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Building Services Engineer (Electrical)

Location: SOUTHEND X, ESSEX Salary: 35444.00 - 41967.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Engineering Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 20 days ago Reference: 3058072
Southend Borough Council are looking for a Building Services Engineer to design, specificate, project manage and supervise capital and revenue work, including programmed maintenance contracts and the design of all types of installations in Council owned public buildings (excluding housing). The provision of technical advice, design, preparation of specifications, tenders and drawings, supervision of works as appropriate for all electrical installations. Designing electrical services using AutoCad software. For candidates who have some Building Services Mechanical Engineering knowledge this would be desirable but not essential.

To design electrical services applicable to various works projects covering electrical installations including estimating for such, preparation of tender documentation and writing specifications, placing out to tender, supervision of works, contract administration up to and including the agreement of final accounts.

To prepare specifications for programmed maintenance contracts covering electrical installations, including estimating for such, preparation of tender documentation, specification, placing out to tender, administration of contract for the prescribed period of the contract by liaising with Contractors, Property Managers and Client Departments.

To fault find and trouble shoot electrical services and recommend measures to rectify identified faults.

Management of Consultants

Any other duties commensurate with the grade and responsibilities of the post.


Candidates must be able to:-

 Undertake public building condition surveys & Health and Safety Audits.

 Manage a large caseload and comply with management deadlines.

 Undertake the detailed design of new electrical engineering projects and specify works to formal tender stage.

Carry out surveys of properties as directed, to prepare and provide detailed reports as necessary covering condition surveys, upgrades, risk assessment and energy efficiency

Assist in the management of Council appointed Consultants, Agents and Contractors in relation to works involving electrical installations.

Help with achieving departmental, service and organisation aims and objectives

Candidates must possess good oral and written skills, and be computer literate.(word, excel and access)

 Candidates must be conversant with Autocad design software, and have project management skills to be able to manage projects from initial design through to project completion.

Have a positive and enthusiastic attitude to work

Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines and targets

High standards of personal conduct, credibility, honesty and integrity that inspires loyalty, trust and confidence of Councillors, Managers, employees, partners and the public.

To be familiar with JCT form of Contracts.

The candidate must have their own vehicle to carry out duties and conduct site visits throughout the Borough.


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