Mechanical Project Engineer

£41,526 - £49,553
15 Sep 2020
18 Oct 2020
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanical Project Engineer

Unit: Estates 

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553

Location: Milton Keynes

Please quote reference: 17591

Permanent, Full time 

Closing date: Wednesday 16th September 2020 - midday


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The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.


The role

Estates is responsible for the management and development of University premises in Milton Keynes and its National and Regional Centres. We are looking for an experienced Mechanical Project Engineer to support the Estates department in providing an effective mechanical building services engineering service to several in-house projects across the University. Several of these in-house projects will relate to water hygiene maintenance and in particular legionella so previous experience in this area is essential. 


Reporting directly to the National Maintenance Manager, the role holder will contribute to the successful completion of accommodation, asset replacement, capital, carbon reduction, major maintenance, minor works and refurbishment construction projects across The OU. 


Skills and experience


This role will suit you if you:

  • possess either an HND, HNC, NVQ Level 5 or degree relevant to building services engineering or City & Guilds diploma


  • experience in a role delivering building services engineering projects, in particular working on water hygiene related projects


  • have a strong understanding of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations combined with demonstratable project management skills


  • possess the ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels across the University coupled with the ability to manage conflicting priorities effectively   



  • are happy to work out of hours to supervise construction projects 



What you get in return


We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term, including 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days, an attractive pension proposition and free parking on campus.



Closing date: Wednesday 16th September by 12 noon


Interview date: to be confirmed



How to apply


Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are to be completed online, by following the instructions below and clicking the “Apply Now” link.

To apply for this role please submit; 


  • CV 


    Personal statement, no more than 2 sides of A4, providing examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role, as detailed in the job description and person specification. 


Please submit one combined document with the personal statement at the front.  


You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application. 


To ensure that your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: Mechanical Project Engineer, surname, first initial.


Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting vacancy reference 17591


You will need to have your documents ready when ahead of submitting the electronic application. 


Please note: If you have not heard from us within a week of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions.


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