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Mechanical and Electrical Engineer

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a motivated individual to the position of Mechanical and Electrical Manager for our Estates Department.

You will support the Operational Manager, in close cooperation with other Senior Estates Engineering staff, with the responsibility for successful ongoing operation and maintenance of Greater Manchester Mental Health 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 theTrust's premises and assets are installed, operated andmaintained 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 Operational Manger to make appropriate decisions to ensure the successful delivery of maintenance of the infrastructure required for patient support.

Main duties of the job

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 as well as act as R.P for Water and Ventilation

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

We provide inpatient and community based mental health carte for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the Borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the North West of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is on of the worlds most innovative , original and exciting places to live and work, from the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping a, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve the care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

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


  • Technical qualifications related to role within healthcare or equivalent
  • AP / RP duties in one or more of 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


  • Technical qualifications related to role within healthcare or equivalent
  • Project management and process experience for capital projects and minor works, e.g. Lifecycle / Backlog replacement refurbishment programmes and infrastructure development work



  • 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 clinical relationships adjacencies within healthcare facilities and stakeholder consultation



  • Ability to read schematics Ability to read schematics
  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Prestwich Hospital

Bury New Road



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