Senior Facilties Management Consultant

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  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    £28 - £40 per hour

  • Contact:

    Gordon Clark

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 months

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  • Client:


Our client is seeking a Senior Facilities Management Consultant for an initial 3-6 month opportunity based in Glasgow.


On occasion, to lead other consultants in the delivery of the clients FM consultancy commissions.
To assist with coaching all consultants in all aspects of their role both within the client and within individual client commissions (where applicable).
To assist the Management team in resource planning, helping to ascertain and set priorities across all clients commissions.

Commission & General Responsibilities:

To work on (and on occasion manage) a range of client commissions as required by the needs of the business at any one point in time.
To produce and/or assist with the preparation of fee proposal submissions in response to tender requests.
To work with commission leaders to ensure that all commission outputs are delivered to the client on time and to the required quality, and that client expectations are managed throughout the commission lifecycle.
To identify and provide early warning to commission or line managers as to any difficulties in meeting agreed internal or external deadlines for delivery of any advice or other documentation.
To ensure that all clients quality assurance procedures are adhered to at all times, including strict adherence to all financial procedures in all circumstances.
To ensure that all work carried out on a commission is in line with the commission fee proposal, including the hours worked on any sub-element of the commission. Where there is any variance to the commission proposal, this is to be raised as early as possible to either the commission or line manager.
To assist in maximising commission profitability through the use of the most productive methods of working, using standard templates where appropriate.
To ensure that all hours worked are booked correctly against relevant commissions in accordance with the clients timesheet procedures.
To inform line management of any opportunities that may arise for future / extension of commission work, resulting from day to day activities within the role and existing commissions.
To inform line management of any risks to client in terms of credibility or liability as soon as they become apparent.
To collate the requirements of our clients using a variety of methods including interviews and workshops in order to determine the scope of commissions.
To stay ahead of the curve of the Facilities Management Industry guidelines and best practice so as to ensure that our clients are always presented with market leading options.
To be proactive in identifying where standard forms, templates, processes can be improved upon, and raising these through the appropriate channels.
Reporting of any suspicious business transactions or activities, which may compromise the company.

Career Experience:

Will have held previous role as a client FM manager or service provider FM manager at a senior level.

Very likely to have held a previous role as a Facilities Management Consultant.

Will have experience of interacting successfully with senior management teams.

Technical Experience:

Likely to have broad experience of strategic FM management within a service providing, client facing organisation in a large corporate environment or FM Consultancy.
Experience of developing and implementing FM strategy which is consistent and appropriate to overall business strategy and which reflects the needs of stakeholders.
Will have experience of procuring FM service Contracts based upon FM best practice principles including risk transfer, use of output specifications and Key Performance Indicators. Experience to include the development of procurement documentation, and negotiating with suppliers.
Understanding and knowledge of performance measurement techniques within the current FM market and experience of devising and managing such systems.
Experience / understanding of managing Hard FM services and experience of developing strategies for the effective maintenance of built and installed assets.
Experience / understanding of managing Soft FM services and experience of developing strategies for their delivery to meet stakeholder needs whilst responding to organisational culture.
Experience of managing customer relationships with senior level management within organisations and of shaping Service Level Agreements with customers and FM service providers.
Experience of and commitment to the implementation of the Intelligent or Informed Client Function within the Client organisation.
Will have an understanding / experience of whole life costing and life cycling within the built environment.
Knowledge and understanding of the FM Marketplace, the current trends and thinking within the FM market and demonstration of an ability to apply such trends in a strategic setting.
Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation.
Excellent knowledge of FM business support information and an ability to apply this practically at a strategic level to resolve issues with key stakeholders in the core business.
Experience of the development and implementation of a continuous improvement programme to existing FM procedures.
Excellent understanding of the interaction between FM services and the strategic impact on and efficiency of the core business.
Experience of developing and managing change programmes and understanding of the effect of change on organisations.
Ability to monitor competitors / industry leaders / recognised benchmarks to drive efficiency improvements in FM delivery in Client organisations.
Experience of PFI / PPP would be an advantage.

Qualifications / Memberships

May have been educated to degree level. May have a formal qualification in Building Services, FM or an Engineering discipline to degree level or similar, or hold an FM / Property related post-graduate qualification.

Will be a Full Member of the BIFM.

Other relevant qualifications in procurement, project management or health and safety would be advantageous to this position.