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Installations Manager

Astley is an award winning UK Company, providing complete signage and graphics solutions from concept design, through to final installation.
We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Installations Manager to lead the national installations department and control the department budget. You will supervise and co-ordinate ALL Astley Signs fixing and delivery crews, liaise closely with both project and manufacturing departments ensuring all installations are carried out to client expectations within the prescribed quality, budget, and time restraints.

Key Competencies:

  • Numerate and Literate
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Email
  • Ability to successfully lead and manage a department.
  • Good communication skills with clients, contractors, colleagues, sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of sign manufacturing materials / techniques.
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings
  • Ability to extract relevant information from data provided
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to program and organise national signage rollouts

Roles and responsibilities:

  • To fully co-ordinate, plan and manage all installations throughout the UK.
  • Plan and book resources on a weekly basis the activities of the installation teams in line with project programme of works dates.
  • To oversee key duties of the Installation team including but not exclusively:
  • Deliveries / collections with 7.5 tonne vehicle and Hiab.
  • Provision of fixing pack and installation instructions to fixing teams
  • Provision of correct PPE, plant, and equipment to fixing teams
  • Ensure completed job photographs and sign-off signature from clients
  • Communicating fixing crew allocation to Project Management and relevant staff
  • Ensure that fixing teams regularly update Project Managers on site issues, status of projects.
  • Ensure labour costs are minimised and carry out regular analysis of estimated v actual labour times achieved, providing regular reports on findings of both to the management team.
  • To ensure that post holder and all fixers are fully aware of Health and Safety regulations and are familiar with our Health and Safety Manual.
  • To oversee that all fixing teams are fully trained and have valid certificates for scaffolding, powered access equipment, safety passports and CSCS cards.
  • To lead on installation related toolbox talks and ensure that appropriate follow-up actions are undertaken.
  • To oversee that all accommodation (adhering to Company guidelines) is arranged or authorised prior to crews going to site.
  • Reporting of monthly accommodation spend and highlighting of any potential savings.
  • Ensure any problems encountered are reported, recorded and necessary action taken.
  • Assist in the co-ordination of any snagging works or remedial programmes.
  • Management of the fleet of vehicles ensuring services and maintenance are booked.
  • Carry out annual performance reviews with both Astley and subcontract fixing teams.
  • Oversee the recruitment of staff for the Installation Department with the assistance of Personnel Manager, in line with Company procedures.
  • Lead by example and take responsibility for all operation related issues.
  • Ensure that ISO9001 responsibilities and authorities are defined and communicated within the organisation.
  • Ensure that all personnel are aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of the ISO9001 quality objectives.
  • To assist with and implement findings from any internal audits, training and toolbox talks carried out in relation to processes within the Installation Department and the business in general
  • Assist in undertaking surveys or organising Fixing crew surveys.
  • Manage the Hilti equipment changeovers, records and servicing/PAT testing for ALL Astley Fixing crews.
  • To co-ordinate the availability and compliance of equipment requiring (Allianz) testing.
  • To undertake site audits while visiting working crews.
  • Attend relevant training courses where required.
  • Co-ordinate administration of discipline/grievance in accordance with Company Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.
  • Take responsibility for welfare of the team
  • Lead by example and take responsibility for all installation related issues.
  • Ensure company vans are well maintained,that drivers submit regular maintenance reports and that required servicing and MOTs are undertaken as required.
  • Ensure Company credit card receipts for expenses incurred are available and approved.
  • Maintain & Update the T&A System and ensure timesheets are completed correctly and submitted on time for approval.
  • To carry out other tasks as requested by Senior Management.
If you think you are qualified for this role and would like to apply, please send your current CV and overview letter to careers@astley-uk.com.
Astley provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. All applications will be reviewed on receipt. Due to the volume of job applications we may receive however, should no response be received within 14 days of your application, please regard this as your application not being progressed further.