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Principal Lift Engineer

Job Title: Principal Lift Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Islington
Salary: £380 - 389 per day
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Contact Name: Jordan Mascall
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Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Lift Engineer

Location: Islington, London

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am till 5:30pm

Rate: £389per day via umbrella.

Duration: 3 months contract – (potential for extensions if all goes well).


The Principal Lift Engineer primary function is to ensure all lifts serving the councils housing accommodation are adequately maintained by developing and following a rolling cyclical capital works programme including the replacement of lift cars / lift equipment when life expired/beyond economic repair. The Principal Lift Engineer will establish and maintain clear communication with all stakeholders and assist in the development of the forward program, policies and strategies.


Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers or equivalent with a minimum of 6 years post qualification experience designing and maintaining lifts OR An NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in building services or suitably related subject with a minimum of 6 years post qualification experience designing and maintaining lifts.

Key responsibilities

Work in conjunction with the Group Leader / senior manager to identify, develop and enhance the asset management data base relating to lifts and to prepare annual packages of work to ensure all lifts are maintained in good working order.

Develop appropriate design briefs, feasibility reports, specifications and tender documentation to facilitate the procurement of new packages of work.

Work closely with the procurement team to procure and appoint contractors in the most efficient manner.

Take overall responsibility for all pre-contract technical surveys, tender design work and ongoing relevant maintenance requirements which may include  liaising with other Council departments, repairs team,  end users and other stakeholders.

Ensure that adequate monitoring is provided to oversee and coordinate the work of consultants, where appropriate.

Prepare reports for senior management team, committees, area forums, working parties, client organisations, tenant associations, and external agencies. Attend meetings as necessary to present reports.

Ensure excellent communication, consultation is maintained with all stakeholders through preparing briefings, correspondence, attendance at meetings etc.

Ensure the highest standard of design, budget control and contract management is maintained on all projects carried out by the team, paying particular attention to Health and Safety, Accessibility, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Maintenance.


Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4RS is an equal opportunities employer.

If interested, please submit an updated CV for consideration