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Maintenance Manager

  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: £55k - 70k per year + Salary Negotiable Based on Relevant Experience
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 7 months ago

Job Title:              Construction Maintenance Manager / Health and Safety Manager
Location:             Flexible. (Ideally Midlands based, with AdHoc nationwide travel)
Sector:                  Retail, Leisure, Construction, PPM Planned preventative Maintenance
Type:                     Permanent role
Start:                     Q4 2023
Salary:                  £55,000 – £70,000 Per Annum + Package

** Base salary negotiable on level / relevant experience **

Our client, a household name within the Retail & Leisure sector is currently looking for a Construction Maintenance Manager / Health and Safety Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. This role will entail taking responsibility for the maintenance of a portfolio of buildings (circa 50, across the UK), ensuring that any defects / building maintenance issues highlighted, are managed and dealt with effectively.

As Maintenance Manager you will be responsible for managing contractors & subcontractors, who will undertake repair works on site, ensuring that any major defects are resolved in the most efficient and cost-effective way, achieving 1st fix stage on 1st visit to projects.

Over time, you will be responsible for managing the tender process to identify which contractors and subcontractors to use, letting of construction contracts and future management of contractors, looking to build collaborative relationships with contractors over time. Furthermore, you will be expected to coordinate/manage Health and Safety (H&S) activities across the portfolio of buildings, relating to PPM and day to day Health & Safety (H&S) issues.

The role would suit a Maintenance Manager who has experience of working within the Construction sector and managing contractors/subcontractors (ideally also holding NEBOSH), as well as someone who is used to managing the maintenance of a portfolio of multiple buildings, within the Retail / Leisure sector (or similar).

The role offers the opportunity to join an exciting business who are continually looking to expand, who are able to offer a role in a flexible environment, where you can manage your own diary and take on the challenge of managing a truly diverse portfolio of buildings.

In this role, daily duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Travelling to buildings to understand maintenance issues raised by a Base Manager.
  • Visiting applicable locations to evaluate what works need to be carried out.
  • Identifying efficient and cost-effective solutions.
  • Identifying contractors to carry out required work (PPM, defect repair or upgrade construction works). Typical works could include building repairs and replacements / upgrades to HVAC equipment etc.
  • Identifying / agreeing best solutions, whilst ensuring Health & Safety (H&S) is maintained throughout all stages.
  • Managing construction contractors from tender through to completion, ensuring first fix is achieved on first visit / initial call out.
  • Highlighting and resolving on-going defects / re-occurring / outstanding maintenance issues, putting preventive plans (or PPM’s) in place where possible.
  • Driving quality across the reactive and planned maintenance works.
  • Forecasting and managing budgets of maintenance works, including cost management of contractors.
  • Conducting Risk Assessments as required by legislation. Reviewing contractor RAMS as required.
  • Ensuring Health and Safety documentation, policies and procedures are updated and in line with UK legislation, attending H&S conferences to remain up to date with any upcoming changes. 
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory and legal requirements for Fire, Hygiene, H&S and Licensing etc.
  • Chair regular meetings with the operations team and base managers.
  • Taking responsibility and compliance of the company’s Health and Safety, across the portfolio of projects.
  • Organising Health and Safety training for staff as required.
  • When required, carrying out investigations into all accidents and near-miss incidents.

Candidates will ideally:

  • Hold a relevant qualification, such as a Degree or Diploma, in Building Surveying / Construction / Surveying (or similar).
  • Hold relevant Health & Safety qualifications related to the construction industry i.e., NEBOSH.
  • Have experience working within the Building / Construction sector, understand construction methodology and buildability. (Understanding how to read Construction drawing is highly advantageous).
  • Have experience working in a maintenance role in the leisure / retail environment, including with project management experience across a portfolio of multiple / large projects.
  • Have a basic knowledge of construction techniques for both Structural and Mechanical and Electrical installations.
  • A strong knowledge of Heath & Safety regulations and legislation.

For more information, or to apply for this role, please contact Tim Smyth on LinkedIn or via