Temporary Mechanical Engineer – Property Services

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Temporary Mechanical Engineer - Property Services
HENGOED, Caerphilly
Contract / Temporary

Caerphilly 5173093

Posted: 11th June 2021 07:13
  • Pay Rate:

    £14.86 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 17:00

  • This opening assignment is for 5 months

  • HENGOED, Caerphilly,

    CF82 7PG

What's involved with this role:

Design engineer required to carry out design of heating and ventilation systems for schools, Leisure centres, etc.

A busy Property Services team seeking mechanical design engineer to work on maintenance, refurb  & new build commercial buildings. A thorough knowledge of gas, heating, ventilation, energy conservation & renewable energy  would be desirable.

Provide mechanical building services technical support to Building Consultancy colleagues, building managers and budget holders.

  • Provide reliable, accurate and professional advice and support to colleagues.
  • Take projects from inception to completion.
  • Manage statutory testing contracts, provide clear status reports for managers and update and interrogate the RAMIS database.

Detailed Task Profile:

Primary role is to provide mechanical building services related advice, design, project management and support to building managers and budget holders.  Whilst external assistance, from specialist contractors or designers, may at times be required these will normally be scoped, managed and delivered via the post holder.

  • Advice and support – provide reliable, accurate and professional advice to colleagues via phone calls, emails, reports and meetings.
  • Project delivery - take and develop a brief, establish and agree delivery programmes, manage the input of other staff where required, develop outline designs and produce budget costings, produce detailed designs using specialist software including Heavacomp, produce drawings and specifications, ensure method statements are produced where necessary and Authority Health and Safety procedures are following including those related to asbestos, produce tender documentation, manage the procurement process and administer contracts, snag completed work, direct and witness commissioning, chair and minute contract meetings, consult and communicate with the client and other stake holders and agree contract final accounts. Where part of a wider design team produce mechanical designs as part of a multi-disciplinary project.
  • Statutory Testing - manage the statutory testing contracts, manage the retender process when required, monitor testing, produce clear status reports for managers. Interrogate and update the RAMIS database, manage remedial works arising from statutory testing and monitor the quality of works.


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“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Qualifications:
    1. HNC or equivalent in mechanical engineering or building services engineering
    2. HND or degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering or building services engineering - desirable
  5. Extensive experience covering all types of mechanical building services
  6. Good working knowledge of:
    1. Mechanical services in local authority buildings
    2. Energy efficiency and energy saving measures
    3. Building services elements of current building regulations
    4. Legionella risk reduction measures
    5. Building services elements of BREEAM
    6. Risks associated with Asbestos
    7. BMS systems
  7. Skills:
    1. Proficient in the use of AutoCad
    2. Proficient in the use of MS Word, MS Excel and Hevacomp
    3. Able to communicate professionally
    4. Self motivation
    5. Able to effectively manage time
    6. Effective decision making
    7. Ability to write professional reports
    8. Able to effectively chair project meetings
    9. Personable, helpful and cooperative  when dealing with others
  8. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Up to date knowledge of latest technical developments
  2. Working knowledge of CCBC asbestos management procedures
  3. Working knowledge of CCBC procurement standing orders
  4. Working knowledge of the RAMIS database
  5. Proficient in the use of Revitt design software
  6. Proficient on the use of MS Project
  7. Specialist knowledge of energy saving and energy management technology
  8. Any local authority/public sector experience
  9. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Job Ref: Caerphilly 5173093
Temporary Mechanical Engineer - Property Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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