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Building Services Engineer

Home Group
EC1M 3JF, London (Greater)
Salary c£35,000 - £ 45,000 pa (£37,520 - £45,000 if based London)
Closing date
25 Jan 2021
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Building Services Engineer - (201593)
Flexible office location (Southern Region) working from one of our regional offices, on site and from home

Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Salary c£35,000 - £ 45,000 per annum depending on skills and experience (£37,520 - £45,000 if based from our London office)

Helping us to deliver new properties to become market leading. That’s when it hits home.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we build more homes, independence and aspirations.  Our commitment to deliver on our customer promise, build the right homes in the right places and be market leaders in our New Models of Care services are in the hands of our brilliant people.  

As our Building Services Engineer (known internally by us as Development Project Surveyor M&E), you’ll provide a specialist in-house technical service for our property purchase, refurbishment and small new build schemes.  We provide accommodation to people who have complex needs and require additional support, ranging from conversion and refurbishment of existing properties through to purchasing from the market.  We are also delivering specially commissioned homes from leading modular suppliers.

We’re looking for three new team members to join us and project manage the technical aspects of our residential buildings from end to end, driving the delivery of our schemes on site, and make sure they are top quality that meet the needs of our customers.  As our Building Services Engineer, your work will focus on residential electrical and mechanical aspects and systems.  We're also recruiting 2 Building Surveyors too.

About our team

You’ll be working alongside our small specialist property and development team.  John, Victoria, Emma and Helen who all have a project and building surveying background and work closely to deliver our programme and ensure a high-quality product.  We work on a national basis and provide life-changing accommodation to people who really need it – how amazing is that!  This is a brilliant opportunity to manage multiple schemes, quickly and be able to demonstrate your ability to solve problems.  You’ll also work with other colleagues from the Development team, and our wider Finance, Maintenance and New Models of Care teams.

Want to know more?

If you’re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the apply now button to access lots of useful stuff! You’ll be able to download our Development Project Surveyor Job Description.  We’ve also got these brilliant videos that show you what it’s like to work here, and we’ll know you want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package.

A bit about you

You’ll have a degree or other relevant qualification and experience in Building Surveying or Building Services Engineering.  It would be brilliant if you were also a member of RICS or CIOB or CIBSE. You’ll have a genuine interest in surveying and construction, and particularly project delivery, with experience of contract administration, clerk of work duties, running schemes on site and delivering high quality products. You’ll be confident working to specifications, contracts and data, and keeping the project team up to speed.

A bit about us

We are Home Group, one of the UK’s largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.  We’re also a strategic partner of Homes England, working together to disrupt the way we do things across UK housing to build the affordable homes our country needs.  Oh, did we mention that we’re 10th in the UK’s “Best Super Large Places to Work”, 17th in Stonewall’s Top 100 employers and winners of the “Development Programme of the Year 2018” at the Inside Housing Awards.

Where you’ll work

It’s the team’s unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!

The role will require travelling to sites that might be quite spread out, but your diary will be yours to control and we’ll work with you to make sure everything gets done on time.  You’ll spend some time on the road as you visit sites, working from our regional offices or from home the rest of the time. 

To apply

Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter.  If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you. 


We are looking to hold interviews the week beginning 25th January 2021.  If you cannot make this date please let us know with your application.

During Covid

We’re continuing to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our brilliant colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We’re doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep everyone safe, we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. Check out our awesome video to find out more on how our colleagues have felt supported here during the outbreak.

Be yourself at Home Group

Home Group is committed to tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but for our colleagues too! We’re super proud of our internal Diversity Networks (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) which support colleagues from different backgrounds to be their true selves. We recognise and celebrate our differences, together we make Home Group a great place to work! 


We are Home Group, one of the UK’s largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.  We also provide long term integrated housing, health and social care housing.  We are proud of the difference that we have made over the last 80 years and we continue to work hard to support 120,000 customers in 55,000 homes across the UK.  With a turnover of £350m and more than 3000 colleagues, you will be joining a robust, dynamic and inclusive organisation with a strong social mission at its heart.

Oh, did we mention that we rank No. 27 in the UK’s Best Large Places to work and are winners of 2018 UK Housing Awards Development Programme of the Year, Silver Best House at the What House Awards 2018, and RESI Landlord of the Year 2016.  We pride ourselves on building happier, healthy homes, putting space and people before profits.

Find Us
2 Gosforth Park Way
Gosforth Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE12 8ET
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