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Principal Lift Engineer

Spencer Clarke Group
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside a local authority based in Islington to appoint a talented Principal Lift Engineer on a contract basis.

As an Principal Lift Engineer , you will ensure all lifts serving Islington's housing accommodation are adequately maintained by developing and following a rolling cyclical capital works programme including the replacement of lift cars / lift equipment when life expired/beyond economic repair. The Principal Lift Engineer will establish and maintain clear communication with all stakeholders and assist in the development of the forward program, policies and strategies. He/she will ensure an integrated customer focused service to residents of Islington and other users of the service.

About the role :

Work in conjunction with the Group Leader / senior manager to identify, develop and enhance the asset management data base relating to lifts and to prepare annual packages of work to ensure all lifts are maintained in good working order.
Develop appropriate design briefs, feasibility reports, specifications and tender documentation to facilitate the procurement of new packages of work.
Work closely with Islington's procurement team to procure and appoint contractors in the most efficient manner.
Take overall responsibility for all pre-contract technical surveys , tender design work and on going relevant maintenance requirements which may include liaising with other Council departments, repairs team, end users and other stakeholders.
Ensure that adequate monitoring is provided to oversee and coordinate the work of consultants, where appropriate.
Prepare reports for senior management team, committees, area forums, working parties, client organisations, tenant associations, and external agencies. Attend meetings as necessary to present reports.
Ensure excellent communication, consultation is maintained with all stakeholders through preparing briefings, correspondence, attendance at meetings etc.
Ensure the highest standard of design, budget control and contract management is maintained on all projects carried out by the team, paying particular attention to Health and Safety, Accessibility, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Maintenance.
Identify future projects in consultation with the Group Leader. Ensure that adequate staff resources are available to complete and manage projects within programme, cost and fee allocation.
Provide advice and guidance as appropriate to other team members concerning procurement, design criteria and preparation of schemes, specifications, maintenance requirements, estimates, selection of materials and equipment, project and contract management.
Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with current standards and statutory regulations. Assume role of Contract Administrator/Employers Agent where required.
Liaise and with government departments, consultants, statutory bodies and other relevant organisations where required.
Ensure that adequate investigation, continued professional development and practical research is carried out concerning new techniques, systems and solutions in lift engineering services.
Assist and contribute to the implementation of a processes and procedures of the engineering department. Ensure that the Lifts section as a whole is working efficiently and where required to take necessary corrective measures.
Provide advice on the appraisal, selection, appointment and performance of contractors and sub-contractors and appropriate forms of contract.
Lead on all aspects of large and complex lift projects and/or maintenance contracts including the co-ordination of work by other lift staff. Take responsibility for supervising and checking the work of other staff within the team who are working on these projects and/or maintenance contracts.
About you:

Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers or equivalent with a minimum of 6 years post qualification experience designing and maintaining lifts. OR
An NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in building services or suitably related subject with a minimum of 6 years post qualification experience designing and maintaining lifts
Ability to prepare programmes of work and project manage, so as to plan and deliver projects on time and within budget, monitoring and controlling costs at all stages
Ability to undertake lift engineering design work for the installation of new lift cars and associated equipment
Excellent technical knowledge and experience to prepare refurbishment and maintenance specifications for passenger lifts
Excellent knowledge of building services statutory regulations, codes of practice and British standards
Possess a good and up to date working knowledge of building services forms of contract
Ability to creatively solve service engineering design and maintenance related technical problems
Ability to write technical reports
Ability to creatively solve service engineering design and maintenance related technical problems
Possess good commercial acumen to ensure procurement of works achieves excellent value for money.
Take responsibility for ensuring the Lifts Asset Management Data base is accurate and kept up to date.
Ability to organise and coordinate the workload and resources of a team of services engineering staff efficiently, including planning and monitoring workloads
What's on offer:

On going contract
Monday to Friday
£300 to £350 per day (negotiable DOE)
If you've got what it takes and would love to find out more information or apply, either:

Hit the apply button now and follow the steps
Contact Chris Wilkinson on (phone number removed)
Email your CV to
About Spencer Clarke Group

Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge and will also provide expert career advice along the way.

When you join us, you will receive:

Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
Free DBS checks
Post Placement Aftercare
Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals
Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £250 so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to Chris Wilkinson on (url removed) remembering to include your details as well
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