strong practical electrical engineering knowledge of LV power generation and distribution systems
  • Practical knowledge of high-level software-based control systems such as Comap/Deep Sea etc
  • IT skills, fluent with Outlook, Excel, & Word. Practical experience of using laptop based bespoke engine system analysis and control programmes such as Comap PC Suite / DSE Configuration Suite etc


  • Gas Safe qualification
  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering qualification
  • IEE 18th Edition Qualified
  • CSCS card
  • Already own basic electrical & mechanical tool kit
Minimum 3 years
Work Level
Employment Type
Full Time
up to £35,000
Shenton Group
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