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Head of Estates Engineering

£60,000 - £60,000

UK / North West

Construction, House Building & Development / Estates & Facilities Management



David Craven
0161 638 0936

David is a Practice Manager at MRG, based in the Manchester Office. He specialises in Property and Estates Management appointments across the North of England, within the Higher Education Institutions, and Real Estate Advisory clients. David is a highly experienced recruiter, havin


Job Description

REF: 13872
Posted: 02 August 2018
Closes: 31 August 2018

Head of Estates Engineering

Salary: Circa £60,000 plus excellent benefits

Manchester Metropolitan University has developed a vision for excellence. Its ambition is simple: to be the best modern University in the sector, where students and staff alike are equipped with every resource to excel, and play a full and rewarding role in strengthening Manchester’s enviable reputation as a global university city.

The Estates, Facilities and Capital Development (EFCD) directorate is looking for an exceptional candidate with a proven track record in Estates Engineering. Estates Management consists of Operations, Engineering and Environmental Sustainability, and we are all working together, with our partners, to create a high quality, smart, sustainable and secure campus to give the best working and learning environment for our staff and students.

This role is a great opportunity to develop excellence in the engineering systems and assets across the University estate.

The role
Reporting to the Assistant Director (Estates), using your professional expertise and meticulous planning skills, you will lead and manage the Estates Engineering Team both strategically and operationally across the University's building portfolio. You will ensure that engineering assets, equipment and associated systems within the estate are maintained to a high and compliant standard and organise regular audits providing assurance to the Senior Leadership and University Health and Safety Committee.

In your role, you will develop an Estates Engineering Strategy with objectives and targets, to ensure (SFARP) the safe, compliant, sustainable and future-focused management of our University buildings. As part of this strategy, you will be responsible for forward preparation of resource budgets to support the capital programme, including life cycle costs.

About you
You will have excellent, proven leadership skills, with experience of strategic planning, organising and programming engineering maintenance activities across a complex estate or property portfolio, focusing on efficiency and effectiveness.

You will be experienced in critical aspects of engineering, such as HVAC, water systems, gas and pressure systems, BMS, electrical maintenance and have a good grounding in health and safety. You will have a strategic approach to whole life cycle investment, control and backlog maintenance activities.

You will be adept at communicating with a diverse set of stakeholders with experience of prioritising complex and often conflicting demands ensuring appropriate health and safety management approaches are deployed and external service suppliers are effectively controlled.

To arrange a confidential discussion and/or to request the full briefing particulars, please contact our retained adviser David Craven ( ) of The Management Recruitment Group via email or on 0161 638 0936.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 26th August 2018.

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