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Engineering Manager - Kings Cross Estate

Engineering Manager - Kings Cross Estate

Posted 19 April by Savills Management Resources

Purpose of the Role

A client and customer facing role, the Engineering Manager is required to assist the Senior Engineering Manager to maintain effective management of engineering systems. To set up, implement and maintain effective management systems and procedures in the delivery and continuity of service of the mechanical, electrical, vertical transportation, public health services and energy management to the commercial and retail occupiers and visitors, while protecting and enhancing landlord assets within the Building/Estate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Kings Cross Values - Understand the mutual and strategic goal for the Estate and the client. Maintain an exceptionally high standard of service delivery encompassing technical innovation, sustainability and customer focus. Ensure that the energy management strategy is fully embraced with the team and that they are fully aware of the drivers for change.
  • Energy Management - Implement energy management initiatives, including recommendations from decarbonisation studies and smart optimisation programmes. Drive a culture of energy management across both the Engineering management and service partner functions, with a particular focus on the smart platforms available ensuring optimisation at all times. Attend customer ESG meetings to support ESG Assistant Manager and promote ESG initiatives generally while providing a particular focus on energy performance across the development with multiple stake holders. Review building energy analytics to adjust system settings to optimise energy use. To lead on energy conservation by identifying and implementing various options for saving energy.
  • Contract Management - Organise and attend Monthly meetings with associated contractors. Monitor, analyse and interpret the correct functioning of plant and systems via the Building Management System or other means. Carry out random checks of critical plant operation. Review Contractors reports and any proposals. Carry out regular audits and inspections of all plant, related areas and equipment. Review contractor’s proposals and switching schedules for electrical shutdown works to ensure optimum level of service to tenants and systems. Attend site during shutdowns and essential works as necessary. Attend site as necessary in the event of any emergency work or call out.
  • Compliance – Ensure compliance with all current legislation and recommended standards. Verify Contractors Risk Assessments are up to date and appropriate to building and maintenance tasks. Ensure Pressure Vessel Written Scheme is up to date. Ensure Contractors Emergency Lighting Log Records up to date. Management of Water Treatment regime ensuring that Water Treatment Manuals are up to date. Manage status of Lift L.G. Inspections and report via Lift minutes. Ensure that all statutory inspections are carried out by the due date and manage/monitor progress of actions via external reports spreadsheet attached to appropriate minutes.
  • Technical Support - Provide day-to-day technical and operational support to Property Managers and Occupiers. Support to Building Management with Permit to Work System and check method statements where appropriate. Liaise with Building Management and tenants regarding operational and technical matters such as plant shutdowns and work impacting on tenants operation.
  • Fitouts and Projects - Review and comment on drawings, specification and reports submitted by the Tenants and advise the Landlord accordingly of any impact on base build operations or any technical or lease concerns. Liaise with tenant consultants on any technical or operational revisions. Monitor tenant fit-out work and liaise as necessary to ensure that work complies with the approved License for Alteration. Carry out random inspection of fit-out works and report, liaise on findings as necessary.
  • Planned maintenance - Implementation, management and development of the planned maintenance system, ensuring information, plant history, drawings and technical information is accurate and up to date. Develop and maintain the base building asset register. Review and develop site-specific maintenance tasks. Ensure drawing and O & M’s are updated to reflect any changes carried out to the installed systems. Develop, implement and maintain site-specific plant replacement Program. In conjunction with budgetary control.
  • Maintenance Audits - Undertake regular audits of maintenance program. Review call out sheets and investigate as necessary. Review Concept PPM sheets / reports and investigate as necessary. Carry out random inspections of PPM / reactive works completed and in progress. Carry out plant room checks and maintain a technical issue tracker.
  • Finance - Preparation and Management of engineering service charge budgets, to include procurement as per Savills policies. Budget control, preparation of relevant specification, raising orders/instructions/ contracts and verifying (processing) invoices. To develop, implement and manage Environmental and Energy Conservation Programs, (working with others where necessary) ensuring optimum usage of energy. To advise on potential problems, improvements and possible savings. Analyse monitoring & targeting reports and investigate and action as necessary. Arrange independent energy audits as necessary and action recommendations as necessary.
  • Communications - To ensure that the KCES Head of Estates, Head of Technical Services, Property Management Team is regularly appraised of any new developments or issues of a problematic nature. Report on any emergency incident that occurs. Report on any concerns relating to plant operation. Report on any tenant relationship related issue. Report any issue that could or will involve the HSE or EHO.
  • To provide sickness or leave cover as and when required.
  • To undertake adhoc duties as requested.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Engineering Management
  • Energy Management
  • Responsibility and ownership of complete engineering and electronic security service delivery
  • Must have a customer focused attitude and a flexible working style.
  • Budget Management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills
  • 3rd Party/Contractor Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Project Management, including demised tenant fit-out experience
  • Commercial awareness, business acumen


  • Fabric Management
  • Alterations/Fit-out

Behavioural Competencies

  • Service ExcellenceTeam Working</
  • Reference: 52504515

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