Electrical Engineer

London (Greater)
£35,246 - £42,710 per annum
02 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Wandsworth Council has a reputation for providing high quality services to our leaseholders and tenants. Our electrical engineers are responsible for the provision of safe, reliable and efficient electrical services to borough's residents.

Duties include:

  • liaison with and monitoring of contractors to ensure their prompt attendance to breakdowns;
  • ensuring repair works are completed according to an agreed standards and target dates; and
  • maintenance visits and statutory inspections are conducted as specified.

Reporting to the Senior Electrical Engineer and responsible for the management and supervision of electrical installations, electrical services including boroughwide electrical maintenance contracts and project work. This includes fire alarms, automatic opening ventilation, CCTV, emergency lighting, lightning protection systems, integrated reception systems, digital video recorder (sheltered housing schemes), door entry systems, Sky updates, stand alone aerial systems and Community Fibre. Carries out pre and post inspections on electrical installations and assists with works projects. Ensures that the contractor provides certification for each electrical installation when required.

Experience in Electrical testing procedures in accordance with the 18th Edition of IET Wiring Regulations; C&G 2330, 2357, 2365 level 3 AM2 & NVQ 2356 level 3 standard or equivalent in electrical or electronic engineering or have C&G 2391, 2394 & 2395 in inspecting and testing and certification of electrical installations or relevant experience gained within the industry.

Confidence in using computer systems including MS Office software is essential, as is the ability to deal sensitively with residents and their representatives with the highest standard of customer care.

In the event of emergencies, you must be prepared to work outside of normal hours. For candidates seeking to gain further professional qualifications, the Council offers a variety of training courses and other development opportunities.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include a 36-hour working week and a generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

For an informal discussion please contact Mr Richard Bedford, Senior Electrical Engineer, via email: richard.bedford@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Monday 23rd September 2019

Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 24th September 2019

Interview Dates: To be confirmed.

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.