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Mechanical DLO Manager*

University of Southampton - Engineering & Maintenance

Location: Southampton
Salary: £31,406 to £38,587 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd September 2021
Closes: 3rd October 2021
Job Ref: 1350821TD-2R

Location:  Highfield Campus
Interview Date:   To be confirmed

This is an exciting time to join the University of Southampton. We have a global reputation for delivering world-class education, research and enterprise that makes a real impact on society’s biggest challenges.  We occupy a vast estate that is the lifeblood of this activity. As a Mechanical DLO Manager you will play a vital role in supporting our endeavours by managing the delivery of planned and reactive maintenance on both the Mechanical and Plumbing systems across the University, to keep our estate running.

We have an exciting opportunity within our Mechanical Engineering Operations Team for an experienced Mechanical DLO Manager of directly employed staff to join our established team to manage the delivery of planned and reactive maintenance on both the Mechanical and Plumbing systems across the University's estate using a mixture of contractors and directly employed staff. 

* Please note that upon appointment your job title will be Assistant Mechanical Engineer (DLO).

You will have excellent technical and communication skills, with the ability to manage your own workload. You will be a positive and proactive problem solver with the ability to manage a mixture of planned and reactive maintenance at the same time to ensure that work is delivered on time and to a high standard. You will be a strong team player, but also be self-sufficient and able to work independently.

A full driving license is essential to travel to other local sites

We offer some fantastic benefits including generous annual leave (plus an additional 6 University closure days and bank holidays), company pension scheme, discounted private healthcare and dental, company sick pay, options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements, a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.  

We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Pension Scheme, and subsidised health and fitness facilities. Furthermore, Southampton, at the centre of the south coast,  is a fantastic place in which to live, work and socialise – so regardless of what life stage you are at, you will find a dynamic and vibrant city that caters for all. 

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce.  We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. 

To informally discuss the position, please contact Mr Mark Taulbut (email:

Application Procedure  

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds(Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1350821TD-2R on all correspondence. 

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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