Intermediate Mechanical Design Engineer
Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a forward-thinking organisation with centrally located offices and excellent transport links. The Council employs around 1,700 staff and provides a range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council is ambitious for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for 2050.
Due to an internal promotion, the Council currently have an exciting opportunity within their Building Services team for an intermediate level Engineer who is interested in broadening their mechanical engineering experience within a local authority. The team looks after 400 buildings within the borough including the Cliffs Pavilion, Palace Theatre, Civic Centre, Southend Pier, The Forum and several listed buildings including Porter’s Civic house and Prittlewell Priory. The team work on a variety of projects including heating system replacement, ventilation and air conditioning installation and both hot and cold water services improvements.
Your new role
Reporting into the Engineering Team Leader, your new role is extremely varied and is ideal for an engineer with 3+ years’ experience looking for a fresh challenge within a supportive team. Whilst your focus will be on commercial engineering, your day to day activities will also cover design tasks and the producing of specifications. You will handle projects from inception to completion including the monitoring of contractors to ensure that projects are delivered within deadline and in accordance with building regulations and standards.
What you'll need to succeed
You will need a proven track record of mechanical engineering, including project management, within either local government or the private sector. Contract management experience is desirable but not essential as support is available to develop skills in this area. A qualification of an HNC, HND, BEng or HND in the relative field is required along with a positive approach and strong communication skills.
What you'll get in return
This is a great opportunity for an Engineer from either a commercial or public sector background looking to utilise their skills in a broad range of project work. You’ll have the support you need coupled with the autonomy to run your own projects. In addition, the Council offers a great work life balance including flexi time, a range of benefits including a Local Government pension along with a relocation package for applicants who relocate for the role. The Council are also supportive in terms of offering opportunities for training and development to help you to further your career in Engineering.
A full list of benefits provided by Southend Borough Council can be viewed on the "Why Work For Us?" tab.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now on 0207 259 8760 and speak to Chris Simpson. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position with Southend-On-Sea Borough Council, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.