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Building Systems Manager

University of Leicester
Leicester, Leicestershire
Grade 8 - £44,045 to £49,553 per annum
Closing date
26 Jul 2021
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About the role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Building Systems Manager to join the University’s Carbon and Energy team, you will be responsible for the overall management of the University Building Management Systems (BMS) and Building Controls. You will ensure any design, specification, site supervision and financial cost control for any works carried out on the Building Management System (BMS) and Building Controls, whether as major or minor works projects, maintenance support contracts, meet with the requirements of the University and is within any financial constraints.

The BMS controls over 125 buildings across the University’s estate, comprising of diverse building types such as science, office, library, leisure centre with swimming pool, Passivhaus, catering, lecture theatres, etc. on the Central Campus and offsite buildings includes buildings on the hospital sites and several hall of residence properties, to provide optimum working and living conditions for over 3,000 staff and 20,000 students. The BMS systems comprise of 2 IT Services hosted BMS Servers, 40+ Web Based interfaces, 370+ master controllers, 280+ sub controllers and 23,000+ field devices.

The role includes direct line management of internal BMS engineers and external contractors.

About you

With a degree in a related subject e.g. Electrical or Building Services Engineering or an equivalent level of knowledge and analytical skills gained through extensive work experience (consideration will be given to candidates with HNC qualifications who possess extensive relevant experience in a similar position and can demonstrate the depth of knowledge necessary). You have gained an extensive knowledge/experience on building controls in a proprietary “controls house” environment relating to a BMS (preferable Schneider/Satchwell) is a must.

The role would suit someone with the ability to operate and manage specialist IT systems related to BMS operation and financial control systems, encompassed with excellent technical problem solving skills, strong negotiating and influencing skills.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be made to Chrispal Anand, Head of Carbon & Energy Management and BMS on 07791008368 or

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 10 August 2021.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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