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Mechanical Engineering Manager

Closing date
25 May 2022

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Full Time
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Base Location: Darent Valley Hospital

Full Time / FTC upto 12 months

£50,000 - £60,000 pa + Excellent Corporate Benefits Package

Serco provide support services for Darent Valley Hospital which include a variety of Hard FM services including Electrical and Mechanical Engineering/Maintenance of the hospital estate. We are looking to recruit a Mechanical Engineering Manager at the site on a full-time basis for a 6 month period to cover Long-term absence.

You will be responsible for managing the mechanical engineering element of the Hospital. This includes responsibility for ensuring that all reactive and PPM works are completed in compliance with the contractual SLA's by utilising either the in-house team members or external specialist contractors.

You will support the Head of Estates to ensure that the hospital building, fabric, plant, services and equipment are maintained to a high standard to ensure continued efficiency, safety and reliability and to safeguard the future long-term serviceability of the estate as contractually required by Serco, THC, and the Dartford and Gravesham Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

What you'll need to do the role

First and foremost, you must be mechanically qualified - hold a recognised apprenticeship and ideally have attained a relevant HNC/NVQ4 or above or have demonstrable practical experience.

Previous experience of AP duties for Medical Gas and Ventilation, preferably in a hospital environment is desirable as is management experience in a PFI environment.

Experience of managing a Mechanical Engineering Department with appropriate line management duties.

Strong organisational skills with experience in writing technical reports and a good understanding of CAFM systems.

Flexibility is a must - you will be required to carry-out on call duties on a rostered basis so you must live within a commutable distance of site (approx. 45 mins).

Finally, you will be responsible for ensuring statutory compliance for all Mechanical systems on site - therefore it is desirable that you are a responsible person (RP) for water in accordance with HTM 04 , AP for MGPS HTM 02 and Pressure Systems JSP 375 as a minimum.

Why Serco

Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.

A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.

Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.

What we offer
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco Benefits package - discounts include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important rol
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