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Engineering Manager - Estates & Capital Developments

Aston University
Birmingham, West Midlands
£41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Closing date
20 Aug 2021
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Engineering Manager - Estates & Capital Developments

Location: Aston University Main Campus
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Grade: Grade 09
Contract Type: Continuing
Basis: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 20 August 2021
Interview Date: Wednesday 08 September 2021
Reference: R210255
Release Date: Monday 12 July 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated person with an attention to detail to join the Maintenance, Engineering & Infrastructure Team within the Estates and Capital Developments (ECD) department at Aston University. 

The Maintenance, Engineering & Infrastructure Team within ECD are responsible for the strategic development and operation of the campus infrastructure and the maintenance of the built environment, including the campus grounds. The team are also responsible for managing energy consumption and driving the University towards carbon zero.

The Engineering Manager will be a technical champion for Mechanical & Electrical Building Services Engineering, including appointment as a responsible person for various engineering systems and line managing two Building Services Technicians.

Reporting to the Head of Maintenance, Engineering and Infrastructure, the successful candidate will manage the BMS (TREND Building Management System) and AMR (Elcomponent Automatic Meter Reading), assist the Maintenance section in specifying and procuring outsourced maintenance contracts and lead their own engineering projects from inception to funding, design, procurement and installation (with the assistance of consultant design teams as ncessary). In addition to monitoring and reporting on energy usage, and identifying saving opportunities, the Engineering Manager will also work closely with the ECD Projects Team and lead their Building Services Technicians in surveys, investigations, fault finding and infrastructure isolations.

Applicants must have good written and spoken English skills, along with good formal and informal presentation skills. Accuracy, attention to detail and high level of organisation are a prerequisite. A strong customer service focus is essential, along with the ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a wide range of internal contacts at various levels.

The role is based at the Aston University city centre campus. The University also includes an off campus Recreation Centre in Walsall. The University operates a dynamic working policy, where staff are empowered to work from the location which most benefits the task. This will include on-site and off-site working.

For an informal discussions please contact; Adam Reilly, Head of Maintenance, Engineering & Infrastructure on 07375225823 or

Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.   Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.  

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