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Technical Infrastructure Engineer

Solent NHS Trust
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Oct 2021

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Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.
  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Job Specific Location/Base - Westwood Bungalow, Bitterne, Southampton but required to travel and visit/work at all Solent NHS Trust properties across Hampshire & IOW.

The Estates Maintenance Department is seeking a highly experienced healthcare engineering manager with intimate knowledge and experience of strategic mechanical and electrical infrastructure on both small and campus style health estates. The individual will be capable of operating at a high level engaging in dialogue with design consultants and network supply authorities. This is a part time position for 22.5 hours per week.

The individual will be professionally qualified to chartered engineer level and have the responsibility for reviewing and approving design solutions and supporting the drive towards carbon net zero and overall decarbonisation. The role is heavily integrated in the Estate Maintenance Department and previous experience of operational maintenance is essential for effective collaboration and delivery.

The role provides complex strategic and logistical challenges in modifying the estate but equally offers huge rewards in achieving transformation in line with global agendas.

We are looking for candidates who hold a professional registration to chartered level with an engineering or allied building services body and have significant healthcare estate management experience and demonstrable knowledge of the full suite of health technical memoranda and health building notes.

For this post, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car to travel for the purposes of work. Travel costs will be reimbursed in line with prevailing public sector terms and conditions.

The Estates Department delivers comprehensive estate maintenance and management services across 20+ retained estate premises following closely industry compliant standards, maximising asset up-time and optimising efficiency along with reducing energy footprints.

We embrace innovation and deployment of new technologies whilst ensuring they align with our overall estate philosophy. We operate fully intelligent buildings and integrated building services with agile environments and clinical spaces.

The role will have far reaching responsibilities for mechanical and electrical utility demand and capacity assessments and invoking necessary development restrictions along with developing a strategy for sustainable infrastructure adjustments and growth.

The role will have delegated responsibility for reviewing and recommending enhancements to the Trust's building and energy management system to ensure energy resource is effectively controlled and minimised with clear and concise energy and operational maintenance strategies.

The role will be responsible for engaging with national supply authorities and establishing understood limitations at local supply level which will need to inform the future infrastructure capability of Solent NHS Trust.

Personal Skills/Qualities
  • Good written, verbal and presentation skills are an essential requirmenmt of this role acting as chair and facilitator to cross-party meetings and discussions .
  • A knowledge of and commitment to Equal Opportunities and Promoting Diversity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.
  • Ability to impart knowledge and experience to peers, new employees and apprentices is an essential quiality in support of our workforce development strategy.

For more information on the post, please contact Chris James by email at

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

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Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:
  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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