Chief Engineer - Mechanical

About Us

University College London (UCL) is a globally recognised Institution and one of the UK’s most successful Universities with over 12,000 staff and 38,000 students. The activities of UCL have expanded as a result of a number of mergers and academic and funding opportunities. Our estate comprises of over 250 buildings valued in excess of £2bn including more than 4 million square feet of academic teaching space and c.6000 units of student accommodation. UCL is embarking on a 10 year Capital Programme which will see capital investment over the period amounting to around £1.2bn and including the development of a New University Quarter (UCL East) at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  The scale, variety and complexity of the portfolio are unparalleled in the sector. 


The post holder will be responsible for managing, directing and advising a multi-disciplined team of building services engineers and act as the primary point of contact for all mechanical maintenance and technical/infrastructure issues. You would lead the preparation, prioritisation, co-ordination and delivery of assigned projects and programmes across all aspects of planned works, strategic maintenance and minor works. The role will also provide the lead mechanical engineering input in complex infrastructure projects including the new development at UCL East.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will possess a strong knowledge of mechanical building services with proven experience in managing an external supply chain of consultants and contractors (in addition to an in-house team). You will be fully conversant with all aspects of mechanical legalisation with a strong understanding of modern technologies and solutions. This role will suit individuals who have developed people management skills within a large complex organisation.

To Apply

For a confidential discussion and/or full job details please contact our advisors Michael Hewlett ( or Ben Duffill ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 020 8892 0115. Application is via CV and covering letter.

The competitive benefits package includes 27 days annual leave + 6 closure days (over Easter and Christmas) + bank holidays. The USS pension scheme has employer contributions of 18%. Details of the benefits of working at UCL can be found at

Closing date for applications: Sunday 8th October 2017

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at these levels.

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