Corporate Estate Engineer

Reporting to the Corporate Estate Manager (R&M) to provide a comprehensive, high quality, client focussed service for the effective maintenance and improvement of the operational property portfolio within legal, financial, quality, time and policy constraints. Ensure compliance with health and safety legislation/regulations and provide a single point of contact for building managers for technical matters.

An excellent opportunity to work within a friendly, highly motivated team dealing with the design, construction and maintenance of the Ipswich Borough Councils corporate building stock, including some amazing listed properties.

Reporting to the Corporate Estate Manager (R&M) to provide a comprehensive, high quality, client focussed service for the effective maintenance and improvement of the operational property portfolio within legal, financial, quality, time and policy constraints. Ensure compliance with health and safety legislation/regulations and provide a single point of contact for building managers for technical matters.

Main Duties include:

  • Head project teams for construction projects including selecting, organising and managing the team of consultants and contractors and co-ordinating their programme activities, assist the CEM (R&M) in the delivery of the department’s Service Improvement plan.
  • Undertake, check and produce technical feasibility studies, provide budgetary estimates, prepare drawings, specification and contract documentation for the adaptation, refurbishment, repair and maintenance of corporate property portfolio (using where required technical engineering equipment).
  • Obtain the necessary statutory approvals for approved projects such as Planning, Building Regulations, Health & Safety Executive etc.
  • Life-cycle costing analysis, development of specification of sustainable products and development of partnership approach with suppliers, aiming to improve the overall service provided.
  • Obtain competitive tenders / quotations and place orders with contractors, suppliers and statutory undertakers in accordance with Contract and Financial standing orders. Manage contracts proactively, checking work as it proceeds, monitoring and recording delays, site conditions and labor, monitoring and controlling quality, progress, costs and safety. Exercise budgetary control (including variations, claims damages and final accounts) and deal with all contract administration. Develop ‘best value’ service improvement initiatives. Complete final inspections, liaise with clients to assess their satisfaction and ensure they understand how to use any new facilities.
  • Investigate property engineering defects and advise / implement appropriate action (including outside of normal working hours). Prepare reports, surveys & schedules and give professional / technical engineering / surveying advice being the Council’s single point of contact for the corporate estate.
  • Develop and co-ordinate health and safety plans / procedures in relation to; maintenance, site safety, workplace safety, CDM compliance to protect building users, employees and the general public.
  • Provide technical advice to the Head of Major Capitol Schemes for the production of various Council policies and processes.
  • Such variations as may be required from time to time without changing the general character of the duties shown above or the level of responsibility entailed.

The hours of work are 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

As well as a competitive salary, the Council offers Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) membership, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, learning and development opportunities, flexible working opportunities, wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Graham Hornsby on 01473 432735 or via email graham.hornsby@ipswich.gov.uk

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be occupational testing followed by interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 27th May 2024.

The assessment interview process will be carried out remotely via Skype for Business, Microsoft teams or in person.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Location

Grafton House

Salary

£40,221 – £42,403

Application closing date

22nd May 2024
 

Job type

37 hours per week

Permanent

Requisition reference

REQ00846

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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