Specialist Works Manager

Specialist Works Manager
Bicester, Oxfordshire
Posted 7 months ago

Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire

Duration: Permanent

Start Date: Asap

Salary: The initial salary will be £35,000.00 – £60,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

Job Description:

The Specialist Works Manager is primarily tasked with developing and expanding the Small Works Department. This role involves managing minor projects and maintenance contracts, with project values up to £100,000.


  • Technical Electrical Knowledge & Understanding
  • Project Management & Planning
  • Health & Safety Knowledge and Planning
  • Business Development Skills.
  • Knowledge of Current Regulations
  • Ability to Read and Understand Drawings and Specifications
  • Proficiency in Office Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Self-Motivation and Reliability
  • Organizational Skills
  • Team Leadership in motivating team members and fostering a collaborative work environment.
  • Valid Driving License
  • Commitment to Personal Development


In addition, and just as importantly, embrace our Company Values and adopt these values in dealings with our customers, suppliers and employees:

  • Accountability: Being responsible for one’s own words and actions.
  • Eagerness to Learn and Grow: A strong desire for personal and professional development.
  • Pride in Work: Working to the best of one’s ability and taking pride in the results.
  • Client-Centric Approach: Continuously working in the best interests of every client.
  • Respectfulness: Treating everyone with respect, including customers, suppliers, and colleagues.
  • Encouragement of Team Growth: Supporting team members in growing their knowledge and skills while focusing on personal skill development.
  • Recognition of Team Strengths: Valuing and recognising the strengths each person brings to the team.

Main Role: To develop and build the minor projects and maintenance department:

Project Development and Maintenance:

  • Develop and expand the Specialist Works department.
  • Seek, secure, and deliver minor works projects with values up to £100,000.
  • Offer and oversee post-contract services following project handover.
  • Plan and complete all health & safety requirements.

Business Development and Client Relations:

  • Secure new business and nurture relationships with existing clients.
  • Contact past and current clients for electrical maintenance and small works.
  • Work with the Marketing department to develop strategies and targeted marketing plans.

Team and Process Management:

  • Manage a dedicated team of electricians, electrical, and admin staff.
  • Develop and implement processes and software systems along with the commercial team
  • Ensure effective operational structures and systems to support the Account’s needs.
  • Develop management resource plans and effect changes as required.

Supplier and Subcontractor CoordinaRon:

  • Build relationships with suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Manage subcontractors to ensure work is delivered on time and to high standards.
  • Liaise with subcontractors for maintenance, quotes, orders, and H&S audits.
  • Review subcontractor performance and manage all paperwork and invoicing processes.

Commercial and Financial Oversight:

  • Report to and be accountable to the Directors.
  • Maintain commercial, technical, legal, and insurance knowledge.
  • Ensure adherence to clients’ budget requirements and minimise financial risks.
  • Develop quotes/business cases for additional works.

Risk Management and InnovaRon:

  • Identify business risks early in projects and manage them effectively.
  • Establish and maintain risk registers and contingency plans.
  • Embrace innovation as a key management capability for the sustainability of the department

OperaRonal Excellence:

  • Coordinate workflow for all client and internal requests according to SLAs.
  • Liaise with customers and teams for PPM and service visits.
  • Manage Minor Works Requests, including purchasing opera/ons.

Post Contract Works:

  • Liaise with relevant contract managers for project completion and defect rectification.
  • Contact clients for post-contract packages and respond quickly to issues.

Commercial ObjecRves:

  • AIain Gross Profit margins as directed.
  • Contact existing and previous clients to offer a range of electrical services.
  • Respond to calls from clients for work and plan the maintenance team’s work.

General DuRes:

  • Maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Ensure high standards in all operational and commercial activities.

Additional Information:

Our client is a multi-award-winning electrical contractor with over 12 years in the industry. Recognised by numerous industry awards, they excel in electrical engineering across diverse commercial, industrial, residential, and heritage sectors.

What sets them apart is their dedication to positive impact and sustainable practices, striving for a greener future in every project.

Joining our team means being part of a forward-looking company that equally prioritises staff growth and success. We champion talent development, continuous learning, and a collaborative, inclusive culture. Here, your contributions matter, and your professional growth aligns with our high-quality client service.

Be part of our dynamic team, where innovation, sustainability, and excellence are not just ideals, but the essence of our work.



For more information or to apply for this vacancy, contact Daniel Davey at 01256 817878 or email: ddavey@roberthurstltd.co.uk or complete the application form below.

Job Features

Job CategoryPermanent
Start DateAsap
Salary£35,000.00 - £60,000 p/a DOE
ContactDaniel Davey

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