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Principal Engineer

£41,000 - £51,000

UK / North West

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: 16426
Posted: 05 November 2021
Closes: 01 December 2021

Lancaster University is an internationally highly ranked leader in the provision of inspiring teaching, research, and engagement. The University has been one of the top universities in the UK for over a decade and is consistently placed in the top ten of UK league tables. This, together with being awarded the coveted 2018 University of the Year and Best Campus University honours by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, cements its place as a leading global university (with campuses in Ghana and Germany as many international partnerships).

Lancaster’s award-winning Facilities Division operates across campus to maintain and develop their buildings and estate and provide vital 24/7 support services throughout the year.

The University is now seeking to make the key appointment to the post of Principal Engineer within the Facilities Estate Operations team. The postholder will take the lead role in ensuring statutory provision of a safe and compliant built estate that delivers high performing strategic and operational services. Managing a team of professional engineers, you will have comprehensive managerial experience and understanding of building engineering and site infrastructure services, planned and condition-based life-cycle maintenance, project and contract management experience. You will collaborate and support the wider Facilities Leadership Team in the development and delivery of the Facilities vision and strategy.

We are seeking an industry-leading candidate with significant experience in an engineering / building services leadership role across a large, complex organisation with a broad range of core activities. With a background and professional qualification in building services, you will possess a proven track record understanding the fundamentals of engineering and applying them to a campus environment.

With excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, the appointed candidate will possess the proven ability to operate successfully with a multitude of internal colleagues and external stakeholders.

The University can support combined home / onsite working arrangements providing that campus commitments take precedence.

The candidate brochure can be viewed at:

To learn more please contact our retained search advisors David Craven ( / 07932717438) and Ben Duffill ( / 07976125010) at MRG.

Closing date for applications is 1st December 2021. Final interviews will be held during week commencing 13th December 2021.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups. Lancaster University is a Disability Confident Committed employer.

Lancaster University - Principal Engineer