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Lift Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Experienced Lift Engineer’s look no further…


Have you an excellent knowledge of lift servicing, maintenance and refurbishment?


Do you want to work for an excellent forward looking organisation with a fantastic salary and excellent pension?


If you answered YES to the above, then we have the perfect role for you!


Wandsworth Council has a reputation for providing high quality services to our leaseholders and tenants. You will be based in Wandsworth in the heart of London and will be responsible for the provision of safe, reliable and efficient lift services to borough's residents.


Duties include:


  • liaison & monitoring of contractors to ensure their prompt attendance to breakdowns,
  • ensuring repair works are completed according to an agreed programme
  • maintenance visits and statutory inspections are conducted as specified.


This role will involve use of the Lift Monitoring System, carrying out inspections and the production of reports and specifications. You will also be required to carry out the role of Clerk of Works for several major lift refurbishment contracts therefore knowledge of lift refurbishment contract procedures would be a distinct advantage.


You will have a minimum qualification of NVQ level 3 in mechanical/electrical engineering or equivalent and have a thorough knowledge of current lift, CDM, and Health and Safety regulations applicable to lift installations. Experience is needed in the installation, maintenance and repair of lifts designed for Local Authority use. You will need to be able to convey complex technical issues to colleagues and residents using non-technical language and possess a working knowledge of IT systems.


In the event of emergencies, you must be prepared to work outside of normal hours. For candidates seeking to gain further professional qualifications the Council offers a variety of training courses and other development opportunities.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mr Michael Clarke via email: .


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.


In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.


Indicative Recruitment Timeline:


Closing Date: Sunday 24th April 2022

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 25th April 2022

Interview Dates: TBC – There will be a test as part of the interview process.


Useful Information:


The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.


We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.


Important Information:


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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