Head of Engineering Design

Southampton, United Kingdom
£51,799 to £65,107
03 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering & Maintenance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £51,799 to £65,107
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 31 January 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1614321TD

This is an exciting time to join the University of Southampton. We have a global reputation for delivering world-class education, research and enterprise that makes a real impact on society’s biggest challenges.  We occupy a vast estate that is the lifeblood of this activity. As the Head of Engineering Design you will play a vital role in supporting our endeavours by overseeing the delivery of Mechanical and Electrical projects and liaison across the University, to keep our estate running. The position will also play an important role in shaping the strategic direction of the University as we move towards achieving our sustainability goals of Net Carbon Zero 2030.

You will have excellent managerial, design, technical and communication skills, with the ability to manage your own workload and that of a team. You will be a positive and proactive problem solver with the ability to oversee the management of Mechanical and Electrical projects and Project Liaison to ensure that work is delivered on time and to a high standard. You will be a strong team player, but also be self-sufficient and able to work independently.

We offer some fantastic benefits including generous annual leave (plus an additional 6 University closure days and bank holidays), 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 will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Pension Scheme, and subsidised health and fitness facilities. Furthermore, Southampton, at the centre of the south coast,  is a fantastic place in which to live, work and socialise – so regardless of what life stage you are at, you will find a dynamic and vibrant city that caters for all. 

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 Peter Winkle (email:

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 call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1614321TD on all correspondence. 

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