Regional Estates Manager

Royal National Lifeboats Institution
Perth, Scotland
£46,410 - £54,600
Closing date
18 Oct 2020
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Regional Estates Manager - Scotland

£46,410 - £54,600 (dependent on experience) + Vehicle

Perth, Scotland

Ref: 11207

About us

Our purpose is simple, to save lives at sea. Since the 19th century, our crews have been risking their lives to save those who are in danger of drowning. We’re looking for a Regional Estates Manager to join our Scotland region. We have six Regional Technical Cells based in each of our regional bases around the UK and Republic of Ireland. The Regional Technical Cell supports the RNLI through providing rapid and effective first-line technical support to the volunteers and staff who carry out and support our front-line lifesaving services.

Some of the benefits

  • Flexible working
  • 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 16% of basic salary)
  • Life assurance
  • Health and dental cash plan

Your Role

As a Regional Estates Manager, you will be tasked with focus on the following areas:

  • Leading and providing specialist advice on all RNLI buildings, civil engineering construction and maintenance related projects across RNLI’s Scottish Estate
  • In partnership with the Regional Engineering and Supply Lead, supporting the Regional Leadership Team and Regional Technical Cell to develop and execute a strategy for the RNLI’s infrastructure and assets. In doing so you will demonstrate the highest levels of collaborative working and collective responsibility
  • Managing and developing a team of Coastal Estates Engineers and act as the primary Estates lead within the region
  • Supervising your team to deliver building inspections, support new construction activity, undertake condition-based maintenance, repairs, and compliance checks
  • Supporting the development of the estate elements of the Regional Strategy in association with the Regional Engineering and Supply Lead
  • Ensuring that the through-life planning of the Scottish Estate aligns with the central Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP)
  • Working closely with Estates Engineers to support the delivery of construction projects
  • Developing and implementing a best-in-class through-life programme of routine maintenance works, specifically focusing on, compliance, quality, sustainability and value for money, whilst managing risk to support the RNLI’s Scottish Estate
  • Preparing and managing the delegated capital expenditure and operational expenditure budgets for the Regional Estate and ensure that the management of the estate is delivered to plan and within budget
  • Giving relevant specialist subject matter expertise/advice when required across all regions and ensure standards are met
  • Taking the lead for regional activities such as mooring installation and repair campaigns

About You

You’ll be an effective self-motivated team player, with good communication and influencing skills both internally and externally. You’ll be familiar with a variety of engineering equipment and their design, production or support. Ideally, you’ll have some maritime experience and will relish the challenge of resolving technical queries outside of your comfort zone.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking to develop their career as it will offer you the opportunity to deal with all aspects of estates and become familiar with the supporting documentation and processes across the whole building life-cycle. You’ll be able to handle time-dependent demands so that we can keep our lifesaving assets on service. You’ll enjoy working on diverse projects with a mix of challenges and be able to communicate at all levels. You’ll be happy with travel, occasional nights away and supporting an on call/duty roster.

As a development opportunity, we expect that the role holder will be happy to periodically move between locations including other bases and the RNLI support centre in Poole, with the aim of creating a community of engineering expertise aware of and capable of addressing the RNLI’s technical needs now and into the future.

To be considered as the Regional Estates Manager, you will need:


  • An Engineering or other suitable degree qualification equivalent to the England, Wales & Northern Ireland qualification level 6 or higher as defined by UK government
  • Incorporated Engineer Status
  • NEBOSH National Construction Certificate
  • A valid driving licence


  • Membership of, or working towards, a professional body such as CIOB, ICE or RICS
  • Specialist construction knowledge and experience of asset inspection and routine maintenance works at a professional level
  • Extensive experience of building and civil construction and maintenance, ideally in a maritime environment
  • Experience of working in a commercial and continuous improvement environment, implementing new and innovative processes and procedures

Other organisations may call this role Regional Contracts Manager, Regional Construction Manager.

As a Regional Estates Manager, you will have outstanding communication and influencing skills to bring people together behind a single plan.

If you want to see how the Regional Estates Manager supports our organisation’s aim to reduce drowning, this could be the role for you.

For more information and to apply online, please visit the RNLI recruitment page.

Closing date: 18 October 2020.

Interview date: 29th/30th October 2020

The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting).

We are an equal opportunities employer.

The RNLI was actually founded as the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Lives and Property from Shipwreck in 1824. Thirty years later in 1854, we changed our name to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution - the RNLI - as we are known today.

Having Royal patronage gives gravitas to our cause and is something we’re incredibly proud of and thankful for.

It was our founder, Sir William Hillary’s, aim to provide a 24/7 search and rescue lifeboat service run, where possible, by volunteers and funded by voluntary donations.

Although the service was to be a national service to protect the coasts of the UK and Ireland, Hillary’s vision was to ‘extend its beneficial effects to the most distant shores, and to generations yet unborn.’

We are a charity founded upon and driven by our values of selflessness, courage, dependability and trustworthiness, with volunteers at our heart. Values shared by generations of supporters like you who have powered our lifesaving work through your kindness and generosity for almost 200 years.

Volunteers make up 95% of our organisation - ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supported by expert staff, all working together to help communities at home and abroad save lives.

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