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Technical Assurance Engineer (Building Services)

Employer
House of Commons
Location
Hybrid (on-site and remote)
Salary
£44,118 - £54,015 per annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Specialist area
Building services (general)
Function
Engineer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

House of Commons

The House of Commons a unique and exciting place to work right at the heart of the UK's thriving democratic system. 

Behind the scenes, the House of Commons Service is made up of more than 3,000 employees who support and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the House. They provide professional services to Members of Parliament, their staff, and the wider parliamentary community.

Staff Benefits

In addition to your salary, we offer an attractive range of benefits including:  

  • 30 days’ annual leave (Pro-rata) (increasing to 35 days after first full leave year). 
  • Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%. 
  • Access to training and development. 
  • Flexible working. 
  • Interest free season ticket loan and bicycle loan.

Introduction 

The Strategic Estates team in Parliament takes great pride in looking after and improving the buildings of Parliament itself, as custodians of the Estate. While we are part of the House of Commons service, we provide services to the House of Lords as well. We operate on a working World Heritage site which attracts visitors from all over the globe, in a challenging stakeholder environment where conservation and the need to innovate and build for the future coincide.

The Property and Asset Strategy team lead the strategic development of an integrated property and asset management approach for the estate, managing the lifecycle of the buildings, day-to-day corporate property management and providing advice to the Project Delivery and Maintenance groups. Property and Asset Strategy has a core of expert in-house technical staff providing continuity, direction and support to colleagues, consultants, and contractors, and represents the estate with key external bodies.

The Role 

This role is a fantastic opportunity to join the Property and Asset Strategy (PAS) team as a Technical Assurance Engineer.

You will work with Project Leaders in the Project Delivery team to provide Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) Technical Assurance Engineer duties and will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of projects to specified Mechanical & Electrical standards. For works to the whole Parliamentary estate, checking the integrity of installations on site against M&E related standards, quality, and processes - and for approval of compliance to such standards and processes. You will also assist the Commissioning Manager to maintain the integrity and coherence of the Commissioning Standards.

Some of the responsibilities for this role include:

  • Responsible for inspecting a wide variety of building services installations, reporting on their completeness, quality, compliance against the design (Works Information), witnessing verifications, testing and commissioning and reviewing all record documentation for accuracy.
  • Review of designs, specifications, Works Information, Scopes, technical submittals, requests for information and Early Warnings before tender, during construction and through to Completion to ensure systems meet the Employers requirements, are commissionable and maintainable.
  • Willingness and ability to train as an Authorised Person (AP) Electrical and Mechanical as required.
  • Contribute to producing and reviewing technical standards when required.

Skills and Experience

Qualifications - A level 3 qualified in an Electrical engineering discipline.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • You must have site-based building services engineering experience working as a M&E CoW, or Site Installation Supervisor/Inspector on new and refurbishment projects in occupied/historic buildings.
  • Ensures timely inspections, rectification of issues, and communications with relevant stakeholder groups. Communicate confidently and effectively both orally and in writing adapting communication style for the needs of the audience.
  • Experience of using Common Data Environments and electronic based document control systems
  • Experience of communicating confidently with Contractors and stakeholders at all levels whilst upholding the principal of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Able to makes timely and accurate decisions across a range of complex issues.
  • Experience of reviewing contractors designs before construction and monitoring works whilst on site to ensure compliance with design and providing assurance on quality.

Next Steps and Additional Information

  • CV & Supporting Statement – If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV and supporting statement with a 500-word limit.

More information on the role and the full criteria can be found in the Job Description. 

Please note that most job offers will be made at the minimum of the salary range, other than in exceptional circumstances.

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Company

Company info
Telephone
02072192582
Location
7 Millbank
London
London
SW1A 0AA
GB

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