Senior Building Services
Engineer - Facilities Management
Band B Pay Scale
The Resources Directorate has the strategic aim of providing first class customer
focused services of which the Metropolitan Police Service can be proud. Through
the delivery of these services the Directorate supports all aspects of MPS
business including its annual objectives as set out in the MPA/MPS policing and
Resources Directorate objectives are set out in our annual performance plan and
we review and report on our performance at monthly intervals. The Directorate
delivers a diverse group of essential support services and is staffed by a highly
skilled professional staff, many of whom are acknowledged experts in their own
field. The MPS, and the Resources Directorate, are proud to be at the cutting
edge of police resource and the practical application of skills that support the
delivery of our operational goals.
The functions of the Resources Directorate include:
Performance and Communication Unit
OUR AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The Metropolitan Police estate is fundamental to the policing of London. It is one
of the largest property portfolios in the UK, currently valued at over £1.5bn,
comprising over 10 million gross square feet (929,000 gross sqm) of space.
Buildings within the estate fall into four broad categories of use: operational,
training, residential and support services. These include:
490 sites (excluding residential and hired parking locations).
138 Police stations (excluding Safer Neighbourhood bases with front
230 Safer Neighbourhood bases.
Training and other specialist facilities.
Office and back-office facilities to support over 52,000 police officers and
The responsibility for developing and managing the Estate is vested within the
Resources Directorate and Property Services (PS) who discharge this
responsibility on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA), the
Commissioner and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
Specifically, Property Services:
Provides 24/7 building maintenance with the help of a dedicated Help
Leads on environment green transport planning initiatives and all town &
country planning matters
Ensures on-site health and safety.
Provides Operational Support including planning and events, as well as
Provides strategic guidance to the MPA on estates matters
Delivers new build procurement, including the use of partnerships and
joint ventures with the private sector
Leads nationally on matters such as specialist design and forced entry
Trains other UK and international forces in these areas
Facilitates services in supporting the effective occupancy of buildings
within the estate
The Facilities Engineering role is within the FM group and will be the Building
Services focus for the group in the effective management and control of the
engineering services elements of the FM contracts responsible for ensuring that
the engineering elements of the contracts are delivered in accordance with
contract and full compliance with current legislation.
Property Services operate on a balance of core in house staff, who manage an
extended supply chain of FM suppliers, Contractors and Consultants. Property
Services is split into Asset Management, Facilities Management, Construction
The FM Division is a small team operating on a thin client basis, calling on
support from external consultants and the supply chain, as well as in-house
resource, working in virtual team concepts to deliver the key services outlined
The Property Services department have an extensive supply chain of FM
suppliers, Contractors and Consultants providing services and advice. The
department liaises closely, and works in partnership with all business unit
stakeholders, including operational police commands, boroughs, specialist units
and other Resources Directorate departments including HR, Finance,
Procurement, Information, Transport, Catering, Legal, Health and Safety.
In Addition, there are external regulatory and advisory bodies, which include
Local Authorities, HSE, London Fire Brigade, Home Office, ACPO, and the
In depth knowledge of engineering systems supporting critical properties and
environments along with policies, maintenance strategy and standards. Familiar
with legislation, compliance, best practice, possessing excellent oral and written
communication skills. The ability to manage stakeholders and articulate the
clients brief into cost effective solutions, identify process inefficiencies and
solutions and integrate these into the client business model.
Work within a multi disciplinary team dedicated to the maintenance of, and
improvements to property and built environments supporting the police
Undertake technical audits and review resilience Infrastructure/critical services.
Audit site documentation and Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ensure
Prepare concise reports & make value based engineering recommendations.
Review and develop contract maintenance undertakings and processes and
align to business objectives.
Develop briefs for the implementation of minor projects.
Develop resilience critical corrective action plans.
Develop and establish priority risk registers and mitigation plans.
Direct as appropriate consultants to undertake audit reports on strategic
Prepare medium and long term Capital/Revenue budget plans. (Asset Life
cycle and replacement programmes).
Review system and maintenance failures and trend analysis for input to the
Corrective Action Plans
Experience of using CAFM systems
Ability to scope or self deliver and analyse management performance and
Proven line management experience
Experience of monitoring and reporting on budgets, including accrual
Audit service providers on compliance with the MPS performance specification,
capabilities and compliance with processes, procedures and Safe Systems
of Working (SSOW).
