Building Services Engineer

West Sussex County Council
Chichester, UK
17 Oct 2019
24 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified or experienced Engineer looking for a diverse and varied opportunity? Come and join our fast paced, dynamic Facilities Management team and help make a difference to the lives of our residents within West Sussex.

As a Building Services Engineer you will work with a progressive Facilities Management team, which is strongly customer focused and integral to the provision of safe and comfortable buildings across the County Council's extensive range of properties.

In this diverse role, you will be responsible for the provision of a professional, high quality technical service to our customers and people of West Sussex. You will deliver the effective operation of the service by acting as a lead professional engineer for an operational area, providing advice and guidance. You will also lead in relation to the most complex professional and technical issues within the service area and act as a mentor to support the maintenance and development of professional practice across the service within the specialist field. This will include the monitoring of statutory and best practice maintenance activities delivered through contracts with external providers, the assessment of building asset conditions and the development of business cases to support maintenance replacement projects.

What you need to succeed:

To succeed in this role, you will have the ability to assimilate considerable technical information and manage a diverse range of dynamic priorities. You will have a broad technical subject matter proficiency with an ability to engage with a wide range of individuals to summarise technical details with clear non-technical succinct explanations and recommendations. The role is very dependent on collaborative working across all FM teams and disciplines in addition to the wide range of internal customers and contracted professional support services. You will need the drive and aptitude to seek and proactively engage with all internal customers, to include schools and academies.

We also provide the opportunity to undertake relevant training to gain qualifications to help develop you further throughout your career within the Facilities Management team here at West Sussex County Council.

Applications are welcome from individuals that can offer relevant experience in lieu of a minor shortfall in the required academic qualifications. In these situations applicants will be required to demonstrate an ability to gain the required academic qualifications and this could be reflected in a revised salary.

Previous applicants do not need to apply.

  • 26 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
  • A range of flexible working options
  • Maternity, paternity, dependency and adoption leave
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 a year through our West Sussex Choices benefits platform
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • A range of commuting and business travel discount and initiatives

To apply:

Please click on the 'Apply for job' button at the bottom of the page in order to submit your CV and cover letter explaining why you're applying for the role and why you feel you're suitable. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you the very best of luck.

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