Mechanical Engineering Supervisor

Dartford | Other

Mechanical Engineering Manager


Darent Valley Hospital


Full time - 37.5 hours per week


Salary £40,000 basic plus Serco benefits


Main Purpose:

The job holder will be part of the Hard FM Estates management team at DVH reporting to the Head of Estates. The main duties will be to Manage the mechanical engineering element of the Hospital, ensuring that all reactive and PPM works are completed to the highest standard and within the contractual SLA's by utilizing either the in-house team members or external specialist contractors. The job holder will be responsible for ensuring statutory compliance for all Mechanical systems on site.  The role requires the holder to be AP for MGPS HTM 02 and RP for water HTM 04 as a minimum. The role will deputise for the Head of Estates in their absence.

The Engineering Manager (Mechanical) will support the Head of Estates to ensure that the hospital building, fabric, plant, services and equipment are maintained to a high standard to ensure continued efficiency, safety and reliability and to safeguard the future long-term serviceability of the estate as contractually required by Serco, THC, and the Dartford and Gravesham Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


Main Accountabilities: 

  • Management of allocated specialist service contracts to ensure Serco's statutory, mandatory, and contractual obligations are met.
  • Management of the allocated annual planned preventative maintenance schedule for all engineering services detailing all tasks to be undertaken, ensuring that all statutory, mandatory, contractual obligations are met, and high standards of workmanship are achieved.
  • Implement and comply with procedures as detailed in the companies Quality Assurance & Health & Safety Policies.
  • Prepare and review maintenance procedures for plant and equipment, ensuring high standards and minimising unavailability.
  • Produce annual planned maintenance schedule and task instructions for all mechanical services.
  • Supervise the delivery of Statutory Compliance maintenance task obligations and support the delivery of accurate evidence of compliance
  • Review and validate completed planned and reactive tasks undertaken by assigned resources and contractors and reschedule and procure the required specialist contractor and materials to ensure remedial and compliance actions are completed.
  • Participates in the preparation of the Annual Programme identifying plant/services which may compromise service delivery.
  • Support the preparation of specifications and management of the delivery of minor new works and updating of record drawings.
  • Support the preparation of specifications for maintenance and equipment/plant replacement as identified in the annual programme
  • Assist in the development and testing of contingency plans for Mechanical and Electrical services with Head of Estates.
  • Technical and managerial support in the delivery of capital schemes pre and post design evaluation, on site supervision of elements of capital schemes
  • Deputise for Head of Estates and represents Estates department when required
  • Liaison with Electrical Engineering Manager, and Fabric Services Manager
  • Authorised/Responsible Person MGPS, and RP for water systems
  • Participate in Estates on call service including preparing and distribution of a daily critical plant report
  • Provision of monthly performance data and reports to senior management team
  • Coordinate working shift resources to ensure sufficient resources available to deliver planned and reactive tasks
  • Undertake staff annual and periodic performance and feedback reviews and implement training and development plans.
  • Review and authorise working shift timesheets for directly employed and agency staff to ensure correct payment processing.
  • Attend designated service working group meetings and complete assigned actions



What you will need for the role:

  • Must be mechanically qualified preferably serving time in a hospital environment.
  • Must have held AP duties for Medical Gas and water Systems previously in a hospital environment.
  • Must have demonstrable knowledge of typical mechanical systems found within a hospital environment including sterilizers and washers
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of CAFM systems
  • Knowledge of financial reporting desired
  • Must be able to write technical reports
  • Basic IT skills required


What we offer 


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme. 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays. 
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, and more. 
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts. 
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion. 
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships. 
  • Interesting and enjoyable work. 
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities. 



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 Gold 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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25/04/2024 01:15:00
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