Senior Chief Building Services Technician

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

We are seeking an experienced Building Services Technician to provide an efficient and reliable service; overseeing all plant, and related services for a research facility in Cambridge.

The role holder will be responsible for planned and reactive maintenance as part of a small team, which will include operation of plant and mechanical equipment, troubleshooting, and minor works services. The role holder will assist in preventative maintenance schedules and to repair, install and service the building's mechanical services in compliance with SFG20. There will also be aspects of maintaining large research equipment related to the role. As a result of this the role holder will be required to have a diverse understanding and skills in plumbing, heating and ventilation. A good general understanding of all aspects of building services will be an advantage.

The role holder will also be responsible for the management and coordination of a small Service Team providing ancilliary (cagewash, preparation and portering) support to all staff and users within the facility. This will include organising and supervising the Service Team, ensuring compliance with working practices and procedures, and ensure that there is sufficient ancillary provision to meet the needs of the animals and the researchers at all times.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic building professional with a proven track record in installation and/or the management of mechanical and electrical services in a similar environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for the safe and continuous operation of the biofacilities and equipment within which are necessary to carry out the research and experimental procedures.

It is desirable for candidates to hold a professional qualification in a mechanical or electrical trade however consideration will be given to applicants with a trade background in building services who are able to demonstrate the appropriate technical competencies with plant and associated mechanical or electrical services. Supervisory experience is also essential.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

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Informal enquiries and enquiries regarding the application process are welcomed and should be directed to: UBS recruitment team:

Please quote reference AQ40440 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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