Building Systems Engineer

University College London - UCL Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £41,864 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) commenced research operations in Spring 2016 bringing together world-leading scientists to investigate how brain circuits process information to generate perception, form memories and guide behaviour. Developed through the vision and partnership of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Wellcome, and with substantial investment from these partners, the mission of the SWC is to generate and test experimentally tractable theories of brain function.

The SWC prides itself on offering a high quality administrative, technical and operational support function, structured to efficiently support research activity and deliver effective management and operational leadership of the SWC.  The Building Systems team manage the computer-based systems that control critical elements within the building, such as the Building and Energy Management Systems, lighting control, CCTV, access control and radio system.

The Centre is now looking for a Building Systems Engineer to support the Building Systems Manager with the strategic planning, design, deployment, maintenance, support and management of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre’s building systems.  This includes day-to-day responsibility for the various building systems, assisting with the development of operational policies, procedures and guidance documentation relating to these systems, and ensuring systems remain up-to-date and legally compliant. 

This post is funded until 31 July 2019 in the first instance; the Centre is externally funded with funding awarded in five-year tranches subject to periodic funder review.  Subject to successful grant renewal, staff posts will be extended in line with successive funding periods.

You will have practical experience of building management systems coupled with hands-on commercial building services knowledge and experience. A good working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and HVAS plant and engineering is essential, as is knowledge of the legal compliance issues related to access control and surveillance systems. You will be a competent user of IT software and hardware, and have a good understanding of IT infrastructure and how it intersects with security systems.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the 'Apply Now' button below.

Please use the supporting statement section of the online application form to answer the questions outlined in the “How to Apply” section of the job description.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre team, swc.hr@ucl.ac.uk , 020 3108 8011.

Closing Date: 24 September 2017
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.