Electrician

  • Location
    Teddington, Greater London
  • Salary
    18.78 £ - 19 £ / Hour
  • Category
    Supply and trading jobs
  • Contract Type
    Contractor
  • Shift Type
    Afternoon
  • External Reference
    265782-A

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible to the Senior Electrical Engineer for the management and supervision of electrical installations, electrical services including Boroughwide electrical maintenance contracts and project work undertaken by the post holder. This includes fire alarms, automatic opening ventilation, CCTV, emergency lighting, lightning protection systems, integrated reception systems, digital video recorder (sheltered housing schemes), door entry systems, Sky updates, stand alone aerial systems and on Community Fibre. Act in an advisory capacity to colleagues on common technical electrical issues affecting housing properties.

Carries out annual maintenance site inspections, pre and post inspections as required on all electrical installations.

Responsible for carrying out test and inspection in all electrical systems. On fire alarm and automatic opening ventilation systems.

Ensure compliance with Council's procurement policies when commissioning works, quotations and tenders.
Supervising and visiting electrical works on a regular basis and ensuring that the contractor complies with the detailed specifications and requirements prescribed for all aspects of the work. Attend monthly minuted meetings with the consultant and contractors to discuss any issues that have arisen ensure that the contract is on target and compliant. Ensure that agreed work programmes are adhered to and evaluate any request from contractors for an extension to this programme.

Processes contractor invoices, post inspect works, review documentation, check scheduled repairs and works are carried out to acceptable standards and complies with regulations.

Liaise with residents, tenant management organisations and area teams regarding electrical matters and where necessary attend meetings with them. Update area teams and residents when carrying out any works.

Carry out electrical surveys to provide recommendations for future and upgrade works by giving a breakdown list of works with estimated prices. Assist in production of specifications and the valuation of tenders.

Assist when required in the training of less experienced staff in the work and procedures of the section including assisting with new starters induction meetings and site visits.

Take responsibility for inspecting and providing condition reports for properties subject to mutual exchange.


Provides information on the property repair history for submission to the Council's Insurance Section.

Assist the Senior Electrical Engineer and Electrical Manager in the Preparation of budget estimates and schedules of priorities for electrical renewal or refurbishment for inclusion in expenditure forecasts and to assist future work load planning.

To contribute to the continuous improvement of the Borough's of Wandsworth and Richmond services.

To comply with relevant Codes of Practice, including the Code of Conduct, and policies concerning data protection and health and safety.

Additional Information

Manages electrical projects with values up to £600k and service and maintenance contracts of varying values.

Must maintain contact with electrical industry bodies and statutory authorities over ever changing requirements on safety and good practice relevant to public sector housing electrical requirements.

Attends evening meetings as necessary and will participate in the Council' stand-by arrangements to ensure continuity of service out of normal working hours and in emergencies.




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