Building Services Manager

£Competitive + pension + 27 days annual leave



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Market Overview

Dyson, whether at the headquarters in Malmesbury or globally, is growing at a rapid pace, and the estates team need to not only anticipate this growth, but also ensure that both new and existing properties are set up, operated and maintained to the expected standard. To create this positive and progressive working environment the estates team needs strong leadership and expertise in key areas – Building Services is one of these areas.

Function Overview

Responsible for defining and executing the appropriate strategic plan for all building services at Hullavington. This plan will span existing, refurbished and new buildings and include management of both the internal maintenance team and external supplier relationships. Working alongside, and in support of, the other key estates leaders (front of house, catering, projects and estates), this role encompasses stakeholder engagement and the establishment of, and measurement against, Key Performance Indicators.


  • Strategy; definition of the building services model, the scope of internal resource and complimentary external resourcing, to cost effectively achieve the desired level of service performance
  • Approach; implementation of strategy, introducing appropriate Key Performance Indicators to measure and maintain service performance, with upward reporting of results

  • Document; retrospective creation of supporting information for all existing building services

  • Management; ensuring internal resource is suitably qualified, trained, and appraised

  • Compliance; fulfilment of all health & safety and environmental obligations

  • Budgeting; prediction and management of all annual building services costs, including preventative maintenance, repair and replacement

  • Projects; technical lead on the design and specification for new capital building works and large refurbishment projects


Essential qualifications and experience

  • Technical expertise; appropriate professional qualifications, up to date knowledge of statutory and compliance obligations
  • Broad experience; knowledge of a wide range of building services, and the options and applications within each service system
  • Leadership; ability to respond, prioritize and implement under pressure, coordinating both internal and external resource to reach the most expedient solution

  • Strong communicator; ability to convey complex issues concisely and accurately

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build productive working relationships and influence

  • Excellent analytical skills; to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions

  • Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a level of expertise of all building services and their dependencies in order to gain stakeholder confidence

  • Assertive; readiness to press teams and suppliers to take remedial action when required

  • Neutral; ability to shape strategic direction without imposing their own views or prejudices on the outcome

  • Good IT skills - proficiency with CAD and Microsoft package software

  • Decisive and willingness to show initiative

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 30-Jan-2018

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