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Senior Facilities Manager, Core Projects


United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About the Role

The UK property portfolio equates to about half of the entire global portfolio by area. At over 100,000m2 in multiple locations including our two main research campuses in Wiltshire. This role is to manage a team of internal managers, supervisors and operatives as well as external consultants and contractors.  The purpose of the role is to combine our day-to-day commitments for the fabric maintenance of the all fixed assets with an annual capital programme of Core Projects.

The programme of Core Projects forms a vital element of the annual capital expenditure by, not only targeting strategic improvements to our assets, but also to support the ever-changing landscape of research and development within Dyson.  Dealing with multiple stakeholders and departments, all business functions benefit from agile and cost-effective project implementation.

The maintenance and operation of the fixed assets requires constant attention from a small internal team and multiple specialist third parties.  Activities require co-ordination and planning to mitigate any down time whilst maintaining a live working environment.

This role requires a team leader, people manager and a subject matter expert.  Predominantly specialising in the technical understanding of multidisciplinary building engineering, but also a commercial and contracting expert.  Efficiently delivering world class facilities in a more sustainable way.

  • Strategic lead with respect to planning and estimating delivery of the UK Core Projects programme including Fixed Asset fabric maintenance. Plan resources and budgets to meet RDD development strategy.

  • Functional Lead for the multi-million pound Core Projects programme of over 400 improvements and refurbishments annually.  Customer focused delivery whilst monitoring and adjusting the delivery model in line with business wide strategies.

  • Managing a team of project managers (internal and external) for the implementation of the Core Projects capital programme. 

  • Developing a high performing supply chain.

  • Operational Lead for Fabric Operation and Maintenance for the entire UK portfolio managing a budget and team of skilled operatives and supervisors. Optimise delivery and budget against KPI’s.

  • Commercial Lead managing a fixed budget for both Opex and Capex against key performance indicators with a particular focus on value.

  • Contract management for correct delivery with all external parties on time and on budget to recognised standards.

  • Liaising with Key Stakeholders and Senior Managers to advise on key strategic deliverables. Interrogating the feasibility and value of individual requests as part of the wider global estate.

  • Subject matter expert with respect to infrastructure improvements and refurbishments in-line with public commitments of the business and Sustainability targets.

About You

  • Higher National Diploma in Building Services/Electrical Engineering – 10 years experience required following certification.

  • Technical expertise; appropriate professional qualifications, up to date knowledge of statutory and compliance obligations.

  • Broad experience; knowledge of a wide range of building services, and the options and applications within each service system.

  • Leadership; ability to respond, prioritize and implement under pressure, coordinating both internal and external resource to reach the most expedient solution.

  • Electrical competency to IEE Wiring Regulations 18th Edition.

  • A comprehensive understanding of Mechanical and Electrical Life Safety systems.

  • Experience of managing specialist contractors.

  • Comprehensive IT literacy with the ability to respond to customers emails (Outlook), schedule activities/equipment (Excel) and manage specialist applications/software to aid workflow (Windows).

  • SSSTS (CITB) or equivalent Health and Safety training to assist in the management of health and safety minimum standards with the ability to contribute to the continuing improvement of a safe system of work.

  • A Full UK driving license with no endorsements.

The following competencies are not essential but desirable from a candidate:

  • CSCS Skills Cards.


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.