M&E Asset Manager - Local Authority

Eden Brown
East London
£26.00 - £30.00/hour
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

Great opportunity to join this progressive and friendly borough to work within their Assets team helping manage M&E Works and Contracts throughout the borough

1. Purpose of the job

1.1. Commission and contract manage multi-million pound: services, reactive repairs, maintenance and construction work that achieves agreed outcomes for the Council, residents and stakeholders and that meet the Council's objectives and affordability targets by improving value for money during a period of reduced budgets.

1.2. Be accountable for appropriate project outcomes with regard to: feasibility studies, brief development, design, procurement, delivery, finance & budgeting, cost control and quality of work on the full range of construction and maintenance services and the provision of advice and contract management from feasibility study to final account of major works projects.

1.3. Provide up-to-date mechanical & electrical engineering and technical advice and guidance to the Asset Team, the Compliance Team, other sections of the council, members and tenants to ensure decisions and recommendations are appropriate and well informed.

2. Main Activities

2.1. Be an intelligent client and integrate contract management within the commissioning process and ensure clarity of roles and accountabilities. Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction, maintenance and DLO knowledge and extend the benefits from collaborative procurement to the management of contracts.

2.2. Ensure the provision of cross cutting commissioning and commercial expertise to support each stage of the commissioning cycle. Realise the benefits from greater cross-council collaboration as well as effective partnership and supplier relationship management.

2.3. Ensure statutory approvals are in place for commissioned works, including planning submissions and facilitating discussions with the borough's Planning and Building Control department.

2.4. Act as Principal Designer as required to co-ordinate health and safety on all projects. Obtain support from the Health and Safety Manager. Ensure project and design risk management processes are implemented.

2.5. Undertake site surveys, work inspections and work valuations and subsequent reporting. Carry out comprehensive surveys as required. Advise on and produce and specify planned and cyclical maintenance programmes for the borough as required. Prepare detailed schedules of work, feasibility studies and cost estimates.

2.6. Manage the capital and revenue budgets for agreed commissioned and contracted services, ensuring compliance with contractual arrangements and agreed service specification and standards.

2.7. Support and challenge underperforming providers. Work with key stakeholders to develop future support needs and reflect these in contractual arrangements, key performance indicators and quality measures against which providers can be assessed.

2.8. Develop leading edge outcome based specifications, consistent contract performance and quality management.

2.9. Assist with the preparation of the Housing Asset Management Strategy and investment options, cost modelling and work programmes, taking account of current and projected trading and market conditions. Provide estimates for Capital and Revenue bids and annual plans and liaise with corporate colleagues in the preparation and monitoring of budgets.

2.12. Act as the in-house contracts expert and cost adviser for all commissioned and contracted services. Develop and advise on all types of contracts, framework agreements, open book accounting, competitive dialogue methodology, supply chain management and related partnering techniques

2.13. Advise on the settlement of matters arising from liquidation and receivership of contractors and consultants, in liaison with other teams. Organise any action required with respect to the financial effects of emergencies affecting the Council's housing estate.

2.14. Advise on the development of value engineering and management, process engineering, risk management, whole life costing including sustainability issues, to both capital and revenue programmes to ensure value for money.

3. Project Management

3.1. Manage assigned projects or programmes, ensuring that agreed outcomes are delivered on time, within budget and to the expected standard. Execute the project according to the agreed project plan. Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project.

3.2. Ensure compliance with Council processes and procedures for project and programme design and procurement and ensure full compliance with standing orders, statutory and other regulatory requirements.

3.3. Define the scope of the commissioning project or programme and create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete. Develop a schedule for each commission that effectively allocates resources to the activities. Review the project schedules with the line Manager and all other staff that may be affected by the project activities.

3.4. Prepare consultants briefs and tender documentation, select, appoint and manage consultants to ensure effective service delivery. Develop, manage, monitor and assess performance indicators for all contractors and consultants

3.5. Lead teams consisting of engineers, surveyors, quantity surveyors, housing managers, finance staff and consultants to commission, contract manage, budget manage and cost control agreed projects and programmes.

3.6. Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the Council on the progress of the project or programme or DLO. Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a monthly basis to ensure that it meets the project standards.

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