Database Administrator

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Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Dates that interviews will take place
Interview date to be confirmed
Salary to be Advertised
Competitive salary and benefits
Summary of vacancy

With innovation and new technology, we can create a greener future. But we can’t do it alone – which is why we need your help. Be part of a team that’s building new solutions for our planet.

Here at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK we are looking for a Database Administrator to be based at our Headquarters in Maidenhead. We will offer a competitive salary plus excellent benefits. Please find a list of duties below and the skills and experience you will need for the role.  This opportunity opens on 06 September 2019 and closes on 04 October 2019.


About the role

What will I be doing?

As part of the technical services team you will be responsible for ensuring the availability and performance of the database estate consisting of both MS SQL and Oracle, working to ensure that the associated hardware resources allocated to the databases have high resilience and performance tuning. This will be done through:

  • Proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services while maximising uptime and performance.
  • Responsibility for providing trend analysis to the management team to enable them to make informed decisions regarding resource management.
  • Responsibility for troubleshooting and problem solving of SQL and Oracle.
  • Responsibility for improvement and maintenance of the databases to include rollouts and upgrades.
  • Responsibility for implementation and release of database changes according to agreed timescales and costs.
  • Responsibility for defining future road map, leading to a consolidated database platform that meets the needs of our business.

What are the requirements?


  • Input into the design and specification process to ensure best practice and standardisation of SQL and Oracle builds.
  • Install and configure SQL Server on single Servers and clusters on physical and virtual (VMWare) environments.
  • Using available tools (built in or 3rd party) and working with application support teams and vendors, health check SQL Server environments and propose recommendations for performance tuning and optimisation.
  • Working with, or as part of, cross-functional technical project teams, assist solution and technical architects to design scalable, performant and secure SQL Server installations.
  • Contribute to capacity planning and sizing estimates.

Set up:

  • Backup and restore strategies.
  • Disaster recovery procedures.
  • Monitoring and alerting.
  • Impact assess change documents to identify deliverables and commercial impact.
  • Work with the DBA support team to transition installations into ongoing support, including operational acceptance documentation.


  • Installation, configuration and performance tuning of SQL Server 2000, 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016.
  • Have a clear understanding of n-tier application architecture and be able to recognise impacts or dependencies of related components on SQL server database architecture and efficiency.
  • Good knowledge of database designs and relational databases.
  • Experience of SQL "Always On".
  • Strong leadership qualities are essential. SUEZ likes every single member of staff to be able to demonstrate leadership within their specific areas of expertise.

Who we are

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is a forward-thinking company recognised as one of the top places in the UK to work. We are proud of the fantastic opportunities for personal growth and development we offer our people. As we continue to develop and grow, you can play an important part in the essential work we are doing to make businesses and communities more sustainable.

Working at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is not like most jobs – it means striving to secure our planet’s resources and being part of the resource revolution. By joining us, you will help to safeguard the environment and the public through essential waste and water management services, contribute to the sustainable development of communities, businesses and regions, and promote the emerging low-carbon circular economy.

To find out more or apply, please submit your application via our website.

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*No agencies please*

Closing Date
This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.