Mechanical Contracts Manager

Mechanical Contracts Manager

Closing Date: Friday 5th June 2020 @ 5pm

Position Description

Location Hours Salary Responsible To
Head Office, Banbridge 7.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday Competitive depending on experience Contracts Director

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen to join an industry leader in UK’s Building Services providers. We design, develop and deliver a wide range of offsite-prefabricated, innovative and sustainable building service solutions throughout the UK & Ireland.

Alternative Heat specialises in the design, supply and installation of a wide range of Pre-Fabricated energy solutions, typically built in NI and shipped throughout the UK & Ireland. We also offer turnkey design, build & operate solutions for commercial energy centers and large-scale district heating solutions and have experience with successfully procuring and delivering many similar packages to a wide range of public body’s throughout Ireland & UK.

We are currently looking to fill the role of Mechanical Contracts Manager to support our growing Contracts Team in our fabulous new Head Quarters based in Banbridge. This post is a permanent contract and offers an amazing opportunity for a candidate who wants to gain experience within a progressive and dynamic company.

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will work in conjunction with an established commercial project management team and an in-house M&E design team who utilise the latest AutoCAD & MEP 3D design packages, hence previous experience working on commercial M&E projects at a supervisor’s level is essential.

The majority of our current projects are based throughout the UK and Ireland and predominantly commercial M&E installations with a small amount of construction works, therefore any experience in construction would be beneficial but not essential.

Responsibilities of role:

  • Ensure project value, drawings, specification and order is agreed and in place before works commence.
  • Ensure company HSEQ policies & procedures are adhered to throughout the duration of the project.
  • Ensure all RAMS are accurately developed throughout the project to cover all elements of works being carried out.
  • Correspond directly with client / customer and other associated contractors where necessary throughout the duration of the project.
  • Ensure all plant and equipment are procured correctly, in line with the specification and client requirements.
  • Throughout the project track costs (material & labour) to ensure the project will be delivered as per original target spends.
  • Assess requirement for labour and sub-contractors to undertake various elements of installation work.
  • Vet all sub-contractors to ensure they fulfil company requirements and are engaged appropriately via fixed price order or JCT contract.
  • Prepare accurate programme of works to ensure all works are planned in manner that key dates can be met.
  • Provide accurate information on contract variation and monthly claims.
  • Site survey existing services to determine appropriate options for successful integration with M&E services and BMS control packages.
  • Assist in the preparation of accurate installation drawings and “As installed” drawings upon completion of works.
  • Assist with the preparation of O&M manuals upon completion of the project.
  • Ability to work in conjunction with the site teams and contractors onsite to ensure all works are carried out safely and to a high standard.

Travel requirements:

This role is aimed to be predominantly office based, (7.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday). There will be a requirement to attend frequent site meetings to meet client representatives, carry out site surveys, assess site progress, meet sub-contractors, assist with co-ordination plant operational checks & final commissioning. It would be reasonable to assume you would need to be out onsite at least 2-3 days per week.

Essential Requirements:

  • Previous experience working on commercial M&E projects at a supervisor’s level.
  • Good Microsoft Office skills (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Relevant experience.
  • Ability to take ownership of their duties and a willingness to grow and learn within their team and the company.
  • Demonstrate a good ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills

Company benefits:

  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Annual Health Check
  • 30 days Annual Leave

Join our growing team in this exciting and challenging role, send your CV and covering letter to

Alternative Heat is an equal opportunities employer.