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Assistant Director of Engineering

Southampton, United Kingdom
£57,696 to £72,018 Per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Engineering & Maintenance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £57,696 to £72,018 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 01 July 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2727124TD

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 Campus, 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.  Ambitious 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.

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Engineering and Infrastructure, you will lead and manage the delivery of all engineering, operational maintenance and repairs services across the University's estates portfolio, including reactive and planned maintenance and some minor works. You will provide strategic and technical leadership in the built environment of the University’s assets, acting as Duty Holder and manage the delivery of engineering infrastructure services, energy procurement and carbon management. While also being responsible for budget and financial reporting for significant operational budget (c£5.5m). 

Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 11 & Tuesday 16 July.

Please note the title on appointment will be Associate Director of Engineering. 

About you

You will have communication skills, a positive and inclusive approach to leadership and will demonstrate a genuine passion for delivering an outstanding estates environment for the University. You will be able to operate across all levels of an organisation, think strategically and demonstrate a proven track record of leading an engineering and maintenance service across a multi-site portfolio.  

What we can offer you

We support a flexible approach to work and additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as access to private dental and/or healthcare insurance and a generous holiday allowance. We will support your long-term future with access to the University's Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities, and various discounts.     

We welcome applications from all walks of life and champion a uniquely diverse working environment where every colleague can excel, regardless of their background or life choices. 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 strengthen the diversity of our estates leadership team.  

We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion and are immensely proud to have our institutional Athena SWAN silver award renewed, 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.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV and publication list with your application.

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