Maintenance Manager

Thorn Baker
Grays, Essex
17 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced Maintenance Manager who enjoys leading the day to day operations of a customer focussed maintenance team? If so we have an outstanding opportunity to join one of the country’s leading names in retail.

Apply today with you CV to

You will be working in an enviable working environment with the responsibility for ensuring the longevity of the site's building services as well as reacting to the daily maintenance tasks that your team will be responsible for repairing. You will also be involved in setting the long term strategy and planned maintenance schedule for this retail site. It will be your responsibility to lead the maintenance team to deliver an effective maintenance service for years to come.

In addition to your salary you will receive 25 days holiday, BUPA, Pension, Life Assurance and a 5% performance related bonus paid annually.

I am working with one of the UK’s most successful retail based organisations that have a presence in some of the UK’s most prominent locations. The company are investing heavily across their facilities to ensure the customer experience is second-to-none.

I have worked with this organisation for the past 3 years and have placed a number of candidates at management level who are already reaping the benefits of working with this ever growing organisation and progressing with their career.


You will be working closely with the operations manager and technical manager to ensure that the maintenance function is run smoothly and efficiently. Therefore you will be responsible for the overall success of the department with full accountability for performance against KPI’s as well as working to agreed budgets.

You will be the lead contact for all technical queries and will be the focal point for the maintenance function. You will ensure that the lifecycle maintenance programme is planned and being adhered to. You will ensure the preventative maintenance programme is being conducted thoroughly.

You will manage a team of over 10-15 maintenance professionals including HVAC, fabric and electrical as well as a maintenance supervisor. You will also be responsible for managing the maintenance budget for the site.


To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate;

  • A background in the management of maintenance engineering staff – Preferably in a client facing role on a site with a large footfall i.e retail/hotel/hospitality.
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Experience of managing reactive & preventative maintenance programmes.
  • The ability to carry out lifecycle maintenance planning.
  • Budgetary management experience.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft programmes.

Technical qualifications required for this role:

  • Recognised electrical or mechanical apprenticeship or HNC/HND in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering

Candidates with a knowledge of BMS systems are highly desirable.


This role is a site based position in Grays, Romford, Basildon, Brentford, Dagenham and Dartford.

You may have experience as one of the following: Technical Services Manager, Maintenance Manager, Technical Manager, Technical Maintenance Manager, Chief Engineer, Lifecycle Maintenance Manager.

If you are looking for a fantastic opportunity to work for an organisation that truly value quality, professionalism and the commitment to customer satisfaction then please email your CV to or apply via the website today.