University Engineer - Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University has an exciting opportunity for an experienced University Engineer to join the Estates and Facilities team. The role holder will look after the campus building services engineering infrastructure and manage utilities procurement and budget.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the campus building services engineering infrastructure including district heating network (fed by biomass and gas fired CHP), the solar PV arrays and the new water abstraction and treatment plant. They will manage the central infrastructure coordinated with the local systems and the utilities to reduce operating costs and meet carbon reduction targets set out in the Carbon Management Plan. To support this decarbonisation the post-holder will be a key part of the team delivering significant capital investment to improve energy efficiency, provide better monitoring and controls and further develop low and zero carbon generation onsite.

The post-holder will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills. They will be able to understand, analyse and communicate data both in detail and big picture. They will be able to operate campus building services engineering infrastructure effectively and efficiently and be enthusiastic about developing the engineering infrastructure to deliver decarbonisation.
The post-holder will have a background in facilities management, building services and engineering infrastructure with experience of the managing a reasonably substantial utilities budget. They will be able to manage service contracts and business continuity cover. They will have had experience of delivering building services engineering infrastructure capital works.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Jonathan Cain, Head of Estates and Facilities on 01952 815266 or For further information about the University, or to see the full job description for these posts, please visit our website at

Application Procedure:

All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at to be completed no later than midnight on Sunday 29th November 2020.

This post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.

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