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Mechanical & Electrical Lead Senior Principal Engineer

City of London Corporation
London (City of), London (Greater)
£61,300 - £70,000 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Closing date
26 Jan 2022
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Mechanical & Electrical Lead Senior Principal Engineer
£61,300 - £70,000 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Ref: SUR519

About us

From our iconic Guildhall headquarters, to Mansion House and the Old Bailey, the City of London Corporation manages many sites of historical, political and strategic importance, as well as portfolio of high-value commercial properties. Maintaining and improving the facilities and services within these buildings is a vital part of realising their true value to the City Corporation. It’s also how we’re working to meet vital energy efficiency targets.

The role

Leading a team responsible for the delivery of a range of building mechanical & electrical engineering (including lifts) with project values up to £3.5million.  You’ll play a vital role in both conserving and enhancing the City Corporation’s built assets. Based in the City Surveyor’s Department, you will have strategic oversight of projects from inception to completion. You will work with your team and key stakeholders to establish their requirements and translate these into technical specifications and briefs.  You will lead your team in preparing feasibility studies and tender documents where required. Monitoring the performance of consultants and contractors will be key: you will carry out site inspection of works in progress to ensure compliance with building regulations.

About you

A leader within the building services engineering industry. You’ll have practical experience of building mechanical & electrical engineering in both a leadership and a project delivery capacity. You’ll be ready to provide informed advice and offer solutions in areas such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lifts and lighting. This will include working closely with our term contractors for building services works, clients, as well as consultants and other contractors.  Strong influencing and negotiating skills will be key to your success. You will hold Chartered Incorporated Engineer status (or equivalent) and will have a working knowledge of the application of CDM 2015 regulations. Your analytical and problem-solving skills will be matched by proficiency in Microsoft Project and specialist design and research engineering packages.

Closing date: 12 noon on 26 January 2022.


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Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone) quoting reference number SUR519.  A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London Corporation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The City of London is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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