Manager (26418)

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HNC Electrical Engineering
Authorised Person HV / LV
CGLI Plant Maintenance Technician

Previous Employers

British Waterways


End of September

General Notes if Applicable



  • HNC Electrical Engineering
  • CGLI Plant Maintenance Technicians Certificates I, II & III
  • Electrical Installation / Engineering – A, B, C Certificates
  • Certificate of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH)
  • Managing Safely (IOSH)
  • CGLI Planning, Supervising & Managing Working At Height Level 3
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Ford Diploma in Statistical Process Control
  • BESCA Accredited Certifier
  • Authorised Person HV / LV Switching – Schneider
  • Carbon Trust – Accredited Carbon Reduction Leader Trainer
  • Siemens SGT700 resident training in Sweden

Career Achievement:

  • Setup the Maintenance Department including PPM / CMMS of a 1Msqft Robotic Pick and Pack Warehouse incorporating extensive conveying and sorting equipment. Within budget and on-time, whilst operating as UK Maintenance & Facilities Manager for 8 sites across UK & Eire
  • Restructured an out-dated reactive maintenance structure of 120 operatives to reflect the £13m reduction in government support. Implemented new ways of working and pro-active ethos to retain value, timely and quality maintenance of an aged infrastructure. Managed within a trade union environment
  • Mobilised a number of facilities maintenance teams
  • Managed Global Data Hub with IBM, including the design and replacement by sub-contractors of generators, UPS and cooling systems under CDM
  • Under CDM, manage the installation, commissioning and handover of CHP plant, water treatment and waste to energy plant. Recruit and establish the maintenance department and PPM regime
  • Working as Authorised Person / Authorising Engineer since 2009, 6.6kV, 10kV & 11kV Generation & Distribution

Employment History:

XXX Maintenance, Planning & Small Works Manager

February 2013 – 2018 – made redundant 

  • Responsible for maintenance on a TFM contract for Talk Talk across 15 UK sites: data centres, corporate and warehouse locations. HV / LP Lead AP; Health & Safety and Compliance
  • Part of the initial team setting up the contract from scratch. Working on site closures and additional sites gained, including the bid process and contract negotiation
  • Managing day to day maintenance, mobile and static engineers and contractors, planning and extra / small project works up to £50k
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Member of the Sustainability Group and STIG (setting up new nationwide mobile support teams)
  • Deputising for Contract Managers and site management staff when required

Due to end June 2018 – redundancy

Wind Technology Projects Operations Manager

and Maintenance

September 2012 – January 2013

  • Fledgling business in the UK only. Land based wind farm maintenance and repair. 4 month contract
  • Recruitment and set up maintenance regimes. Organised mobile teams of engineers and contractors. Followed strict Health and Safety requirements (WTSR)

Interserve / Manchester Arndale Hard Services Manager

March 2012 – August 2012

  • 6 month contract. Managed hard services across shopping mall complexes of more than 240 retail outlets and a 20 floor office block, housing most of the UK’s top retailers and institutions
  • Reshaped the workforce to suit contract and client needs

SAICA Paper-Metso CHP & Infrastructure Engineering Manager

April 2011 – March 2012

  • Responsible for staff recruitment and maintenance department set up, installation and PPM of a combined heat and power plant (DSEAR requirements), steam (MAN) and gas turbines (SIEMENS SGT700) and associated steam raising plant, heat reclaim boiler (waste to power) anaerobic bio-gas generation and all associated water treatment facilities
  • HV Authorising Engineer 10kV; Health & Safety responsibilities
  • Contracted for build / commission and handover period of 12 months

SPIE Matthew Hall / Astra Zeneca Site Facilities Manager

May 2009 – April 2011

  • Managing an onsite maintenance team of electrical and mechanical technicians, assistants, cleaners and a number of specialist sub-contractors. Ensured smooth day-to-day operating of AZ Data Centre in conjunction with IBM. £0.4m maintenance contract with £0.3m generated through extras to contract
  • Planned preventative and reactive maintenance / CMMS. H&S
  • Managed the design and installation under CDM of two new diesel generators (5.5MW), Hitatchi chilling systems, n+1 Piller UPSs and numerous Denco CRAC cooling systems, ensuring no disruption to the centre’s normal operation
  • Managed all instrusive M&E and raised floor operations under suitable change request program
  • HV / LV Authorised Person. Client facing position with overall P&L responsibilities

Four Short-Term Contracts – Self-Employed (Umbrella)

April 2007 – May 2009

  • Operations Manager, Elyo Suez: April 2007 – December 2007:
  • Set up newly acquired facilities maintenance contracts at a number of sites around the UK, including due diligence procedures and streamlining of staffing requirements via TUPE. HV Authorised Person
  • General Manager, Smiths Electrical: January 2008 – May 2008
  • Set up a working maintenance department within a small-sized M&E company involved in night clubs, dentist surgeries, theatres, shops, etc.
  • Maintenance P&L improvements in excess of £1.5m with the gain of new maintenance contracts with Laura Ashley and Shrewsbury Theatre
  • Contracts Manager, Dalkia / ASDA FM Contracts recovery: June 08 – August 2008
  • Technical Manager, Serco Leisure / Manchester City Council: September 2008 – May 2009:
  • Realigining the maintenance organisation from council run workforce to Serco via TUPE. Management of the contract. Theatres, swimming pools, gymnasia, etc.

British Waterways Customer Operations Manager

(Wales & Border Counties)

July 2006 – March 2007

  • 8 months, self-employed contract covering staff absence
  • Responsible for £8m spend on infrastructure maintenance
  • Managed 120 staff in six operational teams containing electricians, bricklayers, joiners, painters, etc., including numerous sub-contractors and support staff
  • Managing health & safety, staff recruitment and control
  • Set up new systems of working to ensure a solid future for the regional business and longevity of employment for the operatives
  • Reported to the General Manager on KPI driven efficiencies and finance. Reported to the general public via planned open meetings around the region

EMCOR / BAE Systems Operations Manager

May 2004 – June 2006

  • Managed teams of 36 technicians (buildings fabric, electrical, mechanical, air-conditioning, painters & decorators, joiners, CORGI, L8 Legionella, grounds maintenance, fire & ambulance teams, etc.), supervisors and administrators, specialist sub-contractors, 60 cleaning staff and 40 catering staff across 8 sites around the north-west. Provided total facilities management to British Aerospace, Royal Saudi Air Force, RAF and MOD
  • Responsible for M&E maintenance worth £3.5m and extras to contract in excess of £2m. Staff levels rationalised and operation incorporated into existing structure, increasing contract value by £1m
  • Won soft services contract including air-side grounds maintenance
  • Planned preventative and reactive maintenance and breakdown cover within agreed budgetary constraints in an efficient and timely manner
  • Client liaison and financial reporting responsibilities (open book). Staff recruitment, training, discipline and appraisals

Office Depot-Guilbert UK & Eire Maintenance and Facilities Manager

June 2000 – May 2004

  • Responsible for planned preventative maintenance and reactive / breakdown maintenance of seven sites, ranging from offices and call centers to fully automated robotic production facilities with 500 staff handling an excess of £500m per annum
  • Managed maintenance teams comprising of multi-skilled technicians and sub-contractors. Managed project work


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