University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Senior Mechanical Services Engineer

Senior Mechanical Services Engineer

Estates Services, The Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford

Join Our Team as a Senior Mechanical Services Engineer!

Are you an experienced Mechanical Engineer with a passion for innovation and excellence? Do you thrive in an environment where your expertise can make a tangible difference? If so, we invite you to apply for the position of Senior Mechanical Engineer (SME) at our prestigious University.

About Us:

At our University, we're committed to excellence in all aspects of our operations. As a key member of our Building Services team, you'll play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing our mechanical infrastructure to support the University's activities. We value innovation, professionalism, and a dedication to delivering high standards across our estate.

Role Overview:

Reporting to one of our Principal Mechanical Engineers, the SME will bring substantial experience and expertise to the table. Whether it's producing designs, providing expert advice, or managing large-scale projects, the SME will be instrumental in ensuring the efficiency, safety, and resilience of our mechanical systems.

Some Key Responsibilities:

• Provide expert guidance on mechanical installations and safety protocols.

• Produce design specifications and drawings for refurbishment projects

• Supervise contractors and ensure adherence to safe work practices.

• Set and implement standards for effective mechanical systems.

• Offer advice to administrators and building managers on mechanical matters.

• Manage safety critical systems to ensure compliance with legislation.

• Lead and support operational teams to achieve our Estates Services vision.

• Undertake investigative work to enhance system performance.

• Manage maintenance budgets and external contracts effectively.

• Provide technical guidance and support for capital projects.

What We Offer

As an employer, we value the well-being and development of all our employees. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits, including:

• You will be part of a collaborative and forward-thinking team dedicated to excellence and innovation

• Opportunity to make a real impact on our mechanical infrastructure.

• 30 days of annual leave (excluding public holidays)

• Extensive personal and professional development opportunities

• Supportive childcare services for working parents and guardians

• Generous family leave for pregnancy, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave

• Excellent contributory pension scheme for your financial future

• Salary sacrifice scheme for additional savings

• Subsidised sports centre membership to promote well-being

• Cycle loan scheme to encourage sustainable commuting

• Discounted bus and transit travel

In addition, you will have access to a vibrant community with social groups and sports clubs, fostering an inclusive atmosphere.

Selection Criteria: Essential

• Chartered status with relevant engineering institution.

• Minimum of HND in Building Service Engineering or equivalent

• Experience in the design of mechanical building services

• Extensive experience in mechanical engineering operations.

• Strong project management and budgeting skills.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities.

• Commitment to customer service and problem-solving.

• Ability to drive technical innovation and change.

Selection Criteria: Desirable

• Experience with TREND BMS software.

• Background in energy reduction projects.

• Involvement in major capital projects.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents as part of your online application:

• Covering letter/supporting statement

• Curriculum vitae (CV)

• Contact details of two referees (only contacted if you are successful)

Only applications received before 12 pm on Tuesday 21 May 2024 can be considered.

Interviews will hold on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May 2024.

If you're ready to take on this exciting challenge and contribute to our university's success, we want to hear from you!

Contact Person : Adedeji Akinsanya Vacancy ID : 171958 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 21-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 45,585 - 54,395 (with a discretionary range to £59,421)

Job details


Senior Mechanical Services Engineer


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


April 30, 2024

Application deadline

May 21, 2024

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About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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