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Estates Engineering Officer

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The following list is not exhaustive but it does represent the responsibilities and core competencies around this role. The post holder will therefore be required to:

Supervise the day to day operational management of a high value Estates service for specific localities that are part of a large Mental Health and Community Services property portfolio across Essex, Bedfordshire and
  • Assist fellow Estates Engineering officers on day to day issues as and when required in line with the collaborative approach that underpins this
  • Works with and supports the Maintenance Manager to ensure a seamless Estates Engineering management service is maintained at all
  • Day to day operational management responsibility for ensuring that the Trusts Estates Engineering services are maintained in a safe and compliant condition for all patients, staff and visitors accessing Trust occupied premises, ensuring the services are delivered to meet statutory requirements, government targets and having a particular focus on making sure they are responsive to user
  • To make operational decisions and provide routine advice across all aspects of Estates Engineering management including electrical/mechanical services, associated PPM (planned preventative maintenance), minor works , backlog, reactive work, insurance inspections compliance, training and technical documentation

Main duties of the job

Managerial Responsibilities
  • The post holder is operationally responsible for supporting the day to day management and coordinating all aspects of an effective operational Estates Engineering management
  • The post holder is responsible for the effective monitoring of the Estates Engineering services including supporting the activity of the divisional auditor , maintaining the standard operating procedures (SOP) , ensuring he agreed quality standards are maintained and providing an early warning of issues that will impact negatively on the service
  • The post holder will be expected to provide an effective operational Estates Engineering management service to the Trust and other local Health care organisations covered under the terms of service level
  • The post holder will assist the Maintenance Manager to conceive and promote new initiatives for the effective management of
  • To maintain regular contact with the relevant Heads of Service/Ward Managers, to ensure an efficient service is provided for their respective sites and
  • To act upon both positive and negative feedback regarding the service
  • To positively contribute to the on-going development of the Trust CAFM.

  • About us

    EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
    • Season Ticket Loans
    • NHS discounts for staff
    • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
    • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
    • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
    • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
    • Day One Flexible Employer

    The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

    Join our Staff bank

    What is Staff Bank?

    Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

    All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

    If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please take a look at the Job description and person specification for full details of the main duties of the job and the job overview.

    Any questions please email:

    Craig Sheridan at

    Person Specification



    • Operational Management HNC/D in engineering discipline Experience in an related Supervisory or management role or can demonstrate an aptitude for management. Engineering degree or equivalent qualification. Member of professional institute (e.g. IHEEM).


    • Experience in managing Estates Engineering contracts. Able to evidence continued professional development and post graduate study to Diploma level or demonstrate equivalent experience. Member of relevant professional institute or able to demonstrate experience and knowledge to an equivalent standard. Experience of working in the NHS in an Estates Engineering management role.



    • Operational Management / Operational Estates Engineering Management Extensive operational and technical knowledge of Estates Engineering related functions.



    • Understanding of budget management, recharging mechanisms, life cycle costs and short term tenancy agreements Detailed understanding of health care operational environments including clinical and non clinical risk, patient focus, Both Disciplines Knowledge Knowledge of operational planning techniques including option appraisals, feasibility studies, NHS modernisation and the changing culture, structure, function and values of the NHS. Customer service, best practice service delivery and redesign Knowledge of operational planning techniques including backlog, work scheduling, prioritisation, resource planning, structure, function and values of the NHS and its interrelationship with other agencies. Knowledge and understanding of the impact of change and best practice in change management.



    • Literate in IT/Computer Skills Good oral communication skills based on fluency on the English language Able to effectively prioritise own workload and that of others. Able to delegate effectively. Strong operational planning skills. Confident and effective communicator with good verbal and written skills. Able to clearly present information to a variety of audiences including team members, contracted staff, ward staff, other professional groups and on occasions members of the public.

    personal qualities


    • Shares the Trust's Beliefs and models this in their attitude and behaviour: Ensures that the organisational values of open, compassionate and empowering are demonstrated by self and others every day and that any matters of concern are addressed in a timely way, either directly or raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the relevant processes within the Trust as appropriate. Able to deal effectively with occasional exposure to highly distressing or emotional circumstances including delivering unwelcome news to staff, resolving conflict and dealing with challenging behaviour. Emotionally resilient to competing demands within the organisation and local health economy.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


    Pride House

    Christy Close, Christy Way


    SS15 6EA

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