Building Services Manager

Job description


As part of the team responsible for the successful delivery of a number of large apartment schemes for the private rented sector throughout the U.K, this newly created role is a pivotal position developing strong relationships with key members of the project team. Based in our Hemel Hempstead office with regular travel to UK sites.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Development utility / infrastructure strategies and quotations
  • Production of design intent mechanical and electrical installation designs and specifications
  • Management of external building services consultants and specialist where required
  • Review and comment on design by external consultants and specialists
  • Ensuring production of information in accordance with Dandara standards.
  • M&E and utility coordination with other construction design information and design disciplines.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Development Utilities / Infrastructure

  • Obtaining existing utility record maps. Reviewing risk and diversion requirements.
  • Develop utility infrastructure strategies in coordination with incumbent and independent utility service providers including; gas, electricity telecoms, cable and water services
  • Utility quotations; making applications, obtaining and progressing designs and quotations, including disconnections, diversions, new supplies and temporary building supplies
  • Utility quotation reviews/appraisals and subsequent recommendations to Commercial Team
  • Coordinating with the Dandara internal Technical and Legal Teams in regards to any utility legals requirements, such as easements or wayleaves
  • Securing utility electricity MPan and MPRN references and procuring a meter shipper
  • Assisting the Land Team on any queries at pre land purchase stage
  • Obtaining street lighting designs and quotations. Review, comment and recommendation
  • Managing street lighting inventories
  • Assisting the construction team with any day to day queries
  • Manage and coordinate any utilities changes and ensure onward circulation to Technical & Commercial Teams


  • Provision of high standard domestic plumbing, mechanical and electrical designs, specification information and design calculations for residential and commercial developments in full collaboration and coordination with the Technical Department team.
  • Ensure design deliverables are met in accordance with the design programme.
  • Provision of mechanical & electrical specification information prior to site commencement and throughout the project duration in conjunction with Technical Department team.
  • Fee negotiation, instruction and coordination of external mechanical and electrical design consultants or specialists when utilised.
  • Management of external design information – review, collation, register and issue where undertaken by an external consultant or contractor.
  • Electronic and hard copy issue and registering of drawings received from consultants.
  • Financially appraising mechanical and electrical designs for value engineering and cost saving promotion purposes.
  • Liaison and management of mechanical and electrical subcontractors including the undertaking of material and workmanship quality inspections.
  • Investigation of new technologies in regard to plumbing and mechanical installations.
  • Assisting with the preparation and collation of tender documents.
  • Contract administration assistance to the Commercial Team
  • Site visits and inspections.
  • Arranging copies of information for other departments, consultants and site contractors where required.
  • Ensure all records of design changes are kept to coordinate “as built” drawings upon completion of the project.
  • Obtaining, collating and distributing design risk assessments/information from project consultants and designing contractors to meet CDM obligations.
  • Assessing design risk and providing information as required for health and safety to meet current Construction Design and Management (CDM) legislation.
  • Assisting in the assessment of design and build tenders.
  • Managing design and installation queries raised by Construction staff / Contractors as required.
  • Site suveys

About you

You will be a driven individual with extensive residential and/or commercial project experience. Having a services engineering Degree or equivalent (HND/ONC in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering) you will have excellent AutoCAD expertise. A design and build contracting background in M&E would be preferred and a pragmatic and adaptable approach is essential too. Commercial and contractual awareness.

A good working knowledge of Building Regulations relating to M&E, SAP, BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes, Lifetime Homes, Energy and Sustainability including zero and low carbon solutions.