Estates Engineer

Poole, Dorset
£35,993 - £42,345
05 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Estates Engineer 
Poole, Dorset 
£35,993 - £42,345 (dependent on experience)

Our client operates a fleet of over 300 fast, modern lifeboats from a network of 238 lifeboat stations around the coasts of the UK, the ROI, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as providing a beach lifeguard service on over 200 beaches. The boathouses and maritime engineering structures upon which these essential services depend are usually located in challenging and exposed locations. Our client is proud of their tradition of building to a high standard; many existing boathouses and slipways have withstood harsh marine environments for over 100 years and still provide good service today.

It is the Institution's Estates Office that has the responsibility for the procurement and management of the growing capital works programme, ensuring that our client’s high standards are maintained and that the needs of their modern and expanding lifeboat and lifeguard service are met.

The Estates Engineer role is primarily client-side technical project and stakeholder management; encompassing the development of a project brief to comply with the design guide, assisting with the selection of the external design team and then to develop the project with this team as an ‘Expert Client’, ensuring the proposed building meets standards for quality, longevity, and low maintenance. You will then lead the development of the project through to construction and completion, using your knowledge and skills to assist the team to a successful conclusion.

You will be Chartered or Incorporated (or close to achieving) with ICE or IStructE or in a relevant aligned engineering/construction discipline such as CIBSE, RIBA, RICS, CIOB. You will be able to work on your own and as part of a team to ensure initial proposals from scoping activities are feasible, economic yet robust solutions which you will then oversee the development of by external consultants. You will have experience in all common materials and construction techniques and will have an appreciation of the extra measures needed in the marine environment.

The role encompasses significant internal and external stakeholder engagement, requiring you to have excellent communication skills. You should have the ability to communicate well to build good relationships with a diverse range of organisations and individuals, including statutory bodies, design consultants, contractors and volunteer crews.

The successful candidate will have proven project management skills, having led projects from scoping to handover, an excellent knowledge of the primary UK construction forms of contract, and be proactive in your use and knowledge of the CDM regulations. You will be able to demonstrate that you are competent in the use of AutoCAD.

The role is suitable for someone who enjoys working on different projects with a varying mix of technical project management, construction supervision, contract management and more general estates management. There will also be opportunities to engage in detailed design work on smaller or specialist elements of projects. 

You will be adept and take satisfaction in the communication with people at all levels, have an enquiring and innovative mind and enjoy taking a methodical and practical engineering approach to problems and tasks, all within a very busy team.

The role requires good knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, AutoCAD and internet applications.

Our client is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. They expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting).   

Our client’s staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. They respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within their teams, and consider it essential to help them deliver a world-class lifesaving service. They are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, our client also looks for applicants who share their commitment to living their values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping them work towards our goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.

The closing date for applications is the 22nd November 2020.

Other organisations may call this role Buildings Engineer, Building Maintenance Engineer, Estate Maintenance Engineer, Regional Estates Engineer, Facilities Engineer, Estate Operations Engineer, Estates Manager, or Estates Infrastructure Manager.

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