Lift Engineer

Recruiter
Resourcing Group
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
08 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My Client, a Local Authority in West London, seeks a Lift Engineer to work within a team providing professional lift engineering services to maintain reliable and safe lift services and reduce the frequency of breakdowns.

Essential skills and experience:

Minimum of HNC / HND, NVQ level 4 in a mechanical engineering discipline
Significant experience of undertaking technical inspections and managing lift maintenance works/contracts within a social housing environment
Detailed knowledge of lift maintenance, refurbishment and replacement.
Significant experience and understanding of CDM regulations and their application in managing works
Detailed knowledge of health and safety legislation in relation to lift works
Knowledge of procurement and tendering requirements in a local authority
Experience of writing specifications and schedule of works for lift repairs works, refurbishment and replacement contracts
Knowledge of statutory requirements relating to leaseholder consultation requirements
Experience and ability to scrutinise lift certification and take appropriate actions to deal with recommendations
Ability to prepare risk assessments
Experience of managing revenue and capital budgets and approving costs from
contractors.
Experience of monitoring contractors performance, meeting KPIs and standards
Good communication skills both verbally and in writing with ability to write effective letters, specifications of works and reports
Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical staff in a clear and jargon free manner.
Ability to use a IT packages and repair databases
Ability to work outside normal hours where necessary to deal with emergencies
Ability to attend meetings out of normal working hours

The role involves the following:

To ensure contractor compliance with contract terms and conditions, professional codes of practice and regulations for all lift maintenance, refurbishment and installation works. Responsible for the provision of lift services, advice, design, feasibility and maintenance support on lift engineering matters.

Chair site meetings and inspect works to ensure lift maintenance and repair services, provided by contractors, comply with the terms of the contract and are undertaken in a proper and professional manner as defined by the appropriate professional codes of practice, health and safety and CDM regulations.

Provide professional and technical advice and reports on all matters within the functionality of the service, including the role of professional or expert witness at hearings, adjudications and legal proceedings etc. Prepare reports for project approval and progress updates, highlighting performance of contractors against Key Performance Indicators.

Manage capital projects and oversee programmes of work, undertaking quality assurance compliance inspections during the course of the contract, acting as the Contract Administrator, or as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, resolving complex issues and disputes with contractors.

Prepare feasibility studies and tender specifications in partnership with HRD’s Procurement Manager.

Undertake detailed investigations, make site visits, carry our surveys, diagnose faults and specify remedial actions giving clear oral and written instructions to contractor’s operatives where required.

Prepare test installations in accordance with current regulatory standards. On completion of each project, supervise final testing and commissioning of the works in compliance with current standards.

Commission specialist technical reports, review recommendations arising and prepare summary report with recommendations.

Use specialist tools and test equipment, ensuring that it is maintained in a good condition and calibrated in accordance with manufacturer’s regulations.

Maintain and improve standards of lift engineering services design and refurbishment work for the Council

Maintain and update relevant Quality Assurance systems/procedures/processes.

Provide accurate information to Leasehold Services to enable statutory Section 20 consultation notices to be issued and liaise with them to prepare formal responses to all queries.

Provide accurate cost data to Leasehold Services for annual service charge billing and investigate and prepare responses to queries of final invoices and preparation of information required to respond to Leasehold Valuation Tribunals where required.

Contribute to the development of policy, practice, procedures and service planning for Asset Management and Property Services and participate in projects, working groups, service developments, audits and reviews as directed.

Responsible for financial performance of projects ensuring that projects are delivered on time and in budget including preparing regular reports and take remedial action where budgets are forecast to over spend. Agree final accounts and applications for payments with contractors, liaising with quality surveying services as required.

Authorise and process requests for cost variations and invoices and ensure that all orders and invoices are processed in line with the Council’s Standing Orders and Financial Regulations so that all expenditure is committed, tracked and monitored against target, actual and forecasted budgets.

Attend meetings with tenants and leaseholders to undertake pre-project consultation to ensure the needs, priorities and aspirations of residents are understood and involve customers in monitoring services so that customer feedback drives continuous service improvement.

Prioritise and deal with all customer complaints and members enquiries in accordance with the Council’s timescales and standards and aim to resolve them to the customer’s satisfaction.

This is an urgent role, you will not need a car and the role is inside IR35

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy

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