SEND Utilities Distribution Manager

Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Salary in the range £33,199 to £40,792 per annum
10 Sep 2018
03 Oct 2018

Keele University

Estates and Development Directorate

SEND Utilities Distribution Manager

Grade 7: Salary in the range £33,199 to £40,792 per annum

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a team of staff in Keele University’s Estates and Development Directorate.  

You will have a key role in developing and maintaining the Site Utility Infrastructure operating procedures, including commissioning and decommissioning of 3rd party energy generation, storage and monitoring equipment.

Under the direction of the SEND Development Manager, you will develop, implement and manage the policies, procedures and responsibility schedules for managing and coordinating the distribution of energy, including storage, to facilitate the needs of the University and the users of the SEND.

You will manage and provide campus-wide Smart Energy Networking expertise to ensure compliance with all relevant utility distribution legislation, standards, and procedures including the life-cycle management of the SEND.

You will manage the acquisition of required information, including existing data sets, performance specifications and standards for technologies being connected to the Smart Energy Network Demonstrator, and support the design of system specification and implementation planning for research led interventions to the SEND. You will also prepare technical evaluations and appropriate impact statements and risk assessments of proposed technologies.

You will be educated to degree level in Electrical Engineering or Building services, or equivalent, with a good knowledge of mechanical, electrical and building services technologies and their impact on the work environment.  An understanding of Smart Energy Networking and Distribution, and associated management and monitoring technologies and interfaces are essential, along with knowledge of current building regulations and approved documents.

You will also have experience of electrical mechanical building services, design, construction, and tender preparation, along with knowledge/experience of electrical engineering good practice procedures including the legal requirements.

In addition, you will have the ability to assess the condition of building services and produce programmes of maintenance and capital replacement, along with producing specification and tender documents.  

The SEND projects, and the Utilities Distribution Manager, are part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

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Closing date for applications: 3 October 2018.

Post Ref: KU00000890

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