The Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford
The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.
The University of Oxford Estates Services maintains an estate of over 300 teaching, learning and research buildings, including some of the most iconic historic buildings within the UK. The team is also responsible for managing repair and maintenance of the University's 933 Graduate Accommodation units across the City, along with 140 commercially let domestic properties both within Oxford and in the surrounding villages.
As an employer, we value the well-being and development of all our employees. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits, including:
• 30 days of annual leave (excluding public holidays)
• Extensive personal and professional development opportunities
• Hybrid work arrangement
• Supportive childcare services for working parents and guardians
• Generous family leave for pregnancy, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave
• Excellent contributory pension scheme for your financial future
• Salary sacrifice scheme for additional savings
• Subsidised sports centre membership to promote well-being
• Cycle loan scheme to encourage sustainable commuting
• Discounted bus and transit travel
In addition, you will have access to a vibrant community with social groups and sports clubs, fostering an inclusive atmosphere.
About the Role
Working closely alongside the Heritage and Buildings Manager, you will be responsible for planned and reactive repair and maintenance projects across the Functional, Residential and Graduate portfolios.
You will need to be a self-motivated and enthusiastic problem-solver, with considerable experience of project management, construction and the investigation of building defects.
You will be required to collate and assess a range of technical information in order to advise on the best course of action to fix the fault, repair the damage, and ensure that any other potential risks of failure in similar building fabric across the Estate are identified and effectively mitigated.
To be successful in your application, you will be a Chartered member of a relevant construction related organisation (RICS or CIOB) with demonstrable experience of project management and building surveying duties.
You will be able to demonstrate experience of complex reactive building fabric repairs in large modern and commercial constructed buildings. You will also be able to diagnose building fabric problems, and understand and unpick sequential historic building repairs in order to identify the true origin of issues such as water ingress, structural movement or infestation.
The ideal candidate will be confident in managing teams of contractors and sub-contractors working together to fix issues, and capable of building strong relationships.
We're looking for a natural problem-solver who enjoys variety in their working life. Someone who relishes collaboration and working as part of a strong multi-disciplinary team.
You will ideally have experience of managing a large portfolio of buildings and be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and have experience of identifying, managing and delivering complex repair and maintenance work with a high turnover of projects and competing deadlines.
Existing knowledge of current health and safety legislation relating to construction sites, along with relevant British Standards, Building Regulations and CDM will also be essential.
Above all, you will need to demonstrate a confident can-do attitude, and the ability to make sure that the team as a whole are able to provide the best possible service to our customers.
You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work under pressure dealing with constraints that are often outside of your control.
To apply for this position, please submit the following documents as part of your online application:
• Covering letter/supporting statement
• Curriculum vitae (CV)
• Contact details of two referees (only contacted if you are successful)
Only applications received before 12 pm on Wednesday 21 February 2024 can be considered .
Interviews will be conducted in-person on Tuesday 27 February 2024.
Contact Person : Adedeji Akinsanya Vacancy ID : 170680 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 21-Feb-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 45585 - 54395 per annum