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Contracts Engineer

Engineering & Maintenance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2051622TD

We have an exciting opportunity at the University of Southampton for an Electrical, Mechanical or Building Services Engineer to work within a highly skilled Estates and Facilities maintenance team. One of our strengths is training, to help support your future ambitions, there are always opportunities to broaden your horizons. you will work across a range of building services including BMS, Boilers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Ancillary Systems, Lifts, Hot & Cold-water storage and supply systems and Legionella prevention, Dry Risers & Sprinklers, Compressed air, plus our own CHP District Networks. Future opportunity to become an Authorized Person. If this all interests you, please apply and see what we have to offer.

We are a research university with a variety of different properties ranging from specialist laboratories and clean rooms, world-renowned cutting-edge research facilities, sports and catering outlets, halls of residence accommodation and office spaces. This spans over a vast estate, this role will play a vital part in supporting the delivery of planned and reactive maintenance of Building Services across the University, to keep our estate operational.

You will have excellent technical and communication skills, with the ability to plan and manage your own workload. You will be a positive and proactive problem solver, be able to manage various contracts to ensure the delivery of compliance based planned and reactive maintenance, including supporting other roles in the mechanical management team and the mechanical maintenance operatives.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a HNC or equivalent experience in Electrical, Mechanical or Building Services. You will be familiar with Health & Safety legislation and understand Risk Assessments and Method Statements, and how to apply these in a maintenance environment. You will have experience of building services in a commercial or similar environment. Note on appointment the internal job title will be Assistant Mechanical Engineer (Contracts).

We offer some fantastic benefits; including 30 days annual leave (not including bank holidays) and an additional six University closure days over the Christmas and Easter breaks, company pension scheme, discounted private healthcare and dental, company sick pay, options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements, a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants, and service providers.  

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce.  We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. 

To informally discuss the position, please contact Mr. Yarian Slevin –

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Michelle (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email Please quote reference 2051622TD on all correspondence.

Please be advised that the advert may close early if we receive a high volume of applications. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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