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Engineering Team Leader - Plymouth City Council

Hays Building
Plymouth, Devon
Up to £42500.0 per annum + £42,500
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

Job Details

Your new company
You will be joining the local authority of Plymouth, providing a suite of integral services to over 262,000 residents across the region, as well as businesses and visitors. Plymouth City Council are one of the largest employers in Plymouth, employing over 2,500 people, ranging from social workers to building surveyors and housing officers.

"We are absolutely committed to listening to our customers and communities and providing quality public services. That means spending people's money wisely and making sure we have a well-motivated, skilled workforce as well as working with our councillors and partners in the city to ensure that the voice of the city is heard at a regional and national level." - Tracey Lee, Chief Executive

Your new role
As an Engineering Team Leader, you will play a critical role in the delivery of both planned and reactive works across a diverse portfolio of public and operational buildings in Plymouth. You will directly manage the council's engineering service and subsequent team, comprising technical staff with a range of expertise and experience. In addition, you will hold the competent person function for the council, for M&E related health & safety management.

  • Day to day line management of the engineering team to ensure the team meets service targets, in particular with respect to health and safety and statutory compliance.
  • Supervise the delivery of surveys for condition on M&E plant and equipment.
  • Ensure that maintenance is carried out to new installations which have been designed to deliver energy and carbon saving.
  • Support with the development of annual planned maintenance and carbon management programmes by evaluating condition and performance data.

What you'll need to succeed
To succeed in this position, you will need to have a good understanding and grounding within mechanical engineering within a building services, facilities, or property maintenance environment. In order to demonstrate your capability in this area, you will need to hold at least a HNC or degree level qualification in a relevant engineering discipline. In addition, it would be beneficial if you were working towards, or held a membership of CIBSE, IMECH or IEEE.

What you'll get in return

In return, you will receive a starting salary of £42,500 alongside a wide range of market-leading employment benefits. Whilst being present on site is important, this role will allow you to work flexibly, taking advantage of hybrid working arrangements where suitable and a formal flexi-hours scheme. You'll be able to access the LGPS contributory pension scheme (, and enjoy an annual leave entitlement of 26 days + bank holidays.

What you need to do now
Are you looking for a career opportunity that will allow you to use your mechanical experience to make a tangible and visible difference in Plymouth, if so, then apply today to be considered!

We are shortlisting for this role immediately, and Plymouth City Council reserve the right to accelerate the interview process, therefore don't delay if you might be interested in finding out more.

If you would like to discuss this role informally prior to making an application please call Tom Yeo - 07864247548.

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