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Hospital Engineer (Mechanical)

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to recruit a motivated individual to the position of Hospital Engineer within the Building, Engineering and Maintenance Department.

You will support the Senior Engineer, in close cooperation with other Senior Estates Engineering staff, with the responsibility for successful ongoing operation and maintenance of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust premises and assets with a special emphasis on liaising with the Trust Projects teams and ensuring statutory compliance and a suitable environment for patient care is available at all times.

You will be expected to ensure that the Trust's premises and assets are installed, operated and maintained in accordance with the Trust's policies, DoH guidance (HTM/HBN) and industry best practice.

You will be the specialist in your field and have the responsibility in the absence of the Senior Engineer to make appropriate decisions to ensure the successful delivery of maintenance of the infrastructure required for patient support.

Main duties of the job

Assist with the development of infrastructure strategies across the Trust such as standards, introduction and implementation of new systems / processes and other policies for engineering maintenance, working closely with the capital projects, minor works and backlog teams.

Responsible for ensuring the assets are maintained in accordance with statutory and mandatory requirements and shall work with the Maintenance Team and contractors at all premises operated and maintained by the Trust to provide a quality service that is responsive to service and clinical needs and provided efficiently and effectively to the highest possible standards. You will ensure that external Consultants and contractors working in conjunction with you are fully aware of the policies, procedures and standards of the Trust's Estates and Facilities Department.

Provide detailed professional technical advice to staff and contractors on issues that are complex and non-routine relating to the infrastructure and associated plant and equipment.

Monitor the performance of plant and equipment against commissioning data and operations manuals to ensure that it operates in accordance with the HTM's. This will include re-commissioning control panels in accordance with HTM's and operations manuals as part of validation and verification checks to ensure compliance with HTM and relevant industry guidance.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

The advert will close at midnight on 28 April 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on 10 May 2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Educated to or working towards degree level in mechanical engineering or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Evidence of specific job related continuous professional development


  • Record of continuous development over a broad range of subjects such as legislation updates, technical development and innovation, management policies, sustainability agenda, etc..
  • Technical qualifications related to role within healthcare or equivalent
  • AP / RP duties in one or more of Steam, Med gas, Vent, Water



  • Engineering experience in an operational NHS and/or healthcare estates maintenance environment with portfolio to demonstrate proven track record and wide range of expertise, including the efficient management of maintenance staff and activities
  • Experience of contract and subcontract management with a number of external organisations


  • Project management and process experience for capital projects and minor works, e.g. Lifecycle / Backlog replacement refurbishment programmes and infrastructure development works
  • Evidence of negotiation and conflict resolution within an operational estates and facilities environment
  • Experience of successfully managing directly employed staff of varying trades and disciplines



  • Specialist knowledge of engineering and infrastructure processes and the impact that they have on the healthcare provision, particularly considering operation, maintenance and resilience of healthcare premises
  • In depth knowledge of applicable guidance for example HTM, HBN, HTN and other applicable guidance or best practice
  • Knowledge of the hospital systems for example: HVAC Specialist Ventilation steam and LTHW systems, medical gasses, etc.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of acute hospitals and the skills / competency to operate and maintain the assets appropriately
  • Knowledge of resilient systems within healthcare premises and emergency planning for the estate
  • Understanding of NHS project management tools, systems and procedures
  • Understanding of clinical relationships adjacencies within healthcare facilities and stakeholder consultation



  • Ability to read schematics
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Highly developed organisational and planning ability
  • Ability to assess complex situations and prioritise in the face of conflicting needs of the service
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office


  • Ability to react safely and quickly in emergency situations with regard to estate infrastructure failure
  • CAD, PPM database and project management tools

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • Demonstrate an ability to be practical, efficient, calm, tolerant and reassuring

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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