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Building Technical Officer

University of Leeds - Estate Services

Location: Leeds
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd December 2022
Closes: 15th December 2022
Job Ref: FDEST1273

FDEST1273
https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/FDEST1273

Grade 7- (£35,333-£42,155) p.a.

This role will be based on the university campus with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner.    We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you a self-motivated building professional with strong technical skills? Do you have extensive experience of working on live sites? Are you looking to work within a large and diverse estate portfolio across a world leading University campus?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities.  Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

Are you a Building professional looking for a new challenge working on a large and diverse property portfolio? 

The University of Leeds has a large and diverse estate portfolio incorporating academic space and residential property. Estate Services are part of the University’s Facilities Directorate and are committed to providing first class facilities and fit for purpose high quality buildings across the University’s physical environment. 

We are seeking to appoint a Building Technical Officer to join the team and provide effective direction and management of contractors involved in the repair, maintenance and improvement of the Estate. You will manage dedicated contracts and undertake bespoke refurbishment works assigned by the Team Leader across the whole University property portfolio which includes complex academic and residential buildings.

You will be educated to a HNC/HND level in a Building discipline or hold an equivalent qualification and have significant experience in the production of contract specifications and associated tender documentation to procure specific projects works and FM services. You will be pivotal in ensuring that the University’s mandatory and statutory compliance obligations are achieved in your defined area of responsibility. 

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to interact with people at all levels and establish and maintain effective working relationships. Working as part of a team you will have excellent organisation skills and the ability to prioritise competing demands and meet strict deadlines.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme – the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

If you are looking for a role in the built environment that will be enjoyable and rewarding apply today.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Edward Batty, Team Leader 

Email: e.s.batty@leeds.ac.uk 

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