Senior Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer
The opportunity has arisen to join a busy Technical Services Team ISO9001 accredited, the Hard FM part of the in-house Facilities Management services this is a full time role leading the Mechanical engineering team
The TST team deliver a wide range of statutory compliance programs and capital improvement projects for the councils corporate and education property portfolio (Non-housing). The Technical Services Team is the construction arm of Facilities Management and was short listed for the New London Awards in 2019 for its extensive remodelling/ refurbishment of an Edwardian Period Library in Bethnal Green.
The Technical Services Team consists of specialist teams mechanical engineers, building surveyors and electrical engineers with senior engineers and surveyors as the relevant team leaders reporting to the Head of Technical Services
Tower Hamlets is a great place to build a career with a strong commitment to invest in staff and support with their development and growth.
The role offers a competitive salary, generous annual leave and the local government pension scheme. It is based in the brand-new Town Hall in Whitechapel at the Old Royal London Hospital location.
The Senior Mechanical Engineer post holder will organise, manage and oversee the delivery of a high quality, cost effective mechanical engineering service by their team in accordance with the needs of various client groups requiring a broad based knowledge of all aspects of Mechanical works from Gas Fired boiler systems, Large Ventilation plant, Legionella control, lifts, air source heat pumps through to refrigeration and air conditioning.
Responsible for managing and leading on all allotted Mechanical aspects under direction from the Head of Technical Services regarding the planning, review and delivery of these mechanical engineering works to fully meet the requirements of the Council’s corporate repairs, Statutory maintenance and development, revenue and capital programmes.
As an acknowledged mechanical engineering expert across the broad portfolio of works including but not limited to mechanical refurbishment projects of large multi floor office blocks, through to the technical expert to guide mechanical contractors operatives in the correct processes to maintain the councils broad range of equipment in its portfolio of non-housing buildings ensuring reactive repairs are correctly specified and delivered. The development of designs from conception for Boiler room plant, Air Source heat pump heating system, Air Handling units/ cooling ventilation systems through specification and formal tender process to managing project delivery within agreed time and cost constraints.
The role includes providing technical advice on various works and projects required to maintain, improve and/or develop corporate property. Design, specification and management of Mechanical projects and statutory compliance programs for the full range of Mechanical aspects
Degree in a relevant Mechanical Engineering topic or with extensive relevant diverse practical experience combined with a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical engineering.
The role requires extensive experience in direct management of Mechanical contractors/ qualified Mechanical operatives delivering works to commercial property portfolio and equipment in the following disciplines Gas Boilers, Large Ventilation plant, Air conditioning
All applications should be made via our online application system; no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough.