Building Engineering Manager

Job Type Maintenance and Facilities
Location Milton Keynes - Magna Park
Additional Locations Northampton
Partnership Level 7
Closing Date 30/01/2022
Vacancy Type Temporary
Salary £43,700.00 - £60,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 42


Please note:

This role is a fixed term contract/temporary secondment until 30th June 2022 to cover paternity leave.

This role is for 42 hours per week, therefore the salary range is £41,900 - £60,000

What’s the role about?

This role's aim is to establish an Engineering presence the covers Northampton, Grange Park and Blakelands sites and fulfills a 24-seven critical distribution site operations in a multi-channel e-commerce environment.

Training and developing a team of electrical and mechanical engineers, setting-up engineering disciplines and ways of working to ensure robust legislative compliance and operational excellence. Recognizing talent and poor performance, tackling poor performance in an honest, ethical manner, applying current disciplinary procedures and striving for continuous improvement.

What you’ll be doing as a Building Engineering Manager:

The Building Engineering Manager supports the Engineering Operations Manager in formulating, implementing and achieving the department’s business objectives and service level targets, delivering a strategic approach to develop quality and value engineering regimes across the network. 

The primary role is to lead and coach a small team of Engineering Technicians and Fabric Engineers to deliver 24-seven routine planned, reactive and remedial works to building assets, infrastructure and fabric.  

This relies heavily on meeting PPM service schedules and developing them to accommodate the restrictions of access in an e-commerce environment, whilst striving for 100% availability. Planned maintenance events and follow-up remedial work must present minimal compromise to the operation, coordination of any disruption being instrumental to success.

What you’ll already have:

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Associated professional qualifications – management or vocational (electrical/ HVAC)

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Good working knowledge of Health & Safety

  • Regulations including MHASAW (1999) and CDM (2015)

  • Comprehensive understanding of application of Building Regulations and Welfare Regulations

What else can you bring:

  • Engineering, Building Services or Construction experience


  • CSCS Supervisor / Manager


  • Electrical or HVAC Qualification to Level 5/6 or equivalent

  • Working at Height-trained

  • Legionellosis / L8 Certification / Awareness

  • BEMS / Intelligent Smart Building Management experience

  • Energy management experience

  • ISO 9001 / 14001 accredited / qualified

  • Project Management – Prince2® practitioner

Additional information:

  • As a business we encourage flexible working. We have a number of different ways to work flexibly, so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, examples of how our Partners already work flexibly include part-time, job share, home working and compressed hours. Head office areas also support a blended working approach of office and home working.

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early ​

  • The application form consists of a CV upload, an online test followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time.

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We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Attachment: Building Engineering Manager - Job Outline.pdf 


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