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Regional Estates Manager - Scotland

£46,410 - £54,600 (dependent on experience)

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About us

Our purpose is simple, to save lives at sea. Since the 19th century, our crews have been risking their lives to save those who are in danger of drowning. We’re looking for a Regional Estates Manager to join our Scotland region. We have six Regional Technical Cells based in each of our regional bases around the UK and Republic of Ireland. The Regional Technical Cell supports the RNLI through providing rapid and effective first line technical support to the volunteers and staff who carry out and support our front-line lifesaving services.

Some of the benefits

  • Salary £46,410 - £54,600 (dependent on experience)
  • Flexible working
  • 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 16% of basic salary)
  • Life assurance
  • Health and dental cashplan

Your Role

As a Regional Estates Manager, you will be tasked with focus on the following areas:

  • Lead and provide specialist advice on all RNLI buildings, civil engineering construction and maintenance related projects across RNLI’s Scottish Estate
  • In partnership with the Regional Engineering and Supply Lead, support the Regional Leadership Team and Regional Technical Cell to develop and execute a strategy for the RNLI’s infrastructure and assets. In doing so you will demonstrate the highest levels of collaborative working and collective responsibility.
  • Manage and develop a team of Coastal Estates Engineers and act as the primary Estates lead within the region.
  • Supervise your team to: deliver building inspections, support new construction activity, undertake condition-based maintenance, repairs and compliance checks.
  • Support the development of the estate elements of the Regional Strategy in association with the Regional Engineering and Supply Lead.
  • Ensure that the through life planning of the Scottish Estate aligns with the central Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP).
  • Working closely with Estates Engineers to support the delivery of construction projects.
  • To develop and implement a best-in-class through-life programme of routine maintenance works, specifically focussing on, compliance, quality, sustainability and value for money, whilst managing risk to support the RNLI’s Scottish Estate.
  • To prepare and manage the delegated capital expenditure and operational expenditure budgets for the Regional Estate and ensure that the management of the estate is delivered to plan and within budget.
  • To give the relevant specialist subject matter expertise / advice when required across all regions and ensure standards are met
  • To take the lead for regional activities such as mooring installation and repair campaigns.

About You

You’ll be an effective self-motivated team player, with good communication and influencing skills both internally and externally. You’ll be familiar with a variety of engineering equipment and their design, production or support. Ideally, you’ll have some maritime experience and will relish the challenge of resolving technical queries outside of your comfort zone.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking to develop their career as it will offer you the opportunity to deal with all aspects of estates and become familiar with the supporting documentation and processes across the whole building life-cycle. You’ll be able to handle time dependent demands so that we can keep our lifesaving assets on service. You’ll enjoy working on diverse projects with a mix of challenges and able to communicate at all levels. You’ll be happy with travel, occasional nights away and supporting an on call / duty roster.

As a development opportunity, we expect that the role holder will be happy to periodically move between locations including other bases and the RNLI support centre in Poole, with the aim of creating a community of engineering expertise aware of and capable of addressing the RNLIs technical needs now and into the future.

To be considered as the Regional Estates Manager you will need:

  • Essential - An Engineering or other suitable degree qualification equivalent to the England, Wales & Northern Ireland qualification level 6 or higher as defined by UK government, is required.
  • Incorporated Engineer Status.
  • NEBOSH National Construction Certificate.
  • Desirable - Member of, or working towards a professional body such as CIOB, ICE or RICS
  • Specialist construction knowledge and experience of asset inspection and routine maintenance works at a professional level.
  • Extensive experience of building and civil construction and maintenance, ideally in a maritime environment.
  • Experience of working in a commercial and continuous improvement environment, implementing new and innovative processes and procedures

Other organisations may call this role Regional Contracts Manager, Regional Construction Manager.

As a Regional Estates Manager you will have outstanding communication and influencing skills to bring people together behind a single plan. If you want to see how the Regional Estates Manager supports our organisation’s aim to reduce drowning, this could be the role for you

This post requires a valid driving licence.

The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting).

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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