Peter Drabble
Peter Drabble

Working in partnership with Client Facilities Management Ltd, PAYE, interim or sole trading consultant.


Introducing Peter Drabble


I am available for short and medium term opportunities within interim management.  My record within the facilities field is outstanding and, based upon a career within the engineering and facilities services industry, I have a wealth of experience working in hotels, universities, NHS, shopping centres, shopping parks and commercial properties. I hold a degree in engineering, together with a membership of the British Institute of Facilities Management, Tech IOSH  and Diploma - Shopping Centre Management.


Availability:   Immediate.        


Areas of management experience:



Support, guidance and implementation of any facilities based projects that cannot be resourced in house. Long or short term placements.


Hard and Soft services

Analysis of hard and soft services provision for quality and efficiency, for example contractor audits, budgeting, long term asset planning and life cost analysis.


Risk Management

Including the co-ordination of risk assessment, compliance management programmes, statutory testing, claims mitigation reviews.


Sustainability and Environment

Co-ordination of smart metering, energy procurement and tariff management, energy, water and waste mitigation strategies, data assembly and analysis.


Facilities Management

Legal compliance, services procurement and management, tenant liaison, FM project management and mobilisation and decommissioning of services. 

Service Charge

Audits, long-term budgeting, benchmarking analysis within Facilities Management including review and benchmarking of Service Charges from both a tenant and landlord perspective.


Management Systems

Implementation and assistance with quality assurance, integrated management systems and bespoke system and management requirements.


Procurement & Contractor Management

Strategic supply chain management, tender specification writing, pre-qualification questionnaires, bid analysis and project management, process control, supply chain vetting and contract performance management.



Staff mentoring and support within a Facilities Management environment.



Professional  background:


Degree in Engineering, Diploma in Shopping Centre Management and NEBOSH General Certificate. Professional training in qualified internal auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.


Thirty years continuous Facilities Management experience covering all aspects of Building Management and with a full knowledge of Property Management and Facilities Management. Head of F.M Operations (UK Asset Services) within a global property management company (previously Chief Engineer within a Global Hotel group).




                       Fully computer literate with good working knowledge of all modern hardware and software. The ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels and maximise service delivery within monetary constraints. Ability to travel and support multiple site locations.




  • Created a Facilities Management offer with over 100 employees controlling 200 properties across England and Scotland.
  • Created a successful Procurement department with C.I.P.S qualified people and e-Procurement systems supported with appropriate processes and training for all staff.
  • National procurement of utilities with savings of over £2M.
  • Implemented and maintained an influential Contracting department to support procurement team and ongoing contract management.
  • Together with CM IOSH Director, created a full H&S Risk Management offer.
  • Implementation of ISO9001, ISO14001 nationally together with an Integrated Management System.
  • Implemented IOS/Android application based data collection system for vacant property checks.
  • Working with partner organisation, created and managed a Helpdesk support for 24/7 facilities requirements across multiple client sites on a national basis.
  • Implementation of BREEAM IN USE reports throughout all multi-let sites throughout the organisations property portfolio.
  • Successfully managed a client’s environmental management reporting system throughout their portfolio.
  • Replacement of all energy meters throughout the portfolios for automatic or AMR metering on electricity and gas supplies.
  • Replacement of traditional contractor (SSiP appraisal systems) to more bespoke reporting tools that check training at contractor employee level.
  • Full technical knowledge of hard and soft services.
  • Full knowledge of Property Management duties including Lease negotiation and adherence, rent collection and general Asset Management.
  • Competent management of building and technical services to statutory and internal standards in all controlled buildings.
  • Management of both direct and contracted staff to a high standard, maintaining high staff morale and negligible staff turn-over. Developed strong team working and interfaces.
  • Continually support staff team roles to maximise their strengths, objectives and achievements.
  • Consistently achieved budgetary spending to within 1% of forecast year on year for the last five years.
  • Departmental leader on implementation of Environment & Sustainability Programmes within the UK.


Contract terms:

As per Client requirements through sole trader, direct employment or through a limited company. Realistic contract rates.


References as required, relative to job brief and Client specifications. Centrally located for easy access to the majority of England.


Sector experience

Hotel Industry      

Chief Engineer, responsible for maintenance within a 440 room hotel for a global company near Heathrow.  Fully involved with "guest satisfaction" and ensuring that the various departments interacted in a beneficial manner for the Hotel's customers


Energy Management and general maintenance work at a University complex in Sheffield.

National Health Service

Six years experience within the Health Service working within Estates department and Sterilizer maintenance

Mailing address

Peter Drabble

Mill House



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