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Senior Heating Engineer
  • Employer: Richmond upon Thames & Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Reference: randw/TP/621/1533
  • Published: Fri 10/01/2020, 12:44 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/01/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £48,692 per annum (plus an excellent local government pension scheme and opportunities to gain further professional qualifications) - in the event of emergencies be prepared too work outside of normal hours
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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Senior Heating Engineer

Job Description


We are looking for a Senior Heating Engineer who will work as part of one of the small professional teams. The post holder is primarily responsible for the provision of safe and reliable heating service to borough's residents. Duties include liaison with & monitoring of contractors to ensure their prompt attendance to breakdowns, effective repair works completed according to an agreed programme, maintenance visits and statutory inspections are conducted as specified. Confidence in using computer systems including MS Office software are essential, as is the ability to deal sensitively with residents and their representatives with the highest standard of customer care.

Reporting to the Heating Manager you will help manage a team of heating engineers installing, maintaining and repairing heating services to the Council’s housing stock, from individual property boilers to complex communal heating systems. With experience of project control and contract management you will be able to brief consultants, supervise contractors, carry out surveys and assist in the resolution of design problems.

You will have a qualification in heating, current A.C.S. Gas qualifications in domestic gas safety and domestic appliances (boilers, gas fires, water heaters and cookers) Testing and substantial knowledge of heating services within housing properties and estates.

For an informal discussion, please contact Peter Hedges, Heating Manager on            0208 871 7040 or Frank Egan, Business Transformation and Support Services Manager on  0208 871 6798 or email

How to apply?

If this sounds like the right challenge for you, please apply online attaching your CV and a covering letter telling us how you meet the job requirements and person specification outlined in the job profile. In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include flexible working and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 26th January 2020

Shortlisting Date: 27th January 2020

Interview Date: W/C 3rd February 2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.