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Specialist Engineering Manager (Electrical)

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Estates and Facilities Directorate is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Specialist Engineering Manager (Electrical) to co-ordinate, design and manage electrical engineering maintenance works, major repairs & plant replacement and undertake major revenue works projects from inception to completion. Your objective will be to develop and sustain a high standard of engineering maintenance and estates service provision with an understanding and appreciation of building disciplines.

Band 7 + 15% long term RRP
  • Interview date: 31 May 2024
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes Per a Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

You will demonstrate exceptional organisation skills and be able to co-ordinate resources including in-house labour and specialist and contractors. In planning workloads, you will liaise with the Trust's technical and professional colleagues and importantly clinical teams in their working environment. Financial management is a critical part of the role with knowledge of procurement routes, SFI's and management of budgets essential.

You should possess an intimate knowledge of hospital electrical engineering maintenance practices and building services including LV & HV power distribution, lighting, nurse call systems and electrical testing. You will demonstrate a detailed understanding of HTM's, CIBSE guides, IE Regulations, British Standards and Building Regulations. You will be expected to engage with external bodies such as building control and city planners when required.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role, and experience in an acute hospital setting.

You will be asked to participate in a 24 hour on call rota system for all out of hours engineering related emergencies once established in the role and developed site knowledge.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for the operational management of specific areas of complex engineering infrastructure to ensure the effective performance of all building services, plant, equipment, structures and fabric to meet the Trusts strategic goals including Trust Board Assurance.
  • Responsible for the management of planned maintenance and emergency response for, plant, equipment and complex infrastructure.
  • Act as Coordinating/Senior Authorised Person, as defined by Health Technical Memorandums, for the Low Voltage Distribution Systems across the Estate in addition to one other engineering discipline as required.
  • Responsible for the appointment and training of Competent Persons within delegated compliance areas.
  • Day to day management of software and hardware systems used by the maintenance compliance function.
  • Supporting the Senior Specialist Engineer and Head of Estates Operations (Higher Level) with the performance monitoring of hard FM contracts and internal workforce.
  • Participation in the Estates Operational on-call rota, where the frequencies of on-call may change from time to time including on site attendance as required to provide emergency cover for the maintenance out of hours shift rota.
  • To be responsible as Project Manager and/or specialist technical support for Capital and revenue projects as required by the Deputy Director of Estates and deliver on time, on budget and as specified
  • To provide Estates and Capital support to other organisations when required
  • Effective day to day management of the maintenance budgets working with the Head of Estates Operations (Higher Level) to work efficiently within budget settings
  • Lead, manage and motivate maintenance teams & contractors to fulfil works within time constraints & budget.
  • Ensure there are robust systems and processes embedded within area of responsibility, that are efficient, have sufficient governance in place and where possible are standardised in line with overall Estates systems and processes.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate reports are produced and submitted as requested by the Head of Estates Operations (Higher Level)
  • Developing and assisting to monitor the performance of the maintenance teams, identifying performance targets and providing regular reports on performance.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Be qualified to Degree or equivalent qualification or demonstrate equivalent knowledge gained through experience, in an electrical engineering or related building services subject with significant relevant post qualification experience
  • Masters or equivalent level specialist knowledge and experience of complex engineering services in a healthcare environment


  • Registered as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council
  • A member of a Professional Engineering Institution

Knowledge & Experience


  • Have comprehensive knowledge and experience to Post Graduate level in the service, maintenance, and repair of all building services. This includes an in-depth knowledge of: o Legislation covering a range of specialist technical areas including: o Health and Safety legislation and risk assessments o Pressure regulations - steam, air, medical gases and water systems o Provision of User of Work Equipment o The Electricity at Work Regulations o Legionella and water management legislation o Asbestos and hazardous / general waste regulations o Health Technical Memorandum and Health Building Notes
  • Have a thorough working knowledge of the role of Authorised Persons and Authorising Engineers with regard to engineering services within a healthcare environment
  • In depth experience and knowledge of hospital building services acquired over a period of time
  • Must have a detailed understanding of the application of contracts with regard to the execution of both major and minor capital schemes and Trust standing financial instructions


  • In depth knowledge of contractual procedures and Trust SFIs relating to major and minor capital projects, maintenance & service contracts
  • Understanding of the requirements for Health Technical Memorandum Authorised Person Electrical Distribution Systems (HV).
  • Management of Capital minor/major works projects under recognised forms of contract

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to communicate highly technical information to technical and non-technical individuals including, clinical staff and external agencies

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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