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Mechanical manager

Hays Building
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Mechanical Manager

Your new company

We provide engineering and specialist staff to deliver a safe working environment for staff and in particular our specialist scientific facilities. They support end client by having clear funded maintenance programmes to 'patch and mend' and money to invest in unique scientific facilities and a centralised support process to, where appropriate, deliver efficiencies, savings and value for money.
The Division has three departments:
* Facilities & Laboratory Services
* Engineering
* Specialist Project & Programme Management

Your new role

The post will be responsible for managing the Mechanical team to ensure the provision of mechanical services to ensure that the site - consisting of general and containment laboratories, production filling area, cold rooms and offices functions - are in compliance with the relevant legalisation and is part of the Maintenance Team supporting the site and its various clients.

The precise duties required by the post will vary with the needs of the division and the strategic objectives of the Institute, but the main responsibilities will include management of the mechanical team day to day technical advice, support, assistance and resolution for mechanical problems across the site.

  • Facilities & Laboratory Services - Day to day running & support of sites, laboratories and other specialised facilities, security, catering, cleaning, waste and Liaisons

  • Engineering - Management of engineering and infrastructure systems supporting the complex buildings, adhering to critical health and safety requirements and responding to alarms 24/7

  • Specialist Project & Programme Management - To oversee and manage the programme by providing Project Management / project engineering as required for: building alterations, lab refurbs including high containment, acquisition, installation and commissioning of new plant, equipment and digital IT and special programmes

In addition, this post will be expected to support and work as part of the wider Operations Team to ensure that the site is operational 24 hours a day and provide supervision to contractors and apprentices. The post holder will ensure provision of out of hours cover on a rota basis and be able to make informed decisions and instigate and / or carry out the necessary actions to ensure that the equipment, stored items and site remains safe

What you'll need to succeed

Ability to take responsibility for, and proactively pursue, continuous professional development, this includes gaining new skills outside of the core mechanical role; developing supervisory and project management skills

Managing a Quality Service - Develop, implement, maintain and review systems and services to ensure delivery of professional excellence. Work with stakeholders to set priorities, objectives and timescales.

Successfully deliver high quality outcomes that meet the customers' needs and gives value for money. Identify risks and resolve issues efficiently. Establish ways to find and respond to feedback from customers about the services provided.

  • Making effective decisions - Understand own level of responsibility and empower others to make decisions where appropriate. Analyse and use a range of relevant, credible information from internal and external sources to support decisions. Consult with others to ensure the potential impacts on end users have been considered.

  • Present strong recommendations in a timely manner outlining the consideration of other options, costs, benefits and risks.

  • Have significant experience of managing a team in a Maintenance or Building Services environment working to a planned preventative maintenance schedule working on control systems and managing calibrations across and a range of engineering systems.

  • Successful completion of a registered engineering apprenticeship, or undergone equivalent method of training with good engineering knowledge maintaining production, cleanrooms, containment laboratories pharmaceutical industry or hospitals building applications or equivalent experience. Sound understanding of containment principles and the importance of robust mechanical systems to support them

  • Extensive working knowledge of diagnostics, repairs of complex building services systems, and relevant regulations including ACDP, PUWER, PSSR, LOLER, COSHH and Manual Handling enabling ability to give expert advice and maintain high levels of productivity and adherence to standards by all in work area.

  • Must be able to manage specialist maintenance work in accordance with current regulations and clearly document risk assessments & method statements for work within own field of expertise.

  • Ability to investigate problems, identify solutions and implement, calling on external expertise as required to ensure that the site continues to function 24 hours a day safely and in line with the relevant electrical regulations.

What you'll get in return

Competitive salary + Benefits + elevated pay for call outs

What you need to do now
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