Compliance inspector gas and water

Job Details

Southwark Council are looking for an Compliance inspector gas and water to ensure the services remain suitable for use for the purpose they were intended and that any work necessary or instructed is carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible with due regard to the policies and procedures of the Council.


  1. Use technical expertise to inspect, specify and analyse repairs required to a wide range of defects, both domestic and commercial/industrial (including major defects).  Aiming to carry out cost-effective repairs with the minimum disruption to service delivery.  To include the production and presentation of detailed technical specifications and reports on the Council’s computer systems.
  2. Monitor and check repairs and maintenance work to ensure that they are complete to the required standard within agreed timescales and to the satisfaction of the residents and relevant Housing Services staff.
  3. Maintain control of costs by specifying accurately and completely all the work necessary for the rectification of a defect. Agree any necessary unforeseen extras as promptly as possible.
  4. Manage and monitor installation, service and maintenance contracts to ensure compliance with the Council’s requirements.
  5. Technical support in disrepair and legal cases, ensuring that repairs are carried out on time and in line with agreed standards.
  6. To compile technical reports and all other relevant documentation for presentation at court. To represent the Council at court in relation to technical engineering issues.
  7. Manage contractor performance on a daily basis, ensuring adherence to set targets and improved repair, installation, service and maintenance service
  8. Embrace the Council’s commitment to modern ways of working, including the use and continued development of mobile hand held technology.
  9. Ensure contractor compliance with Health and Safety legislation and protocols on all sites where engineering works are being undertaken.
  10. Ensure compliance with Council and statutory responsibilities on repair legislation and contract management.
  11. Assist the Gas and water Compliance manager in managing the Quality assurance and mechanical services contract
  12. To comply with the departmental and Business Unit’s aims and objectives delivering high value services to tenants and leaseholders.
  13. To ensure that the Council meets its statutory obligations in respect to mechanical installations, gas and water hygiene.
  14. All duties are implemented in accordance with the Council’s commitment to Managing Diversity.
  15. Responsible to the Compliance manager Gas and water, but works without supervision whilst on site.
  16. Will be required to supervise/instruct contractors on site. Assists administration staff in raising orders of a more involved or technical nature.
  17. Financial Responsibilities: Manage contracts and repairs with an average budget of £5m pa.
  18. Decisions will have a direct impact to service delivery to approximately 45,000 tenanted dwellings, which will be related to the level of risk to life and limb plus the preservation to plant/equipment and building fabric on a Borough wide scale.

Payrate: £32.29 umbrella