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Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

One Coventry

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

R&M is a service area within Coventry City Council which provides repair and maintenance services to Coventry City’s operational, commercial and school portfolio.  We have a dedicated team with over 30 years’ experience of completing emergency and responsive repairs, planned preventative maintenance schedules and property improvements and refurbishments. 

The R&M team is multi-disciplined providing building works, refurbishments, general maintenance, gas servicing, maintenance and installations, electrical works and a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year emergency call out service across all trades.

The service area aims to:

  • Ensure that the all statutory compliance with industry standards, British standards and relevant Approved Codes of Practice are achieved.
  • Repairs are carried out swiftly and to a high standard
  • Projects are delivered on time and on budget

We are seeking positive, experienced, enthusiastic, talented and driven professionals who care about the development of our great city to join our busy, top performing, forward thinking Regulation services.

What is the job role?

Are you commercially minded, empowered and motivated to contribute and support the smooth running of planned and reactive tasks?

This is an exciting time for you to join our team as a Maintenance Engineer (Electrical). In this role you will be expected to provide a site based, practical solution to a variety of building services related customer needs including, planned maintenance, reactive repairs, and minor works. You will work under the direction of the Facilities Manager to ensure that all tasks are completed on time and to budget to a high standard.

The main duties and responsibilities of this role include:

  • Responsible for carrying out all work in compliance with industry standards, British standards and applying all relevant Approved Codes of Practice.
  • Carry out a variety of planned work and reactive repairs effectively and efficiently within target timescales given.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all work issued is completed by due date and reporting full details of exceptions including liaison with customers.
  • Compile competitive and accurate quotations / estimates in an expedient manner upon request for both new projects and remedial works.

Who are we looking for?

Whilst working as a Maintenance Engineer (Electrical), your duties will include but will not be limited to -

  • Planned and reactive maintenance
  • Installing and maintaining Commercial Electrical Lighting systems
  • Installing new EV Charging points
  • Installing and maintaining Fire Alarm systems
  • Installing and maintaining commercial appliances like electric cookers
  • Installation and alternations of electrical fixtures & fittings
  • Undertake Electrical Inspections
  • Electrical Health & Safety and Compliance.
  • Work can also be in a variety of industries including schools, residential and commercial.
  • Recognised qualification as an electrician. 
  • 3 - 5 years' experience gained working within facilities / repairs environment.
  • Using computer systems.

The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate in English as well as comprehend written instructions. Previous work experience in a reactive repair environment would be beneficial. A driving licence is essential. Additionally, you must have the right to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship.

Please ensure you have the relevant experience of working as a Maintenance Engineer (Electrical) / Electrician prior to applying. Desirable qualifications and experience include -

  • Approved Electrical City and Guilds/CITB/NVQ qualification or equivalent.
  • Experience in working as an Electrician / Mechanical Engineer (Electrical).
  • Knowledge and skills to carry out electrical repairs and installations. 
  • Driving licence
  • Call out experience.

When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, please include the following information in your application: 

  • What areas of expertise do you have?
  • What personal qualities relevant to the role can you offer
  • What specialist or transferable skills can you offer

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date: 23rd April 2024

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

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