Supervisor (Mechanical)

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit experienced Maintenance Supervisor (Mechanically Bias) into our team at University Hospital Southampton Foundation NHS Trust.

The successful candidate will require relevant knowledge and experience in Mechanical disciplines such as HVAC, Pressure systems, Building services, Knowledge of regulations & HTMs, Healthcare environment, Supervisory skills. You will possess the following qualities;

o Ability to lead a team of Maintenance Fitters, assistants & Contractors Ability to read & interpret engineering drawings and documentso Proven fault finding skillso Detailed technical, regulatory & industry best practise knowledge of mechanical systems (Vent, Water, Compressed gasses etc)o Working understanding of safe isolation procedures & safe working practiseso Flexible approach to work depending on needs of teamo Keenness to develop their skillset and knowledgeo Strong communication skills - written & verbal

Main duties of the job


Typical Duties Include:
  • Diagnosis and rectification of persistent faults & systemic performance concerns
  • Review of design proposals
  • Working with maintenance contractors to deliver routine maintenance
  • Undertaking isolation of mechanical systems to enable works
  • Issuing of PTWs
  • Providing technical support to workshop staff & projects team
  • Supervision of maintenance works
  • Use of technical tools & equipment to monitor and assess system performance

The role will include working with the following systems:
  • AHUs
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Cooling Towers
  • LTHW & Chilled Water
  • Motors
  • Steam
  • Potable Systems
  • BMS/Controls

About us


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Requirements and Skills


Time served apprenticeship and qualification to ONC or equivalent (C&G level 3 etc) in mechanical or building services discipline Proven fault finding skills Computer Literacy including fluency with MS Office suite and use of internet search engines Understanding of Health & Safety requirements including risk assessments & Method Statements Work independently without supervision Flexible approach to working as role likely to develop


Qualifications in relevant to an HNC/HND level Previous experience within healthcare engineering Previous experience working with Safe Systems of Work/PTWs Experience within other associated trades or disciplines Managerial/Supervisory Experiance Medical Gases CP/AP

Core working hours are 0730-1530 mon fri, however the successful applicant will be expected to take part in an oncall roster that typically requires oncall 1-day-in-10.

Weekday oncall requires site attendance 1400-2200 and oncall from home 2200-0730

Weekend oncall requires site attendance 0730-1530 (paid as overtime or lieu) and oncall from home 1530-0730Call outs are paid as overtime or lieu with a minimum payment of 2hours per call.

The Estates Maintenance department has a demonstrable track record in developing staff to enhance personal learning through training and promotional opportunities.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 28 June 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • Time served apprenticeship from recognised body (CITB, City and Guilds, National Vocational Qualification, JIB, Armed Services) or equivalent in an Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Services discipline.
  • Qualifications in relevant subjects to an HNC/HND level, OR equivalent level (HNC) of knowledge and practical experience achieved through experience in a hospital or similar environment.
  • Expert specialist trained in electrical/mechanical/fabric services, systems, and equipment; involving fault-finding, repair, inspection and commissioning in electrical and mechanical plant and systems which provides the engineering support to the smooth running of the hospital.
  • Vocational qualifications, following training/courses to satisfy the Trust's ever expanding highly complex nature of equipment.


  • Member of registered/professional bodies such as the IHEEM, IMechE, CISBE for the jobholder's specialist field.
  • Preferably practical experience within the building services engineering contracting and maintenance industries, within the NHS or similar government organisation.
  • Competent Person Sterilisation
  • Competent Person Washer/Disinfectors
  • Competent Person Confined spaces.
  • Competent Person Steam
  • Competent Person Medical Gas
  • Competent Person Water Hygiene
  • C&G 2391 Testing and Inspection
  • 18th edition of the IEE regulations

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Relevant and recent experience in similar maintenance organisation.
  • Sound trade working knowledge
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Experience of \safe system of work procedures


  • Knowledge of other trade topics.
  • Past supervision experience.
  • Relevant experience within a national health service environment or similar government organisation

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Analytical problem solving with fault finding skill. Literate.
  • Possess essential trade skills (good practice techniques).
  • Inter-personal skills with customer awareness.
  • Computer literate.
  • Experience of Building Management Systems
  • Multi-skilled or flexible cross-trade skills
  • Up to date experience and knowledge of regulations, statutory requirements, and standards, appropriate within the building engineering services environment.
  • Flexible to service change. Committed/motivated attitude to development (Estate Maintenance & Personal).
  • Able to work alone or in a team. Adaptable to needs of Estate Maintenance department
  • Able to remain calm in difficult situations. Is motivated and drive to succeed.
  • Organisational skills in co-ordinating in-house and contract labour.
  • Demonstration of ability to focus upon task in hand, follow procedures and guidelines to provide documented evidence of safe systems of work.


  • Good working knowledge of the Estate Engineering infrastructure. Therefore, frequent training is required.
  • Able to be confident with external contractors.
  • Work across other departments in the hospital

Special requirements of the post


  • Hold a driving licence
  • Live within 60 minutes travel time for out of hours response to the hospital.

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

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