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Lift Engineer

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Wandsworth Council has a reputation for providing high quality services to our leaseholders and tenants. Working as a Lift Engineer and part of a small professional lift team the post holder is primarily responsible for the provision of a safe, reliable and efficient lift service to the borough’s residents.
Duties include liaison & monitoring of contractors to ensure their prompt attendance to breakdowns, effective repair works 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 a number of 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.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include a 36-hour working week and a generous holiday allowance, 32 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 18th June 2023
Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 26th June 2023 – complete all requirements. 
Interview dates: Week commencing 10th July 2023 
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.

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.
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.
For candidates seeking to gain further professional qualifications the Council offers a variety of training courses and other development opportunities.
For an informal discussion please contact Mr Warren Griffith .

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils


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