Minor Works Manager

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  • Job Reference: PR/000846
  • Job Title: Minor Works Manager
  • Location: North West
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits & Opportunities
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 2 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Maxwell Stephens have been assigned by a property company, to recruit for a Minor Works Manager based in The North West which will include home working and UK travel.


They are looking for someone to manage and deliver refurbishment works to their industrial units as well as implementing small scale improvement projects across assets. Working across estates in the North West, you will join a growing and leading company in the industrial sector where you will bring a new skillset to the team.


Key Duties

  • Provide advice and collaborate with the team to support decision making when designing and preparing scope of works for minor work projects whilst taking ultimate ownership for the delivery the task
  • Establish a network of competent contractors who are capable of delivering tasks and projects to a good standard at competitive prices within tight timeframe
  • Deliver value for money and seek multiple quotations if prudent to do so in any given task or project Award approved projects to chosen contractors by an appropriate means such as a simple works order to set out the agreed materials, price and timeframe for works
  • Manage stakeholder relationships during the task by leading onsite or remote meetings. Stakeholders typically might include current or prospective customers, property managers and insurers.
  • Coordinate contractors appropriately during the works
  • Monitor progress, resolve issues that might arise and set up quality control procedures if required. Sign-off completed works with necessary certification and manage snagging or retention items
  • Creation of purchase orders, authorising interim and final invoices as well as tracking progress against allocated budgets
  • Regular review of costs and revisions if necessary
  • Manage H&S and compliance in areas such as access arrangements
  • Refurbishment of industrial units to return to good repair or enhance value through building improvements
  • Works to improve a shared industrial terrace such as over cladding, redecoration, reconfiguration of access or treatment of common problems such as cut edge corrosion
  • Estate wide improvements to common parts such as site reconfiguration, improved landscaping and infrastructure upgrades to services such as security systems, gates or fences
  • These projects typically range in value between £10,000 and £50,000 but can exceed £100,000 for larger schemes

Person Specification

  • Proven ability in maintenance and improvement projects, preferably with industrial property, and an understanding of securing value for money in the short and long term
  • Strong technical and practical knowledge of construction and building works
  • Experience in contract administration for minor works, estimating costs and managing small scale tender/quotation processes
  • Working but not specialist knowledge of planning, building regulations, CDM and other construction legislation, regulations or standards
  • Construction or business-related apprenticeship or qualification (such as MCIOB) is desirable but not required
  • Qualified to IOSH level is desirable but not required
  • Proficient with MS Office, namely Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to use or willingness to learn and adopt tools to facilitate remote working such as MS Teams