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Maintenance roles at the University of Warwick

Our large on campus Maintenance Team is growing. We’ve created a range of new permanent jobs to meet the needs of a thriving university campus, home to 35,000 students and one that’s constantly expanding and developing.

You will join us at an exciting time as we change and improve how we work. As our site expands with innovative new buildings, you’ll enjoy great variety and have a key role to play at a top UK university. From groundbreaking research facilities to student accommodation and entertainment venues, no two days will ever be the same.

The roles

These are the roles we’re currently recruiting.  Click the plus icon next to each to find out more and If one catches your eye, register your interest and we’ll get in touch for an informal chat about the opportunity.

  • You’ll operate, repair and maintain the full range of building services equipment and services across teaching, research, commercial and residential areas of our campus. We’ll expect you to help supervise contractors and act as a first point of contact in emergency situations.

    To apply, you’ll need a Level 3 NVQ (or equivalent) in electrical/mechanical installation/maintenance or a related building services discipline. Proven experience of operating Building Management Systems and carrying out electrical/mechanical installation/maintenance is essential.

    Salary: £27,116 – £30,497

    Contract: Permanent

  • Providing a decorating maintenance service across our estate, you’ll make sure all works are completed safely, cost effectively and to agreed high standards. You’ll often need to prioritise several varied jobs at once – from wallpapering to tiling, from painting to patch plastering.

    To apply, you’ll need to be qualified with at least City & Guilds or a Level 2 NVQ. We expect you to have extensive experience of carrying out repairs safely using a wide range of materials, tools and machinery. The ability to install new wall coverings, markings and protective coatings is vital.

    Salary: £22,847 – £26,341

    Contract: Permanent

  • You will focus on the delivery of safe, high quality engineering and subcontract activity in line with British Standards and IEE Regulations. Supervising staff, providing technical expert support and liaising with a range of end users, you’ll oversee a range of maintenance and installation activity.

    To apply, you’ll need a recognised electrical apprenticeship or Level 3 NVQ in electrical installations or maintenance, together with a range of City & Guilds qualifications, IOSH Managing Health and Safety Certificate, and approved training or experience in high voltage switching. We’ll expect you to have significant electrical services experience including supervising a small team.

    Salary: £27,116 – £30,497

    Contract: Permanent

  • In this varied role you’ll carry out a range of planned and reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis and repairs, as well as minor installation works. Wherever you are on campus, and whatever electrical or mechanical system you’re looking at, you will always act in a customer-focused way.

    To apply, you’ll need a recognised electrical apprenticeship or an equivalent level of proven practical experience in the electrical services industry. We expect you to have a Level 3 NVQ in electrical installation or maintenance, together with a range of City & Guilds qualifications.

    Salary: £22,847 – £26,341

    Contract: Permanent and Fixed Term opportunities available

  • Supervising your own team and specialist contractors carrying out mechanical and plumbing services, you’ll be responsible for planned and reactive maintenance to a range of complex equipment – from environmental systems and ventilation equipment, to lifts and heating.

    To apply, you’ll need a track record of undertaking electrical/mechanical installation/maintenance within the building services sector, plus proven experience in managing contractors and staff. You must have completed a recognised mechanical apprenticeship or training programme to at least City & Guilds, but ideally to HNC/Level 3 NVQ or an equivalent standard.

    Salary: £27,116 – £30,497

    Contract: Permanent

  • Your responsibilities for maintenance and repair will span all plumbing and mechanical building services across campus. From day to day you could find yourself unblocking drains, replacing pipes, fixing showers, mending leaks, installing washing machines or repairing heating systems.

    To apply you’ll need either a recognised apprenticeship or equivalent working experience within mechanical building services. We expect you to have City & Guilds/Level 3 NVQ/equivalent in plumbing, plus extensive experience of repair and maintenance, including mechanical fitting.

    Salary: £22,847 – £26,341

    Contract: Permanent

The benefits

There are part-time and full-time options to help you find the work-life balance that suits you. You can also look forward to support to develop your skills, with opportunities to progress if you choose.

We offer an excellent package including an attractive pension and generous holiday entitlement. Other rewards include a range of staff discounts, plus benefits focused on health and wellbeing.

Our teams

Electrical

Responsible for:

  • Operations and maintenance of complex equipment such as High Voltage/Low Voltage power distribution systems, critical power supplies, localised small power, lighting, security, life safety systems and building energy management systems
  • Registered with the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation and Contractors as NICEIC approved contractors, to uphold the highest standards of technical integrity and consumer protection

Example projects:

  • Refurbishing all HV substations
  • Replacing high bay lighting in engineering halls with energy efficient LED
  • Creating a better looking environment in residential halls by replacing LED lighting
  • Introducing smart lighting control systems to save energy and support sustainability goals

Mechanical

Responsible for:

  • Mechanical and plumbing services including statutory, planned and reactive maintenance
  • Operations and maintenance of complex equipment such as environmental systems, heating and ventilation equipment

Example projects:

  • Remedial works and systems associated with refurbishment projects
  • Innovative mechanical systems for new builds
  • Improvement works resulting from water hygiene risk assessments

Fabric

Responsible for:

  • Providing operational maintenance on the building fabric across campus including decoration, internal and external building work and all aspects of carpentry.
  • PPM maintenance on all campus buildings including fire door checks and remedial work.

Example projects:

  • Decoration of whole student accommodation blocks during the summer vacation.
  • Building 60 wooden  waste shelters across campus.
  • Small office refurbishments including plastering, decoration and flooring.