HEAD OF PROPERTY SERVICES, GLASGOW

Job reference: SYS-4514

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Location GLASGOW
Business Area / Department Head Office ~ Asset Management
Type of Role Full time
Salary & Benefits Salary dependent on experience
Closing Date 18/01/2019

HEAD OF PROPERTY SERVICES, GLASGOW

Job reference: SYS-4514

HEAD OF PROPERTY SERVICES

ATRIUM COURT, 50 WATERLOO STREET, GLASGOW, G2 6HQ

There’s never been a more exciting time to join the railway. We’re going through the biggest upgrade to our network since the Victorian Times, while running over 2,300 services every single day. As the 5th largest company in Scotland and nearly 5,000 employees, with us you can develop a career. We are looking for people who are focused on our customers. We want people that are looking for more than a just a job; we want people who are committed to giving Scotland the very best railway it has ever had.

THE ROLE: To lead the Property Services team in the development and provision of effective and efficient property and asset management services to support the delivery of safe, efficient, reliable and sustainable portfolio which are compliant with all required standards. Oversee the delivery of reactive and planned maintenance, service quality performance, minor refurbishments, building projects and environmental compliance in the most efficient and effective manner. To manage the day to day response to incidents and faults relating to all facilities and property assets within ScotRail.

Key Accountabilities

Lead a team to develop and deliver a programme of work, on time and to budget to achieve business and functional objectives and meet key performance measures for ScotRail.

Development and implementation of the service delivery strategy including Environmental management, facilities management, Engineering and building services, service quality and project management.

Manage and comply with applicable procedures to provide appropriate resources, communication strategies, training and competence. Evaluate the fitness of staff to safely deliver their accountabilities.

Lead and inspire the team to maintain full engagement in meeting business objectives.

Identify and implement quality and efficiency improvement activities.

Effective contract management of suppliers to cost effectively meet program requirements within all the relevant standards particularly safety, quality and environmental standards.

Liaise with Transport Scotland in relation to maintenance performance and provide the necessary performance reports for stakeholders as required.

Lead and inspire the team to maintain full engagement in meeting business objectives.

Discharge the relevant duties assigned in accordance with the construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations.

Undertake accident investigation when remitted by the relevant designated competent person.

Model and promote the Alliance principles and role model collaborative working across the ScotRail Alliance.

Promote and role model collaborative working activities and behaviours across the business in accordance with the requirement of the collaborative working Policy & Procedures.

THE PERSON:  Experience of leading and motivating a large team.  Relevant experience in successful management of programmes of work in the construction and/or rail industries. Project safety management experience.  Construction design management competence desirable.

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS: Knowledge of the principles of facilities management and Health & Safety legislation. Strongly developed interpersonal, commercial and negotiating skills. Knowledge of Civil Engineering, construction management and building management processes systems and standards desirable.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Post covers 35 hours per week. Reference Salary is dependent on experience. Benefits include contributory final salary pension scheme, free and reduced rail travel for you and your family, where applicable.

Selection process: Selected candidates will be invited to attend an interview. The final stage for successful candidates will be a medical questionnaire. Appointees must submit at least two satisfactory references, Disclosure Scotland clearance and complete a six month probation period. Training initially involves a five day Induction training programme including first aid and fire safety.