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Senior Mechanical Services Engineer

University of Oxford - Estates Services

Location: Oxford
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 (with a discretionary range to £59,421) per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th June 2024
Closes: 13th June 2024
Job Ref: 173260

Join Our Team as a Senior Mechanical Services Engineer!

Are you an experienced Mechanical Engineer with a passion for innovation and excellence? Do you thrive in an environment where your expertise can make a tangible difference? If so, we invite you to apply for the position of Senior Mechanical Engineer (SME) at our prestigious University.

About Us:

At our University, we're committed to excellence in all aspects of our operations. As a key member of our Building Services team, you'll play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing our mechanical infrastructure to support the University's activities. We value innovation, professionalism, and a dedication to delivering high standards across our estate.

Role Overview:

Reporting to one of our Principal Mechanical Engineers, the SME will bring substantial experience and expertise to the table. Whether it's producing designs, providing expert advice, or managing large-scale projects, the SME will be instrumental in ensuring the efficiency, safety, and resilience of our mechanical systems.

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert guidance on mechanical installations and safety protocols.
  • Produce design specifications and drawings for refurbishment projects
  • Supervise contractors and ensure adherence to safe work practices.
  • Set and implement standards for effective mechanical systems.
  • Offer advice to administrators and building managers on mechanical matters.
  • Manage safety critical systems to ensure compliance with legislation.
  • Lead and support operational teams to achieve our Estates Services vision.
  • Undertake investigative work to enhance system performance.
  • Manage maintenance budgets and external contracts effectively.
  • Provide technical guidance and support for capital projects.

What We Offer

As an employer, we value the well-being and development of all our employees. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits, including: 

  • You will be part of a collaborative and forward-thinking team dedicated to excellence and innovation
  • Opportunity to make a real impact on our mechanical infrastructure.
  • 30 days of annual leave (excluding public holidays)
  • Extensive personal and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive childcare services for working parents and guardians
  • Generous family leave for pregnancy, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme for your financial future
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for additional savings
  • Subsidised sports centre membership to promote well-being
  • Cycle loan scheme to encourage sustainable commuting
  • Discounted bus and transit travel

In addition, you will have access to a vibrant community with social groups and sports clubs, fostering an inclusive atmosphere. 

Selection Criteria: Essential

  • Chartered status with relevant engineering institution.
  • Minimum of HND in Building Service Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience in the design of mechanical building services
  • Extensive experience in mechanical engineering operations.
  • Strong project management and budgeting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities.
  • Commitment to customer service and problem-solving.
  • Ability to drive technical innovation and change.

Selection Criteria: Desirable 

  • Experience with TREND BMS software.
  • Background in energy reduction projects.
  • Involvement in major capital projects.

How to Apply:

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the Apply button above.

Please submit the following documents as part of your online application:

  • Covering letter/supporting statement
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Contact details of two referees (only contacted if you are successful)

Only applications received before 12 pm on Thursday 13 June 2024 can be considered.

Interviews will hold on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June 2024.

If you're ready to take on this exciting challenge and contribute to our university's success, we want to hear from you!

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