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Technical Director

London , United Kingdom

Ref#: 9677250491

Date published: 29-Jan-2021

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Global Workplace Solutions is a division of CBRE providing integrated solutions across large multi-discipline property portfolios. 

We encourage new ways of working, driving innovation, whilst always living to our RISE values. 

The role: Technical Director  
Providing technical excellence for the FM division, driving the standardisation of best practices. 

You will champion technical solutions & innovations through partnership with the wider CBRE network, mentoring and growing the engineering standard throughout the account for national consistency. 

Key responsibilities are as follows:
• Provide all onsite operations teams with general engineering support as required
• Provide business development team technical support to provide solutions to meet varying customer requirements
• Liaise with wider business solutions to promote innovations in both new technology and service solutions
• Create and lead division technical forum arranging quarterly meetings involving relevant guest speakers reporting risks and opportunities from forum to senior management
• Mentor contract based technical managers in ensuring engineering best practice is exercised across the division
• Lead apprenticeship and technical training programs that ensure development past class room learning
• Produce standardised documentation and processes that can be utilised and tailored by the site teams (i.e. Forward Maintenance Register, Risk Registers)
• Act as Authorising Engineer for the division with responsibilities consisting of: -
- Managing of Authorised Person register
- Communicating known safety alerts/notices across the division
- Produce standard authorising process for division
- Liaise with wider technical group to assist in authorising of team members
- Arrange authorised persons site audits across the relevant sites
- Advice on high risks works and provision of standard documentation
• Provide investigation and root cause analysis across the division as required, producing reports and learning from experience documents to be shared internally/externally
• Provide standard competence tests for current staff and for utilisation during interview stages
• Liaise and work in partnership with the QHSE team
• Promote customer experience and wellbeing through good operation of building service systems
• Provide technical support to the division project team in areas such as: -
- Scope and specification reviews
- Support in planning of high risk works
- Assistance and support in creation of initial scoping documentation

Person Specification:
• An apprentice trained engineer who has recognised technical qualifications and attained C Eng or I Eng registration with CIBSE or IET or IMechE 
• Several years’ experience of senior technical roles: Authorised Eng, HV AP Electrical 11 KV /LV, Confined Spaces, Boiler Pressure Systems with a knowledge of building management systems (BMS); Fire Alarm Systems and general building services
• Exhibit always, an awareness of safety procedures and practices 
• Show diligence in safe working methods both for CBRE staff and occupants of the premises working in 
• Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations effectively with diplomacy and sensitivity  
• Incumbents must have a high level of energy, be self- starters, confident and stable in manner
• Organised, able to prioritise and deliver within high pressure, business critical environments
• Impart & share knowledge and safety training to all members of staff as required