30+ days ago


Currie & Brown is currently looking for an assistant M&E project manager for our Weybridge office. The assistant M&E project manager plays a key role in the delivery of all projects undertaken at the APHA site in Weybridge. The assistant M&E project manager is responsible for supporting the Defra operations team and working with the facilities management contractor (Interserve) and the project managers delivering the critical works programme.


APHA is an executive agency of DEFRA, previously comprising the separate entities of Animal Health and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency. APHA comprises a number of regional laboratories as well as the main site at Addlestone (referred to as APHA Weybridge). The site at Weybridge started as the central veterinary in 1917 and provided a central facility to support the regions in the eradication and control of diseases affecting commercial livestock. The site now comprises over 80 buildings nearing 60,000m2 in gross floor area in a mix of high-containment research and development and testing laboratories as well as animal holding facilities. A significant number of the buildings are more than 40 years old, hence investment in upgrading and replacing the facilities is in progress. The investment planned is a mixture of refurbishment of existing stock and the creation of new facilities as part of a masterplan development. The work undertaken at APHA Weybridge has a heavy building services leaning. This is due to the site including high-containment facilities that rely on ventilation, power, steam, etc to maintain a safe operational environment.

Responsibilities for the successful candidate will include:


  • Delivering projects, commissions and professional assignments
  • Assuming a leading role in setting objectives and priorities, working as a proactive team player
  • Maintaining effective communication to ensure all information is available for the successful completion of projects; liaising with other managers to ensure efficient financial control
  • Undertaking commercial management services with limited supervision
  • Delivering all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner
  • Providing support to the team leader/service leaders in the cost management of projects
  • Representing the company in a professional and diligent manner; meeting, negotiating and corresponding with clients to form strong working relationships



  • HND in building services engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and/or a construction industry-related qualification
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in the construction industry
  • Experience in a assistant M&E project manager, either within an organisation or as an assistant and/or project manager managing a project or number of projects
  • Science and research experience with CL3/CL4 experience preferable, but not essential
  • Building services experience, with a strong appreciation and understanding of building services within the science and research sector (or similar regulated sectors)
  • Experience of managing onsite revenue or capital engineering works
  • Ability to flex processes and procedures to best suit the project requirements




Currie & Brown is one of the world’s leading physical assets management and construction consultancies, dedicated to advising clients in respect of the management and utilisation of their physical assets, and is differentiated by innovation, expertise and experience.


With principal offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York and Shanghai, we operate throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, India and the Middle East.


Currie & Brown is an equal opportunity employer. As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. Currie & Brown UK is also proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, which represents a promise by the company that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly.

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