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Mechanical Engineer
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-232
  • Published: Mon 05/07/2021, 8:33 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/08/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £45,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Mulberry Place, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London

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Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

The opportunity has arisen to join a busy Technical Services Team ISO9001 accredited, the Hard FM part of the in-house Facilities Management services this is a full time role within the Mechanical engineering team lead by the Senior Mechanical engineer.

The TST team deliver a wide range of statutory compliance programs and capital improvement projects for the councils corporate and education property portfolio (Non-housing). The Technical Services Team is the construction arm of Facilities Management and was short listed for the New London Awards in 2019 for its extensive remodelling/ refurbishment of an Edwardian Period Library in Bethnal Green.

TST consists of specialist mechanical engineers, building surveyors and electrical engineers with senior engineers and surveyors as the relevant team leaders

Tower Hamlets is a great place to build a career with a strong commitment to invest in staff and support with their development and growth.

The role offers a competitive salary, generous annual leave and the local government pension scheme. It is based in air-conditioned offices near to East India Dock DLR with a relocation in 2022 to the brand-new Civic Centre in Whitechapel at the Old Royal London Hospital location.

The Mechanical Engineer post holder will organise, manage and oversee the delivery of a high quality, cost effective mechanical engineering service in accordance with the needs of various client groups requiring a broad based knowledge of all aspects of Mechanical works from Gas Fired boiler systems, Large Ventilation plant, Legionella control, lifts through to refrigeration and Air conditioning.

The role is to organise and manage the Mechanical works allocated to ensure delivery of these aspects of the team’s overall objectives. To provide an exemplary professional service to ensure that properties are effectively and efficiently maintained, repaired, adapted, improved or replaced, in accordance with client requirements, good practice, legislative and statutory requirements and to achieve agreed performance targets.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for managing and leading on all allotted Mechanical aspects under direction from the Senior Mechanical Engineer regarding the planning, review and delivery of these Mechanical engineering works to fully meet the requirements of the Council’s corporate repairs, Statutory maintenance and development, revenue and capital programmes.

As an acknowledged Mechanical engineering expert across the broad portfolio of works including but not limited to Mechanical refurbishment projects of large multi floor office blocks, through to the technical expert to guide Mechanical contractors operatives in the correct processes to maintain the councils broad range of equipment in its portfolio of Non-housing buildings ensuring reactive repairs are correctly specified and delivered. The development of designs from conception for Boiler room plant, Air Source heat pump heating system, Air Handling units/ cooling ventilation systems through specification and formal tender process to managing project delivery within agreed time and cost constraints.

The role includes providing technical advice on various works and projects required to maintain, improve and/or develop corporate property. Design, specification and management of Mechanical projects and statutory compliance programs for the full range of Mechanical aspects


Degree or HND in Mechanical engineering, extensive experience in direct management of Mechanical contractors/ qualified Mechanical operatives delivering works to commercial property portfolio or significant experience as a qualified engineer working directly on commercial plant and equipment in the following disciplines Gas Boilers, Large Ventilation plant, Air conditioning.

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website