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Full-time Principle Maintenance and Asset Management Team Leader

at Capita Symonds in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Principal Maintenance and Asset Management Team Leader to work within Tyne and Wear. To coordinate the effective delivery of the Councils Capital Planned Repairs and Reactive Repairs Maintenance programme in the Corporate and Operational Estate
Project Management, preparation of documentation and management of projects related to the Capital Programme
To manage a team delivering the Council Statutory compliance programme including Asbestos, Legionella and Fire Safety.
To be responsible for management of health & safety in relation to maintenance services delivered ensuring premises management functions and duty holder responsibilities are implemented.
To be a member of the Asset Management and FM team working with the FM Manager to ensure that NTCs overall property related strategies are realised in accordance with core values, strategic priorities and environmental policies.
To provide relevant and accurate data in support of Strategic Partnership KPIs showing effective management of the service, ensuring growth ambitions of the Strategic Partnership are realised.
Prepare and regularly update specifications for maintenance services through nominated sub-contractors in terms of quality and financial achievement
Management of service delivery through Council nominated maintenance contractor
To introduce appropriate business practices and efficiencies in delivering the services including, staff management and motivation, performance management and financial management
Advise on the opportunities for innovation and /or accreditation that will demonstrate the value of the services offered.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
To participate in the design and delivery of an innovative approach to service delivery, while identifying and developing new business growth opportunities.
To be strategically and operationally responsible and accountable to the Facilities Manager for:
all Maintenance Management activities, ensuring that the Service complies with statutory and non-statutory requirements/obligations
leading, motivating and directing assigned staff to achieve efficient and effective high performance.
To be responsible for the enforcement of safe working practice in sites. If serious unsafe practice is observed, suspend works and/or enforce prohibition or improvement measures.
To proactively manage and monitor services provided by the nominated contractors, ensuring risk assessments are undertaken and risk registers maintained and monitored, issue orders to Contractors, request quotations, check quality of work and authorise payments
Monitor performance of SLAs and advise FM Manager of deviations from the SLA’s.
To take responsibility for incident response (possibly immediate), investigations and management as required (In conjunction with corporate H&S manager, security and emergency services).

Essential Experience/Skills:
The success candidate will be able to evidence knowledge and experience in the following areas:
Hold an appropriate trade qualification to HNC (NVQ) standard or degree or equivalent in a Building Maintenance or related field, with a minimum of 3 years experience in a Building Maintenance environment and preferably hold appropriate membership of professional bodies i.e. BIFM
Management of a team of direct reporting staff, sub-contractors and supply chain
Practical experience in building maintenance related issues with an ability to communicate effectively with all staff members and the general public, having a sympathetic nature but be assertive in rejecting unreasonable demands.
Be fair but firm in dealing with staff matters, have foresight in responding to the demands of others. See the big picture.
Have a working knowledge of computer programs, Word, Excel, Outlook etc.
Be able to extract or deduce information from appropriate officers in order to prepare data submissions to Facilities Manager and Operations Director
Be able to forecast and monitor budgets and advise FM Manager and Ops Director of likely variances.
Willing to undertake further formal training as deemed necessary to enable competence (i.e. Nebosh H&S training)

Desired Experience/Skills:
Ideally the successful candidate will have:
Ability to work successfully as part of a team or independently, establishing strong working relationships with colleagues and client organisations;
Ability to demonstrate excellent listening, communication and interpretive skills while challenging others to deliver results;
Ability to demonstrate a flexible approach to work while showing enthusiasm for the role;
Ability to prioritise work under pressure and complete within deadlines;
Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Personal Attributes:
As part of our partnership objectives in line with our values, we ask all our staff to:
Be honest and open
Respect colleagues, encourage teamwork and have a sense of pride in their own work;
Focus on solutions rather than problems

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