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Technical Manager - Mechanical

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a Technical Manager- Mechanical for Sodexo based at Manchester University Foundation NHS Trust, you are also a strong multitasker and quality of life improver. We have an exciting opportunity at our flagship Healthcare PFI with the responsibility of keeping the Estates and Clinical User Areas available and functional when unexpected plant breakdown occurs within the major Engineering kit as well as part of the Lifecycle Plan. You will have overall responsibility for complex engineering plant, equipment and services.


The role reports directly to the Mechanical Manager and will have a dotted line into the Head of Estates, O&M Manager and Commercial Manager. There is a need to build a trusted supply chain network capable of delivering fast & efficient services and the potential to build an internal small team capable of delivering the needs to meet the organisations requirements.


The role is at the level of an HTM Authorised Person with a competitive salary and would be ideal for an Engineer with an excellent track record of fault diagnosis.

Join us and be part of something greater. You belong in a team where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way.


Main Responsibilities

What you'll do:


  • Assisting the Estates Management team with the effective management, security and operation of all plant areas.
  • Ensuring services managed comply in accordance with the Project Agreement, legislative, statutory and HTM requirements. 
  • The cost-effective delivery of a Plant rooms systems and services in line with the project agreement and schedules. 
  • Use of IT systems to include the CAFM and BMS systems to provide, monitor and report data within the Quality Assurance and other management reporting systems. 
  • Support with the day-to-day management of plant rooms on site 
  • Provide engineering advice and support for the maintenance of equipment, fabric and utility services for the contract estate.
  • Ability to effect fault diagnosis on plant and equipment of a more complex nature. 
  • Planning and distribution of the workload with the Mechanical Manager, ensuring that work is completed to schedule and the system updated accordingly. Supervision of contractors engaged on repair/maintenance works.
  • Support in the management and operation of the Permit to Work system and Safe Systems of work for all those working in plant rooms.


For a full list of responsibilities please view the attached job description

The Ideal Candidate

What you bring


Essential Skills / Attributes  


  • Experience in the corrective maintenance of all building Services.
  • Experience in the management of contracts and contractors. 
  • Experience in Preparing, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring assigned technical works.
  • Have a working knowledge of all Health & Safety legislation affecting their work.   
  • Numerate with the ability to manage budgets.  
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write reports.  
  • Computer literate with the ability to use Microsoft Office Project Management software.
  • Ability to plan and programme works to achieve best value.  
  • Ability to manage, prioritise and plan own workload and deliver work within required time scales and can make decisions.
  • Broad based knowledge of engineering services. 
  • Understanding of Health and Safety at Work regulations. 


Desirable Skills / Attributes  


  • Higher qualifications or more extensive relevant experience. 
  • Driving license  
  • Sound Knowledge of other associated engineering services in a hospital, Med Gas, Water, Decontamination etc.


What we offer

£highly competitive + excellent bonus and benefits 

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:

  • Great site to work on - Flexible and dynamic work environment, sociable hours!
  • Competitive compensation
  • Access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Countless opportunities to grow within the company.
  • Flexible benefits fund of £1,300 to utilise across an array of benefits.

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more!

Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!

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