JOHNSON CHOPAMBA MSC, BSC
(HONS)CBIFMEstates Planning Manager
MANCHESTER 07713385108 JOHNSON.CHOPAMBA@GMAIL.COM
A Highly focused Estates Planning Manager with an adept knowledge of Construction Projects, Technical Facilities and Corporate Real
Estate Management with a track record of achieving and employing best business practices, improving e iciency, reducing operating costs
whilst increasing productivity.
Creative thinker and problem solver with have 12 years successful leadership and management experience gained at senior level in one of
the largest FE colleges in Europe and more recently as part of national organisation. I am looking forward to explore new and exciting
My key strengths include;
-Experience of working in a large complex organisation at national, regional and local level.
- Exceptionally well developed relationship and project management skills.
- Extensive and first-hand knowledge and understanding of the working of the FE sector including, Inspection, risk assessment and quality
- Well-developed commercial and entrepreneurial and budget management skills
- Effective strategic leadership and planning skills.
- Ability to make sound decisions and multitask to meet competing deadlines.
Easy going by nature and able to get along with both work colleagues and senior managers and currently looking for a suitable Estates
Planning / Facilities Management position.
Strategic Planning/ Execution of Capital & Operational
Management of complex construction, engineering, fit out,
change and refurbishment projects throughout all phases of
development and implementation.
Facilities and Operations Management of large Estate
Contract Negotiations, Procurement & Change Management.
Commercial Real Estate & Landlord/ Tenant/ Lease
Negotiation and management.
Project Management, Scheduling & Contract
Administration for all aspects of the physical
environment - projects.
Planning and execution of Deferred/ Long Term,
Planned and Reactive Maintenance schedules.
Delivery of the Business Plans and drive forward
initiatives to achieve those plans.
Ensuring compliance with all Quality, Building
Regulations, Health & Safety and Environmental
Regulations and other statutory considerations.
AutoCAD Drawing/Space Planning & Utilisation and
Computer Aided Facilities Management Software.
Bid / Proposal
Design & Quality
ESTATES PLANNING MANAGER
LTE GROUP LTD. HTTP://WWW.LTEGROUP.CO.UK
MAR 2014 - FEB 2017
My principal responsibility are:
Overseeing a full professional team comprising project managers, architect, cost consultants, main & sub
contractors and an in-house estates services support staff working on corporate projects across a mixed portfolio of
owned and leased buildings contained within 46 buildings, 17 Campuses , 1.2m Square Feet of Gross Internal Floor
Area and with over 80,000 learners and 4,600 staff.;
KEY ACHIVEMENTS.; - Successful delivery of over £67m Capital Expenditure Budget (Major and Minor
Projects), £4m annual Operating Budget (Pay & Non Pay) costs.
Leading on Asset performance planning and management including data capture, making of management
recommendations to the Principal and CEO with specific responsibility for managing estates based risks and
KEY ACHIVEMENTS.; - Transformation of space planning & management policies (utilisation/ space
standards, timetabling, space bidding & space matching processes), Introduction of procedures and
protocols for the annual Business Planning Cycle which clearly defines the NEEDS case, the PROPERTY case
and the FINANCE case before a Senior Management approval cycle is triggered.
PROJECTS AND SERVICES BUILDING SURVEYOR
THE MANCHESTER COLLEGE
OCT 2009 - FEB 2014
GRADUATE PROJECTS MANAGER
MAR 2005 - APR 2006
Leading on all administrative, human resource, procurement and supplier management tasks necessary for the
delivery of the LTE Group's estates based Capex & Opex projects, deliverables, objectives and devising, developing,
setting up, implementing, actively monitoring and reviewing the estates performance in line with pre-approved
strategies and business plans.;
KEY ACHIVEMENTS .; - Reducing the LTE's Groups Estates Operating Expenditure budget by over
20% through developing procedures that ensured value for money i.e. a well defined/tested Select List of
Contractors, training needs analysis of in-house staff and developing a culture of 'check & balance' before
Leading on the technical and contractual aspects of all LTE group's estates management practices including
producing fully costed and specified designs, leading on negotiations with local authorities to achieve planning and
statutory consents and ensuring estates based Health and Safety compliance.;
KEY ACHIVEMENTS.; - among other major and minor building projects; Successfully obtained planning
consents for the refurbishment of 3 listed buildings (£8.2m total project value, Gross internal Floor Area of
over 36,000 square meters), erection of hired demountable accommodation for educational purposes (£450k
installation costs), rebranding and signage/advertising consents on 17 campuses.
Leading in the development of estates based risk condition assessments and delivery of the LTE Group's Long
Term/ Deferred, Planned & Reactive Maintenance projects and ensuring HSE compliance.
KEY ACHIVEMENTS.; - Successful assessment of Building Engineering System & Building Structures ,
Fixtures & Fittings for hazards & risks and successful implementation of maintenance programmes for a
large estate portfolio.
