Facilities Manager

Facilities Manager - Hertfordshire, South East

Ref: 4861Sunday 5 September 2021

£50,000 - £60,000

This highly sought after client side Facilities Manager / Estates Manager position is on an educational campus that includes a substantial portfolio of buildings ranging from grade II listed to new-build. This opportunity would particularly suit someone who lives within 10 miles of Watford and has a minimum of 5 years experience in a senior Facilities Manager position. The company offers a competitive salary, fantastic holiday allowance, good working hours, pension scheme, subsidised catering and more!


The successful Facilities Manager / Estate Manager will lead both in-house and third-party teams to deliver all hard and soft services on this complex site. You will be responsible for ensuring the site is fully operational, safe, well maintained and clean - from maintenance to security you will be the go-to person for all things facilities / buildings related. 


All H&S and statutory compliance:

  • You will be the onsite H&S Lead - NEBOSH advantageous
  • Ensuring all required checks are carried out to relevant plant and equipment within the required timescales and that appropriate certification is in place.
  • Responsible for all third-party contractors on site - RAMS, Permits to Work etc
  • You will be a member of the sites H&S committee and also act as Fire Officer.
  • Using third party H&S consultancy to conduct bi-annual inspections and be responsible for carrying out all required remedial actions
  • Fire risk assessments and all related administration, remedial actions


Team Management:

  • Leading, appraisal and development of an inhouse caretaking team
  • Management of all third-party contractors in line with SLA's and KPI's - holding regular review meetings, holding contractors accountable if required and working together - one team - one goal approach
  • Planning and allocation of workload


Maintenance / Projects / Environmental

  • Reactive maintenance and PPM
  • Small and larger scale facilities / building projects - from scope to budgeting and subsequent management of the project
  • Green initiatives and sustainability projects from recycling to waste management and energy efficiency to technical upgrade projects


The successful Facilities Manager is likely to have a technical / engineering qualification and live within 10 miles of Watford - it is essential that you drive and have your own transport.  We are looking for someone who has:

  • A property, facilities or estates related qualification
  • Have experience delivering hard and soft services
  • Experience of managing teams
  • H&S qualification - minimum IOSH Managing Safely - NEBOSH preferred - the client may fund additional H&S related studies for the right candidate
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role at Site Lead level
  • Experience managing projects from conception to completion
  • A genuine interest in H&S and Compliance
  • Good IT Skills
  • An understanding of security practices / challenges on private sites
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • The ability to lead a team, be autonomous, make considered decisions and approach challenges with a positive can-do attitude.