Senior Engineering and Infrastructure Manager

c. £350 per day

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management

Freelance / Interim


Matt Giles
020 3962 9900

Matthew joined our estates and facilities management team in 2019 and is responsible for recruiting engineering & maintenance professionals  in both the private and public sectors.  Since graduating in 2011, Matthew has spent 8 years recruiting in the sector, he has d


Job Description

REF: 15752
Posted: 17 December 2020
Closes: 24 January 2021

University College London (UCL) is a globally recognised Institution and one of the UK’s most successful Universities with over 12,000 staff and 47,000 students. The activities of UCL have expanded as a result of several 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 Engineering and Infrastructure team within UCL Estates, is responsible for managing support to the complex £2bn property portfolio consisting of 200 buildings. With an annual maintenance spend exceeding £34m managed through a team of over 70 technical and trade staff. The team manages maintenance services, contracts, long-term maintenance and improvements to buildings and infrastructure including critical statutory requirements such as legionella, asbestos and other complex building related requirements, which have a significant impact on the effective operation and reputation of UCL as a whole.

The postholder will have demonstrable experience in manging both in-house technical teams of specialist engineers & surveyors but also be proficient in the management of an external supply chain. Strong commercial and contract management experience is essential. Previous experience in higher education and/or healthcare would be beneficial but not essential. You will have a proven career history in the effective delivery of planned/strategic maintenance and lifecycle works across a similar multi-site portfolio.

For a confidential discussion and/or full job details please contact our advisors Michael Hewlett ( or Matt Giles ( of The Management Recruitment Group. Application is via CV and covering letter.

The post is being offered on an interim timesheet basis for c.6 months.

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

The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this assignment. All direct or third-party applications will be forwarded to them.