Technical Officer (Qualified Domestic Energy Assessor), Pullar House, Perth

Perth & Kinross Council

Posted

£29,676 to £32,942 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: PKC08083

Job Description

Technical Officer (Qualified Domestic Energy Assessor) PKC08083
£29,676 - £32,942 Fixed Term (for 12 months)
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD

The Housing Repairs & Improvements Service are recruiting a Technical Officer to assist with the management and monitoring of the regulatory obligations and statutory requirements of cyclical servicing and maintenance (Compliance) of many systems and items of equipment in the Council's existing housing stock, including domestic dwellings, multi-storey flats and our sheltered housing complexes.  These systems and items of equipment include the following:

Lifts
Electric Wet Heating Systems
Heat Pumps and Renewable Technologies
Solid Fuel
Water Testing
Asbestos Testing and Removals
Fire Alarms, Emergency Lighting, Fire Fighting Equipment
Lightning Conductors
EPC's
Sprinkler Installations

The servicing and maintenance of the service areas above are a key part of what the Housing Repairs & Improvements Service are responsible for delivering and tie in with Housing’s wider key strategic priorities.  

The main focus to be addressed by this post vacancy relates to the undertaking of energy performance assessments and the generation of EPC's for our Council Housing stock.  You will be required to assist in addressing the shortfall of EPC's.

The Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) aims to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland and set a first milestone for social landlords to meet for social rented homes by 31 December 2020.  The second milestone sets a target of all social rented homes to meet the EESSH2 target by 2032.  In order to determine compliance with the EESSH/EESSH2 standards EPC ratings are needed for all of our housing stock.  

Compliance with the EESSH contributes to the strategic priorities within the Perth & Kinross Offer by ensuring there is equality and fairness of energy efficiency performance across the local housing stock.  The performance of our compliance with the standard is also monitored and requires to be reported on at a national level.

You will normally be based in Pullar House and will currently be working from home; you will be a key and integral part of the Project Management and Inspections Teams within the Housing Repairs & Improvements Team.  You will be involved in the management of external contractors ensuring compliance with legislative requirements pertaining to cyclical maintenance and servicing, renewals, and refurbishment contracts and you will also be responsible for monitoring contractor's performance against pre-set KPI's.  

You will also need to have technical skills for the preparation of technical drawings, specifications and reports, CDM co-ordination, site supervision, and quality control in order to ensure that systems installed within the Council's housing stock are compliant.

You need to possess good communication and interpersonal skills along with a commitment to Customer Care as many of the duties carried out will involve consultation with tenants and owner occupiers and also liaison with other Council Services, utilities and external agencies.  You will also be expected to demonstrate a commitment to Health & Safety.

The Individual

You must have experience in repairs & maintenance and must hold a qualification as a licenced Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) in order to evidence that you can undertake Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assessments.  This qualification should either be a City & Guilds Level 3 or an ABBE qualification.  Evidence will need to be provided of ongoing CPD in accordance with the industry requirements.  

You must have an understanding of the CDM Regulations and be able to address the client responsibilities of these Regulations; you must be suitably trained to carry out the role of Principal Designer.  

You must have experience of project management and project planning techniques and be familiar with quality management and financial monitoring processes.  You must have a good knowledge of building construction and be used to working with contract documentation.  

Your role will be to assist and manage the servicing & maintenance contracts to ensure that a high standard of statutory compliance, servicing and related repairs are carried out for the Council’s Housing assets.

In order to undertake this role, you must have experience of working in Compliance aspects of Servicing and Maintenance of Housing assets, including the management of Servicing and Maintenance (Compliance) contracts that have regulative and legislative requirements for elements such as asbestos management, legionella/water testing, sprinkler installations, firefighting and emergency lighting installations amongst others.  

You should be an effective communicator and have experience of working with Microsoft IT packages including MS Project, and be proficient in the use of Excel spreadsheets.

You must hold a valid full UK Driving Licence as there will be a requirement to travel to various locations within Perth & Kinross.  

As our staff are working from home, if you would like to know more about the position, please contact Nicola Lennon, Service Manager via email - njlennon@pkc.gov.uk in the first instance or by calling 07500 128856. 

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer. 

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss. 

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post. 

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government. 

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