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Principal Engineer

Lancaster University - Facilities - Engineering and Maintenance

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £43,434 to £50,296
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 8th October 2021
Job Ref: A3525

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. A Top 10 university in UK league tables, also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.

Lancaster University has established itself as a world player in research and teaching. Students from one hundred countries make up a thriving community based on our 560-acre parkland campus. 

The main campus lies 3 miles outside the City of Lancaster and is easily accessible via road, rail and bicycle. The city centre is just 15 minutes away by bus, and recently ranked one of the top 10 most vibrant cities in the UK thanks to its arts scene and student population. 

Our award winning Facilities Division operate across campus to maintain and develop our buildings, and provide vital support services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Find out more here.

We are looking to appoint a Principal Engineer to join our Facilities Estate Operations team. The Principal Engineer will take the lead role in ensuring a safe and compliant built estate and coordinate all engineering business continuity and emergency incident planning.

Managing a team of professional engineers, you will have comprehensive managerial experience and understanding of building engineering and site infrastructure services, planned and condition based life-cycle maintenance, project and contract management experience. 

This role offers the post-holder the opportunity to join the University Superannuation Scheme (USS) via salary sacrifice. All staff are eligible to participate in the University’s sector leading flexible benefits scheme including salary sacrifice childcare vouchers, bicycle to work scheme, travel season tickets, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan, sports centre membership, vocational training courses.

The University can support combined home / onsite working arrangements providing that campus commitments take precedence.

For more information about the role please see the job description and person specification. For an informal chat about the role please contact Gary Tootle, Assistant Director of Estate Operations at 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.


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