This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Gas Engineer to join L&Q’s Building Services team.
L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 97,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.
As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy.
In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.
Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.
*ECU Allowance is paid in accordance with requirements of the relevant policy as updated from time to time.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Gas Engineer to join L&Q’s Building Services team. You will work closely with the Gas Manager, Building Services Administrative and Compliance Teams along with the Neighbourhood team to ensure that L&Q achieve 100% receipt of valid LGSR’s (Landlord Gas Safety Records).
You will have expert knowledge of servicing, repair and replacement of gas installations.
Experience in contract management, involving the use of external contractors who are engaged to carry out the gas serving contracts. Monitoring financial budgets and ensuring that spend is monitored. You should have a good understanding of financial compliance. Monitoring progress, contract performance management, identifying issues and ensuring that time frames are adhered too.
The Gas Engineers make a real difference developing an effective, efficient and responsive management process to support L&Q’s corporate objective of achieving Operational Excellence and to our resident satisfaction and safety at home.
To be considered for this role candidates will be able to demonstrate :
· First class communication skills both written and verbal
· Experience of working with a variety of different stakeholders with good end results. liaise effectively with contractors, residents, solicitors, and our own technical and administrative staff.
· Great organisational skills
· Practical experience of managing gas and have a detailed understanding of best practice in the delivery of annual gas safety records.
· It is expected that you will complete an Association of Gas Managers (AGSM VRQ level 4) qualification during you first year after your probation period.
· You will need to be computer literate and be able input and retrieve data from computer management systems.
· Full Driving License
If you believe you have the qualities we are after and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people’s lives, then please apply without delay.
Closing date for completed applications: 31st January 2020 at 11pm
At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.
We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.
We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.
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