Electrical Inspector

18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
My Client, a prestigious South West London Local Authority seeks a Electrical Inspector for a contract till October 2017.

Essential knowledge:

Significant experience of undertaking technical inspections and managing electrical installation works/contracts within a social housing environment.
Detailed knowledge of electrical installation and testing.
Experience of inspecting electrical installations within a social housing organisation.
Ability to respond to emergencies by giving clear directions to electrical contractors and colleagues.
Detailed knowledge of health and safety legislation in relation to electrical statutory legislation contractors.
Ability to prepare risk assessments
Experience of monitoring contractors performance, meeting KPIs and standards. Good communication skills both verbally and in writing with Ability to write effective letters, specifications of works and reports.
Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical staff in a clear and jargon free manner.
Ability to use IT packages and repair databases.
Ability to work outside normal hours where necessary to deal with emergencies.
Ability to attend meetings out of normal working hours.

The role will involve the following:

Provide professional and technical advice to colleagues and contractors and report on all matters within the functionality of the service.

Undertake quality assurance inspections of works carried out on electrical installation and repairs to ensure compliance with regulations and professional codes of practice.

Report any obsolete, not to standard or potentially dangerous installations.

Have regard to statutory requirements, Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations, Council Standing Orders and Financial Regulations in the context of projects managed.

Carry out site visits to investigate, diagnose faults and specify repairs on electrical installations.

Ensure that the team's gas records of inspections, quality assurance compliance inspections of new appliance installations and audit checks of appliances serviced by contractors are kept updated on relevant database.

Use specialist tools and test equipment, ensuring that it is maintained in a good condition and calibrated in accordance with manufacturer's regulations.

Maintain and update relevant Quality Assurance systems/procedures/processes.

Ensure own qualifications are kept up to date including knowledge of legislation and best practice relating to the functionality of this post and ensure that it is translated into action.

Contribute to the development of policy, practice, procedures and service planning for Asset Management and Property Services and participate in projects, working groups, service developments, audits and reviews as directed.

Build and maintain effective and productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Monitor and report on contractor's performance to ensure that services meet performance, contractual compliance, quality and budgetary targets. Take corrective action if they fall out of target.

Authorise and process requests for cost variations and invoices and ensure that all orders and invoices are processed in line with the Council's Standing Orders and Financial Regulations so that all expenditure is committed, tracked and monitored against target, actual and forecasted budgets.

Provide information as required to colleagues to support budgetary and performance monitoring, Health and Safety reporting, statutory and regulatory returns, audits and self- assessments.

Attend meetings with tenants and leaseholders to undertake pre-project consultation to ensure the needs, priorities and aspirations of residents are understood and involve customers in monitoring services so that customer feedback drives continuous service improvement.

Prioritise and deal with all customer complaints and members enquiries in accordance with the Council's timescales and standards and aim to resolve them to the customer's satisfaction.

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy