Estates Officer Mechanical

Dartford | Other

Estates Officer Mechanical

Darent Valley Hospital

Dartford, DA2 8DA

Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract, 14 Months

Competitive salary plus benefits


Serco is contracted to provide Hard Facilities Management to Darent Valley Hospital. Darent Valley Hospital is a 512-bed, acute district general hospital in Dartford, Kent, England. 


We are currently looking for an Estates Officer Mechanical to join our Estates Department on a 14-month fixed term contract. This is a new role developed to support the Contract Director in this significant area of high business risk. The Estates Officer will support a busy operational team in the collation and provision of mechanical specialist services, life cycle and building fabric information to ensure the timely completion of audit material for the Department of Health, Centre of Best Practice programme.


Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Review the informal and formal audit findings.
  • Production of rectification programmes for identified issues with the operational team, to satisfy contract timelines and the timeous and accurate delivery.
  • Maintain the information databases creating files and folders to ensure an effective Healthy and Safety File is maintained.
  • Ensure that the CoBP portal is utilised and maintained for the accurate recording and management of client information.
  • Utilise the existing Shared Drive structure for the accurate recording and management of Estates information.
  • Support the site based operational and project teams as required to improve performance, compliance, reduce contract abatements and reputational damage.
  • Support the site team to ensure the Site Estates Management Information Systems continue to produce ease of access, flexibility, useability, and longevity.
  • Support the work required to ensure that financial and commercial risks from any CoBP survey outcomes are appropriately mitigated through the use of the Site Estates Management Information Systems.
  • Assist the site Estates team in any review of their risk registers as a result of the project outcomes.
  • Work with the site Estates team to ensure sufficient resource and focus is provided to the Documentation programme and management of outcomes through to resolution.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • A technical qualification in a relevant engineering, building or allied discipline, and/or demonstrable experience in a building services engineering role.
  • A proactive attitude, and a willingness to work with site teams.
  • Previous experience within a healthcare maintenance environment is preferable.
  • Understanding of how lifecycle works are managed and delivered.
  • Demonstrable experience of CAFM systems and Helpdesk.
  • Ability to analyse and review technical information and write technical reports.
  • Significant attention to detail, structure, planning and delivery.
  • IT literate with use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build effective relationships.



Why Serco

Meaningful and vital work: Working within Security at Serco means that you'll play a critical role in ensuring that patients continue to receive the safety and support that they need 24/7.


A world of opportunity: It takes a diverse team to support a hospital and we're big on internal progression. So, whether you specialise your skills, progress into team management or move into operations, you'll find all the opportunity you need to evolve your career.

Great people: Hospitals are busy places and you will find yourself interacting with staff, patients, visitors and of course your supportive team. You will be a significant part of the hospital.

What we offer

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • The chance to make a positive difference to the wider public.
  • Interesting, varied and enjoyable work.
  • A company that recognises your contribution.


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

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