Mechanical Service Manager

19.00 - 22.00 GBP Hourly
24 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
This role for a Mechanical Services Manager has been released on a temporary basis for 5 months initially.

Main Duties:
* Operational management of the Mechanical Service to ensure that service provision is undertaken to the required level of quality and in accordance with relevant technical, professional, legislative and policy standards
* Monitoring delivery, ensuring quality, compliance with the relevant professional, legislative and policy standards, and value for money
* Establish and maintain methodologies and practices for monitoring performance and efficiency across services
* Lead the development of strategies, policy, standards and practices for own service area to ensure enhanced delivery.
* Develop and maintain awareness of new products, methods of working, specifications and contractual development to inform and contribute to the updating of service practices
* Manage the implementation of risk management strategies, practices and policies within service area to ensure the mitigation of immediate risk and the appropriate management of health & safety risks to customers and staff.
* Ensure appropriate action is taken to resolve complaints in the light of legislative, local and national standards. Contribute to the resolution of the more complex or high risk/ profile complaints
* Monitor and control service area budgets to ensure accurate and timely data and spending within budgets.
* Monitor budgets, ensuring effective use of financial resources and value for money. Develop proposals for alternative delivery models and contribute to their planning and implementation.
* Prepare and present non-standard reports to audiences including company management, partners and customers to inform and influence stakeholders
* Liaise influence and negotiate with other agencies or partners to ensure service is delivered effectively
* Lead and motivate the team to ensure a positive climate and the achievement of service objectives
* Assist the Head of Technical Services in the strategic development of the Mechanical Service.
* Responsible for ensuring safe working procedures are maintained and all site operations are performed in a safe manner in accordance with risk and method assessments/statements to the requirements of CDM regulations. Reporting all work related accidents to management and relevant authorities as soon as practically possible.
* Ensuring that all relevant Health and Safety and Welfare legislation and the Council's own Health, Safety and Welfare Policy is followed by the Mechanical Teams.
* Maintain knowledge of developments in Property Maintenance and embrace the latest techniques, construction and use regulations, health and safety implications and whole life cost issues with the carbon reduction objectives.
* Resolve work commissioning matters that have a budgetary or strategic relevance or are beyond the remit of the Operational Team Leaders.
* Monitor, review and improve key performance indicators for all contract areas, identifying improvements and ensuring contract compliance with all relevant statutory and organisational requirements, such as; Health & Safety; CDM regs; Asbestos; etc.
* Direct the delivery of the mechanical functions for the Companies housing assets, and ensure these deliver against targets, meeting all defined customer care and contract compliance needs.
* Analyse improvements and maintenance requirements and past expenditure to determine an integrated and mixed delivery strategy.
* Manage, motivate and develop the Mechanical Services teams to ensure they perform successfully, have appropriate training, both individually and collectively, in order to achieve the service and Company objectives.
* Contribute significantly to the strategic direction of the service and provide appropriate advice and act as an ambassador for the organisation.
* To oversee the effective management of the vehicle provision allocated to the Mechanical Service in accordance with the Vehicle Management Policy and Tracker systems.
* Ensure effective processes, systems (both manual and automated) practices and safeguards are developed and delivered to drive improved performance management.
* To ensure that high quality, effective, tenant focused and efficient mechanical services are delivered to Cornwall Housing Ltd. tenants.

You should match the following criteria:
* Relevant qualification to Degree (Level 6) or a minimum of HND (Level 5) and significant post-qualification experience in mechanical engineering or demonstrable equivalent knowledge.
* Experience of operating at senior levels of management.
* Ability to plan and support the implementation of service delivery re-modelling
* Comprehensive understanding of relevant performance monitoring tools and techniques
* Full understanding of the relevant legislation, procedures and industry practices
* A proven record of success in building effective teams and leading staff to achieve aims and objectives
* Awareness of national construction industry issues and full knowledge of local housing and construction industry operational issues
* Well-developed partnership working skills with a demonstrable ability to negotiate operational and strategic solutions
* Ability to plan, monitor and manage budgets and projects of a significant size with a track record of delivery on time and within budget
* Sound knowledge of personnel practices. Carries out effective performance management of staff and demonstrates an understanding of policies related to capability, disciplinary matters and grievances
* Good communication skills, people management skills, planning and organisational skills and the ability to use a variety of different computerised software packages is also essential.
* Fully competent in the use of ICT and the main Microsoft packages

To apply please forward your CV ASAP

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