Chief Engineer

Posted 22 March 2024
SalaryUp to £70000 per annum
Job type Permanent
DisciplineProperty Management & Operations
Contact NameJonathan Catt

Job description

I'm currently seeking a Chief Engineer for an exciting opportunity with a super prime residential developer. In this role, you will ensure seamless daily operations and provide expert leadership in onsite mechanical, electrical, and data systems engineering. Your main responsibilities will include overseeing preventative and reactive maintenance management, fostering an exceptional resident experience, and guiding, coaching, and supporting the maintenance team. This is a chance to be part of a brand new development and contribute to its success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the construction team and contractors to familiarise yourself with the building's fabric and services, building plans and drawings.
  • Build a comprehensive pack of O&Ms for all related plant and services.
  • Witness commissioning of plant as needed.
  • Set-up PPM contract with third party for maintenance of the plant, monitor and ensure it is carried out at the highest level.
  • Help implement the Building Safety Act and its required documentation, being a nominated Accountable Person.
  • Check all apartment services are functioning correctly in collaboration with the Aftercare team.
  • Support residents with reasonable requests during their move-in.
  • Assist Aftercare with making good defects and faults in apartments before calling out third-party contractors.
  • Contribute to developing and implementing an optimized preventative and reactive maintenance delivery system. Develop and implement policies to track and maintain the plant.
  • Responsible for preventative and corrective maintenance work.
  • Ensure maintenance schedules (as set out in the O&M requirements) are followed, and building warranties are upheld.
  • Track and maintain PPM contractors' costs and budget.
  • Ensure all work is carried out efficiently and within the standards of the residences.
  • Maintain accurate records, reports, and documentation in compliance with industry standards.
  • Liaise and arrange outsourced sub-contractor support, coordinating their attendance for system servicing, maintenance, and repair.
  • Report any events or outstanding work affecting building operation or services before the end of a shift.


  • Trade experience and relevant high-end market experience of construction/repairs/maintenance with mechanical qualifications and training.
  • Residential experience.
  • IOSHH.
  • Mechanical services trade background.
  • An understanding of maintaining a clean water system within a large residential complex.
  • Calm under pressure, personable, amiable, empathic.
  • An authoritative presence for both residents and the teams.
  • Driven individual.
  • Self-starter - needs to be able to operate autonomously and remove work from the General Manager.
  • Discreet, tactful.
  • Flexible, team player - Willingness to get involved in miscellaneous tasks as directed by the GM.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to manage and coach people.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English in both written and oral forms.
  • Good presentation.
  • Excellent organisation and attention to details.
  • Proven ability to support and coach people and run/manage high performing teams.
  • An understanding of maintaining a clean water system within a large residential complex.

If you have the required experience and qualifications and are looking for an exciting new challenge, please apply now.

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