Manchester , North West

Senior Services Manager

Full Time , Permanent

Reference number: CON01069

Closing date:


The Role

Willmott Dixon Construction is looking to recruit a Senior Services Manager in Oldham. The main purpose of the role is to manage the preconstruction building services team through to the tender and design development period. This is to ensure the production of high quality information and accurate costs.
The role will also require the successful candidate to provide advice, support and coaching to operational site teams in the area of building services.

The role encompasses the design, installation and maintenance of essential services and equipment found in all buildings, including:

  • Water, gas and electricity supplies

  • Lighting, heating and air-conditioning

  • ICT

  • Security systems

  • Lifts and escalators

The Services Manager is responsible for ensuring efficiency, quality and affordability across the design, installation and maintenance of all these essential systems, ensuring that homes, schools and workplaces are healthy and comfortable places.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the complete qualitative, technical and commercial appraisal of services tenders on selected projects, in conjunction with other team members.

  • Identify equal and approved services solutions for inclusion in tenders.

  • Ensure technical appraisals of the services design to ensure compliance on all projects.

  • Oversee the handover to the delivery team. At contract, award a technically and contractually compliant services tender.

  • Deputise in the absence of a Senior Services Manager.

  • Maintain continuous personal development to ensure appropriate technical awareness.

  • Constantly reinforce and deliver our customer first ethic through to the successful award of tenders.

The Project

Essential and Desirable Criteria


  • Appropriate managerial experience in the services sector.

  • Understanding all M&E and services legislation.

  • Commercial acumen.

  • Proficient use of Microsoft suite of Office programmes; inc. Excel, Word, Outlook and Project.

  • A variety of M&E projects in a wide range of sectors.

  • Good demonstrable standard of written and spoken English.

  • Appropriate CSCS card

  • SMSTS certificate


  • First Aid at Work certificate


Personal Qualities

Self Awareness

You will be able to:
To recognise your own strengths and limitations, play to your strengths and use strategies to
minimise the impact of your limitations.

Relationship Focused

You will be able to:
To recognise when there are conflicts, acknowledge the feelings and views of all parties, and
redirect people’s energy towards a common goal.

Delivering Objectives

You will be able to:
To prioritise and plan to deliver agreed objectives.

Managing Others

You will be able to:
To set demanding but achievable objectives for yourself and others.

Additional Information

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.

About Us

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Our unique selling point is our people. We are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets. 

Willmott Dixon has very recently been awarded 4th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 to work for and is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development. We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community. 

We offer a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package* including a company pension scheme, company car or car allowance, life assurance, discounted private medical cover, incentive/bonus schemes, employee trade discounts, and many more. We offer you a bright future, one where you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a fast moving, forward thinking company, who recognize and reward your achievements. 

* Benefits may vary dependent upon the role and type of employment contract.