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Head of Asset Management

Job Description

Head of Asset Management

VANRATH is delighted to be assisting an award-winning Chartered building company, recognised as one of Ireland's leading construction contractors in the recruitment of a Head of Asset Management for their Belfast offices. Reporting to the Head of Estates Strategy, this role will be responsible for leading a team of Asset Managers in the delivery across a specific contract. Liaising and working in conjunction with other leadership teams and operational leadership managers the role will also be responsible for ensuring asset management policies and processes are influencing strategic thinking and investment decisions.


  • Work with data analysts to establish trends and failure modes
  • Identify root causes of recurring failures and establish a plan to reduce failures
  • Identify delays or process failures that contribute to long repair times
  • Review maintenance performance and specifications in relation to high risk asset types
  • Working with the client and independently, develop a register of critical assets
  • Work with operational teams and SMEs to understand key asset performance issues
  • Attend supply chain meetings to define expectations and challenge expectations
  • Establish plans and initiatives to improve uptime of critical assets
  • Review the maintenance strategy and develop proposals for improvement
  • Produce reports and presentations to demonstrate asset performance improvements
  • Manage and develop the Asset Management Team
  • Coordinate Asset Inspections and ensure all asset data is maintain across a range of systems
  • Play a lead role in developing key Strategic and Operational reports and plans
  • To implement contract obligations for Asset Management and Technical Assurance
  • Complete an annual benchmarking exercise for the built estate

The Ideal Person:

  • Recognised technical/engineering qualification to level 4 as a minimum

  • Must be a member of CIOB, RICS, CIBSE, IAM, IWFM or relevant body

  • Demonstrable experience in Asset Management/Reliability Engineering

  • Significant experience within a complex and mature Asset Management environment

  • Experience of developing and implementing asset performance improvements

  • Experience of condition monitoring, maintenance optimisation or reliability centered maintenance

  • Understand analytical processes (Root Cause and Failure Mode analysis, etc)

  • Developing and managing relationships to ensure desirable outcomes

  • Ability to work across functions and with client and suppliers to achieve outcomes

  • Highly numerate with financial skills

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills

  • Competent using spreadsheets and writing reports


  • Understanding of Facilities Management
  • Strong technical skills
  • Strong Influencing skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Level 6 qualification


  • Very competitive salary based on experience
  • Excellent overall benefits package

For further information on this vacancy, or any similar vacancies in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Chris Haddock in the strictest confidence.