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Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Manager

The Open University - Estates

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 3rd January 2024
Job Ref: 21325
 

Closing Date: 3 January 2024 - 12:00 noon

Interview Date: expected to take place on 17 or 18 January 2024 at our Walton Hall campus in Milton Keynes

Working on campus (Milton Keynes) approximately 4 days per week, and as required in line with business need.

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

Estates is responsible for the management and development of University premises in Milton Keynes and its National and Regional Centres. The Infrastructure Team has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, proactive Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Maintenance Manager to join the team in helping the OU achieve its strategic objectives.

The role

The Open University is recruiting a Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Maintenance Manager.

The postholder will ensure the effective maintenance of mechanical and electrical engineering services, plant, and equipment at all sites to ensure University, Health and Safety and Estates objectives are met. You will also be responsible for planning and delivery of planned, reactive and emergency maintenance within the cost, customer care, governance, quality, and safety parameters set by legislation, the Open University and Estates.

You will manage the day-to-day activity of contractors and a team of directly employed mechanical fitter/plumbers and electrical engineers with the support of an M&E Supervisor.

Skills and experience

This role will suit you if you:

  • Possess a degree or NVQ level 4 relevant to building engineering services
  • Demonstrable extensive experience of a role in delivering engineering maintenance
  • Demonstrable experience of management of direct labour staff
  • Demonstrable experience of supervising contracts and contractors
  • Are fully conversant with health and safety, building, construction, design and management regulations and standards relating to the built estate
  • Excellent relationship builder, able to establish credibility with senior management and local management

The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found within the Job Description.

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Donna Elstob at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or email Resourcing-hub@open.ac.uk quoting the reference VRF 21325.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

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For further information on how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

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