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Director of Engineering and Infrastructure

Southampton, United Kingdom
Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 October 2023
Reference:  2443423TD

The University of Southampton is seeking to make the appointment to the newly created post of Director of Engineering and Infrastructure.

The University of Southampton is a leading research-intensive University, a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. We deliver excellent educational experience and world-leading research, and we are known for successfully commercialising our research through enterprise. 

The University has a diverse estate, property and land portfolio spanning several campuses, including the main Highfield campus, the City Centre Avenue Campus, the Boldrewood Innovation Campus, and the Winchester School of Art. The Estates & Facilities team ensure that the university has a built and physical environment that supports the activities of a world-class university, across a portfolio of academic, state of the art research, clinical, enterprise, workspace, residential, social amenity, sport, and community facilities.  Ambitions plans are afoot with an estates masterplan that will see £1bn of investment in enhancing and delivering a sustainable, inclusive estate over the next decade. 

Reporting to the Director of Estates & Facilities, the Director of Engineering and Infrastructure will lead the strategy, development and integrated operational delivery of infrastructure management, engineering and hard facilities management services across the university’s estate portfolio. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in engineering leadership roles across large scale, operational estates portfolios with specific track record in leading the development and execution of engineering and infrastructure strategies.   We are seeking a results-focused individual with a track record of leading measurable performance improvement in estates engineering management resulting in outstanding user experience.  You will have excellent communication skills, a positive and inclusive approach to leadership and will demonstrate a genuine passion for delivering an outstanding estates environment for the University.

The candidate brochure which details the application process can be viewed at  To arrange a confidential discussion please contact the University’s retained advisors Michael Hewlett ( or Sally Brockway ( at MRG.

The University of Southampton is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a diverse environment. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications that will continue to strengthen the diversity of our governing body. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion and are immensely proud to have been awarded an institutional Athena SWAN silver award, which underpins our pledge to improve equality for women. We are also delighted to have received the Race Equality Charter bronze award from Advance HE, which recognises that we have a solid foundation for eliminating racial inequalities and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff and students. We work with our people to ensure their ideas are always heard, and we invite you to share your background and life experiences with us to help us create a truly unique working environment.

Join us and make your mark on the world at the University of Southampton:

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