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Building Services Engineer

English Heritage
York, Wrest Park, London, Swindon, Bristol or home-based
£43,269 depending on skills and experience
Closing date
16 Jan 2022
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Location Any of the hub office locations - York, Wrest Park, London, Swindon, Bristol or home-based within commuting distance

£43,269 depending on skills and experience


English Heritage's Building Conservation Team are responsible for carrying out a range of surveys to all assets to ensure their condition, defects, risks, priorities and cost of repair is recorded and accessible to end users. The team own the asset data and are responsible for ensuring it is accurately updated and reflects the current condition of the English Heritage estate.

As the Building Services Engineer in the team you will be responsible for developing a survey standard for English Heritage's building services assets, and undertaking and delivering a programme of periodic condition surveys to that standard using the latest methods of data capture. You will also be asked to advise on the remaining lifecycle of assets, develop survey findings into packages of repair work, and present feasibility reports on these packages of work to senior managers. You will play a key role in setting quality standards and providing quality assurance, including advice on minimising the impact of repairs and new installations on historic fabric, and will provide information, advice, training and guidance to the Estates Team responsible for delivery of the works. This is a wide-ranging and interesting role requiring extensive experience working across a range of historic assets, a professional interest in successfully integrating building services assets and systems into historic buildings, and excellent IT and communication skills.

We are looking for someone with significant experience and solid analytical and presentation skills. The successful candidate will be able to diagnose defects, identify obsolescence, plan for lifecycle replacement, present findings, and carry out training and technical support for colleagues in other disciplines with confidence, authority and empathy.

We strive to be an inclusive employer and are always looking for people who reflect the diversity of the country today, to help us make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve. We continually look for new ways to promote the past in a way that is inclusive to all and that celebrates the cultural diversity of England's heritage.

From remote sites to inner city monuments, from regional teams to our Head Office, the diversity of our teams is critical to making sure our shared heritage is inclusive, exciting and accessible. You'll find it's a workplace like no other - taking you behind the scenes of these extraordinary sites and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference.

By joining us, you'll enjoy the rewards of a great team environment in inspiring locations, helping to make our site a wonderful place to visit. You'll also be joining our charity, which through our 400+ historic monuments, buildings and sites, brings the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year. We offer a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, 25 days leave a year and free entry to all English Heritage properties for you, another adult and up to 6 children (under the age of 19).

Closing date: 16/01/2022 23:59:59

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