Mechanical and Electrical Surveyor

14.16 - 14.87 GBP Hourly + GBP14.16 - GBP14.87/hour
05 Feb 2019
05 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Our client is seeking a Mechanical and Electrical Surveyor on an initial 4-month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

Monday - Friday, 37 hours

Job Purpose:


To provide a comprehensive mechanical and electrical Engineering service for Housing's Property Services.

* To work with the Property Services Manager and other section head staff within the Housing and Communities Service to ensure the achievement of excellence in its services to its customers, both internal and external.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* To work on specific projects (service unit, operational group and Council-wide), which become necessary over time including assisting the Principal Building Surveyor with larger complex projects

* To assist in Property Services fundamental systems review in an open and co-operative manner and to implement identified improvements.

* To represent the Principal Building Surveyor at various programme management meetings, contractor briefings and site meetings, chairing these where appropriate.

* To attend, and chair when required, various partnering Core Group meetings in order to support the Property Service Manager and Principal Building Surveyor

* To be responsible for managing mechanical and electrical contracts and to ensure that they are organised, administered and paid in accordance with the council's rules for contracts and financial regulations

* Undertake pre-inspection and testing, specifying works and to carry out quality control inspections onsite during and after the works ensuring a high quality product is being delivered.

* To diagnose faults and specify repairs; in situations where repairs are not possible to undertake full survey of property and compiling specifications.

* To prepare design drawings and specifications for mechanical and electrical engineering services in accordance with best practice current legislation.

* To carry out mechanical and electrical on-site audits and to produce reports as necessary.

* To develop close and effective relationships with the M & E Partners, Plant Maintenance/Energy Manager, Housing Scheme Managers, Asset Management Officer and work with them to develop future programmes of work.

* To assist in carrying out pre-procurement options appraisals in conjunction with the wider Property Services teams to ensure the most appropriate and cost-effective route.

* To manage the lift maintenance and refurbishment/renewal contracts directly or through consultants.

* To help prepare mini competitive tenders within framework agreements

* To ensure the effective and efficient management of the electrical maintenance service level agreement.

* Provide management reports and ensure compliance with legislation relating to mechanical and electrical safety.

* To assist contract support in ensuring the timely and regular provision of all relevant data relating to agreed contractual KPI's, analysing the data and instigating corrective actions as appropriate.

* To ensure that all projects comply with the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations (CAWR) 2012 in respect of the Council's housing stock and Housing Revenue Account owned buildings.

* To assist with appointments, in accordance with Council's standing orders, instruct, coordinate and liaise with specialist consultants

* To manage and to ensure that programmes & projects are professionally project managed and co-ordinate with clear lines of communication involving other area of Property Services.

* To contribute and assist in the development/implementation to Housing & Communities' asset databases

* If required and following suitable training, participate in a 24-hour responsive service to serious incidents, including responding outside working hours and taking appropriate action.

Skills and Experience:

* Proven track record of Mechanical and Electrical Services environment delivering both planned and reactive work programmes

* Post qualification experience working at senior level.

* Relevant experience of dealing with contractors, members of the public, building users and housing tenants.

* Managing staff

* Producing all tender documentation including and not limited to writing specifications, producing AutoCAD drawing and carrying out relevant design calculations on Mechanical and electrical projects

* HND in Mechanical & Electrical or Building Services disciplines

* Completing heating installs such as ASC code CCN1, CEN1, HTR1, WAT1, CKR1, CPA1, MET1

* Qualification in target contract and open-book accounting

* Health and safety qualification - IOSH (as a minimum) or similar or willing to undertake and obtain within the first 12 months of employment.

* Full membership of an appropriate professional body.

* Are able to manage the procurement and service delivery of construction consultants.

* Excellent knowledge of mechanical and electrical services with an understanding of design calculations

* Excellent knowledge of contract procedures and supervision

* To understand the methods of project planning and includes human and financial resources aspects.

* Use AutoCAD

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