• £75,000
  • -
  • £83,000
  • + Car + travel, bonus and bens
  • Posted by: SolutionTeam
  • Location: London
  • Type: Permanent
  • Ref:

Senior Building Services Manager London & Home Counties

Location: London – Site Based, with flexibility for occasional remote working

My Client is looking for an experienced and talented Senior Building Services Manager to support the Technical Team and manage the various M&E related subcontractors through their CDP design development, site installation and commissioning, you’ll ensure all works are fully coordinated and delivered in accordance with the contract programme on all contracts allocated within the Northern Home Counties Business unit.

This position is project based, with flexibility for occasional remote working.

About the role:

You will be working within our Construction London & Home Counties business, where you will:


  • Provide comprehensive professional advice with regard to building services risk and opportunity, design and construction issues
  • Interrogate and assess design and value engineering ensuring that the most cost effective and buildable solutions are achieved
  • Provide support and advice for the on-site teams to ensure the smooth running and delivery of the M&E elements of projects
  • Manage and coordinate safely the overall design and delivery process bringing innovation, continuous improvement benefits, sustainability and life cycle benefits to the project
  • Review all relevant pre-qualification enquiry information and assist with any documents and presentations
  • Identify any variance from the employer’s requirements and include these within the tender contractors proposals
  • Integrate the M&E design process with functional bid and operational team members (at appropriate stages) incorporating mentoring and training of functional and non-functional team members and achieving/bettering commercial targets
  • Ensure completion and compliance of building services procedures and integration of design management department procedures
  • Ensure appropriate design resource, skill sets and structure
  • Ensure sustainability drivers and leadership is fully included
  • Act as a main point of contact for customers for building services and provide advice on engineering services issues, renewable technology solutions and sustainability matters
  • Ensure customer information and key drivers are cascaded to the design team
  • Advise the customer on design change implications
  • Ensure ‘added value’ benefits are communicated to the customer and advise on alternative building engineering design solutions where appropriate
  • Set-up and agree design management regime with the building services design team
  • Establish an agreed scope of services for designers, subcontractors and suppliers and ensure adherence to the design brief/scope of service and develop a comprehensive scope of service for key stages of project
  • Programme and manage all design reviews and co-ordination meetings. Ensure fully coordinated design strategy is in place and work closely with other discipline lead designers to deliver coordinated design solutions
  • Ensure that fully coordinated design programmes are produced that integrate with the agreed project programme and that the programmes are regularly monitored for progress and updated as required in relation to specific building services requirements
  • Prepare technical reports for presentation to regarding building services and associated activities
  • Provide advice on statutory services and obtain firm quotations for new services into sites
  • Attend customer presentations to cover all aspects of building services design options including cost benefit and best value analyses
  • Provide general advice and improvement of building engineering services knowledge and Regulatory changes to senior managers
  • Provide onsite coordination of service installation and design development with supply chain/consultants including chairing of M&E design team meetings
  • Identify potential M&E consultant (if required) and building services subcontractors based on cost and experience of the project being tendered for
  • Carry out appraisal of subcontractors’ quotations and challenge where required
  • Advise the project team and make recommendations for the selection and appointment of building services subcontractors
  • Instigate improvements to service levels with supply chain companies to enhance their bids
  • Monitor, manage and review supply chain partners and subcontractors service delivery and customer interface
  • Agree quality plans with supply chains and undertaking quality inspections including reporting on installations and witness testing of completed installations
  • Complete and own commissioning programmes and undertaking end user briefings and training
  • Attend the tender handover/review and commissioning meetings
  • Assist in the collating of queries/RFIs and pursue resolution from the design team consultants


You will have come from a design background and have significant experience in the main contracting market with experience of working on Residential, Educational, Healthcare or Leisure schemes between £10 and £100 million.

Already experienced as a senior building services manager you will be qualified in mechanical and/or electrical disciplines. You will have a full understanding of detailed M&E procedures and will have a good level of technical and professional expertise. You will have the ability to produce M&E design, installation and commissioning programmes and you will have a good level of understanding of Breeam.

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