Mechanical Engineer (Contracts)

Southampton, United Kingdom
£33,314 to £40,931 Per annum, depending on experience
27 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering & Maintenance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £33,314 to £40,931 Per annum, depending on experience
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2051622TD-2R

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.

The Role

The  Mechanical Contracts Engineer will work within a highly skilled Estates and Facilities maintenance team. We offer extensive  training, to help support your future ambitions and 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. 

About You

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 have 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. 

What we can offer you

We offer some fantastic benefits including

  • 30 Days basic annual leave + bank holidays + 6 additional University closure days over Easter/ Christmas
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Discounted private healthcare and dental
  • Company sick pay
  • Options for flexible working and excellent family leave arrangements
  • Wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities
  • 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, contact Recruitment Team on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email Please quote reference 2051622TD-2R on all correspondence.

If you are unable to complete the full application but feel you meet the criteria of this role please upload your CV. 

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

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