Facilities Consultant

Salary Details:
Negotiable based on skills/experience + competitive benefits package
About The Role

We are in the exciting process of securing a new site location in North Nottinghamshire. To help us establish the new site and support the smooth transition of key business operations, we are recruiting an experienced Facilities Consultant to join us on a temporary contract. 

This temporary position offers a unique opportunity to be involved in establishing a brand new, world class, automotive testing centre.  Substantial practical experience in building maintenance and services within a similar working environment will be essential.

As the Facilities Consultant your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Reviewing and assessing existing buildings, structures, facilities and services at the new site, ensuring that facilities meet the current and future operations, plans and standards
  • Providing feedback and reports detailing key objectives following site inspections (as detailed above) for consideration by senior leadership, proposing improvements and enhancements
  • Identify and satisfying the needs of existing tenants
  • Developing a facilities management strategy and long term options for site, outlining the practical steps and considerations to support achievement and future plans
  • Identifying and implementing day-to-day site management policies and preventative maintenance procedures to improve operating and working conditions, creating a safe and comfortable environment for colleagues and customers
  • Day-to-day property obligations from an operational, legal and H&S perspective

As the Facilities Consultant your skills and experience will include:

  • Higher education qualification in building and facilities management or similar, with membership of a professional body preferred
  • Significant background and experience in a complex facilities role within a similar working environment
  • In-depth knowledge of facilities with substantial practical experience in building maintenance and services
  • Excellent understanding of building leases and financial costing for lifecycle. 
  • Ability to estimate costing for remedial works or replacement and engineering services.
  •  Ability to manage a portfolio of facility users including balancing the current and future business needs of tenants
  • Previous experience developing facilities and buildings to reflect business needs

About you:

You have a consultative approach and are capable of working independently and collaboratively as part of a wider team. You support ideas and proposals with clear, concise, well-thought out plans and are comfortable influencing at a senior level. Your drive and motivation sees you naturally demonstrating initiative, while your ability to translate broad plans and ideas into practical work sees you consistently succeeding and achieving objectives.

As an organisation that believes a strong set of Values are key to our organisational success and a sense of belonging for all colleagues, we ask that you understand, represent and apply our Values of fearless, inquisitive, resourceful, supportive and trusted and demonstrate these Values throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Location: North Nottinghamshire 

Salary/Benefits:  Negotiable based on skills/experience + competitive benefits including a 10% non-contributory pension scheme

Contract: Temporary, approx. 6 months

Working Hours: Core business hours are 8.30 - 16.30 Monday - Thursday and 8.30 - 15.45 Fridays however, both part time and full time arrangements will be considered.

About Thatcham Research

At the cutting edge of automotive research in the UK, Thatcham Research has a unique role in shaping the design of new vehicles and influencing ever higher standards of safety, security and repair.

With an on-site Crash Laboratory, Repair Technology Centre, Training Academy and Crime Lab, our research expertise is driving some of the very latest automotive developments in technology, materials and standards in this fast moving and highly technical industry. Our research and insight feeds directly into our unique products and services, providing us with commercial competitive edge.

Thatcham Research is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

All applicants must have Right to Work in the UK.


Thatcham Research
Colthrop Way, Thatcham
Berks, RG19 4NR, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1635 868855
Website: www.thatcham.org


Company Number: 967763
VAT Number: 199 0313 48
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