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Electrical Engineer

Contract type
Post number
Civic Centre
£41,881 to £43,857 per annum
37.5 per week (including 30 minutes to be used towards the shut down between Christmas and New Year)
Closing date
Interview date
To be confirmed

Harlow Council currently manages capital investment, repairs, and maintenance and compliance services for nearly 10,000 homes, 2,400 leasehold properties and a number of light industrial, shops, offices, community buildings and leisure facilities.

As part of the success we have invested over £100 million in our assets to provide better homes and more modern commercial premises for our residents and lessees. Its journey of transformation in the past few years has been remarkable.

As an Electrical Engineer you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Produce position statements and technical guidance
  • Develop and maintain planned and preventative maintenance activities
  • Carry out surveys of electrical plant, infrastructure and fixed wiring installations and systems
  • Evaluate risk assessments of electrical services
  • Design new electrical installations, including material and workmanship specifications
  • Assist the role of Project Manager in the management oversight of projects and programmes
  • Day to day oversight of the electrical installations and systems refurbishment programmes
  • Review, update and maintain real-time data for compliance monitoring of the Client’s assets

You’ll have experience of supervising and monitoring the performance of external contractors and consultants in delivering electrical testing/inspection and installation activities and a good understanding of Safety, Health and Environmental requirements.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Bob Purton, Principal Building Surveyor


Protecting the health and wellbeing of residents and staff will always be the Council’s priority. Safety measures to help stop the spread of the virus have been put in place and we have complied with the government's guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and completed a COVID-19 risk assessment for all of our buildings. Please visit our Coronavirus page on our website for more information. And our COVID secure poster lists the commitments and compliance we have made to follow the government guidance.

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Please note Harlow Council does not accept CVs.

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