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Engineering Manager

Aston University
Birmingham, West Midlands
£41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Closing date
20 Aug 2021
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Engineering Manager

Estates & Capital Developments

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum

Grade: Grade 09

Contract Type: Continuing

Basis: Full Time

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 20 August 2021

Interview Date: Wednesday 08 September 2021

Reference: R210255

Release Date: Monday 12 July 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated person with an attention to detail to join the Maintenance, Engineering & Infrastructure Team within the Estates and Capital Developments (ECD) department at Aston University. 

The Maintenance, Engineering & Infrastructure Team within ECD are responsible for the strategic development and operation of the campus infrastructure and the maintenance of the built environment, including the campus grounds. The team are also responsible for managing energy consumption and driving the University towards carbon zero.

The Engineering Manager will be a technical champion for Mechanical & Electrical Building Services Engineering, including appointment as a responsible person for various engineering systems and line managing two Building Services Technicians.

Reporting to the Head of Maintenance, Engineering and Infrastructure, the successful candidate will manage the BMS (TREND Building Management System) and AMR (Elcomponent Automatic Meter Reading), assist the Maintenance section in specifying and procuring outsourced maintenance contracts and lead their own engineering projects from inception to funding, design, procurement and installation (with the assistance of consultant design teams as necessary). In addition to monitoring and reporting on energy usage, and identifying saving opportunities, the Engineering Manager will also work closely with the ECD Projects Team and lead their Building Services Technicians in surveys, investigations, fault finding and infrastructure isolations.

Applicants must have good written and spoken English skills, along with good formal and informal presentation skills. Accuracy, attention to detail and high level of organisation are a prerequisite. A strong customer service focus is essential, along with the ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a wide range of internal contacts at various levels.

The role is based at the Aston University city centre campus. The University also includes an off campus Recreation Centre in Walsall. The University operates a dynamic working policy, where staff are empowered to work from the location which most benefits the task. This will include on-site and off-site working.

For an informal discussion please contact; Adam Reilly, Head of Maintenance, Engineering & Infrastructure on 07375225823 or

Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.  Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address, will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.  


Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to business and the professions. Professor Alec Cameron became Vice Chancellor of the University in 2016, building on a strong legacy left by the Baroness Brown of Cambridge. The University is consistently ranked in the UKs top 40 universities confirming our place amongst the elite.

Located in the heart of a Birmingham one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities, our 40 acre friendly and green campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Working at Aston you’ll enjoy competitive salaries, great benefits and fantastic development opportunities. 

Over 1400 formally contracted people work at the university in a wide variety of professional, technical, academic, manual and clerical roles.

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