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Building Services Engineer Electrical
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/3035/24757
  • Published: Thu 16/06/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 22/03/2023, 15:01 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £33486 to £36371
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hove

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Building Services Engineer Electrical

Job introduction

Building Services Engineer (Electrical Design)

Grade M11 £33,486 to £36,371

Hove Town Hall, Hove. 37 Hours per week with flexible hybrid working

No two days are the same in Brighton & Hove City Council’s Building Surveying Team! If you like genuine diversity in your Electrical Building Services Engineering work and are looking to learn new skills, then we have a fantastic opportunity for you following the promotion of the previous job holder.

This council has set the City an ambitious carbon neutral target by 2030 and this is your chance for you to contribute to that in a positive, meaningful way.

From undertaking Electrical design and specification work, finding solutions to rectifying defects, organising stand-alone electrical work, programmes for renewables such as carbon-reduction Solar PV, energy efficiency works such as LED lighting replacement, Electric Vehicle Charging and supporting the Building Surveyors as part of a design team approach to refurbishment projects. We deal with schools, social care premises, non-housing buildings, listed historic buildings, etc.

About the role

We need team players who are strong on Health and Safety, confident on AutoCAD, have monitoring contractor electrical design and performance on site skills, a flexible approach, good communication skills with the ability to work under pressure in our trusted, busy team of professionals.

You will ideally already be qualified, or working towards qualification, as an Electrical Building Services Engineer of the IET, CIBSE or similar approved with relevant experience. You will be well supported by the team as you grow your career. We welcome applications from Graduates with some experience in electrical design, will help you with work time to study and provide a programme of in-house training and CPDs to help you grow and succeed. As an incentive, when you qualify, we will even pay your annual subs.

You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of Client teams across the City who will value and respect your input. We remain sustainably independent as we generate fees through the works we manage. Always busy, we continue to secure further programmes of work and need to fill this post with the right person.

A message to you from one of the team ‘Having worked for BHCC for a few years now, there is one thing that has struck me – the variety of work. From the Brighton Centre to schools, the seafront and historic clocktowers, I have carried out repairs, maintained and restored such a varying degree of construction types. No project ever feels daunting as there is a wealth of experience in our team, that I know I can rely upon for support and advice whenever needed.’

In return you will enjoy a package of benefits that includes;

  • a healthy work life balance with flexible working hours
  • a laptop and iPhone for the days you work from home
  • an attractive pension scheme
  • generous annual leave from 23 days plus bank holidays plus 2 extra statutory plus 2 concessionary days per annum and flexi-days if you accrue additional hours
  • 24/7 access to free advice and support via the employee assistance programme
  • lifestyle benefits such as season ticket loans, travel and leisure discounts
  • tax-free benefits including the cycle to work scheme

Based at Hove Town Hall there will be opportunity for hybrid working to help ensure a real work life balance.

If you would like to find out more please e-mail the best number to call you back on to the Building Surveying & Maintenance Manager  or Senior Building Surveyor or Senior Building Services Engineer  

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to  work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance.  Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (