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Job Ref:  2867863
Employer:  Hays Plc
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Crewe
Post Code:  CW2
Salary:  £27,000
22/10/2016 01:52
Your new company
You will be working for one of the largest social housing providers in the UK, to be based in Crewe.

Your new role
As Planned & Cyclical Officer, you will be responsible for directing external contractors as required to ensure that the organisation complies with statutory and other legal requirements relating to gas, mechanical and electrical plant and equipment utilised in our stock, land and office buildings and to support, assist & implement any actions required to full fill the role of the Planned and Cyclical section.

Main Areas of Responsibility:
 To manage contracts for the servicing, repairs, maintenance and replacement of mechanical and electrical plant installed in the housing stock, offices and shops, ensuring compliance with statutory and legal requirements.
 Direct external contractors as necessary in the provision of servicing and repairs, ensuring that expenditure is maintained within budget.
 To support the Contracts Manager in the tendering of servicing and repair contracts, and support the Asset & Investment Team Leader in the direction of investment for replacement heating and re-wiring schemes.
 To raise, monitor and check orders for servicing; produce orders to cover call outs; variations to orders; work found by contractors on mechanical and electrical contracts.
 Undertake post inspection of work undertaken by contractors, undertake complaint inspections, and query any discrepancies prior to the authorisation of invoices.
 Budget management for specified areas of responsibility, ensuring value for money is evident and invoices received for payment are correct /processed within deadline.
 To work closely with senior managers to develop & implement new energy efficient systems in the existing & new housing stock.
 To attend and chair as required, monitoring and progress meetings, to ensure the successful execution of servicing and maintenance contracts.
 To produce schedules for replacement or upgrades of equipment.
 To assist when necessary the gas maintenance contract, arranging new/replacement gas supplies, undertaking pre and post inspection of contractor work where necessary.
 To undertake audits, pre and post inspections of tenant installations and advise on compliance with legislation.
 To undertake surveys for proposed work, producing specification documents if required.
 To work with the Retirement Living team to ensure the warden call equipment is adequately maintained and is suitable for its purpose, to make recommendations on replacement and to tender for any up grade of equipment.
 Responsible for managing and monitoring the maintenance contracts ensuring work is undertaken to the right standard and on time, also ensuring that best value for money is achieved in the operation of the contracts.
 To use the computerised system to collect, store and maintain appropriate information thereby ensuring the Housing Association is able to meet its statutory obligations and adhere to codes of practice.
 To manage the servicing, repair and maintenance contracts in order to ensure the following equipment is checked , ordered, installed, maintained, regularly tested/inspected, serviced and repaired or replaced:
 Communal heating, including electric warm air equipment in residential properties, shops and offices
 Communal lighting and emergency lighting systems
 Communal laundry and cooking appliances
 Gas Heating in residential properties
 Electrical Heating in residential properties
 Solid fuel systems in residential properties
 Gas & Electrical meter boxes
 Green technologies, including photovoltaic panels and air-source heat pumps
 Fire alarm systems, including installation, configuration and maintenance
 Smoke detectors in residential properties
 CO detectors in residential properties
 Door Entry Equipment (Blocks of Flats)
 CCTV monitoring equipment
 Communal TV aerial installations
 Intruder alarm systems
 Lightning conductor installations
 Periodic electrical inspection programme
 Lifts and lift equipment in Buildings
 Stairlifts and other specialised mobility equipment
 Ventilation and air conditioning equipment
 Legionella testing and maintenance of water installations
 Fall arrest equipment
 Fire fighting equipment and signage
 Septic tanks on rural properties
 Bio Filters
 PAT Testing
 Periodic electrical inspections of residential properties and communal buildings
 Warden Call equipment maintenance contract & new equipment ordering
 Street lighting furniture
 Other equipment as may be installed in Housing Association properties
 To provide technical support and operate as a specialist Clerk of Works to the Property Services Directorate.
 To provide technical support on mechanical and electrical installations to the Home Support Team, Out of Hours service and other sections, as required from time to time.
 To Assist Retirement Living team with the maintenance or installation of the warden call equipment
 Liaise with the Fire Brigade regarding inspections at buildings with fire alarm systems
 Report any asbestos found and liaise with the asbestos surveyor regarding undertaking works where asbestos is suspected.
 Liaise with outside agencies in performing mandatory planned testing and treatment of water installations for Leigonella.
 To carry out survey work for LPG tank installations for single and multi property locations, ensuring where appropriate that tenders and planning permission for LPG tank location, gas main laying and necessary excavations are received.
 To carry out regular inspections of LPG Bulk tank storage area & organise any maintenance work required
 Take reasonable care of own and other people's health and safety
 Adhere to all H&S policies and procedures implemented
 Follow the training you have received when undertaking your work
The following additional tasks and responsibilities apply to the officer undertaking the additional role of QES (Qualified Electrical Supervisor), directly reporting to the Principle Duty Holder
 Ensure measuring equipment is calibrated on a regular basis.
 Carry out quality checks on electrical work and certificates completed by in-house and contractor electricians, signing off documentation ensuring it is to the required standard.
 Advise on Electrical Installation Regulations, answering queries as they arise.
 Act as a point of contact for the NICEIC and ensure any best practice and change in legislation is communicated to the in-house electricians.

What you'll need to succeed
You'll need practical experience and technical understanding of mechanical and/or electrical installations, including a successful track record in working within a construction discipline, a recognised technical qualification and a good working knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to communicate at all levels, the ability to communicate and explain technical instructions in simple terms to a lay person or NA will need the ability to manage budgets and interpret financial data and to provide solutions to practical problems encountered during the course of the work, experience of procurement of contractors, materials and plant. You must be qualified to 17th Edition wiring regulations, time served apprenticeship with relevant electrical qualification equivalent to NVQ Level 3 or above and Approval by the NICEIC as a qualified QES (Undertaken whilst with the company).

What you'll get in return
You'll receive a salary of £27,000 plus package.

What you need to do now
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