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University of Bristol - Maintenance Services

The University of Bristol Estates Office is responsible for providing efficient, effective and compliant building and engineering services across all University buildings whether owned or leased. The University’s estate covers three main areas, the Main Clifton Campus, Langford and Stoke Bishop. The Estates Office includes Facilities Management Hard Services, which comprises all planned, reactive, compliance, statutory and capital maintenance. This position is based within the Facilities Management Hard Services section of Estates, which has approximately 120 employees comprising professional staff, secretarial support, supervisory staff and a direct labour force around 80 staff. 

Working in the Estates Facilities Management Hard Services Team, you will be directly line managed by the Maintenance Manager – Precinct North.

You will carry out repair, maintenance, installation and testing on gas and mechanical building services within the University’s Estate, including external buildings that are maintained by Facilities Management, under a maintenance contract.

Take responsibility for the whole package of work being carried out, organise all aspects, including the identification of parts required, liaise with Departments and Estates Facilities Managers to agree the optimum time for any potential disruption to services, liaise with outside bodies, signing on to and signing off Permits to Work, working in partnership with other disciplines and/or external contractors.

Essential Job Functions

You will attend to any gas or mechanical building services faults or incidents that occur. Use own judgement and experience to decide the criticality of works, use Root Cause Analysis to assist in solving problems and issues to ensure that their root causes are addressed completely the first time.

You will ensure that all records (written, as well as electronic on mobile devices) are kept up to date, to allow other staff to check on status in periods of absence.

You should have excellent communication, customer care and the ability to liaise with staff at all levels to ensure that colleagues in Departments and Facilities Managers are made aware of any work that may affect them/the building they are located in, as well as keep them updated on the status of their various job requests at all times and within Service Levels. Work with minimum supervision, plan and organise maintenance, servicing, fault rectification, inspections, testing of equipment and complete job requests sent to you on the mobile device.

You should have significant post apprenticeship operational experience in mechanical building services, plus practical multi-disciplinary operational experience in other building maintenance areas. Qualified under Gas Safe Regulations and holding the appropriate identification. Competent in the use of standard computer packages and able to progress all aspects of tasks using a mobile device, after receiving the appropriate training.

Informal enquiries can be made to Jeni Cummins (

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