Deputy Head of Building Maintenance (Electrical/Project Handover)

University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire
£41,526 - £51,034 per annum
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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Job position
Assistant, Head of
Job Function
Maintenance, Project Manager

Job Details

Deputy Head of Building Maintenance (Electrical/Project Handover)

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and flexible individual to join the Maintenance Services team as our Deputy Head of Building Maintenance (Electrical/Project Handover). As part of this role, you will have the broad electrical experience and the technical competence to act as the University’s senior electrical engineer, with specific responsibility for the management of our low voltage (LV) networks and oversite of our high voltage (HV).

You will be required to act as the main point of contact for project handovers from various teams, ensuring that our statutory obligations and technical standards are met. You should be able to work effectively with maintenance managers, project design teams and contractors to ensure that the University estate is safe, reliable & fit for purpose.

You should be self-sufficient and able to prioritise your own workload to ensure that safety and operationally critical work is carried out on time.

To reach the short list for interview you will need to demonstrate in your application:

  • A proven record and experience of Low Voltage electrical systems and distribution
  • Knowledge of High Voltage networks
  • An understanding of building engineering services (mechanical and electrical)
  • Knowledge and experience of project handover requirements
  • Awareness of current statutory requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with a range of stakeholders
  • A relevant qualification in an electrical engineering discipline
  • An understanding of Health & Safety and how to apply in a varied estate
  • Good IT Knowledge with experience of using CAFM systems and Microsoft Office package

The University of Reading aims to create a fair and transparent reward strategy; ensuring staff are paid a competitive salary and are recognised and rewarded for their contribution.  Members of staff have the opportunity to join a pension scheme sponsored by the University. We have a strong commitment to health and well-being and staff can benefit from discounted membership at the SportsPark, an Employee Assistance Programme and a Health Cash Plan. The University offers generous holiday entitlements which include public holidays and paid closure days.

When completing the application, you should match your qualifications, training, skills and experience to the job description and person specification giving full details and filling in all sections.

To apply, please visit our website

Closing date: 25 October 2021.

Interview date: w/c 8/ November 2021 (this may be subject to change).

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


Top performing organizations and employees choose Reading for a reason

The School of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Reading is a world leader in teaching and research about the management, design and economics of engineered technologies, primarily in the construction field.

Our global reputation for innovation, focused on real-world problems facing the management of the built environment, attracts academics, students and industry professionals of the highest calibre. With strong links to industry, professional institutions and governments around the world, staff and students are able to develop and transfer knowledge beyond the boundaries of the academic environment.


Taught Courses

Our emphasis on academic excellence with a sharp practical edge is the basis of our innovative approach to postgraduate studies. We have developed unique multidisciplinary programmes which provide a broad managerial perspective on the inter-related aspects of the construction process.

We offer two full-time and four part-time modular courses:

  • MSc Construction Management looks at advanced management studies for the modern construction industry;
  • MSc/PGD in Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability is aimed at students with interest to increase the use of energy from renewable sources

Our modular MSc programmes include:

  • MSc Project Management has been specifically designed to develop tomorrow's leaders in the construction industry;
  • MSc Intelligent Buildings is aimed at students with an interest in the nature of intelligent buildings with respect to design, construction and the operation processes;
  • MSc Inclusive Environments: Design and Management offers a stimulating learning environment to those involved in design and management of the built environment for all users;
  • MSc Construction Cost Management offers the opportunity for employment with one of the leading firms in the field of construction and property management; on a fast track, management training scheme with sponsorship on the programme.
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