Support/advise and implement engineering based contract changes.
Drive savings from contracts whilst maintaining compliance and best practice.
Act as engineering project liaison on a range of new builds and refurbishment.
The post holder should possess good oral and written communication skills with
the ability to work independently and as a part of a team; previous experience
of preparing client briefs, specifications and report writing is essential.
Enthusiastic and energetic.
Ability to work within a team.
Committed to improving the performance of engineering services and overall
resilience of the MPA estate.
Prepared to see things through.
Resilient in the fact of competing demand.
Able to prioritise.
Delivers quality outcomes to meet objectives
Uses specialist knowledge and skills to support the delivery of relevant
objectives. Ensures a high quality service, balancing the needs of customers and
stakeholders. Manages a range of tasks, delivering to time and quality. Adapts
and responds to shifting priorities. Deals with challenges and generates
Manages work through informed and reliable judgement
Uses specialist knowledge and skills to inform decision-making, and minimise
risk where practicable. Provides guidance and support, seeking it where
appropriate. Promotes continuous improvement proactively by identifying,
sharing and applying lessons learnt.
Acts with Professionalism
Behaves appropriately, taking personal responsibility for own actions and setting
a good example for other colleagues. Actively demonstrates the promotion of
equality and valuing of diversity and helps others to do so. Develops from own
experience and supports the development of others where relevant. Takes
account of how own behaviour affects others. Maintains a current understanding
of specialist area. Shows initiative, personal resilience and motivation to deliver a
quality service. Upholds legislation, regulations and policy, acting with integrity
and challenging those who do not.
Develops effective communications and working relationships
Builds effective relationships with customers, colleagues and stakeholders.
Communicates effectively and inclusively with customers, senior managers and
team members. Ensures clear, two-way communication through listening and
responding appropriately, learning and sharing information. Upholds ganisational
Manages own time and relevant resources efficiently and effectively
Prioritises work and use of resources to meet relevant objectives. Ensures time
and resources are used in a way that best meets customer and organisational
needs. Uses resources efficiently, ethically and appropriately. Shows support for
WHAT WE OFFER IN RETURN
For further information regarding the terms and conditions offered by the MPS
and assistance in completing your application, please download the guidance
notes for Police Staff applications available on the MPS Careers website.
On appointment of your standard contract, you will receive a starting salary of
£48,198 gross per annum. In addition you will receive a ‘cost of living’ increase,
negotiated annually and payable from August of each year and a London
Location Allowance of £3,466.
Annual incremental spine points will achieve progression to the maximum of the
pay scale currently £50,658.
For further information regarding the eligibility criteria for joining the MPS, please
refer to the guidance notes available on the MPS Careers website or contained in
The MPS is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable
adults. As part of these safeguards, the MPS adopts a consistent and thorough
process of safe recruitment in order to ensure that all MPS staff and volunteers
are suitable. Posts that involve a high level of contact with children and
vulnerable adults will additionally require a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check.
MAKING AN APPLICATION AND THE SELECTION PROCESS
We hope that you complete the application form you will have received with this
information pack and for your information when we receive your application form
the following will happen
Your application form will be initially sifted against MPS criteria such as
convictions and nationality
Following the initial sift your application will be assessed by the manager
of the department to which you are applying against the advert criteria and
the information supplied about the role within this pack
If successful at this stage we will contact you regarding an interview date
for which you will receive a minimum of 7 days notice. If you are
unsuccessful at this stage we will also write to you and advise you of this
The interview will be a competency-based interview and questions will be
posed around the criteria identified for the role in question as detailed in
the advert and information pack.
If successful at interview we will send you an initial offer of employment
with details of ‘what happens next?’
If unsuccessful we will also advise you in writing but will be unable to offer
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Please complete the application form and the equal opportunities monitoring
The application form and other forms should be returned by 4pm on the closing
date 12 September 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Recruitment & Selection Service Centre,
Metropolitan Police Service,
London NW9 5RH
Please do not e-mail and send an application by post as this causes duplication.
The recruitment process is therefore thorough and consequently can
be quite lengthy.
Shortlisting and interviews will be based on the criteria listed.
All completed applications received will be acknowledged in writing.
Until an offer of appointment is confirmed in writing, you should not
assume your application has been successful.