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Maintenance Assistant Contracts Manager
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF33441/ 33897

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 24/11/2020

Job live date: 28/10/2020

Salary: £30,942 – £40,322 (Appointments will be made at the bottom of the salary range and allows for annual incremental progression to the top of a grade)

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Estates

Division: Maintenance Services

Hours per week: 35

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Permanent

We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated and flexible individuals to join the Maintenance Services team as Maintenance Assistant Contracts Managers, within Estates. 

The post holders will be responsible for the procurement and delivery of maintenance contracts, which are largely in support of the planned preventative maintenance programme. The successful candidates will be responsible for the building services contracts, one with a mechanical electrical bias and the other with a water quality/legionella bias. They will ensure that maintenance contracts are delivered to specification, within budget within a safety conscious and complex multi-stakeholder environment. You will have the technical ability to manage the programme in a manner that provides a safe, reliable & cost-effective service.

You will be required to manage our designated external contractors in our complex and varied estate which reflects the University's statutory responsibilities.

You will have:

  • A background in building services (Mech/Elec or Water quality)
  • Proven contract management skills
  • Experience in procurement practices and legislative knowledge which can be applied to tender and contract processes
  • A commercial approach with the ability to ensure that contracts are delivered within budget
  • Experience of managing planned, preventive maintenance programme and works in a varied estate
  • Awareness of current statutory requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with a range of stakeholders
  • A positive and proactive approach to managing Health & Safety and for promoting its importance in contracts management and how to apply this in a varied estate
  • Good IT Knowledge with experience of using CAFM systems and Microsoft Office package

When completing the application you should match you qualifications, training, skills and experience to the job description giving full details and filling in all sections.

Interviews to be held week commencing 7th December 2020 (this may be subject to change).

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Maintenance Contracts Manager

Contact role:

Head of Building Maintenance

Contact name:

Andrew Bowler

Contact name:

Ian May

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 5728

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 6382

Contact email:

Contact email:

The University of Reading aims to create a fair and transparent reward strategy; ensuring staff are paid a competitive salary and are recognised and rewarded for their contribution.  Members of staff have the opportunity to join a pension scheme sponsored by the University.  The University has a range of family friendly policies, including a childcare voucher scheme to help you save money on childcare costs.  We have a strong commitment to health and well-being and staff can benefit from discounted membership at the SportsPark, an Employee Assistance Programme and a Health Cash Plan. The University offers generous holiday entitlements which include public holidays and paid closure days

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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