An exciting opportunity is available to join L&Q’s Energy and Building Services Team and develop your career within an engineering discipline. L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 95,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.
As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy.
In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.
Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.
Graduate Building Services Engineer x 5
3 Year Fixed Term Contract
Based at Stratford E15 or Cray House DA14 - with business travel to properties and offices across L&Q.
Salary: £26,000 pa
Enthusiasm, motivation and willingness to succeed are key characteristics for this role. The candidate will have completed a Building Services, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or Energy related Bachelor or Master course. Experiences will be gained from various team members to provide varied training and a rounded knowledge, before possibly specialising within an engineering field. You’ll be supported to follow a career development programme to achieve the relevant professional qualification, Chartered or Incorporated Engineer.
This is an exciting new job within the Energy and Building Services team where you will be support the team of mechanical, electrical, lift and gas engineers for the delivery of the servicing contracts through external contractors. You will support the designing/preparing specifications for replacement installations to ensure full compliance with building services legislative and regulatory compliance across L&Q’s housing stock. You will also work with the engineering team monitoring the new assets being built by our development departments for adoption into our operational models.
You will be able to work with our Energy team who manage and operate our mechanical and electrical assets for a financial return.
You will have knowledge of building services and a desire to learn and develop to progress your career. You will be given the opportunity to work with our contractors to gain valuable on site and practical experience. As skills are improved, you will be charged with small projects to own and complete.
It is essential that you have good communication skills with experience of working with a variety of different stakeholders. You will be able to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders. You will need to be computer literate and be able input and retrieve data from computer management systems.
Closing date for completed applications:20th January 2019
Proposed interview date: Assessment Centres to be held in February 2019
At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.
In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.
We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.
We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion as a Stonewall Top 100 employer, and a Disability Confident (Committed) employer.
We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.
Role title: Graduate Building Services Engineer
Date: July 18
Reports to Title: Engineer
-DBS Disclosure Required:NoN
Purpose:To develop and expand on building services engineering knowledge of building service systems within the L&Q portfolio with the goal of developing position within the Engineering team. Assist in the overseeing and management of L&Q Building Services Engineering contracts and contractors, aiding that the stock is managed to a high level and compliant with the relevant statutory regulations and standards. Support Engineers on improvement projects.Key Responsibilities / Deliverables:
Main Accountabilities:List the major activities or functions necessary to achieve the job’s end results.The percentage of time spent on each of these should add up to 100%.
1.Leadership and management including customer service/ values
In conjunction with the building services team and all relevant departments, assist in leading the day to day activities of the Mechanical and Electrical service contracts and programmed works through effective selection of systems, design, specification and contract management ensuring effective compliant, quality installations.
2.Strategy/ achieving objectives
Agree objectives with the team and deliver these to facilitate professional progression. Create and follow a training programme. Assist the team to set maintenance or project strategies to improve the operation of our mechanical and electrical systems. To support the building services team to achieve objectives.
3.Working with others – internal
To learn and provide technical advice, key contract cost and information to other departments and manage Key Performance Indicators to ensure contractors perform and attain a high level of service provision, in addition to ensuring team targets are met. To support the team deliver the services to our customers.
4.Working with others – external
Work with our contractors and service partners to deliver improvement to our mechanical and electrical systems and services to our customers.
Responsible for budgeting and completing small projects, up to £20k in value. May assist with the annual budget setting. Overseeing contract works as required.
To learn and understand building services compliance requirements. Assist in ensuring H&S, regulatory & governance compliance for areas under the job holder's control.
7.Records and systems
Maintain the necessary relevant L&Q records and systems.
Manage risks associated with areas under the jobholder's control. Ensure that effective controls are in place to highlight and limit risk.
Financial Responsibility: Enter below any revenue, operating or capital budgets for which the role is accountable.
Small projects budgets may be allocated to the role for delivery.
Indicate below the number of employees for which the role has supervisory / management responsibility. If the number varies, indicate an average or a range.
Please list below any outsourced service providers that are managed by the role (e.g. payroll), or any functional / project management responsibilities.
Contractors and consultants
List of technical knowledge/ skills required to successfully perform the job role; including professional qualifications
·Awareness of building services engineering.
·Willingness to learn and support others
·First class communicator to develop the experiences of working with a variety of stakeholders.
·Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant degree subject; e.g. Building Services, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Systems, Environmental Engineering etc.
·Enthusiasm and positivity
·Computer literate and fully conversant with Microsoft office packages.
·Reliable, responsible, professional and integrity
·Demonstrable communication, collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills
These are our guiding principles.They describe how we deliver our mission and vision through our behaviours and actions.
·We care about the happiness and wellbeing of our customers and employees
·We approach everything with energy, drive, determination and enthusiasm
·We draw strength from our differences and work collaboratively
·We own problems and deliver effective, lasting solutions
·We measure what we do by the difference we make
·Commit to supporting L&Q’s environmental policy and social mission
·I will comply with all L&Q Health and Safety policies and procedures and commit to working towards best practice in the control of health and safety risks