Estates Development Advisor

Salisbury, Wiltshire
£30,000 - £40,000 per annum, 25 days holiday, flexible working hours, choice of pensions and more.
05 Oct 2018
28 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Estates Development Advisor is a member of the Operations Division working closely with the Senior Principal FMS Strategist and the FMS Portfolio Manager. You will be a key player in the development of efficient and effective facilities and supporting services across the organisation. You will act as a functional specialist to provide experienced advice and guidance on new works to develop the Dstl infrastructure.

If you love establishing and building key relationships, working as part of a team and delivering excellent outcomes at pace, this could be a role for you.

The Estate Development Advisor role is dynamic and some of the activities you'll be working on are;

- Providing direct support/cover to SEDL as required

- Creating and implementing site development, operational, refurbishment and closure plans.

- Leading on appropriate application of quality standards, procedures and checks.

- Responsible for ensuring site activities requiring specific technical skills, professional qualifications and licenses to practice are compliant.

- Identifying technical risks and issues for inclusion on the risk register/issues log and owning any assigned mitigating actions.

- Supporting the Site FM Contract Manager in the smooth running of day-to-day service delivery at site level, managing and resolving raised issues.

- Facilitating the relationship of other external suppliers that carry out works on the Dstl estate that impact the overall FM service provision

- Actively participating in networking with other FM professionals inside and outside government, and sharing good practice.

- Helping Dstl end-users identify their requirements using your technical and intelligent client knowledge.

- Crafting and implementing change management plans

- Identifying, analysing and preparing risk mitigation tactics

- Engage and support partner community

- Track and report issues

- Contribute to investment projects ensuring that they deliver the required outcome, to the required standard of quality

- Provide expert projects to develop Dstl infrastructure, act as the interface between Dstl and the strategic partner and suppliers

- Ensure statutory, mandatory, regulatory and legislative requirements are adhered to and the duties are discharged

- Carry out day-to-day troubleshooting and liaison with the Dstl Departments and Functions, assisting in their definitions of needs and in management of their expectations

- Work co-operatively with service providers to ensure successful delivery of critical infrastructure projects across the Estate

- Develop an understanding with the user on the meaning of the requirements to develop a shared understanding resulting in an approved set of requirements.

As a key part of this role you will be Partnering effectively with Service Providers and;

- Building good working relationships, understanding their capabilities and making them aware of the strategic context of each site as we integrate them into our delivery

- Acting as an intelligent client for matters relating to the operation of the site

- Monitoring performance of strategic partners against appropriate important metrics

You will work with end-users and Building Managers to ensure that requirements are captured, reviewed and delivered using your knowledge and understanding of available delivery options

  Person specification - Knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental Protection standards in FM

- Experience of working to budget.

- Proven track record of successfully engaging in contract and supplier relationships in a complex shared service environment.

- Strong Communication and influencing Skills with a proven ability in developing relationships with key partners.


- Experience in Project Management

- Experience of managing complex series of requirements

- Working with Computer Aided Design Qualifications Desirable

- A recognised Environmental qualification at National Qualifications Framework Level 6 or equivalent. Relevant experience may also be considered.

- Full membership of a Professional Body (e.g. APM, BIFM)

- Chartered/higher membership of a Professional Body (e.g. APM/BIFM)

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