Building Services Engineer (Mechanical) – Manchester

Technical Industries:
  • Built Environment
Job Type:
  • Temporary
Reference Number: 9382
Manchester, UK


Role: Building Services Engineer (Mechanical)
Location: Manchester
Rate: Negotiable

Overall Purpose of the Job:

On behalf of the Directorate of Estates & Facilities, provide a professional mechanical building services engineering design and project management function in relation to (construction and construction engineering) project work that includes planned maintenance, alteration, refurbishment and new works; including the design, planning, execution and close out according to strict deadlines and within budget, whilst acquiring resources and co-ordinating the efforts of all stakeholders in order to deliver projects within an established framework of
“best value” for the University.

Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities or Duties:

1.0 Project Work

In the context of the requirements of the client (end user); the Estates Directorate; the University; other stakeholders; and legal and statutory bodies, effectively designing, directing and managing the successful delivery of projects under your control from inception to completion by:

1.1 Obtaining comprehensive client briefs and developing cost effective mechanical design solutions that reflect progressive mechanical services engineering methods in turn producing appropriate quality of documentation for the engagement of contractors for construction works

1.2 Overseeing the delivery of projects under your control, providing technical and professional advice on project planning, programming and procurement strategy as necessary to ensure that:
• all work is in accordance with legal and statutory requirements;
• that timescales, cost targets, appropriate standards of quality, performance and value for money are achieved

1.3 Managing all resources allocated to project work including internal staff to ensure that project costs are minimised and available resources are efficiently allocated whilst optimising fee income; providing technical and professional advice as appropriate. Managing external consultants included on design teams formulated for project work

1.4 Providing initial budgetary advice to clients, establishing project budgets then managing approved budgets for projects in a manner that is compliant with the University’s financial regulations

1.5 Establishing and maintaining effective methods of communication and positive working relationships with University stakeholders and external bodies affected by or who are likely to affect project work

1.6 Ensuring that, within all project related activities, a culture of positive health and safety management is promoted and achieved

1.7 Determine whether the CDM Regulations apply to allocated projects and manage the CDM process to ensure adhesion to statutory requirements, including acting as Principal Designer where necessary.


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