Facilities Management Consultant

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-01-01

  • Client:

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About the Role:

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us. 

WSP are looking for a FM consultant to join our Investment Services Team to manage and deliver a range of FM and due diligence services. The Investment Services Team provides investment related commercial and technical advice to UK and international developers, investors, lenders, and private equity institutions. The team also supports FM Contractors with their ongoing Service Delivery and reviewing their Performance Monitoring Systems. 

This work will primarily be focused in the PPP/PFI sector, covering all infrastructure sectors including education, healthcare, waste, renewables and economic infrastructure.  However, we are looking to grow our strategic FM Service offering and this role would support that growth outside of the PFI sector. 

The role will provide FM consultancy services to both existing and new clients. The role will support the management and development of the existing team. 

The successful candidate will also be highly IT literate, have an in-depth, and ideally on the ground experience, of managing and delivering FM Services and have a good grasp of the commercial requirements of delivering FM Services within the PFI Sector.  They will have the ability to operate as part of business unit and within a multi-task environment within appropriate authority levels, and to represent the company with confidence to a variety of clients, reporting to the management services team leader. 

The role is varied and encompasses providing Technical Advisory Services across the breadth of the PFI FM Sector. 

A typical week would include:

  • Delivery FM heath checks on operational PFI contracts across a wide range of sectors, but primarily focussed on social infrastructure (Health, Education and Student Accommodation)

  • Deliver helpdesk and Performance Monitoring System / Payment Mechanism audits for Project Co/FM Contractors

  • Deliver enhanced operational monitoring on distressed projects including providing comment on suitability of remedial programmes and monitor delivery against these

  • Provide support to clients in re-negotiations of commercial terms on operational PFI projects

  • Delivery of Independent FM Contract Benchmarking on behalf of FM Contractors and SPV’s across social infrastructure PFI assets

  • Management and delivery of FM Procurement exercises on behalf of clients

  • Due diligence on behalf of Senior Debt Providers and Equity Providers on Project Agreements, PayMech, FM Termination and other relevant issues analysing the project risks against the market expectations

  • Provide day-to-day project management of projects to ensure compliant and effective delivery as agreed with client

  • To control and monitor budgets allocated to major projects, managing and reporting on spend to ensure that Client managers are fully informed on progress against budgets in a timely fashion

  • Assist with the teams development and growth

  • Assist team in maintaining benchmarking databases to deliver both internal and external clients FM Services benchmarking

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • You have a strong knowledge based of PPP/PFI transactions from an FM/operational perspective

  • Are able to motivate yourself and others to achieve the vision, values and objectives of WSP and those of our clients.

  • Can demonstrate the effective management and achievement of team/business unit objectives which support WSP objectives and achieve staff commitment to these plans.

  • Have experience across a broad range of infrastructure sectors is desirable but demonstrated delivery with the social sectors (healthcare, education, housing etc.) is essential

  • Have a proven ability to manage and develop client relationships

  • Can communicate clearly and articulately

  • Are able to deliver to demanding timescales and committed to working in a fast paced and growing team

  • Are able to consider the commercial and financial impact of your work and are able to foster and encourage the establishment of external partnerships.

  • Can implement effective budget management to achieve high level quality of service and cost effectiveness.

  • Understand your priorities and responsibilities in relation to providing an excellent standard of customer service and monitor achievement of this. 

  • Ideally have experience in managing procurement of FM Contractors/Benchmarking/Market Testing Exercises

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.