JOB TITLE: Head of Building / Property Services


Industry : Engineering & Technical Job Location : Slough
Job Reference : 11390 Job Category : Property and Housing
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 11/03/2015
 
Salary & Benefits : £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexible Benefits
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



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Job Summary

Position: Head of Building / Property Services Location: Slough area Package: £65-70,000 & Benefits including a 15% non contributory pension Overview: We are looking to recruit a head of department to run the building and property services group of this estate of buildings. You`ll be a senior M&E / building operational professional and will be responsible for the operational activities of the property maintenance and building service section of a multiple building estate.


Job Description

Position: Head of Building / Property Services
Location: Slough area
Package: £65-70,000 & Benefits including a 15% non contributory pension

Overview:
We are looking to recruit a head of department to run the building and property services group of this estate of buildings. You`ll be a senior M&E / building operational professional and will be responsible for the operational activities of the property maintenance and building service section of a multiple building estate.

Through tiers of engineers and management, you`ll be looking after planned maintenance, specialist term contracts, statutory compliance, reactive maintenance and preparations for functions & events, and to have responsibility for service delivery, project and programme management and maintaining stakeholder relationships across specified areas of the buildings network.

Ideally, you`ll be degree educated in a relevant discipline with substantial hands on technical M&E / building services experience, ideally gained within an environment of occupied spaces. Your group will be responsible for all mechanical and electrical engineering, BMS, HVAC and general building / property maintenance.

Experience of managing and maintaining historic / listed / Grade 1 buildings would be a definite advantage but is not essential.

Key duties:

*People Management

To lead and manage the multidisciplinary operational property teams, ensuring individuals and the team reach performance standards, and that development needs are identified and addressed

*Property Management

To have oversight of all property works ensuring that minor projects and maintenance activities are appropriately planned, prioritised, co-ordinated and delivered within programmed dates; to ensure best use of resources, achieving value for money; and to ensure that work is carried out to the required standards

As part of the senior management team, to set objectives, contribute to strategic planning and assist with the preparation of the three year works plan and annual works programme

*Compliance and Risk Management

To ensure that all relevant statutory compliance and legislative requirements are met; that associated policies and procedures (internal and external) are known; that team members have the required competence to achieve compliance; and that consultants and contractors are competent to work on the Estate

*Financial, Contract and Systems Management

To ensure all financial, tender and contract management procedures comply with departmental instructions, and that financial authorisations fall within delegations

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

* Educated to degree level with substantial experience as a Surveyor (building or engineering), and ideally experience of managing and maintaining historic / listed buildings

* Demonstrable experience with managing compliance, with a thorough and detailed approach to risk management

* Strong leadership and people management capability - able to encourage, coach and develop teams

* First-rate project management skills. Able to manage tight programmes, adapt to changing circumstances and prioritise work/resources

* Adept at managing stakeholder relationships, with a diplomatic and collaborative approach, natural interpersonal skills and the gravitas to influence at all levels

* Experience of budget management, cost control and contract management

* A logical problem solver with good judgement and decision making capability. Able to remain level-headed under pressure

* Self managed and flexible. An ability to contribute at a strategic level, setting direction for the team, whilst maintaining a "hands on" approach

* IT literate with a good working knowledge of MS Office. Ideally experience working with a Building Management System. Experience with and understanding of project programming software (Microsoft Project or similar).

Bluefire Consulting is an employment business acting on behalf of a client company.


Job Keywords

Mechanical, Electrical, M&E, BMS, Supervisor, HVAC



Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Property and Housing recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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