Lift Engineer, Hammersmith & Fulham
||Hammersmith & Fulham
||£27.16 per hour
To work within a team providing professional lift engineering service to maintain reliable and safe lift services and reduce the frequency of breakdowns.
To project manage revenue and capital schemes to ensure contractor compliance with contract terms and conditions, professional codes of practice and regulations for all lift maintenance refurbishment and installation works.
To be responsible for the provision of lift service, advice, design, feasibility and maintenance support on lift engineering matters.
Responsible for day to day management of the lift maintainance contract in ensuring that the requirement in the contract are being carried out to the highest standard in delivering a reliable and safe lift service.
Chair site meetings and inspect works to ensure lift maintenance and repair services, provided by contractors, comply with the terms of the contract and are undertaken in a property and professional manner as defined by the appropriate professional codes of practice, health and safety and CDM regulations.
Provide professional and technical advice and report on all matters within the functionality of the service, including the role of professional or expert witness at hearings, adjudications and legal proceedings etc.
Prepare reports for project approval and progress updates, highlighting performance of contractors against Key Performance Indicators.
Manage capital projects and oversee programs of work, undertaking quality assurance compliance inspections during the course of the contract, acting as the Contract Administrator, or as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, resolving complex issues and disputes with contractors.
Prepare feasibility studies and tender specifications in partnership with HRD's Procurement manager
Undertake detailed investigations, make site visits, carry out surveys, diagnose faults and specify remedial actions giving clear oral and written instructions to contractor's operatives where required.
Receive and scrutinise content of lift certification/ inspection reports from contractors. Maintain comprehensive records of certification ensuring that certificates are within date. Authorise urgent works and collate recommendations for improvements for consideration in planning planned maintenance works.
Prepare test installations in accordance with current regulatory standards. On completion of each project, supervise final testing and commissioning of the works in compliance with current standards.
Commission specialist technical reports, review recommendations arising and prepare summary report with recommendations.
Use specialist tools and test equipment, ensuring that it is maintained in a good condition and calibrated in accordance with manufacturer's regulations.
Maintain and improve standards of the lift engineering service design and refurbishment work for LBHF.
Maintain and update relevant Quality Assurance systems/procedures/processes.
Provide accurate information to Leasehold Services to enable Statutory Section 20 consultation notices to be issued and liaise with them to prepare formal responses to all queries.
Provide accurate cost date to Leasehold Services for annual service charge billing and investigate and prepare responses to queries of final invoices and preparation of information required to respond to Leasehold Valuation Tribunals where required.
Contribute to the development of policy, practice, procedures and service planning for Asset Management and Property Services and participate in projects, working groups, service developments, audits and reviews as directed
Build and maintain effective and productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Maintain own up to date knowledge of legislation, advances in technology and best practice relating to the functionality of this post and ensure that it is translated into action
Skills and Experience:
Minimum of HNC /HND, NVQ Level 4 in a mechanical engineering discipline
Significant experience of undertaking technical inspections and managing lift maintenance works/contracts within a social housing environment.
Detailed knowledge of lift maintenance, refurbishment and replacement.
Significant experience and understanding of CDM regulations and their application in managing works..
Detailed knowledge of health and safety legislation in relation to lift works
Knowledge of procurement and tendering requirements in a local authority
Experience of writing specifications and schedule of works for lift repair works, refurbishment and replacement contracts
Ability to prepare risk assessments
Knowledge of statutory requirements relating to leaseholder consultation requirements.
Experience and ability to scrutinise lift certification and take appropriate actions to deal with recommendations.
Experience of managing revenue and capital budgets and approving costs from Contractors
Experience of monitoring contractors performance, meeting KPIs and standards
Good communication skills both verbally and in writing with ability to write effective letters, specifications of works and reports
Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical staff in a clear and jargon free manner
Ability to use and IT packages and repair database
Ability to work outside normal hours where necessary to deal with emergencies
Ability to attend meetings out of normal working hours