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Senior M&E Operations Manager NHS

Closing date
22 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function

Senior M&E Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of electrical and mechanical systems within a hospital setting. This role involves managing maintenance, repairs, installations, and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations. The individual will lead a team of technicians and engineers to maintain the efficient operation of critical hospital infrastructure.

Senior M&E Operations Manager Deliverables / Outcomes (include but are not limited to):

1. Leadership and Management:

  • Provide effective leadership to the electrical and mechanical operations team.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to team members, ensuring efficient operation.
  • Conduct regular team meetings to discuss priorities, issues, and improvements.

2. Maintenance and Repairs:

  • Plan and schedule preventive maintenance for all electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Coordinate with maintenance technicians to carry out repairs promptly and effectively.
  • Respond to emergency breakdowns and ensure rapid resolution to minimize disruption.

3. Installation and Upgrades

  • Oversee the installation of new electrical and mechanical equipment and systems.
  • Evaluate equipment specifications and ensure compatibility with hospital requirements.
  • Coordinate with external contractors and vendors for specialized installations or upgrades.

4. Compliance and Safety:

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations and standards.
  • Conduct regular inspections of electrical and mechanical systems to identify potential hazards.
  • Implement corrective actions to address safety deficiencies and prevent accidents.

5. Budget Management:

  • Develop and manage the departmental budget, ensuring optimal utilization of resources.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and implement strategies to reduce operational expenses.
  • Monitor expenses related to maintenance, repairs, and equipment purchases.

6. Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs, and equipment inventory.
  • Generate reports on the performance of electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Provide regular updates to hospital management regarding departmental activities and performance metrics.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or relevant experiences.
  • Proven experience in a similar role, preferably within a healthcare or hospital environment.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems, including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and building automation systems.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and mentor staff to achieve departmental goals.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations and standards, such as NHS Estates guidance, HTM (Health Technical Memorandum), and CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) codes.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in budget management and financial analysis.
  • Problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) software, maintenance management systems, and other relevant software applications.
  • Certification or licensure in relevant technical areas may be preferred.

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