Estates Development Officer (Electrical) - Public Sector

Job Description

Estates Development Officer (Electrical) - Public Sector

VANRATH are assisting our client, a large Public Sector Organisation, in their search for a Estates Development Officer (Electrical) for 12 months initially with the possibility of extension. You will predominantly be based in their Newry site.

The post holder will be responsible to provide Estate Services support including the preparation and management of works projects, works carried out under Term Service Short Contracts, provision of expert advice and the maintenance of the Estates Information Systems.

The successful candidate will be expected to fulfil a requirement to:

  • As and when required input into all aspects of the Term Service Short Contracts - including, procurement, management of contractors, liaison between service users and contractors, development, implementation and maintenance of all procedures, ensuring value for money, management of the minor works list, prioritisation of works, etc.
  • Provide specialist interpretation of user requirements to formulate capital project brief and act as lead in the briefing of external professional consultants engaged on major and minor works projects
  • Preparation of NEC4 & bespoke contract documentation. Examination and vetting of contract documentation prepared by external consultants. Provide advice to external consultants preparing contract documentation
  • Development and critical analysis of design team design options, to gain an optimum design within the constraints of conflicting user expectations, versus statutory, health and safety, and other guidance documents including. HBN, HTM, BS etc. Explanation of the constraints to the senior managers and users, to achieve acceptance and consent.


  • Degree in a relevant Electrical Engineering Services related subject plus 3 years experience working at middle management level


  • Higher National Certificate/ Diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant Electrical Engineering related subject plus 5 years experience working at middle management level

  • Experience in the preparation of contract documentation specifications, design information, procurement/ tendering and contract management
  • Experience in identifying service user requirements, developing/formulating briefs, instructing and managing design teams
  • Experience in the preparation of estimates for small works projects
  • Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment.

c£43,700 per annum, plus discount benefits.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Public Sector job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Chris Haddock in the strictest confidence.

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