Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Do you want to improve housing quality and increase housing supply across our city? Do you have experience in mechanical and electrical services? Would you like the opportunity to be part of a specialist team?
If so, we welcome your application to join the Building Compliance & Services Team as a Mechanical & Electrical Engineer.
Interviews to be held Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March.
For an informal discussion, please contact Robert Mabey - Manager of the Mechanical & Electrical Team on 01273 293348
About the role
As part of the Housing Mechanical and Electrical Team you will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of high quality and reliable mechanical and electrical services in our properties. Alongside a team of four specialist engineers, you will manage specialist contracts such as fire alarms, emergency lighting and warden call installations ensuring value for money, quality, compliance and excellent customer service.
You will be responsible for managing specialist mechanical and electrical services within the housing service, providing comprehensive servicing, responsive repairs and maintenance service through contractors and 'in house' teams where needed. You will be working as part of a team of five engineers and contract managers managing a range of mechanical and electrical services, the focus of your role will be oversight of fire alarms, emergency lighting and warden call systems.
You will be part of the Housing Investment & Asset Management Service which delivers a wide range of projects across asset management, sustainability and energy, mechanical & electrical and planned and major capital works for our housing stock of approximately 12,500 properties.
The aim of the service is to focus on improving housing quality and supply, achieving carbon reductions, improving the services and living conditions of our residents and reducing homelessness across the city.
Now is a great time to join Brighton & Hove City Council as we expand our housing team to deliver our exciting strategic plans for Housing into the future.
We are looking for a hard working and organised individual who has:
- knowledge and understanding of a range of mechanical and electrical services
- experience of procurement and contract management
- the ability to manage programmes
- experience of financial monitoring
- an understanding of compliance frameworks
As part of the team you will need to ensure good links with our Repairs and Maintenance service and planned and major works investment programmes. All programmes will be delivered in line with the council’s Housing Asset Management Strategy and corporate objectives.
In return for your skills and hard work, we offer:
A standard working week of 37 hours per week
A full induction and development
Paid annual leave
Rental Deposit Loan scheme
Opportunities for career progression
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).