Multiskilled Engineer (Plumbing)

University of Northampton
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,138 - £29,605
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Multiskilled Engineer (Plumbing)

Job Type

Full Time Permanent


£25,138 - £29,605 per annum


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • Job Description - Multiskilled Engineer.pdf (PDF, 152.32kb)
  • About the job

    Interview Date: 4 June 2024

    Full time, Permanent

    Hours of work are usually Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm, with Out Of Hours support on a rota basis of 1 in 5 weeks. If you would like to discuss an alterative working pattern or part time opportunities, please apply and we can discuss this at Interview.

    We are seeking an organised and flexible Multiskilled Engineer with a trade specific background in Plumbing to join our award-winning Estates & Campus Services team, to support with the delivery of the University's Estates Strategy and departmental objectives.

    No two days are the same as you work across our new and old campus predominantly within the reactive maintenance team. Delivering a wide range of repairs and services to ensure the estate remains operational at all times.

    You will be:

  • Providing support for all aspects of planned and reactive maintenance as required, ensuring delivery of a high standard, quality service to meet client expectations.
  • Carrying out reactive works as per helpdesk requests to complete works in the time scales set out in our Service Level Agreement.
  • Reporting defects.
  • Complete highest quality repairs.
  • Be responsible for your own and the teams Health and Safety on site.
  • Attend training.
  • Form part of the emergency 24 hour call out rota.
  • Work to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • About you

    We are looking for a time served engineer to join our current team, holding a qualification in maintenance work to NVQ level 2 or relevant experience with demonstrable knowledge of maintenance works in a fast paced environment as you will work in our student halls of residence and our academic spaces.

    Having a full & current UK driving license is essential for this role as some travel is required between our campus locations (all local to Northampton) and to enable you to support our Out Of Hours repairs service on a rota with our other engineers.

    You should be able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills and be able to work accurately and safely.

    Having experience in the completion of work in accordance with approved codes of practice and legislative compliance with a clear understanding of Health & Safety at work.

    Have sound knowledge of products and materials to allow you to diagnose, fault find and provide effective right first-time repairs.

    Using a smart phone, tablet and computer are essential requirements as you will be using these daily to receive works, complete jobs and communicate outcomes. Alongside this you will undertake online training and keep up to date with Safe Operating Procedures.

    Student and staff experience are amongst our key objectives, so good interpersonal skills, communication and a commitment to high service delivery are essential to this post.

    Working on your own and as part of team in a physically demanding environment, alongside being able to adapt and prioritise workload in a changing environment as no two days are the same.



  • Qualification in maintenance work to NVQ level 2 (equivalent) or relevant experience (plumbing specific)
  • Desirable;

  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • High Voltage Management qualification
  • Department

    Our award-winning Estates & Campus Services department provides leading services to support the University strategy through the provision, management, maintenance and development of a first class estate, enhancing the student experience and creating an environment that builds and develops our internal and external communities.

    The department includes divisions relating to Projects & Capital Development, Maintenance Services, Facilities Services, Security & Community Safety, Catering, Commercial & Events, Safety & Business Continuity, Residential Services and Environment & Sustainability.

    The Maintenance Services Team has a key focus on compliance and promoting a safe and legal environment.

    About us

    1st Degree Facilities is a trading name of UNEL which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Northampton and this vacancy is covered by UNEL Terms and Conditions of employment.

    This is an exciting time to join our Company as the University relocated in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus.

    Right to work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Please note that the University of Northampton Enterprises Limited are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK. We can therefore only accept applications from individuals who are currently eligible to work in the UK.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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