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Electrical Engineer

Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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39,609 - 48,677 a year
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Role Description

The University of York is one of the region’s leading employers. Based in an attractive, leafy campus on the edge of this historic city, it is home to 16,000 students and over 4,000 staff. We pride ourselves on our sense of community, offering a rewarding, supportive environment where all colleagues are valued. Schemes such as flexitime, relocation allowance and ongoing training and development have made the University an employer of choice. See our employee rewards webpages for further details click here.

We are looking for a qualified Electrical Engineer (Building Services) to join our Estates team to help develop our expanding campus. Estates Services manages an exciting and diverse range of capital and revenue developments, with a current programme of around £50m. Your role will be key to defining and implementing changes to improve the safety, reliability and functionality of our properties and other assets.

The Role

  • Oversee a range of electrical services, including fire alarm systems, architectural and
  • functional lighting, generators and combined heat and power backup systems
  • Define the electrical system’s technical standards for the estate
  • Implement statutory and safety compliance procedures
  • Deliver or guide projects and improvements
  • Provide specialist technical advice to the wider maintenance and development teams

Projects may include: new builds of state of the art buildings and research facilities; the nurture of historic buildings of architectural importance, and event management, including public and sporting events.

Key Requirements

  • Degree in a relevant electrical discipline & membership of a professional body
  • Knowledge of practical and theoretical electrical engineering systems
  • Experience of health and safety risk management techniques
  • Experience in managing teams
  • Knowledge of specialist equipment including high voltage and low voltage switchgear/plant and associated electrical protection
  • Understanding of health and safety and risk within an estates environment

Proven electrical building services engineering experience is expected and you should be comfortable with working in an ever-changing environment

The City of York

York isn't just a great place to visit - it's also a great place to live and work. While nourishing a vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere, York still maintains the friendly sense of community unique to a small city. If you’re thinking of relocating you will find a wide range of housing within comfortable distance of the University, with a range of excellent schools. For further information on the city of York, please see

Salary: £39,609 - £48,677 a year + Benefits which include: Pension, Health & Dental Insurance, childcare vouchers and interest free season ticket loans.

We encourage you to contact us to discuss the role in more detail. For an informal conversation, please email

We particularly encourage applications from females, who are currently under-represented within the University of York at within this area.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

      Athena Swan Bronze               

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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