Estates and Maintenance Manager

We are recruiting a Hard Services Estates Manager for a niche Higher Education institution based in central London. This organisation is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for the renewal and revitalisation of the school which commits to both student responsiveness and research intensity.  Within this Technical Services Maintenance Managers position you will be reporting to the deputy head of estates and working closely with the wider Estates and Facilities division to deliver exceptional hard services and projects within the University setting. This is a static role for a qualified M&E engineer who has been promoted through to management and has significant hard services management experience within a similar organisation. This is a client-side role and represents a great opportunity to join a well established estates team in the heart of academic London. 

In addition to a salary of c£58,000 you will receive:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days
  • A generous employer pension contribution
  • Several loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions
  • Childcare voucher scheme and financial support for childcare.

About the role

The purpose of this Estates Hard Services Management role is to deliver statutory compliance, contract management, planned maintenance, reactive repair, and minor works projects whilst ensuring the health and safety of the environment for the students, staff and visitors. 

This Hard Services Operations Manager role will include:

  • Managing a team of 8 directly employed engineers to deliver both reactive and planned maintenance on the University campus 
  • Accountability for statutory compliance and health and safety
  • Responsibility for minor works projects 
  • Managing systems and services in order to provide value for money, high quality provision and cost-effective management for your area of responsibility.
  • Being the catalyst in improving service delivery standards for your team and services.
  • Managing budgets and forecasts.
  • Implementing the wider Estates strategy alongside the Estates and FM team 

This is a varied M&E Estates Management role for a qualified Technical Services Manager with a solid background of managing multi discipline M&E teams, either client side or for a service provider. 

For this Technical Services Manager role we are looking for: 

  • Qualified electrical and/ or Mechanical Engineer (Electrical is preferable)
  • Experience budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience of managing a multi skilled maintenance division
  • Experience using a CAFM system.
  • IOSH/NEBOSH Health and safety
  • Understanding of site compliance.
  • Fully understand the complexity of listed buildings.
  • Experience of effectively communicating both verbally and in writing, to a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, maintaining an efficient and professional manner.
  • Organisation and establish work priorities and allocate accordingly.
  • Strong ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Computer literate and experienced with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

Please apply now for this permanent role!

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