Principal Facilities Manager

Your new role

We’re looking for a Principal Facilities Manager to manage our regional Facilities Management teams and contractors across a geographical location, collaborating closely with senior business partners, stakeholders, and colleagues to ensure appropriate accommodation is provided in accordance with maximum financial efficiency and with high standards of health and safety and contract performance. 

What you’ll be leading on

  • Lead a team of Regional Managers, contract staff and Facilities Management teams across a geographical location. 
  • Ensure the facilities management team within the sector, manage accommodation according to National Highways standards or health, safety, and quality.
  • Lead on facilities management projects where required or provide assurance to projects being managed within the sector.
  • Ensure the facilities management contractors are performing in line with the contracts and meeting quality and performance criteria.
  • Manage project budges where applicable, as delegated by the Investment Decision Committee.

To be successful you’ll need 

  • Extensive facilities management knowledge and experience with a relevant membership of a related professional body (BIFM) recommended.
  • NEC3 accredited Service Management qualification and experience or willingness to work towards attainment.
  • Ability to assimilate and convey complex and challenging information to a variety of audiences.
  • Contract, commercial, and project management experience of FM projects, APM, or Prince2 qualifications desirable.
  • Health & Safety knowledge and experience with CDM or NEBOSH desirable.
  • Experience of managing FM contracts and responding to strategic accommodation requirements.

A bit about us

Delivery is a huge collective exercise, with collaboration between Finance and Business Services - FBS - and every other part of the business. Getting it right means success for us all. Our remit in FBS is very broad - and there is a lot to do.

Want to know more?

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact quoting reference number #5178


Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

A connected and sustainable working approach has been adopted across National Highways. For some roles, this means being able to work in a hybrid way spending up to 60% of time working from a remote location such as home.

We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we’re open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times. 

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and an approach driven by connected and sustainable working which includes hybrid working
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)
  • Qualifications and/or professional membership check (if applicable)

And finally 

We reserve the right to close before the advertisement expires.

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