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WHO WE ARE

Industrials is a subsidiary of Stenprop, a listed property company. We own and manage more than 70 industrial estates around the UK which are home to over 800 customers. Our mission is to become the leading multi-let Industrial business in the UK and we are passionate about revolutionising multi-let industrial property to make it work better for our customers. We do this by offering our customers high quality business space that is supported by the highest level of customer service so that they can concentrate on running their businesses.

Stenprop is a dynamic and fast-paced organisation with a mission to revolutionise how multi-let industrial (MLI) is operated in the UK. Stenprop is a REIT and is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. Our culture is results focused, with a strong emphasis on learning and innovation. We are based in London and Stockport, with assets spread all around the UK.

JOB TITLE

Minor Works Manager – North West

ROLE

We are looking for a full-time Minor Works Manager (MWM) to manage and deliver refurbishment works to our industrial units as well as implementing small scale improvement projects across our assets. Working across our estates in the North West, you will join a growing and leading company in the industrial sector where you will bring a new skillset to the team.

You will support the team by bringing practical and technical knowledge of construction, repair and maintenance of industrial buildings as well as experience of the procurement and delivery of minor works. The successful candidate will have experience in leading a high-volume caseload of varied minor works projects both independently as well as working within a team which comprises of Asset Managers (AMs) and Customer Engagement Managers (CEMs) as well as external contractors and consultants.

LOCATION

The role will be based in Stockport but will require frequent UK travel across to our assets. Travel to London is expected once per month.

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide advice and collaborate with the AMs and CEMs to support decision making when designing and preparing scope of works for minor work projects whilst taking ultimate ownership for the delivery the task
  • Establish a network of competent contractors who are capable of delivering tasks and projects to a good standard at competitive prices within tight timeframes
  • Deliver value for money and seek multiple quotations if prudent to do so in any given task or project
  • Award approved projects to chosen contractors by an appropriate means such as a simple works order to set out the agreed materials, price and timeframe for works
  • Manage stakeholder relationships during the task by leading onsite or remote meetings. Stakeholders typically include AMs and CEMs but might include current or prospective customers, our property managers or our insurers
  • Coordinate contractors appropriately during the works
  • Monitor progress, resolve issues that might arise and set up quality control procedures if required. Sign-off completed works with necessary certification and manage snagging or retention items
  • Creation of purchase orders, authorising interim and final invoices as well as tracking progress against allocated budgets
  • Regular review of costs and revisions if necessary
  • Manage H&S and compliance in areas such as access arrangements, RAMS or CDM requirements

Typical Projects

  • Refurbishment of industrial units to return to good repair or enhance value through building improvements
  • Works to improve a shared industrial terrace such as over cladding, redecoration, reconfiguration of access or treatment of common problems such as cut edge corrosion
  • Estate wide improvements to common parts such as site reconfiguration, improved landscaping and infrastructure upgrades to services such as security systems, gates or fences
  • These projects typically range in value between £10,000 and £50,000 but can exceed £100,000 for larger schemes

ROLE WITH TEAM

Our team environment is highly collaborative with mutual support and collective responsibility as our core values. Our team comprises of in-house roles but also a wider external network of consultants, advisors and contractors. You will work with:

  • AMs and CEMs
  • External contractors – including general building contractors and specialists (such including electrical, plumbing, decoration and external works) as appropriate for particular jobs or projects
  • The Accounts team in relation to cost management, payment of invoices and comparison to budgets
  • External advisors – you will not generally have consultants or advisors working for you but may do so occasionally and will liaise with Building Surveyors who have prepared Schedules of Dilapidations and others as necessary from time to time
  • Our Customers and their consultants or advisors to help them manage repairs, works or alterations which they may be undertaking

REPORTING TO

The Minor Works Manager will report directly into the Asset Manager for the region

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The Minor Works Manager will be assessed on the following:

  • Project execution on time and budget from inception and design to sign-off of completed works
  • Value add in core areas such as:
    – Enhanced income delivery through building improvements
    – Reduced time to let our space through efficient turnaround of units to meet standards set by our Industrials vacancy specification

SALARY AND PACKAGE

Completive salary with discretionary performance linked bonus. Additional benefits include pension, health and life insurance

OTHER

This is a full-time role based in Stockport as well as home-based working as required. It will involve regular travel around the UK so a full UK driving licence is essential as well as access to a car

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Proven ability in maintenance and improvement projects, preferably with industrial property, and an understanding of securing value for money in the short and long term
  • Strong technical and practical knowledge of construction and building works
  • Experience in contract administration for minor works, estimating costs and managing small scale tender/quotation processes
  • Working but not specialist knowledge of planning, building regulations, CDM and other construction legislation, regulations or standards
  • Construction or business-related apprenticeship or qualification (such as MCIOB) is desirable but not required
  • Qualified to IOSH level is desirable but not required
  • Proficient with MS Office, namely Outlook, Word and Excel. Ability to use or willingness to learn and adopt tools to facilitate remote working such as MS Teams

KEY CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively with all stakeholders
  • Able to manage a varied, and busy workload effectively, and prioritise accordingly to deliver tasks with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and use own initiative

Please note that this role will be sourced directly by the company and any contact from recruiters will be not be considered. 

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