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Chief Building Services Technician

We are seeking an experienced Building Services Technician to provide an efficient and reliable service; overseeing all plant, and related services for a major biofacility in Central Cambridge. The job holder will provide the level of technical support required by all users of the facility, to ensure that the facility runs efficiently and effectively, supporting biomedical research in the University.

The role includes; operation of plant and mechanical equipment, strategic planning and troubleshooting, as well as implementation of maintenance, security and minor works services within the context of organisational policies, health and safety and legislative compliance. Additionally the job holder will be responsible for the coordination of external and service contractors on-site.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic building professional with a proven track record in installation and/or the management of mechanical and electrical services in a similar environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for the safe and continuous operation of the biofacilities and equipment within which are necessary to carry out the research and experimental procedures.

It is desirable for candidates to hold a professional qualification in a mechanical or electrical trade however consideration will be given to applicants with a trade background in building services who are able to demonstrate the appropriate technical competencies with plant and associated mechanical or electrical services.

The position is available immediately and subject to the satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

Please quote reference AQ12746 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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