Lift Engineer

London (Greater)
£35,246 to £42,710 per annum
06 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

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

Duties include:

·         liaison & monitoring of contractors to ensure their prompt attendance to breakdowns,

·         ensuring repair works are completed according to an agreed programme

·         maintenance visits and statutory inspections are conducted as specified.

This role will involve use of the Lift Monitoring System, carrying out inspections and the production of reports and specifications. You will also be required to carry out the role of Clerk of Works for several major lift refurbishment contracts therefore knowledge of lift refurbishment contract procedures would be a distinct advantage.

You will have a minimum qualification of NVQ level 3 in mechanical/electrical engineering or equivalent and have a thorough knowledge of current lift, CDM, and Health and Safety regulations applicable to lift installations.

Experience is needed in the installation, maintenance and repair of lifts designed for Local Authority use. You will need to be able to convey complex technical issues to colleagues and residents using non-technical language and possess a working knowledge of IT systems.

In the event of emergencies, you must be prepared to work outside of normal hours.

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 Warren Griffith, Lift Manager, via email;

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:        Sunday 29th September 2019

Shortlisting Date:  Monday 30th September 2019

Interview Date:     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.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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