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Head of Engineering Maintenance

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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/12/2020 23:59
£52,560 - £59,135
Job Category:
Architects / Surveyors / Engineers
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Job details 

Closing date:
1 Dec

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Job Title: Head of Engineering Maintenance
Department: Estates and Facilities
Grade: 9
Salary range: £52,560 - £59,135
Contract type: Permanent
Working arrangements: Nominal 35 hours

The Department and role purpose:

The Estates and Facilities Directorate provides a number of essential services to Durham University and is responsible for managing, maintaining and developing the infrastructure and building fabric of the various campuses, including:

• maintaining and regularly reviewing a maintenance programme which takes account of short, medium and long term needs of all buildings and University grounds;
• implementing the works identified and funded within the various maintenance programmes and operating a system for dealing with day-to day requirements, including the provision of an out-of-hours emergency service;
• providing a professional, technical service to the University for the design, construction and procurement of new buildings and adaptation works to existing buildings;
• identifying and recording the use of space and advising on ways of increasing space utilisation;
• property and asset management;
• acquisition and disposal of built environment related assets;
• procuring and managing utilities and services;
• providing postal, delivery and security arrangements and advice to the University; and
• the delivery of a wide-range of customer-facing services, including: contract management; estates and facilities relationships management; housekeeping and cleaning, business resilience, event management; reception helpdesk; university retail; business support; health and safety; and management information.

The Head of Engineering Maintenance will be responsible for delivering a strategic-based engineering (electrical and mechanical) maintenance and minor works service to the University. Leading, managing and developing the Engineering Team to deliver a high level of service.

The post-holder will be responsible for providing compliance assurance on a range of statutory inspections of engineering assets and systems on a pan-University basis.

Interviews for this post will take place week commencing 14 December 2020

Closing date: 1st December 2020 @ midnight

Interview date: (if known) 14th December 2020

Job Reference Number: 20000685

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