Desktop Engineer

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Job title Desktop Engineer
Ref CBS9JP00004839
Location Hunterston A
Region Central and Southern Scotland
Company Magnox
Salary 18.19-26.48 GBP per hour
Duration 3 Months
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Desktop Engineer

Reference: CBS9JP00004839

Location: Hunterston

Rate: £18.19 PAYE basis OR circa £20.81 - £26.48 LTD per hour.

Hours: 37 hours per week.

Job Type: Contract

Duration: 3 Months ( September 2019 until December 2019)

Job Description

The organisation is looking to secure the assistance of a Desktop Engineer to assist with the modernisation of desktop computing, combining upgrading to Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 desktop client solutions.

The position requires skilled and experienced Desktop Engineers with experience of mass rollout of Windows 10 to organisations with over 2,500 users. The role will be based primarily at Hunterston / Chapel Cross and may entail occasional travel to other parts of the UK.

Key Accountabilities:

• To test the compatibility of the organisation’s current desktop software solutions with Windows 10 & Microsoft 365 solutions

• To manage and mitigate incompatibility issues arising from testing

• To repackage, test and deploy applications to enable remote deployment onto Windows 10 via SCCM

• To manage the rollout of Windows 10 & Microsoft365 client software to Magnox laptops and desktops across the organisation


• Testing of application compatibility in a controlled and rigorous way

• Development of mitigations based on a planned matrix of responses to incompatibility

• Creation / Updating / Removal of Applications / Software Packages for Workstations in SCCM

• Maintain Windows Updates deployment process

• Create / Update SCCM queries for reporting and deployment

• Review inventory of applications installed and categorise

• Maintain driver packages and boot images

• Build / Maintain Windows 10/Microsoft 365 deployment process

• Maintain Office 365 installation, XML files, update settings

• Perform pilot migrations

• Perform mass migrations

• Provide end-user post-migration support, including floor-walking

• Respond to tickets escalated from Desktop Support

Essential skills & Experience:

• Previous experience of Window10 mass rollout

• Experience of Application testing, including maintenance of test records and progress reporting

• SCCM (minimum 1/2 years' experience)

• Ability to prioritise workload

• Office 365 (XML file maintenance and deployment)

• Windows Update (deployment using SCCM)

• Group Policy

• Understanding of packaging methods / files types

Desirable skills:

• Microsoft Azure end point security solutions e.g. BitLocker

• MCSE - Mobility Certification


• Knowledge of other Microsoft 365 applications, e.g. PowerApps, Flow

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