Engineering Team Leader (Mechanical)

Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
28 Oct 2021
25 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Hull is operating in an increasingly complex, challenging and competitive environment.

We have therefore developed a renewed, ambitious and distinctive vision for the University – to shape a fairer, brighter, carbon-neutral future for all. That vision gives us a shared sense of purpose and direction, and something we can be all be proud to be a part of.

As a part of this, we have committed to becoming the first University in the country to become Carbon Neutral, in time for our centenary year in 2027.

Our values – inclusive, empowering and progressive reflect who we are and how we work to create a culture for success, as we continue to evolve to ensure that we adapt at pace to meet the needs of our students, collaborators and partners.

The Engineering Team leader (Mechanical) is a key role in the Estates and Facilities Directorate, and is responsible for organising the day to day delivery of a professional heating and mechanical engineering operational management service covering planned, preventive and reactive maintenance, water safety management, testing and compliance works, mechanical services compliance works and minor works across an estate which is circa 250,000m2 consisting of 107 buildings with an annual operational turnover of £23m.

It is an exciting time for the team, as we drive improvements in compliance, efficiency, customer service and performance as well as creating the opportunity to gain competitive advantages through our activity underpinned by a significant investment in the Estate in conjunction with a full modernisation programme across the team’s systems and processes.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Engineering Team Leader (Mechanical) will be a time served and fully qualified mechanical craftsperson in a suitable mechanical trade. The individual will hold a minimum of NVQ level 3 or suitable equivalent qualification and be in possession of current gas qualifications for domestic, commercial and gas fired catering equipment together with a current Gas Safe registration. The person will also have demonstrable experience in day-to-day organisational management of a mechanical engineering team.

Specifically, the postholder will:

•                        Support professional mechanical engineering services across a number of functional areas including planned and reactive maintenance, alteration/refurbishment and new works ensuring all work is carried out efficiently and within all available resources.


•                        Support the Engineering Manager in the development and implementation of a planned preventative maintenance and reactive strategy for mechanical engineering services, helping to ensure full compliance with all relevant legislation, standards and guidance.


•                        Support the delivery of capital projects. •Demonstrate team working, leadership and management skills together with the ability to engage with a wide range of staff, contractors and customers.


For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Mr David Hill on Tel: 01482 (46)2177, or email:


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