Engineering Supervisor

Date Posted: 30/09/2021
Department: Building Services Management
Company: Canary Wharf Management Ltd
Reporting to: Building Services Manager

Job Summary:

To control and supervise the building control systems, maintenance programmes and maintenance staff for the designated building(s)/location(s).

About Canary Wharf Group

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.7 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 1,000 build-to-rent apartments.

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 10 million square feet of sustainable certified buildings. CWG also excels operationally as it purchases 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live/work/play on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.

The Company’s current £2.4bn construction activity is composed of 500k square feet of commercial properties and over 1,750 new homes for sale and rent.

Our Culture and Values

Working at Canary Wharf Group means working for a forward thinking, collaborative team. We hire staff who strive to make a difference and achieve the highest standards. Everyone is empowered to make a difference and our ethos encourages everyone to think like an owner. Our business puts our customers and people at the heart of everything, we work to meet their needs and exceed expectations.

Our mission is to empower our people, engage our communities and create sustainable places.

Our values help us achieve exceptional results:

Excellence: Commit to achieving the best with integrity

Collaboration: Make us of our vast experience and knowledge to work effectively together

Engagement: Develop our people, our communities, our stakeholders and our suitable environment and be exceptional while respecting others

Ownership: Take responsibility and pride in what we deliver. Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference.

Innovation: Embrace change and encourage innovation

Main Responsibilities

  • To supervise the activities of the building planned maintenance team and to ensure that the planned preventative maintenance tasks are carried out to the required quality standards.
  • To identify and diagnose faults and to carry out repairs, adjustments and other maintenance works as appropriate.
  • To carry out the required routine servicing, repair or adjustment of plant or machinery in accordance with the planned maintenance schedule as tasked by the Building Control Co-ordinator.
  • To adopt a flexible approach in respect of other skills or trades to ensure the most cost-effective completion of all tasks.
  • To control, monitor and update the building planned maintenance/access control systems.
  • To assist the Building Services Manager in the preparation of, and implementation of, the planned maintenance schedules for the required maintenance of all plant and equipment and to monitor accordingly.
  • To assist the Building Services Manager with the monitoring and supervision of all maintenance/engineering activities.
  • To ensure that all service areas, plant rooms, inspection cupboards etc. are maintained in pristine condition at all times.
  • To assist the Building Services Manager with the inspection and testing of the fire and life safety systems.
  • To supervise staff and ensure that the highest of standards are maintained.
  • To prepare schedules of all defects on plant, services, building structure etc. and to progress the necessary remedial action in liaison with the Building Services Manager.
  • To assist with the preparation of specifications and recommendations for works or modifications to existing services, plant and equipment as requested from time to time.
  • To be responsible for recording and scheduling, where applicable, all energy/fuel costs and consumption including temperature and humidity levels.
  • To be thoroughly familiar and comply with the Company’s “Health & Safety” policy and procedures and to assist the Building Services Manager with the requirements in such respects.
  • To ensure that all relevant parties (Tenants, Building Manager, Building Services Manager, Security etc.) are informed of any necessary close down or testing of plant, fire and life safety systems or other events which will affect the operation of the building.
  • In liaison with the Building Services Manager, to progress recommendations on service and maintenance matters in order to ensure that Tenants gain maximum benefit from the building facilities and that they experience minimum disruption.
  • To be responsibly available outside normal working hours to cover for emergency situations.
  • To organise and make easily accessible all service manuals, drawings, certificates and other documentation/records etc. relating to the building equipment and systems.
  • To ensure the accurate and timely completion of staff time/task sheets in accordance with procedures.
  • To carry out other reasonable duties as requested by the Building Services Manager and Building Manager

What We Require of You

  • The incumbent must have completed an apprenticeship in either mechanical or electrical engineering together with relevant certification.
  • Experience of electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems within a large complex is essential together with a flexible, innovative and hands-on approach.
  • The incumbent must have the ability to motivate staff, communicate at all levels and cope with stressful situations.
  • The incumbent must have an appreciation of the importance of customer service and how this is applied in the context of Canary Wharf.
  • The incumbent must have a flexible and willing approach to work, be a team player that is able to work under pressure, be capable of working on their own initiative and be self-motivated.  They must also possess excellent verbal & written communication skills,
  • The incumbent must possess good IT skills and have a good knowledge of MS Office.
  • Knowledge of the following areas is essential.  If required, training will be provided within six months of commencement of employment as Engineering Supervisor:
    • Key Manager Programme Modules
    • IOSH Managing Safely
    • C&G Water Treatment
    • Relevant Emergency Procedures
    • Insurance Impairment Procedures

To achieve our company vision, mission and values, there are core responsibilities within each job role that helps us provide a consistent, safe and effective approach, whilst improving the service that we deliver.

All staff shall:

  • Adhere to our Health, Safety, Quality and Sustainability requirements as detailed in our policies within our Integrated Management System. The latest documents including relevant procedures and forms can be found on SharePoint, with Trade Contractor and Consultant related documents on Asite.
  • Act responsibly, and take care of yourselves and others. Follow all necessary precautions, guidance and instructions when conducting, supervising or managing a task. Further details regarding Health & Safety are set out in the Health & Safety Policy, within our Employee Handbook and are available within our health and safety management system located on SharePoint.
  • Protect the environment and reduce our environmental impacts through reducing energy use and minimising waste produced onsite. Staff should adhere to the procedures in our environmental management system. Relevant documents are located on SharePoint.

What We Offer

Diversity and Inclusion: We recognise the importance of embracing diverse experience, skills and perspectives at all levels and operating in an inclusive working environment, in order for everyone to reach their full potential. We also recognise that it makes business sense, since being an inclusive employer leads to better business performance and higher levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills and are committed to fostering a culture whereby everyone can reach their full potential.

Flexible Working: As an inclusive employer, we recognise the positive impact flexible working can have on an individual, their wellbeing, engagement and productivity. Therefore, we are open to consider flexible working arrangements, both temporary or permanent.

Learning and Development: At Canary Wharf Group, our employees receive a wide range of support to help improve their skills and achieve their career goals. We offer development opportunities through classroom and e-learning training, mentoring, cross department experience and on the job learning. We heavily invest in our staff attaining accreditations to develop existing and new skills, support chartered status, sponsorships and provide further educational opportunities which are job and business related. We never stand still and continually invest in developing skills and knowledge to ensure individual and company growth.

Other Benefits: We are committed to building a safe, happy and healthy community for our employees and we offer a comprehensive range of benefits, all designed with our employees and their wellbeing in mind. From generous pension and insurance plans, to health benefits, subsidised gym membership, store discounts and family leave, our benefits package allows our employees to choose the benefits that suit them and their individual needs.

If you are interested in joining our highly professional and skilled team for our next exciting phase of development, please complete the form on this page to apply online or send your cv and covering letter to: Personnel Department, Canary Wharf Group plc, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29 October 2021.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to appoint at any point.

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