Minor Works Project Manager
At Kew, we strive to deliver the highest level of quality and excellence across our Estates services.
Our reputation as a World Heritage Site is renowned, and we set ourselves a significantly high standard of service to aspire to and achieve. Customer service and great delivery is essential, and we now seek to build a new team within the Estates Directorate to bring our services in-house and take them to the next level.
As Minor Works Project Manager, you will be responsible for the management and delivery of Estates minor works projects within both Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), Kew and Wakehurst Estates, ensuring efficient, cost effective and responsive levels of service. Reporting to the Estates Manager, you will support in the delivery of operational estates, and review and develop project practices, to ensure that performance levels are in line with agreed KPI’s and standards.
With excellent project management skills, you will be confident working autonomously, directing and mentoring operational engineering staff and providing specialist knowledge in electrical or mechanical building services. You will be responsible for ensuring Health & Safety procedures are met and all issues are reported and resolved.
You will hold a degree level qualification in engineering, construction, engineering training or building services training or possess demonstrable equivalent knowledge, skills and experience. Trained and working knowledge of H&S legislation and significant experience with statutory compliance are also essential.
Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.
We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential role criteria.
If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.
Closing Date: 21/07/2019
No agencies please.
This post will be based at Kew Gardens, Richmond with 1 day per week spent at Wakehurst, West Sussex.