£43,638 to £48,395 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the Role
Come and work for Property Services within the Orbis partnership, which encompasses Surrey County Council, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council. The partnership is designed to deliver greater value for our councils, residents and customers by increasing efficiencies and maximizing the benefits of sharing skills, resources and technology.
We are recruiting now for a Senior Building Services Engineer to be based in Kingston-Upon-Thames working for Surrey County Council. You will manage a team of professionals delivering maintenance projects and works of a mechanical building services nature.
A typical day will include, designing various building services projects, visiting the varied properties in our portfolio including schools, fire stations, library’s, corporate buildings & farms as well being responsible for leading a team of project managers, managing workloads and conducting one to ones and appraisals. On a daily basis you will be working with other property professionals, fostering relationships with Surveyors, Architects, and Quantity Surveyors within the Maintenance Team and across the wider Property Service.
The successful candidate will have an ambitious nature and will thrive on the challenge of mentoring and developing a relatively new team of Surveyors and Graduates. You will be working on specific Property and Project based IT systems and will need to be adaptable and competent in this area of technology.
To be shortlisted for an interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- A fantastic ability to communicate technical messages to a variety of stakeholders including Senior Managers, Council Members and members of the public;
- Experience of managing and delivering a variety of projects in a fast paced environment, where projects are delivered on time and to budget;
- A strong ability to deal with a substantial capital revenue budget dealing with in excess of 300 projects a year;
- The will to inspire staff, challenge decisions and share ideas across the teams and the service to support continuous improvement and change;
- A high appreciation on financial management and control.
If you are a Property professional with a drive for change and a need for challenge, this is an exciting time to join us. Property Services have responsibility for developing, building, running, and maintaining an extensive and diverse portfolio of investment, operational and non-operational property including office buildings, fire stations, land and schools, making sure our assets are working hard for us and providing fit-for-purpose premises for staff and customers. You will join a team of hard working professionals focused on maintaining excellent levels of customer care and an organisation which you will be proud to work for.
For an informal discussion contact Geoff Eldridge on 07805 804 701 or by e-mail at Geoffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
Closing date for applications is 23:59 on 31st March 2019.