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Hard Services Manager

  • Job reference: JAMC581
  • Location: Hammersmith, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Facilities Managers, Project Managers
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Job description: A local authority based in West London is looking for a Direct Labour Manager to join the Hard Services team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must hold a professional qualification in an M&E discipline, have extensive Hard Services Facilities Management experience and ideally experience in a local authority setting.

As Contract and Direct Labour Manager you will provide a comprehensive Hard Services maintenance and project management support service, inspection of contractors' and DLO's works undertaken within the council's facilities and sites and will include responsibility for managing all aspects of both pre-programmed and reactive maintenance of existing and future Hard Services (Building Services and Building Fabric) installations.

The main additional responsibilities associated with this role are as follows;

To undertake regular site visits to survey and assess the condition of the Council's properties and associate assets, whilst assisting in the preparation and of a current risk register in conjunction with a costed and prioritised 10 year forward maintenance programme for future replacements / refurbishments of assets and building fabric
To undertake the contract / line management of the Hard Services contractors and the in-house team personnel undertaking statutory and general maintenance, inspections, repairs and refurbishments.
To assist line management in progressing, the strategy for the transfer of the existing outsourced Hard Services management TFM contract to a new service model which will provide a high standard of maintenance in accordance with good industry standards and ensure full statutory compliance within the Council's estate
To undertake the Financial management of outsourced Contracts and Directly employed labour resources, as delegated by the Head of Hard Services and approve contractors/suppliers' orders and invoices, within the role's delegated authority
To assist in specifying, prequalifying tenderers, tendering and procurement of the contracts for Hard Services, subsequently taking the full responsibility for managing the agreed service model to achieve the stated standards and compliance

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following;

Extensive experience of managing a multi discipline Hard Service contract and in house team for multiple different types of properties with a minimum annual budget of £1m
Qualified / accredited to at least ONC or equivalent level with or working to membership in a suitable professional body such as the CIBSE, IMech or IEE
Proven substantive continuing professional and personal development, building and maintaining the requisite competence, knowledge and skills necessary to perform the Contract Manager's role to an exacting standard
Practical background with formal training / Apprenticeship in Mechanical or Electrical Discipline

The client is looking to move quickly with this position and as such are offering £160 - £200 p/day Umbrella Ltd for the duration of the role, so if this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.