Leading on estates based HSE compliance work and directly managing a team of in-house Maintenance Personnel
and External Contractors.;
KEY ACHIVEMENTS.; - Successfully developed HSE Compliance Management Plans and work programmes
for Asbestos, legionella, PAT testing, electrical, gas and fire safety, accident & incident Reporting &
Investigation, COSHH, Li s and Li ing operations & compliance programmes for a complex educational
Overseeing the development of the estates CAFM (Computer Aided Facilities Management) so ware and directly
managing the e ective deployment of the estates help desk and fault reporting function, space
management/utilisation and integration with AutoCAD,
KEY ACHIVEMENTS.;- Successfully obtained complex estates & management data that improved estates
management KPI's, property management information, Help desk & work order processes, preparation of
annual management plans including monthly performance indicators,budget projections, comparison
of the annual management plans against set budgets and advising on the adjustment of estates based
Coordinating a seamless commissioning, documentation and start-up transition from project to operation to
occupancy, involving both internal stakeholders and external service providers.;
KEY ACHIVEMETS.; - Successfully transformed Post Occupancy Evaluation results, manifested through sta
and learner satisfaction feedback reports on estate performance and alignment with the
NEEDs/PROPERTY & FINANCE cases.
Coordinating estates based bid proposals and the direct liaison with funding agencies including the Skills Funding,
Education Funding Agencies and keeping the LTE Group's management informed of opportunities through the
local government devolution agenda.;
KEY ACHIEVEMNTS.; - Successfully acquired over £6m in SFA Enhanced Renewal Grants and over £4m in
LEP and Energy Management Grants.
Management and monitoring of commercial leases, licences, third party hire of space to and from external
stakeholders including analysing, maintaining, reviewing and reporting on the LTE Group’s responsibilities and legal
obligations as an estate owner , landlord and tenant.;
KEY ACHIVEMENTS.; - Successfully worked with legal teams in a complex real estate environment and
produced site management plans with ownership data, obligations under leases, licences and worked with
a professional teams in formulating an Estates strategy that included disposals, acquisitions and
negotiating on lease covenants to enable an ambitious £250m Estates Strategy.
Assisting in defining project briefings, deliverables and monitoring all project stages from Strategic Definition.
KEY ACHIVEMENTS.;- Preparation of Briefs, Concept Designing, Developed designs, Technical designs,
Construction, Handover and Post Occupancy evaluations to ensure the required quality, completion within
the specified time, resource and cost constraints and reporting in a timely manner on portfolio, programme,
project and task levels including financial consumption, commitment and outturn projection.;
Member of the Senior Management Team working to strategize short‐range and long‐range organizational goals.
The preparation of the annual property budgets, with input from PM Supervisors, Facilities Manager, building
managers and the Director of IT, and review by the CFO and CEO.;
The reparation an delivery of a variety of schemes to required budgets and programme and to predetermined
The preparation of design drawings, full specifications and contract documentation for procurement of contractors
on a variety of property types.;
The undertaking of condition/defect surveys, including production of information for procurement and reports.;
The management of contractors undertaking approved projects.;
Feasibility studies for potential schemes and estimation of costs.; The setting of performance goals by project;
monitoring performance, adjust strategies as needed.;
The management of commercial leases including assessing and calculating annual CAM’s, monitoring lease
compliance and renewals.;
Continually enhances industry knowledge and expertise through real estate and property management
publications, reports and seminars Works with staff to ensure maximum use of property management software.;
Contract Administrator and Design Team Client Representative for The Manchester College.;
Space Planning and assisting in developing learner timetables and enhancing utilisation.;
Assisted in the supervision of public highway projects sites including overseeing budgets of up £4M. Managed a
team of 4 foremen, 115 in-house staff, and subcontractor.;
JOHN SISK & SONS CONSTRUCTION
APR 2004 - FEB 2005
Reviewed and monitored building schedules and priorities to ensure projects progressed at expected pace. Liaised
with clients to ascertain requirements and ensured constructions met their expectations.;
Expert in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio.
Proficient in AutoCAD, Computer Aided Facilities Management Software, Building
Management Systems Software
Strong organisation skills and an eye for detail with Interest and firm knowledge of the built
Analytically minded with strong problem solving, Interpersonal and communication skills,
both oral and written,
Excellent people, project and time management,
Full UK Drivers licence
MSc Commercial Building Surveying - Completed - Liverpool John Moores University (May 2008- April 2009)
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying - Completed - Liverpool John Moores University (May 2004 - July 2007)
Certified Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management CBFIM
City & Guilds - AutoCAD - The Manchester College
City & Guilds - Institute of Leadership Management- The Manchester College
IOSH & NEBOSH Health & Safety - April 2016- The Manchester College
MRICS - Building Surveying - to be completed Autumn 2017
P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings - Completed- RB Asbestos Consultancy.
Mr Daniel Godwin (Estates Maintenance Manager- The Manchester College)Email: Daniel.Godwin@themanchestercollege.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 920 4606
The Manchester College , Openshaw Campus, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2WH.
Mr John Walker (Director - Walker Simpson Architects)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 44 (0)161 228 7406
33 Piccadilly M1 1LQ, Manchester, United Kingdom
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