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Technical Services Manager, London

£50,000 - £55,000

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management


Job Description

REF: 15160
Posted: 18 December 2019
Closes: 12 January 2020

We've been the leaders in the purpose-built student accommodation market since our foundation back in 1991 and have been at the top of our game ever since. We've grown a lot since then and you can now find us in 28 different university towns or cities, with close to 50,000 students calling us home.

Our properties are perfectly located near city centres or universities and come fully equipped with everything students need to call us home; including wi-fi, inclusive bills, study space and social areas.

This is a new role within the Estates Team with responsibility for providing specialist/technical expertise and advice on building services matters.

You will be the technical expert for our South West properties in respect of all planned and reactive maintenance, and minor works. Supporting the estates team in developing and delivering the maintenance strategy, you will take responsibility for the M&E and fabric engineering standards to meet the growing needs of the organisation.

This person will ensure maintenance is planned and delivered in a timely and economical manner, with a strong focus on statutory and regulatory compliance and legislation. Due to the delivery structure, you will need to show experience in contractor management and associated finance tasks.

The successful candidate will possess a formal qualification in an engineering related discipline, ideally to HNC level. As well as demonstrating skill development in fire safety, water treatment, authorised person courses and professional memberships. An in-depth knowledge of managing infrastructure operations across a comparable large, diverse, multi-site operation with demonstrable commercial awareness will be vital.

This is a post that will suit professionals with developed communication skills, who are natural collaborators with the ability to engage stakeholders at a senior level.

To arrange a confidential discussion and to request the full briefing particulars, please contact our retained advisors Hayley Mintern ( or Matthew Giles ( or call on 020 8892 0115.