Mechanical Engineer (Communal Heating)

Posted 11 July 2022
Salary £300 - 400 per day
Job type Contract
DisciplineSurveying, Technical & Engineering
ReferenceMechanical Engineer
Contact NameChris Wilkinson

Job description

Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside a local authority based in Islington to appoint a talented Mechanical Engineer (Communal Heating) on a contract basis.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you provide a professional mechanical engineering service referring to communal heating and low carbon projects specifying and designing new mechanical systems, inspecting works, fault finding, undertaking procurement, acting as contract administrator and project manager for mechanical projects undertaken by the council

About the role :

  • Manage and progress multiple projects at any one time, both during the design and specification stage, while work is on site and during the defect liability period ensuring projects are delivered on time and to budget and to specification.
  • Role will include new build projects.
  • Provide technical representation where required for committees, area forums, working parties, client organisations, tenant associations, external agencies and other project stakeholders. Arrange and attend stakeholder meetings as required which will include a high degree of resident consultation.
  • Represent the Snr Mechanical Engineer when developing and delivering projects with clients and stakeholders to ensure projects are accurately scoped and delivered to meet the council’s objectives.
  • Deliver and maintain the highest standards of contract administration, design and budget control on all projects and maintenance contracts. Ensure stakeholders are kept fully briefed and engaged on all aspects of each project.
  • Ensure effective briefing, direction and liaison and appointment of any consultants who may need to be appointed.
  • Lead on procurement, design and preparation of schemes, specification, maintenance requirements, and estimates along with the project and contract management.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest new build standards including Building Regulations, Planning Policy, Sustainable Design and any other standards required to deliver the council’s new build programme.
  •  Provide assistance and advice to technicians and Inspectors regarding relevant standards and statutory regulations.
  • Act as lead officer on feasibility studies, viability and for adherence to Islington Council Standards, Policies and Practices.
  •  Undertake inspections as and when required to ensure the mechanical works meet standards set out in contract documents  
  • Review tenders, specifications, accounts, claims and contract variations submitted by contractors for accuracy. Authorise / investigate further as appropriate.
  • Liaise with other departments concerning design, maintenance and user satisfaction feedback. Prepare lessons learnt report where required.  
  • Undertake investigations, continued professional development and research concerning new techniques, systems and solutions in Engineering Services. Provide reports on areas of effectiveness and recommendations for implementation.  
  • Manage and monitor all projects within fee allocation and budget available and take corrective measures where required.
  • Advise on the appraisal, selection, appointment and performance of contractors and sub-contractors.

About you :

  • Low carbon project experience
  • Communal heating/Heat network project experience
  • Qualified as a Chartered Engineer or full member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, with considerable relevant experience AND / OR Hold a degree or Higher National Diploma in Building Services Engineering or other relevant qualification with considerable suitable experience working as a project leader on medium / large projects or maintenance and repair programmes or professional building services engineering projects
  • Possess excellent detailed technical knowledge and skills to manage retrofit and new build mechanical installations, communal heating , low carbon mechanical installations, works to heat networks and to design and manage work of this nature.
  • Ability to communicate and direct, both verbally and in writing, other members of staff within the office, other council departments, area offices, working parties, external clients, agencies, elected members, residents and consultants
  • Ability to write technical reports relevant to the role.
  • Ensure projects are delivered in a cost effective and competitive manner, undertaking value engineering exercises throughout.

What’s on offer:

  • On going contract
  • Monday to Friday (36 hours)
  • £300 to £400 per day (negotiable DOE)

If you’ve got what it takes and would love to find out more information or apply, either:

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 remembering to include your details as well.