About the role
This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career as part of a busy, multi-disciplinary, professional practice, which provides a full Property Management service.
Urban Vision offers Property Management Consultancy services to a variety of clients, particularly in the Housing, Infrastructure Education and Leisure sectors.
Responsible to the Principal Building Surveyor, the successful candidate will provide a professional surveying service to clients.
As our Mechanical Engineer you will be part of an ambitious, successful team providing our core client, Salford City Council along with an extensive range of external clients, with high quality design and management of mechanical projects and surveys.
Your role will also see you supporting the building and compliance surveyors with your specialist knowledge of mechanical services, and assist in the delivery of annual short term and long term cyclical repair programmes
This role will be based primarily in our offices in Swinton However, some travelling may be required to other Capita or client’s offices.
About Capita Local Government, Health & Property
Capita Local Government Health & Property is part of Capita plc, the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions, with 68,000 staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.
Urban Vision is a Joint Venture Partnership between Capita, Salford City Council and Galliford Try. We are based in Swinton within the Salford district of Greater Manchester employing approximately 330 staff in a wide range of integrated professional support services solutions.
Capabilities include a full range of property surveying and management disciplines, full design and cost control services, extensive highways and civil engineering design capability plus Town Planning, Development Control and Policy Services.
Urban Vision forms a subsidiary of Capita Limited which is one of the largest and fastest growing consultancies in the UK Property and Infrastructure markets with approximately 4000 staff in 50 plus United Kingdom locations with a turnover in excess of £200m.
In turn, the Capita Group plc is one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated professional support services solutions with a vast range of capabilities in the private and public sector with approximately 36,800 employees and 250 offices in the UK and Ireland.
What you will do :
You will also be accountable for :
Design and supervision for and on behalf of clients, all design aspects of the mechanical services (i.e. heating, hot and cold water supplies, air conditioning, ventilation, gas supplies and gas installations) in a variety of properties
To advise clients via feasibility studies of potential for schemes and estimated costs
Ensure compliance with all Quality, Building Regulations, Health & Safety and Environmental regulations and considerations
To undertake and co-ordinate building projects and maintenance within the terms of funding agreements / service specifications for Mechanical Services.
To deliver the schemes within budget and in accordance with prescribed standards and timescales.
Liaising closely with other professionals, including structural engineers, builders, architects and surveyors, and in-
house project multi disciplinary teams;
To arrange for works to be carried out and supervise them in order to ensure compliance with specifications, monitoring the contractor’s performance and undertaking such inspections as may be necessary.
To participate in meetings and working groups as requested and undertake any work necessary to implement corporate and / or directorate initiatives.
To manage own workload and to ensure commercial viability of delivery
Undertaking mechanical condition surveys of client’s property portfolios including schools, report writing along with maintaining and collating and updating survey data.
Evaluate condition surveys into long term cyclical needs assessing whole life costing’s for assets.
Support the delivery of the routine long term cyclical repairing programme and short term cyclical reactive and planned maintenance budget.
To support the delivery of key areas of compliance inspections and monitoring including asbestos, fire risk assessments, fire fighting equipment and systems, water hygiene, electrical inspections, mechanical systems including air conditioning and ventilation and lift maintenance.
Provide the highest standards of customer service for key clients.
Develop relationships with customers and provide problem solving style delivery
Your experience will include :
Be a professionally qualified associate member of CIBSE or equivalent membership of a professional institution
Ideally will be a Degree qualified Mechanical Engineer and have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
Have the ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects to deadline and budget.
Knowledge of current legislation relating to Health & Safety, CDM, Building Regulations.
Possess the ability to survey a building, identify mechanical defects, produce reports and asset management plans and provide recommendations with costings.
Possess the ability to design specify and tender and manage appropriate mechanical contracts to completion
Possess the ability to produce scale drawings using AutoCAD or similar.
Be IT literate with excellent IT skills using MS Office packages.
Possess excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
Full UK Driving licence
Knowledge of education and local authority corporate building stock.
An awareness of current education issues, implications and applications.
What’s in it for you?
At Capita, training and development aren’t optional extras : they’re how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately.
As well as a generous basic salary we also give youcompetitive annual leave, discretionary annual bonus, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including;
child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle.
All of this, in a professional but fun environment.