Maintenance Engineering Assistant Surveyor (105846 -1122) . Job Reference: 1889184

University of Warwick
December 08, 2022
Offerd Salary:£32,348 - £42,155
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Vacancy Type/Job category



Estates Office

Sub Department

Maintenance Operations - Mechanical Services


£32,348 - £42,155 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent, full time role.

This role is primarily to support the Mechanical Department and Water Hygiene Manager with the ongoing management and monitoring of legionella related works across our estate. This includes but is not limited to:

• Management of the legionella risk assessment programme.

• Implementation and management of flushing and other safety regimes and procedures.

• Identifying remedial works required and coordinating completion utilising direct and subcontractor labour.

Candidates should have a previous experience and a proven working knowledge of:

• ACOP L8.

• HSG247.

• Experience in managing multiple refurbishment projects.

• Excellent working knowledge of water systems including management of small remedial works.

• Client facing roles.

What we offer:

In return, we offer a flexible total reward package, including:

• Competitive salary.

• 30 days holiday (plus 8 Bank Holidays and 4 Customary Days).

• Company Pension (you pay 9.8%/we pay 21.1% of your pensionable earnings).

• Flexible working, career breaks and on campus activities during your lunch break.

• Discounts from partner companies and campus retailers, giving you fantastic savings on travel and transport, dining out, shopping and entertainment.

• Discounted memberships at our new Sports Centre.

• Generous maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption leave.

• Access to on-campus children's services, including a nursery and holiday scheme.

• Employee Assistant Programme.

• Medical and dental cash plans, medical insurance, eye care.

• Learning and Development, including access to paid courses.

• Cycle to Work Scheme with discounted bike hire, discounted bus and rail passes, electric car salary sacrifice scheme and carpooling.

Take a look at our range of employee benefits outlined here

Please upload your CV along with your application.

Interview date: TBC.

Job Description


To assist the Maintenance Engineering Surveyor (Mechanical/ Electrical) technical expert in delivering programmes of remedial works, gathering risk assessment information and liaising with customers. They will support organising the practicalities of carrying out assessment of the mechanical/electrical systems' operational risk – advising on the risk to the business, replacement programmes and remedials required.



Assist Maintenance Engineering Surveyor (Mechanical/Electrical), as such the role will have a technical understanding of the systems and associated assets, assess their risk, and their condition. These aspects may include LEV, Pressure systems, Compressed Air, Gas, Water. Lifts and LV/HV electrical.

Following the assessment of risk, facilitate projects and remedials being carried out and manage contractors. Supervise remedial works programmes in conjunction with the engineering and Building Fabric technical leads and other project managers.

Responsible for organising the delivery of Estates' improvement projects. Liaise closely with stakeholders to ensure the delivery of remedials, and improvement projects.

Undertake periodic technical audits and any related investigations, report findings and manage any corrective actions. Assist with contract specifications for maintenance contracts and projects, undertake supervision and provide technical support to specialist contractors.

Assess the competence of organisations, contractors and consultants that the Estates Department utilise and the competence of others.

Monitor the quality of systems contracted out to third parties and ensure that work done on the systems is carried out in a compliant manner and is completed to a fit and operational standard.


Manage multiple work streams, manage contractors attending site and customers' needs. Ensure all work carried out by the contractors minimises disruption to the University and that all parties are aware of the consequences of works being carried out.

Facilitate the completion of risk assessments and systems assessments. Organise the completion of remedial works, ensuring asset information is correct and up-to date. Liaise with customers to organise works to be carried out around customer usage.

Prioritise own workload and tasks.

Ensure any works carried out are recorded, information and drawings updated on University data systems via the Information Systems team. Co-ordinate the collation of commissioning and test results for all operational led projects.

Safety and Compliance

Ensure all contractors attending site understand and are compliant with University Policy and Safety rules.

Work as part of a team to monitor the compliance of the associated assets and systems and advise external.

Work closely with the trades and contract management staff to verify quality and competency of staff used and work carried out.

Ensure compliance with the University's ISO14001 environmental management system.

Liaise with customers to ensure that projects are delivered to a high level of customer satisfaction.

Where operational projects fall under the CDM regulations, the role will be responsible for managing the process of controlling these and ensuring the regulations are adhered to.


Raise orders, manage within budgets and manage any delegated budget and/or resources within identified parameters. Provide regular reporting to line management of progress and status.

Utilise knowledge and understanding to input into future budgets and aid the manager in constructing business plans.

Place orders and verify variations and final invoices.

Communications and Customer Services

Liaise with supervisors, trades colleagues, contractors, estates and other departmental staff throughout the University to advise and assist on the maintenance and use of the specialist systems.

Provide technical expert advice that ensures the provision of a compliant high quality, safe, efficient, and effective service.


To undertake any other duties from time to time that may be required, commensurate with the grade of the post.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

HNC in Building Services or Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (as appropriate) qualification or equivalent relevant experience. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

A good understanding/knowledge of Health and Safety and operational practices, for example accessing confined spaces, working at height, asbestos awareness, working with electricity and pressurised gases and liquids. IOSH. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 3

Affiliated member of CIBSE, IET or other relevant institution, and demonstrable knowledge/understanding of industry standards/regulations. (a)

Essential Criteria 4

Proven experience of having worked on minor projects specifically on mechanical/electrical systems (as appropriate). (a,c)

Essential Criteria 5

Previous experience of mechanical system maintenance and compliance, including gas, pressure, water hygiene, with a good knowledge of F-gas, water, pressure, LEV regulations (as applicable). (c,d)

Essential Criteria 6

Experience in managing multiple contracts across multiple locations. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 7

The ability to assess problems and then ensure that resources and expertise are in place to resolve them. (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 8

Experience of managing reactive and planned preventative maintenance through the use of software systems. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 9

Proven ability to analyse and resolve operational problems and emergencies. (a,b,c)

Essential Criteria 10

Must have understanding of customer experience, and ability to empathise with customer needs. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 11

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, maintain records, action plans and documentation up to date at all times is essential. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 12

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to enable the post holder to provide feasibility reports, option appraisals and reports. Computer literacy with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel etc is required. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 13

Commitment to keeping up to date with relevant legislation. (b,c)

Desirable Criteria 1

NEBOSH National General Certificate. (a)

Desirable Criteria 2

Experience of working in HE sector. (a,c)

Desirable Criteria 3

MBIFM, MCIBSE or equivalent. (a)

Desirable Criteria 4

Experience in working in lab environments. (a,c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

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Closing Date

8 Dec 2022

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