Building Services Manager
Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry is seeking an experienced Building Services Manager to lead our busy in-house maintenance team. This is a key role as the role holder leads, manages, plans and organises the team of 7 technicians who provide a full range of installation, repairs and breakdown maintenance in varying building services, within laboratory, office, teaching and research environments. The team are also involved in minor refurbishment works in the buildings.
The Department is spilt over 4 buildings of differing ages, from the 1950's main building to the brand new Chemistry of Health building, each with a large amount of plant and machinery. The role holder will also be involved in larger refurbishments in the department that are undertaken by external contractors and is the first/main point of contact for any 'out of hours' maintenance problems 24/7.
The successful candidate will have a minimum HNC/HND level qualification in mechanical and/or electrical engineering or equivalent. They will have front line knowledge and understanding of preventative and breakdown maintenance techniques and procedures in Electrical, Mechanical and Civil trades and environments. They will have extensive knowledge of mechanical and electrical infrastructure services and suitable experience of working within a challenging environment.
Being able to demonstrate a flexible attitude to work is essential, as is having excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. They must also be able to deal with a wide range of people at all levels, have the ability to make decisions, plan and organise work requirements whilst working under pressure plus be able to lead maintenance staff, delegate and prioritise daily workloads.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
Please quote reference MA15736 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
Closing date: 20 June 2018
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