Manager, Engineering (Ref: 006316)

City of London
£70,000-80,000 per annum plus benefits

Looking for a challenging and rewarding leadership role in the engineering industry?

Join our client’s team and be part of a dynamic and innovative organisation.

Working in a major skyscraper in the City, you will be responsible for a team of multi skilled Technicians & deputising for the General Manager/Associate, Engineering in his/her absence.

You will be responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising all aspects of M&E system operations, planned preventative maintenance (PPM), reactive maintenance of the M&E and building fabric and will supervise the service desk function and coordinate small repairs.  

Main Responsibilities:


• Using tact and diplomacy ensure good communications to all stakeholders on issues relating to the day-today operation of the property.  

• Take ownership and pursue effective communications with the Occupiers in order to build positive working relationships.

• Manage and supervise the Senior Technicians, Technicians and specialist contractors when they are undertaking planned and reactive maintenance in accordance with, or better than, HVAC SFG20/CIBSE guidelines.  

• Manage, appraise, develop and mentor direct reports in line with the company’s policy.  

• Supervise staff performance and conduct on a day-to-day basis to ensure professional and productive performance is provided by all team members.

• Ensure staff are suitable trained and regularly drilled on the safe and proper operation of all M&E plant and operating systems. Plan and arrange staff training in line with the company’s training matrix.  

• Ensure site processes and procedures are adhered to by all maintenance personnel.  

• To proactively manage third party contractors, building positive relationships and working in partnership with them to resolve contractual or technical issues.  

• Be responsibly available to support emergency incidents outside of normal working hours.  

• To fulfil any other duties reasonably necessary in the interest of the smooth and efficient operation of the property.  


• Maintain accurate records of works completed and associated financial costs. Provide a monthly financial report to the Associate, Engineering and/or General Manager, working within allocated budget authority.

• Obtain quotations and instruct purchase orders for repairs and small projects.  

Systems & processes  

• Identify, forward plan and coordinate all maintenance activities. Providing a regular report on planned maintenance and works in progress.  

• Be responsible for the day-to-day management of the M&E services, organising the maintenance team and supply chain to meet the objectives and annual planned maintenance.  

• Maintain clear and legible records appertaining to operations, PPM schedule, reactive maintenance, the emergency maintenance systems and other engineering, building fabric records including operation and maintenance manuals and drawings.

• Ensure a proactive approach is taken to service delivery and fault resolution.  

• Ensure statutory compliance is maintained in line with the site and company procedures and that all noncompliance matters are escalated to the Technical Services Manager and General Manager immediately.  

• Ensure the company’s permit to work processes are always followed by the maintenance team. Ensure regular spot checks of works being carried out under a permit to work are enforced.  

• Ensure all aspects of health and safety are maintained in line with the site and task specific risk assessment and method statement.  

• Assist in the preparation of operational processes, procedures and emergency plans.

• To act as an Authorised Person for the M&E systems where trained and appointed to do so.

• Prepare operational and managerial reports.

• Carry out regular quality audits of the maintenance standards.  

• To ensure a robust handover process between shifts is achieved at all times and shift reports are clear, concise and offer a suitable level of information.  

Person Specification:

• An in date HVAP1 or HVAP4 ticket and experience of being an appointed HV/AP or SAP

• A relevant professional qualification- ideally Eng.Tech/I.Eng.

• Valid IOSH Managing Safely Qualification

• Strong team leader and managerial experience

• A Minimum of 3 years’ experience gained within a multi-discipline hard and soft services environment in a managerial role

• A good working knowledge of assets such as plumbing; HVAC systems, controls, refrigeration and electrical/mechanical and experience managing cooling towers.

• Prior experience of Building Management Systems.

• Experience in managing electronic PPM management systems e.g. Concept Evolution or equivalent.

• Be conversant with current Health and Safety legislation with experience of managing safe working practices and statutory compliance.

• Prior experience of managing a permit to process.

If you’d like to apply for this role, please contact Robyn Powner or Peter Forshaw on 0207 118 4848 for more details. You can also send your CV across to