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M&E Operations Manager

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Location Harlow
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days (x will be populated when viewing published adverts).

The Wates Group was established in 1897 and is one of the leading privately- owned, construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We employ almost 4,000 people, working with a range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors.


Within the Group, SES Engineering Services (SES) is recognised as one of the leading M&E partners in the UK, delivering Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) design, installation of building services and infrastructure solutions. SES also offer design-led cost-efficient solutions optimised for the whole construction team, by maximising off-site manufacture in our production facility SES PRISM, assuring quality and customer satisfaction in a measurable, safe way every time.


We have an opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our SES team, initially supporting our £100 million project in Harlow, where the primary focus of this role will be to manage the company's design and build, and installation of this project, and going forward maximise the profitability of the Region whilst safeguarding and enhancing the Company's reputation.


Key Accountabilities will include:


  • Responsible for all regional delivery; building and maintaining an effective and motivated team
  • Ensure that all projects are set-up with company governance maximised, production control in place and productivity regularly monitored
  • Procure work by maintaining and developing contacts in the industry, as well as have direct involvement in the strategic thinking applied to the Unit's tenders
  • Monitor and approve the financial forecasts; ensuring that the best cost planning information is provided


To be successful in the role you will already be in an operational leadership role and have experience in successfully managing M&E teams and projects and been accountable for all disciplines from the bidding stage; from design and planning through to handover, all within time and budget.



We are looking for the ability to lead and influence at all levels to deliver outstanding results, successfully develop relationships to create future opportunities and have a proactive approach to risk management and value-add.


Any offer is subject to successful SC level clearance.



Bit About Us:


Being a family owned business means we understand and value long term relationships. We are community minded and our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.


It’s our people who make Wates successful. We will only achieve our strategic objectives if we recruit and retain the best people and operate in an environment underpinned by inclusivity, diversity and opportunity.


We offer industry-leading family friendly and flexible working opportunities that reflect the changing expectations of talent and enable you to manage personal and professional commitments as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.


As a responsible and inclusive employer, offering equal opportunities, we are proud to have been recognised through our Investors in People Gold accreditation and Disability Confident Leaders certification.


So, if you’d like to work for an inclusive organisation which invests in you and your continued career development, and you’re looking for your next challenge, we’d like to hear from you.


(Please note that candidates represented by Agencies will not be considered at this time.)


At SES, we are driven by our purpose of inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow. It's a bold commitment and we need the right people, from whatever background, to help us make this happen.

The work we do can make a positive difference to how people live, work and thrive. At SES Engineering Services (SES) we nurture talent, providing you with the opportunity to use your skills and develop and share your knowledge with a network of colleagues.

Making the first steps in your career can be a daunting and exciting time. At SES, we’ve created a programme where all our new joiners – whether direct from school, graduates from a non-construction background or graduates from a construction background, go through the same training programme, starting at different levels. During your initial training whether on placement, apprenticeship or graduate, you’ll receive the right experience, development and support to become professionally qualified and chartered with the relevant membership body.

So, if you’d like to work for an organisation which invests in your continued professional development, and you’re looking for your next challenge, we’d like to hear from you.


Steve Joyce

Managing Director


Steve Tovey

Business Director Midlands & Southwest


Paul Newby

Engineering Services Director


Darren Kehoe

Commercial Director


Nicola O Callaghan

Senior HR Business Partner


Paul Ross

Financial Controller

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