University Engineer

Harpur Adams College


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Location: Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary: £34,804 to £39,152 per annum
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 29 November 2020

Harper Adams University has an exciting opportunity for an experienced University Engineer to join the Estates and Facilities team. The role holder will look after the campus building services engineering infrastructure and manage utilities procurement and budget.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the campus building services engineering infrastructure including district heating network (fed by biomass and gas fired CHP), the solar PV arrays and the new water abstraction and treatment plant. They will manage the central infrastructure coordinated with the local systems and the utilities to reduce operating costs and meet carbon reduction targets set out in the Carbon Management Plan. To support this decarbonisation the post-holder will be a key part of the team delivering significant capital investment to improve energy efficiency, provide better monitoring and controls and further develop low and zero carbon generation onsite.

The post-holder will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills. They will be able to understand, analyse and communicate data both in detail and big picture. They will be able to operate campus building services engineering infrastructure effectively and efficiently and be enthusiastic about developing the engineering infrastructure to deliver decarbonisation.

The post-holder will have a background in facilities management, building services and engineering infrastructure with experience of the managing a reasonably substantial utilities budget. They will be able to manage service contracts and business continuity cover. They will have had experience of delivering building services engineering infrastructure capital works.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Jonathan Cain, Head of Estates and Facilities on 01952 815266 or

This post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.

Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector.

With 2800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects. Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange

Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. Its current graduate employment rate is 98% (the joint top rating in England) and student satisfaction stands at 93% (National Student Survey 2017).

Harper Adams is ranked as the UK’s Best Modern University by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; was named University of the Year in the 2016 and 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and holds a Gold (highest level) award from the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

In 2018 Harper Adams University will receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, part of the UK honours system.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.


Harpur Adams College



Ends on 29 Nov 2020

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