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M&E Water Inspector

Apply2019-12-11 15:24:032020-04-07Resourcing Group

M&E Water Inspector

Date posted: December 11, 2019
Up to £28.83 per hour
London, England
Job description

My Client, a West London Local Authority is seeking a M&E Water Inspector for a 6 month contract

The role is to work within a team to provide professional and comprehensive mechanical engineering services to ensure the delivery of maintenance and refurbishment projects by contractors.

To project manage revenue and capital schemes to ensure contractor compliance with contract terms and conditions, professional codes of practice and regulations when undertaking mechanical repairs and improvement works.

To be responsible for the provision of mechanical technical services, advice, feasibility and maintenance support on mechanical engineering matters.

Service Responsibilities

  • Attend site meetings and inspect works to ensure mechanical maintenance and repair services, provided by contractors, comply with the terms of the contract and are undertaken in a proper and professional manner as defined by the appropriate professional codes of practice, health and safety and CDM regulations
  • Provide professional and technical advice and reports on all matters within the functionality of the service.
  • To oversee programmes of work, undertaking quality assurance inspections during the contract, acting as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, resolving complex issues and disputes with contractors.
  • Undertake detailed investigations, make site visits, carry our surveys, diagnose faults and specify remedial actions giving clear oral and written instructions to contractor's operatives where required.
  • Scrutinise content of mechanical certification received from contractors. Maintain comprehensive records of certification. Authorise urgent works and collate recommendations for improvements for consideration in planning planned maintenance works.
  • Prepare test installations in accordance with current regulatory standards. On completion of each project, supervise final testing and commissioning of the works in compliance with current standards.
  • Maintain and improve standards of mechanical engineering services design and refurbishment work for the Council
  • Maintain and update relevant Quality Assurance systems/procedures/processes.
  • Build and maintain effective and productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain own up to date knowledge of legislation, advances in technology and best practice relating to the functionality of this post and ensure that it is translated into action.
  • Monitor and report on contractor's performance to ensure that services meet performance, contractual compliance, quality and budgetary targets. Take corrective action if they fall out of target.
  • Responsible to ensure that projects are delivered on time and in budget including preparing regular reports and take remedial action where budgets are forecast to over spend. Agree applications for payments with contractors.
  • Process requests for cost variations and invoices and ensure that all orders and invoices are processed in line with the Council's Standing Orders and Financial Regulations so that all expenditure is committed, tracked and monitored against target, actual and forecasted budgets.
  • Provide information as required to colleagues to support budgetary and performance monitoring, Health and Safety reporting, statutory and regulatory returns, audits and self-assessments.
  • Attend meetings with tenants and leaseholders to undertake pre-project consultation to ensure the needs, priorities and aspirations of residents are understood and involve customers in monitoring services so that customer feedback drives continuous service improvement.

Essential Qualifications:

Minimum of NVQ level 1+2 in mechanical installation with a BTEC Higher Certificate and Diploma in mechanical engineering / building services or HNC / HND

  • Significant experience of undertaking technical inspections and managing mechanical and electrical works/contracts within a social housing environment
  • Detailed knowledge of mechanical installation maintenance and refurbishment works.
  • Significant experience and understanding of CDM regulations and their application in managing works
  • Detailed knowledge of health and safety legislation in relation to mechanical works
  • Knowledge of procurement and tendering requirements in a local authority
  • Experience of writing specifications for planned mechanical maintenance projects.
  • Knowledge of statutory requirements relating to leaseholder consultation requirements
  • Experience and ability to scrutinise mechanical certification and take appropriate actions to deal with recommendations
  • Ability to prepare risk assessments
  • Experience of managing revenue and capital budgets and approving costs from contractors.
  • Experience of monitoring contractors performance, meeting KPIs and standards
  • Good communication skills both verbally and in writing with ability to write effective letters, specifications of works and reports
  • Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical staff in a clear and jargon free manner.
  • Ability to use a IT packages and repair databases
  • Ability to work outside normal hours where necessary to deal with emergencies
  • Ability to attend meetings out of normal working hours.

Please only apply for this position if you have the relevant extensive experience, qualifications and have worked within a Council or Housing Association.

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: M&E Water Inspector_1576077843

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