Building Services Manager

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  • Job Reference: PR/000264
  • Job Title: Building Services Manager
  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to £50,000 per annum including London weighting
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 4 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Our client, a renowned education establishment, is seeking an experienced Building Services Engineer to provide a range of mechanical and electrical engineering support and advice to the Estates’ maintenance, development and project teams.

This role will develop and deliver M&E engineering services through a range of service providers. You will act as focal point on maintenance issues for Schools/departments across our clients’ portfolio as required.

You will lead the preparation, prioritisation, co-ordination and delivery of assigned projects and programmes, including:- Planned works, Long Term Maintenance, one-off projects and business improvement work-streams and respond as necessary to identify and manage the resolution of reported breakdowns, faults and problems.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prioritise, coordinate and deliver projects/tasks; liaise closely with other Professional & Technical staff within Estates to ensure coordinated, effective, customer focused solutions and delivery.
  • Provide relevant specialist advice and support to colleagues and customers to meet the overall mission of our client.
  • Procure, commission and manage a range of services using internal and external providers/ service contracts as appropriate.
  • Draft minor project briefs and documentation, specifications and service standards; manage tender process, service delivery and the performance of service providers, including contractors and DLO as appropriate.
  • Carry out pre-handover testing, inspecting and commissioning.
  • Assist in the procurement of equipment and services, drafting briefs/instructions, defining requirements, attending demonstrations etc.
  • Manage/undertake inspections, surveys, risk assessments, feasibility studies and diagnostic fault finding and initiate appropriate actions; establish the most practical and effective resolution of problems.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge to carry out professional services activities e.g. Dilapidation assessments, insurance assessment and claims, third party wall, DDA, Building Regulations, historic buildings etc.
  • Manage maintenance projects ensuring compliance with specifications, cost estimates and
  • Prepare regular management/performance information to Team Leader and E,M&I Senior Management Team as required.
  • Manage delegated budgets for assigned programmes and service provisions.
  • Liaise frequently with other Estates Project Managers to ensure that maintenance needs arising from new construction and major refurbishment are recognised, recorded and planned for.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely compilation and maintenance of essential records and data; maintain relevant records, inputting data to systems as required; assist in the compilation of detailed asset registers.
  • Contribute positively to EM&I’s collective approach to managing the effective procurement and performance of service providers, including service standards, costs, health & safety.
  • Drive Contactor management (Financial, Quality, Site management/safety, and Performance) taking ownership as client representative on project works, service delivery within role.


Key Skills Required:

  • Previous experience of working in laboratories is highly desirable.
  • Relevant professional qualification and experience.
  • Evidence of ongoing self- development/training.
  • Extensive practical experience and relevant technical knowledge including the management of maintenance operations using contractors and directly employed staff
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of maintenance operations in a large multi- site organisation
  • Project management, contract procurement and service management in changing environment
  • Maintain professional status through relevant CPD.
  • Surveys, inspections and fault finding are carried out throughout buildings
  • including in plant rooms, service ducts/shafts, roofs, laboratories etc where
  • access may be awkward and where conditions may be hot and noisy; an awareness of hazardous situations is essential, for example, fragile roofs, asbestos, exposed machinery, steam plant, live electrical equipment etc.
  • Managing maintenance work requires compliance with site health and safety rules which include wearing personal protective equipment and could involve climbing ladders, scaffolding etc.
  • Work outside of core hours where appropriate to meet business requirements.
  • Must have own transport


If you think you have what it takes, please contact Robyn Powner on 0207 118 4848 for more details or email your CV to to apply for this exciting role.

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