The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s great success stories. In less than fifty years since being founded, we’ve become one of the country’s best universities, consistently in the top 10 of UK league tables and rapidly climbing the international rankings of world class universities. With a reputation for entrepreneurial spirit and a group turnover of approx. £600m, the University offers exciting career opportunities.
The University has bold ambitions and a desire to grow and develop, to provide world class modern educational and research environments for students to gain a positive foundation, enabling them to become global citizens of the future. Key to this is the need to renew and maintain the facilities at Warwick and the Maintenance teams will work closely with the University stakeholders to ensure our campus meets this ambitious vision.
Reporting to the Head of Maintenance, the Electrical Services Maintenance Manager will lead a team of around 35 technical staff and take responsibility for the effective leadership and management of the Electrical section in our wider Maintenance team, working in a safe and sustainable way. Working closely with colleagues across the other maintenance functional streams, the Electrical Services Maintenance Manager will play a key role in ensuring that our estate is maintained to excellent standards.
As the Electrical Services Maintenance Manager, as well as being technically astute, you will excel in your ability to motivate and develop others. You will be a creative problem solver, with the ability to react to emergencies in a calm manner and reach satisfactory resolutions, whilst delivering high standards of customer service to staff and students alike. You will also be an effective stakeholder manager, due to your effective influencing and communication abilities. Your strong background in maintenance and Health and Safety will ensure a safe and compliant estate, working through the Electrical Services Team and sub-contractors.
We have an exciting future ahead and if you have the enthusiasm and ambition to help us realise it, we would love for you to be part of it.
The Electrical Services section are responsible for the operations and maintenance of a wide variety of complex equipment throughout the University Estate such as HV/LV power distribution systems, critical power supplies, fire alarms, intruder detections systems and lighting systems.The service provided is carried out throughout the University estate and supports all University activities.
You will be a self-starter and work autonomously within set objectives. Your role is to manage the Electrical Services section and specialist maintenance contractors to provide an Estates maintenance service. You will ensure all statutory, planned and reactive works are completed safely, cost effectively and to agreed KPI’s and Service Statement.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Management and organization
a. Manage the direct employed labour in accordance with University policies and guidance for staff management, including writing job specifications, recruitment, discipline and grievance, time sheet completion, absence monitoring, performance management, appraisals etc
b. Ensure the DEL’s competencies meet the Section services requirements undertaking succession planning, skills needs/gap analysis, developments plans etc
c. Provide clear direction on maintenance standards, prioritize and schedule statutory, planned and, reactive maintenance, defect repairs and minor works, organize and deploy direct employed labour, engage specialist contractors as required, monitor service delivery standards to comply with all necessary legislation and to the University’s accepted standards
d. Management of section workshops, property, vehicles, tools and equipment in accordance with University policies and guidelines
e. Development of Section operating arrangements, procedures and processes which contribute to the Estates Maintenance Strategy..
2. Management of specialist contractors; Provide management and technical support with the management of contractors:
a. in accordance with all University policies and guidance for the management of contractors ensuring that work is undertaken to the University accepted standards and demonstrates value for money
b. liaising with contractors and explain the problems so that the contractor can evaluate a repair solution and take over the work in a safe and timely manner.
c. ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations, issuing appropriate permits, reviewing of Contractor’s competence, risk assessments and method statements.
d. reviewing Contractor’s works schedules to ensure University’s statutory compliance obligations are achieved, ensuring timeliness of the maintenance activity/repair/installation, manage relationship with the contractor, accepting handover of completed works back from the contractor ensuring all certification, service records and reports are received in accordance with contract service level agreements
e. providing regular feedback to the customer on the status of any repairs, review any actions taken and monitor repairs/installations to ensure business continuity.
f. undertaking regular Contractors performance reviews and reviewing invoices against work completed
a. As the lead High Voltage Senior Authorized person provide, arrange and supervise HV switching, HV maintenance and associated works carried out throughout the entire campus including routine and emergencies
b. Undertaking technical and incident investigations as required by line manager, generate written reports to confirm findings, works completed, recommendations and maintain appropriate records
c. Provide historical performance and reliability data, technical advice and support to the department and specialist contractors, assist with contract specifications for complex maintenance projects
d. Issuing appropriate Permits and review all supporting health and safety documentation, risk assessments, method statements, training records etc
e. oversee emergency response in line with the University Business Continuity plan
f. Provide management information such as section budgets, statutory compliance, backlog maintenance, HR reporting, defects, maintenance scheduling etc
g. Completion of Forward Maintenance Registers and providing technical advice, works specification input and budget cost plans to assist in compiling the Estates 5 year and long term financial plans.
h. Undertake administrative duties, maintain records and documentation as required by line manager and in accordance with Estates office and University policies.
a. Provide clear direction and communication to the section of all relevant information to the direct employed labour and maintain good communication with other departments, contractors and suppliers where maintenance activities will impact on the building users operations
b. Arrange building services shut downs with customers and building users
c. liaise with Estates and other University departmental staff to advise and assist with maintenance and defect repairs scheduling
d. Liaison with the stores’ manager for ordering, delivery and collection of section consumables
a. Provide budgets cost for the forward maintenance register, contracted services, minor works; arrange small works projects in line with the Estates department guidelines using approved contractors and the Estates’ quote and tender limits policy, ensure work is completed to program, within budget, conforms to legislative requirements and to the University accepted standards.
b. Advise the budget holder with the product specifications and budget costs for specialist plant, tools, equipment and consumables required by the Estates Office/section
c. Review section budget spend in accordance with Estates processes and management information reporting
For a full job description and discussion about this role please contact Chris Boote on email@example.com or by phone on 02476575004. Alternatively to apply please send a CV and Covering Letter tailored to the role to the email address and we will make arrangements to call any applicants.