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Senior BMS Engineer

£44,706 - £56,587

UK / East Midlands

Estates & Facilities Management



David Craven
07932 717 438

David is a Practice Manager at MRG, based in the Manchester Office. He specialises in Property and Estates Management appointments across the North of England, within the Higher Education Institutions, and Real Estate Advisory clients. David is a highly experienced recruiter, havin


Job Description

REF: 16664
Posted: 22 February 2022
Closes: 20 March 2022

The University of Leicester is seeking to appoint to the role of Senior BMS Engineer within the University’s Carbon and Energy Team.

The BMS controls over 125 buildings across the University’s estate, comprising of diverse building types ranging from heritage buildings to new Passivhaus buildings housing spaces such as scientific research, teaching and learning, office, library, leisure and sport, catering and hospitality across the University’s Central Campus in addition to offsite buildings on partner hospital sites and several hall of residence properties. The BMS controls provide optimum working and living conditions for over 3,000 staff and 20,000 students. The BMS systems comprise of 2 IT Services hosted BMS Servers, 40+ Web Based interfaces, 370+ master controllers, 280+ sub controllers and 23,000+ field devices.

As the lead BMS Engineer for the University, you will be responsible for the overall management of the University Building Management Systems (BMS) and Building Controls. You will ensure any design, specification, site supervision and financial cost control for any works carried out on the Building Management System (BMS) and Building Controls, whether as major or minor works projects, maintenance support contracts, meet with the requirements of the University and is within any financial constraints.

The role includes direct line management of internal BMS engineers and external contractors.

With a professional qualification related subject e.g. Electrical or Building Services Engineering, you will have gained an extensive knowledge/experience on building controls in a proprietary “controls house” environment relating to a BMS (preferable Schneider/Satchwell).

The role would suit someone with the ability to operate and manage specialist IT systems related to BMS operation and financial control systems, encompassed with excellent technical problem solving skills, strong negotiating and influencing skills.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill or David Craven ( / 07932 717 438) or ( / 07976 125 010) at MRG.

Applications should consist of a CV and a covering letter. Applications should be sent to

Closing date for applications is 20 March 2022.