Project support engineer (electrical)

Undisclosed Company
Surrey, Richmond upon Thames
£20 per hour + via umbrella or ltd company
26 Aug 2016
23 Sep 2016
Manpower UK
Public Sector
Job Type
Project Support Engineer (Electrical)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG, Kew) are looking to engage a suitably qualified and experienced engineer to assist its Estates Project department and to act as their technical interface with RBG, Kew`s FM providers (notably its hard services provider Cofely), directly appointed works contractors and other interested parties. The engineer`s duties would also include facilitating the planning, delivery and completion of a range of minor project works as a clerk of works.

Key responsibilities

These will be, in cooperation with RBG, Kew appointed Project Managers, to:
*assist and coordinate the successful implementation of electrical and mechanical works involving isolations or loss of service,
*investigate and make recommendations for such works that are part of upcoming projects,
*review methodologies proposed by contractors to enable the above to happen,
*coordinate between RBG, Kew and the various project stakeholders,
*advise on statutory requirements relating to project works,
*attend weekly project team meetings,
*have a broad understanding of construction engineering across all disciplines,
*support and develop good working relationships with RBG, Kew direct-appointed contractors to optimise value for money,
*ensure all necessary test and commissioning certification is completed for projects,
*ensure the timely and successful handing of installations back into maintenance and
*act in a clerk of works capacity to assist with ongoing works on site.

Skills, experience and qualifications

The successful candidate will probably be able to demonstrate that he or she has
*at least one or preferably both of a City & Guilds Electrical Installation or Test & Certification qualification - or the equivalent NVQ level in electrical engineering,
*proven analytical ability, with experience of data gathering to problem solve or produce solutions,
*excellent communication skills,
*excellent skills in relationship building within a team,
*an ability to manage his or her own workload and prioritise sensibly in a busy environment,
*experience of working on a historically sensitive site with heritage buildings and installations,
*experience of working within a live building/public space environment in a similar role and
*a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.