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Junior Mechanical Engineer

  • Location

    Tottenham, London

  • Sector:

    Design, Project Supervision & Management

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  • Salary:

    Additional Benefits

  • Contact:

    Stephen Aaron

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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1st Step Solutions have a great opportunity for a career focused Junior Mechanical Engineer to join a Mechanical and Electrical Contractor with a fantastic reputation in the UK and abroad. This is a great opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer to move into a role where you will be trained and developed into a Trainee Contract Manager with a reputable Engineering Contractor

Our client have begun winning projects all over London in the hospitals, healthcare, leisure and education sectors and they have a turnover of £45 million. London is a big part of their business plan to build more success within the business and this role is an exciting and long term role for the right Junior Mechanical Engineer with aspirations to become a Contracts Manager. They have been awared a sports project in the Tottenham area of North London

Main Duties;

Reporting to the Contracts Manager (CM), the successful Junior Mechanical Engineer will have the following duties:
To be trained in & assist with:
1. Estimating - the ability to read drawings and extract all equipment for costing.
2. Health & Safety - inductions of personnel onto site, carry out daily briefs, tool box talks, monitoring & assist writing RAMS, monitoring H&S plan
3. Procurement - monitoring stock of materials, assist site supervisor timely procurement of materials, overseeing deliveries and appropriate hire goods
4. Subcontractors - liaising with subcontractors, coordination of works, trouble-shooting
5. Programme - monitoring the progress of the programme & reporting on progress to main contractor / client
6. Quality - check sheets, inspection of quality of installation on site - ensuring they meet company standards
7. Meetings - attend/provide input for progress meetings
8. Testing - carrying out and/or signing off tests, overseeing other testing on site
9. Commissioning - overseeing commissioning by specialists, ensuring there are no delays,
10. O&M - production information for the manual & timely mark-up of 'as installed drawings', preparation of the building log book & operations guide
11. Communication with the Contracts Manager is essential - supervision of the site and update reporting directly to the CM
12. Communication - good communication / reporting with the Main Contractor
13. Escalation of issues to Contracts Manager
14. Building & maintaining good relationships with the project team from client/end user through to maintenance team
15. Conflict / Issue resolution
16. Management of all Site Personnel
17. Sharing lessons learned, flagging of recurring issues
18. Liaising with the design team & answering queries
19. Overseeing specialist installations - have/build on a brief knowledge of all electrical systems & their operation

The ideal candidate will have:
* Minimum of 5 years Site Supervision experience or alternatively a HNC in Building Studies
* Experience in Electrical/Mechanical Design an advantage
* Excellent Communication / Negotiation Skills
* Experience of working within the Engineering sector
* Ability to work extended hour / weekends, as require

If you have excellent commuting links to the Tottenham area and have been working as a Junior Mechanical Engineer with a reputable Engineering contractor or as a Trainee Contracts Manager and feel you career is stalling please get in touch for more information on 0207 760 7622 or 07976 430 771