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The council has a vacancy for a Mechanical Services Engineer to join its Building Services team.

The Building Services team includes, but is not limited to the following positions:

  • 3 Building Surveyors
  • 2 Services Engineers (Electrical)
  • 1 Services Engineer (Mechanical)

The Services Engineer (Mechanical) post is currently vacant.

The Building Services team delivers the following:

  • A managed building, electrical and mechanical reactive and planned maintenance contract with a single “one stop shop” contractor (currently Equans)
  • Building maintenance advice and compliance support to its in-house clients as well as to schools, academies, Culture Warrington and Catalyst Choices
  • A range of building, electrical and mechanical projects from under £10,000 to around £3M
  • A “mixed economy” approach to pulling project design teams together, using in-house staff and external, private sector consultants

The role 

As part of the team, the Services Engineer (Mechanical) will:

  • Provide guidance, specifications, drawings etc for a range of mechanical services maintenance work
  • Receive and assess planned preventative maintenance certification and associated reports
  • Agree appropriate bodies of repair and remedial works to keep the council’s buildings operational, safe and compliant
  • Work collaboratively with the contractor to agree costs and programmes
  • Assess issues and works on site
  • Agree valuations
  • Commission specialist surveys where required
  • Carry out feasibility work, including budget estimates
  • Lead on mechanical minor works projects (eg boiler replacements)
  • Provide mechanical services engineering input to broader, multi-disciplinary project delivery (eg school extensions)
  • Provide mechanical engineering related advice and support to clients
  • Support the council in achieving its carbon reduction commitments (buildings, plant etc related)

 The Services Engineer (Mechanical) will work as part of the team as well as with council colleagues in other departments and external bodies / agencies.

For example:

  • Schools
  • Academies
  • Building / Premise Managers / Duty Holders
  • Contractors
  • Consultants
  • External agencies
  • Other areas of the council, eg
    • Planning
    • Building Control
    • Procurement
    • Finance
    • Legal Services

For further information please see the job description and person specification.

For an informal discussion about this job please email Elwyn Rowlands, Building Services Manager: erowlands@warrington.gov.uk

 Key dates

Closing date: Friday 03 May 2024 

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer