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Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Employer: Richmond upon Thames & Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Reference: R006227
  • Published: Wed 05/09/2018, 15:32 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/09/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours.
  • Salary: PO5-£39,396-£46,347-Plus performance related pay
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: To be determined

Do you want to help make our resident lives safer and better?


Working as part of one of the small professional teams the post holders are primarily responsible for the provision of safe, reliable and efficient electrical, heating or lift services to borough's residents. Duties include liaison with & 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. Confidence in using computer systems including MS Office software are essential, as is the ability to deal sensitively with residents and their representatives with the highest standard of customer care.


Reporting to the Electrical Manager you will help manage a team of electrical engineers installing, maintaining and repairing electrical services to the Council’s housing stock, from individual rewires to complex reception systems. With experience of project control and contract management you will be able to brief consultants, supervise contractors, carry out surveys and assist in the resolution of design problems.

You will have qualification to HND standard or equivalent in electrical or electronic engineering or have C&G 2391or 2395  in inspecting and testing and substantial knowledge of electrical services within housing properties and estates. In the event of emergencies be prepared too work outside of normal hours.

Please send through your CV and covering letter, clearly showing how you meet the selection criteria.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 23rd September 2018
Shortlisting Date: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Interview Dates: Starts week commencing 1st October 2018

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and may be subject to change.


In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These could include part time working, annualised hours, term time only. and a generous holiday allowance of 31 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. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.


Equality Statement
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 pleased to be a Disability Confident employer.

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.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.
  • Employer: Richmond upon Thames & Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Reference: R006227
  • Published: Wed 05/09/2018, 15:32 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/09/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours.
  • Salary: PO5-£39,396-£46,347-Plus performance related pay
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: To be determined

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