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Principal Lift Engineer
Location: Islington
Date: 01 Aug 2022

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an experienced Principal Lift Engineer (P05 plus £5000 supplement) in a temporary to permanent position for our client in Islington.  The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with prior experience within a role.

Key responsibilities an experienced Principal Lift Engineer

 Work in conjunction with the Group Leader / senior manager to identify, develop and enhance the asset management data base relating to lifts and to prepare annual packages of work to ensure all lifts are maintained in good working order.

 Develop appropriate design briefs, feasibility reports, specifications and tender documentation to facilitate the procurement of new packages of work.

 Work closely with Islington’s procurement team to procure and appoint contractors in the most efficient manner.

 Take overall responsibility for all pre-contract technical surveys, tender design work and on going relevant maintenance requirements which may include liaising with other Council departments, repairs team, end users and other stakeholders.

 Ensure that adequate monitoring is provided to oversee and coordinate the work of consultants, where appropriate.

 Prepare reports for senior management team, committees, area forums, working parties, client organisations, tenant associations, and external agencies. Attend meetings as necessary to present reports.

 Ensure excellent communication, consultation is maintained with all stakeholders through preparing briefings, correspondence, attendance at meetings etc.

 Ensure the highest standard of design, budget control and contract management is maintained on all projects carried out by the team, paying particular attention to Health and Safety, Accessibility, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Maintenance.

 Identify future projects in consultation with the Group Leader. Ensure that adequate staff resources are available to complete and manage projects within programme, cost and fee allocation.

 Provide advice and guidance as appropriate to other team members concerning procurement, design criteria and preparation of schemes, specifications, maintenance requirements, estimates, selection of materials and equipment, project and contract management.

 Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with current standards and statutory regulations. Assume role of Contract Administrator/Employers Agent where required.

 Liaise and with government departments, consultants, statutory bodies and other relevant organisations where required.

 Ensure that adequate investigation, continued professional development and practical research is carried out concerning new techniques, systems and solutions in lift engineering services.

 Assist and contribute to the implementation of a processes and procedures of the engineering department. Ensure that the Lifts section is working efficiently and where required to take necessary corrective measures.

 Provide advice on the appraisal, selection, appointment and performance of contractors and sub-contractors and appropriate forms of contract.

 Lead on all aspects of large and complex lift projects and/or maintenance contracts including the co-ordination of work by other lift staff. Take responsibility for supervising and checking the work of other staff within the team who are working on these projects and/or maintenance contracts.

Please note your salary will comprise of a basic annually salary and an additional market supplement of £5,000 which will be paid in monthly instalments on top of your basic salary. The Market Supplement is reviewed each year considering market factors and vacancy rates and is subject to change.

 Perform any other reasonable, minor and non-recurring duties, appropriate to the post as many be directed

 Project / work supervision responsibilities an experienced Principal Lift Engineer

• Prepare on-going programmes of resource and fee income.

• Undertake all day to day management of lift staff within the team.

• Ensure that the service is provided in a cost effective and competitive manner.

• Assist, as directed, on the recruitment, training and development, welfare and   safety

• Ensure adherence to Statutory Regulations, Contract Law and Islington Councils Standing Orders and initiate corrective action if necessary.

• Assist the Group Leader in monitoring and controlling the team’s budgets.

• When supervising others ensure that they carry out their duties to meet Health and Safety requirements and regulations, including CDM regulations, both within the Council premises and on site. 

• To use and assist others in the use of information technology systems to carry out duties in the most efficient and effective manner.

• To achieve agreed service outcomes and outputs, and personal appraisal targets, as agreed by the line manager.

• To undertake training and constructively take part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with the effective development of the post and post holder.

• To carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the council’s commitment to customer service excellence and ensure compliance with the customer care standards.

• To be committed to the Council’s core values of public service, quality, equality and empowerment and to demonstrate this commitment in the way duties are carried out.

• To ensure that duties are undertaken with due regard and compliance with the Data Protection Act and other legislation.

• To carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation.

• At all times to carry out responsibilities/duties within the framework of the Council's Dignity for all Policy. (Equal Opportunities Policy).

Other Requirements

5 Years References