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Facilities Manager



Estates & Facilities Management



Rob Cullum
020 3962 9900

  MRG’s Education Practice specialises in the full spectrum of senior non-academic leadership appointments both internationally and in the UK.  Working across a wide range of schools and colleges encompassing independent, further education, multi-academy trusts and maint


Job Description

REF: 16249
Posted: 11 August 2021
Closes: 24 August 2021

Are you a skilled Facilities Management professional, who enjoys a variety of challenges and prides themselves on providing great customer service to their clients?

MRG are working closely with Montagu Evans, an independent, market leading property consultancy. They are seeking a skilled Facilities Manager to join their team in Edinburgh working with a team of three surveyors and reporting to a Senior FM. The job involves overseeing all building related activities and the individual will be responsible for ensuring that facilities are safely and properly delivered.

Headquartered in London, with offices in Scotland and Manchester, Montagu Evans’ work encompasses planning and development, property management, specialist valuations and transactions across the United Kingdom. They have acted for some of their clients for over a century. They care about their legacy, creating spaces that people use to live, work, communicate and connect.

The role requires excellent organisational skills and an ability to work efficiently. The individual should be self-motivated and have a good appreciation of customer service to deal with the tenants in the buildings managed.

Likely areas of responsibility include:

  • Preparation of contract specifications, tendering, placing and ongoing management of service and maintenance contracts.
  • Planning and coordination of all maintenance and repair activities.
  • Management of the upkeep of equipment and supplies to meet building operating requirements and health and safety standards.
  • Inspection of buildings’ structures to determine the need for maintenance and reactive repairs.
  • The review and measurement of utilities consumption and pursuit of initiatives to make savings.
  • Supervision of all site staff both directly employed and contracted.
  • Management of insurance requirements and liaison with insurers/loss adjusters.
  • Maintenance of records such that a building is always in a ‘readiness for sale’ state.

Person Specification

  • Good management of Health and Safety is essential - appropriate qualification required.
  • Proven contractor management experience
  • Proven experience as an FM or from a relevant background with knowledge of best practice and technical/engineering operations
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Self-motivated, with high service delivery skills
  • Committed and organised.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages.

No two days are ever the same and a significant amount of time will be spent out of the office at the buildings under management. Some travelling is therefore required.

Offering a competitive annual salary plus car allowance, pension and healthcare, please get in touch with Rob Cullum today if you would like to find out more about this opportunity.