Senior Technical Officer x 2

  • Position: Senior Technical Officer
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £46,728 - £50,556
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Grade: EVH Grade 8
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 31 July 2024, 12:00

Glasgow West Housing Association Ltd is a voluntary, not for profit organisation and a registered charity. With history dating back to 1978, we have a vision of shaping thriving communities. With over 1500 rented properties: Homes are our purpose, service and sustainability is our priority.

Following a recent restructure of our Services and Technical Departments, we have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Technical Officer. We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who can demonstrate their commitment to delivering high quality projects to an excellent standard.

Located in the heart of Glasgow’s West End, you will be a key member of Technical Team, supporting our ambitious procurement and investment plans across Net-Zero initiatives, component replacement, Major Repairs, and Cyclical Maintenance projects with a view to ensuring Scottish Housing Quality Standards compliance, enhancing the quality of our homes, ensuring resident satisfaction; and improving our neighbourhoods.

The ideal candidate will have experience delivering a range of planned and ad-hoc major work, common repairs and investment initiatives, with sound working knowledge of preparing procurement business cases, work specifications and tenders. A relevant professional or vocational qualification (HND/SCQF level 8 or above) would be desirable.

If you have experience in project management, architecture, or quantity surveying and would like to discuss your next career move, please contact us for an informal discussion about the role or send your CV and covering letter directly to recruitment@glasgowwestha.co.uk

A summary of key tasks include:

  1. Preparing procurement business cases in compliance with procurement strategy, ensuring timely preparation of work specifications and tenders, and contributing to tender evaluations, to meet project planning and governance objectives.
  2. Development of relevant consultant appointment service level agreements, appointment documentation and rolling performance monitoring / management.
  3. Delivering a range of planned / ad-hoc major works / common repair, Net-Zero, and investment initiatives including cyclical, SHQS & EESSH compliance projects, and component replacement as directed.
  4. Property inspections / reporting to assess compliance with SHQS / EESSH[1], to inform investment strategy.
  5. Pre and Post Contract administration in line with GWHA procurement strategy (including but not limited to preparing / contributing to tender documentation, tender evaluation, issuing instructions, ensuring contractor compliance).
  6. Assessing and addressing contractor performance in respect of quality and performance across all functions.

In return, GWHA offer generous EVH Terms and Conditions including:

  • 25 days annual leave and 15 public holidays
  • Flexible working practices including flexi time, home working, enhanced occupational maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Ongoing professional development & training opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Specific GWHA benefits including; annual service commitment award, long service award and additional festive leave
  • Death in Service Benefit

Post subject to satisfactory Disclosure Check.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please send a covering letter and CV to recruitment@glasgowwestha.co.uk

For an informal discussion, please email recruitment@glasgowwestha.co.uk in the first instance to arrange a call.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Wednesday 31 July 2024.

We reserve the right to close this job at any time, therefore early application is recommended to ensure you do not miss this fantastic opportunity.

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Registered as a Scottish Charity NO. SCO01667.

[1]  Scottish Housing Quality Standard / Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing