Building FM & Compliance Manager

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 7 (£42,605 - £47,417) per annum
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 01/11/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: BS034AL

As Buildings FM & Compliance Manager you will be joining the Property and Capital Projects team profferssionals who operate within the Business Support Division. We champion innovation and embrace transformation whilst delivering projects within the built environment. Leading on exciting, high profile projects to regenerate Medway and put it on the map as one of the best places to live, work, learn in and visit in the South East. Our portfolio consists of Housing, Education, Corporate, Heritage. Works may include, condition programme, new build, extensions, refurbishment, and demolition. 

We need someone who will support the Head of Capital Projects by providing professional technical, strategic and FM advice to ensure statutory compliance and Maintenance programmes across the councils portfolio of buildings. To oversee / manage engineering surveys, routine maintenance of electrical and Mechanical plant and general building construction works applying cost effective solutions in close liaison with the client to provide an effective and safe working environment and to ensure project works are carried out to programme and within budget. Help lead on the councils green initiatives rolling out a number of schemes across our council portfolio of buildings. 

You will demonstrate a successful track record of delivery with the relevant professional experience. You will be involved directly in our major Capital Projects and support officers in all areas of delivery. Just as important will be your values, attitude and approach, and the ability to work collaboratively in a political environment, with client/colleagues, JV partners and building industry stakeholders, ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget. 

You will be able to demonstrate your proficiency in compliance legislation, health and safety matters, the latest building techniques, demonstrate expertise in risk analyses, have good design experience and show the requisite computer proficiency for the role.   

You will ensure procurement processes are followed, contracts are in place, risks are mitigated, and reporting dashboards available for major projects, with budgets reviewed and protected through early risk mitigation measures. 

Essential Qualifications 

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant construction or engineering field
  • Full memebership of the IENG; FIET; EC; or equivalent (or working towards full membership)
  • BOHS P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings
  • Up to date with CPD/training including Asbestos and CDM2015 certification

Essential Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of managing complex construction projects preferably in a public sector environment  
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and managing project teams and demonstrable track record of project delivery  
  • Demonstrable experience of managing budgets and reporting on delivery of service outcome

In return we offer you:  

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme 

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. 

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Rob Dennis on 01634 332880. 

Important Information-  

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile 

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date. 

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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