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Ref no:
PKC07766
Published:
10/9/2021
Closes:
10/10/2021
Location:
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Salary:
£8,765 - £15,962 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

Job Description

Professional Trainee, 3 Posts (Fixed Term for 4 Years) - PKC07766
£8,765 - £15,692
Energy and Engineering Team, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the posts of Professional Trainee within Perth & Kinross Council. The posts will form part of the Energy and Engineering Team within Property Services which is responsible for the provision of a wide range of building related services to public buildings within Perth and Kinross.  The posts are entry level, mainly office based  and  will allow individuals to gain knowledge and experience through work-based learning combined with Academic qualifications in an Engineering related discipline. The successful candidates will be enrolled on a Suitable NC, HN or Degree Course dependant on qualifications and experience on entry.

The roles are varied and following a suitable period of training and development the individuals will be involved in assisting with designs, project management, energy management and monitoring for new build or refurbishment projects within existing properties such as schools, libraries, leisure centres, Council houses and all other public buildings. There are three specific roles, one covering each of the Engineering disciplines of Electrical, Mechanical and Energy.

Some of the specific projects the individuals will be involved in will include new heating, water services and ventilation systems. Processing and verifying energy invoices and Improving Energy and Building Management Systems for increased reduction in energy consumption. New electrical systems including, distribution systems, small power installations, fire alarm, intruder alarms, LED lighting and associated controls.

An additional part of the role will be the requirement to meet the Council’s future energy savings targets and assist in the incorporation of new and low carbon technologies such as heat pumps or photovoltaics into designs and proposals to provide a cost-effective energy efficient solution.

To aid in this process the successful candidates will have the opportunity to use computer aided design packages such as IES, AutoCAD, REVIT MEP, Energy Management and Building Management software.

The Individual

We are looking for individuals who have a keen interest in the areas of Energy, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and are looking for a career within the industry.

It is anticipated that the individuals should be self-motivated and confident with excellent communication skills to establish good working relationships.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance.  The successful candidate will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Previous applicants need not apply.

For further information on these posts, please contact Grant Key - Team Leader Energy and Engineering at GSKey@pkc.gov.uk

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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