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The FT has an uncompromising mission: delivering independent, quality information, news and services to individuals and companies around the globe. It’s the cornerstone of our reputation and the heart of our ambitions for the future. But for our people, the FT offers so much more than what we do. FT people come from all kinds of backgrounds and work across a huge range of disciplines and locations, and find an empowering, warm and welcoming culture that values curiosity and rewards smart, ambitious thinking. Those who are willing to unite around our mission and live our values will find plenty to challenge, inspire and interest them. Like the audiences we serve, no two FT people are the same; but together we help our audience be better informed and understand the world around them. It’s a job that’s never mattered more, and a career that can take you anywhere you want to go.

 

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Management of hard services (M&E) and fabric across Bracken House and the wider FT portfolio, ensuring SLAs and KPIs are delivered to contract agreement.

  • Responsible for ensuring the quality of the physical environment and standards of services provided.

  • Be the facilities lead for Health and Safety (H&S), chair the monthly H&S meeting and arrange Fire, General and L8 Risk Assessments, ensuring all actions are completed within the stipulated time frames.

  • Management of the Building Manned Guarding contract, CCTV and Access Control

  • Ensuing principle and specialist contractor’s planned and reactive maintenance schedules are carried out.

  • Ensure that periodic statutory and mandatory inspections are carried out and fully documented.

  • Effectively contribute to the completion of the Facilities Team Calendar and significant building events.

  • Organise annual evacuation exercises, monthly scenario testing, audits, events, and ensuring document reviews on completion.

  • Where necessary to evaluate quotations for works and appoint contractors using the most appropriate and cost-effective resources to deliver policies and procedures

  • Ensure all works are carried out with the safe system of work and agreed health and safety compliance management controls.

  • Coordinating and undertaking a rolling programme of asset condition monitoring/ surveying.

  • Reviewing MEP direct vendor contracts quality, assurance and compliance management

  • Liaising with office teams on management of critical service areas, such as MERs and SERs

  • As necessary, provide support, oversight and monitoring of additional small works activity, such as moves and changes.

  • Working collaboratively as part of the Facilities Management team by supporting general facilities activities, including task management, budget management and the implementation of continuous improvement objectives.

 

Qualifications

A working knowledge on the following services is essential:

  • Heating systems | Cooling systems| HV systems | LV systems | Lighting systems | Power distribution systems |Ventilation systems | Control systems |Domestic Water systems | Fire systems | Air conditioning systems | Water Hygiene of Closed and Domestic Systems | Building Management Systems | Energy Management Systems | IoT and SMART applications |Compliance - Statutory / Regulatory / Codes / Building Regulations.

  • Relevant qualifications in mechanical and/or electrical engineering

  • H&S qualified. Ideally holding NEBOSH general certificate

  • Previous Experience as Senior Authorised Person or Authorising Engineer in Electrical & Mechanical and implementing safe systems of work.

  • Experienced in a wide range of building service engineering systems.

  • Experience in dilapidation projects

  • Customer facing across a varied customer base.

  • Proven track record of technical problem solving and troubleshooting.

  • Ability to communicate technical subjects to non-technical end users and team members.

  • Ability to produce technical reports.

  • Available to respond to out of normal hours emergency situations

 

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills 

  • Ability to develop excellent working relationships with multiple stakeholders, including senior management

  • Flexible, with the ability to work on their own and plan their priorities

  • Ability to integrate with various “in company” working groups when requested  

 

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, talent@ft.com and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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