Head of Mechanical Engineering

Head of Mechanical Engineering
£47,047 to £63,059 per annum plus excellent benefits

The University of Exeter estate comprises over 360,000m² of academic, research, administrative, commercial, residential accommodation and renewable energy infrastructure on 430 acres of land across Devon and Cornwall. The University has ambitious plans to continue to develop its estate and infrastructure, including a bold commitment to invest in sustainable buildings and infrastructure to support its goal of becoming a Net Zero University by 2030.
This post offers the opportunity for the successful applicant to build upon existing mechanical engineering skills, taking responsibility for the project management of the M & E elements major building projects with capital value from £500k to £100m; the design, costing, financial control, administration and supervision of minor works and maintenance projects, with individual values up to £1.5m; term maintenance contract delivery; statutory compliance; design work; digital estate delivery and other general engineering duties.

The University is keen to appoint an engineer with experience of design, project and operational management and the development of the digital estate. The post-holder must be able to work on his/her own initiative, able to supervise a mechanical engineering team and be effective both leading and participating in multi-disciplinary teams. The successful candidate must have experience in the design, financial control, administration and supervision of building and infrastructure projects with individual project values in excess of £1.5m and recent project management experience working of the mechanical element of major capital projects with total value over £100m. The Head of Mechanical Engineering will also be required to advise on technical matters and deal with general estate issues relating to the development of the University estate.

The Candidate Brief can be viewed at Head of Mechanical Engineering.

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion to learn more please contact our retained search advisors Nick Coppard (nicholas.coppard@mrgglobal.com ) Matthew Giles (matthew.giles@mrgglobal.com ) at MRG.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 16th June 2024.

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