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Facilities Manager

Date 20/05/22

Location Beenham, near Reading

Are you an experienced Facilities Manager with a proven track record of running builders and contractors, with demonstrable technical knowledge of building services and changes in legislation? Are you decisive and a strong negotiator, with good analytical, problem-solving and people skills? Do you enjoy the challenge of being responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of buildings across a multi-site business? If so, here's a rare opportunity to progress your career at Grundon, one of Britain's top-performing private companies. Based at our Beenham office, but with regular travel across our Thames Valley and wider South East operating area (to date, 16 diverse sites also covering the Sand & Gravel arm of the business), you will join us on a permanent full-time contract and earn a competitive salary with a host of great benefits, including: 

- Company car
- Discretionary bonus (performance based)
- Pension scheme (you contribute 5% of pay, Grundon matches this) with life assurance cover 
- Option to buy additional holiday 
- Range of wellbeing benefits, including Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work, health cash plan and discounted gyms

About the Facilities Manager role
Supported by an Assistant Facilities Manager, and regularly visiting our sites, you will: 

- Manage the maintenance, inspection and security services across the company.
- Use best business practices, knowledge and experience to manage and reduce operational costs.
- Compare costs for various services and goods before proposing the best and most cost-effective solutions.
- Communicate clearly to advise departments and to manage budget holders’ expectations. 
- Respond to emergency situations or other urgent issues/repairs.
- Draft reports and make written recommendations.
- Maintain awareness of industry best practice, technology and changes in relevant legislation.

What we are looking for in our Facilities Manager
- Facilities Management qualification (or equivalent), or willingness to achieve
- SMSTS, or willingness to achieve
- IOSH (or equivalent) qualification
- At least five years' site/facilities management experience
- Demonstrate technical knowledge of building services and changes in legislation
- Communication and influencing skills, in person and in writing.
- Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Able to make decisions on projects in a timely manner and negotiate where necessary.

Working hours: 9am-5.30pm, Mon-Fri (37.5 hours per week). Due to the nature of the role you may need to be flexible about start and finish times and working varied hours. 

Grow with Grundon
We place great value on attracting and developing great people, so if you are interested in joining our success story as Facilities Manager, do apply as soon as possible. 

Please note: We don’t use closing dates, but interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match, so do apply as soon as possible. We advertised the role of Facilities Manager on 20.05.22. 

 

What is it like working at Grundon?

We are committed to achieving diversity by employing the right people to deliver a high quality service based on equality of opportunity, skills, qualifications and relevant experience. We are one of the leading aggregates suppliers in the UK and we care as much about our employees as we do the environment. We aim to attract and retain high-quality, committed, enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals.

what we offer

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Health Cash Plan

Health Cash Plan

Discounted Gym Membership

Discounted Gym Membership

Cycle to Work Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Mobile Phone Discounts

Mobile Phone Discounts

Holiday Plus

Holiday Plus

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Long Service Benefits

Long Service Benefits

Come and join our team

Contact us today to find out how Grundon can provide you with a challenging and stimulating working environment, where you can fulfil your potential