Lead Installer Job No: RF/LI
Salary: £30,000.00 - £35,000.00 Location: Dartford Contract Type: Permanent
Posted: 03/10/2019

An exciting new vacancy has become available for a Lead Installer to join a successful client based in North Kent.

You will achieve a high standard for all health and safety activities on-site and ensure Installation, commissioning and on-site programming activities are completed on time, within budget and to the clients overall satisfaction.


  • Ensure the Client and Project Manager are kept fully informed about progress, status, risks and issues on-site
  • Assist in the Installation of AV projects to completion
  • Manage BIW (electronic collaboration tools), project plans, log sheets and status reports
  • Look for ways of improving operations and pre-empt overruns with pro-activity and strict adherence to costs
  • Liaise with Project Engineers and Project Manager on Project technical aspects and coordinate and liaise with the client, main contractor and other trades as necessary
  • Provide a flexible approach to project changes on site, clearly escalating changes and variations to the Project Manager to ensure changes are properly evaluated and funded
  • Provide updates to the Installation and Project Manager on site status and concerns
  • To monitor and track Installation and Commissioning progress and to report status to the Project Manager
  • Assist the Project Manager in managing change and variation in the project
  • Provide feedback to Projects Managers & Engineers throughout the project period
  • To ensure a proactive approach to ensuring all materials and consumables are prepared and available to the team in advance of the demand
  • To lead Health and Safety by example and all relevant legislations whilst being responsible for Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Toolbox talks on site.
  • Perform site surveys to help prepare quotations for future work/manage risk on upcoming work.

Person Specification:

  • Strong ability to work alone and on own initiative, but also to lead teams within a construction site environment
  • Ability to lead all on site activities on time, on spec, and to keep to the budgeted number of hours for each job
  • Be organised, flexible and able to approach different types of tasks during the working day
  • Excellent communication skills, making use of key tools such as Microsoft Project, MS Excel, Outlook and Word
  • To have a thorough understanding of 1st and 2nd fix AV installations, commissioning, programming to final handover
  • Ability to work from instructions from Project Engineers and Project Managers, but also to think laterally and provide engineering solutions and make critical decisions on site
  • To be able to work from schematics, terminating sheets, site plans and projector drawings
  • Have strong mechanical skills and the ability to lead best practice by example
  • The ideal applicant will be flexible and able to adapt to various situations put to them
  • To be a able to prioritise and work well under pressure
  • Clean, Full UK driving license
  • The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience of production and wiring methods and carried out previous installation supervisory work in the AV or M&E industry
  • The ideal candidate will have a background in Construction Contracting, AV, electrical or electronic industries
  • IOSH, NEBOSH, CITB certified
  • To be proactive with strong leadership skills
  • Computer skills, MS Project, Excel, Word, Microsoft office and BIW (or other similar electronic collaboration tools )
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK and be prepared to travel and work away from home as necessary
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