Head of Mechanical & Electrical

16 May 20232023-05-16
£500 - £550

Braxfield Recruitment is partnering with a leading housing association dedicated to providing high-quality housing solutions and improving the lives of individuals and families in our communities. With a strong commitment to social responsibility, they strive to ensure safe, comfortable, and sustainable homes for all.


Position Overview:

As the Head of Mechanical & Electrical (M&E), you will play a pivotal role in leading the M&E department and ensuring the effective delivery of engineering services across the housing portfolio. You will provide strategic direction, oversee project management, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards. Your expertise will contribute to the enhancement and maintenance of housing assets, optimising efficiency and ensuring a safe and comfortable living environment for residents.



  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to the M&E department, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the planning, design, and implementation of M&E engineering projects in relation to gas, electrical, asbestos and water management.
  • Develop and manage the M&E budget, ensuring cost-effective solutions while maintaining quality standards.
  • Lead a team of M&E professionals, providing guidance, mentoring, and fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, codes, and standards in Housing M&E practices, including health and safety regulations.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify and prioritise maintenance and upgrade projects, ensuring the efficient operation of housing assets.
  • Conduct regular inspections and audits to assess the condition of M&E systems, identify areas for improvement, and implement preventive maintenance strategies.
  • Stay updated with industry trends and advancements in M&E and provide recommendations for the adoption of innovative technologies and practices.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with contractors, suppliers, and external consultants, ensuring effective collaboration and delivery of services.



  • Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Building Services or equivalent experience.
  • Professional certification or membership in relevant engineering bodies.
  • Extensive experience in M&E engineering, including electrical systems, gas, asbestos and water, preferably within the housing sector.
  • Proven leadership experience, including managing a team of engineering professionals.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.



Join a dynamic team and play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality and sustainability of their housing infrastructure. As their trusted recruitment partner, Braxfield Recruitment is excited to connect talented professionals with this exceptional opportunity.

To apply, please submit your CV. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Braxfield Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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