Lancaster University - Principal Engineer


Main Duties and Responsibilities

Health and Safety

• Ensure statutory compliance is effective and relevant reports are prepared to provide assurance of the performance within the Engineering and Maintenance team to support the Assistant Director of Estate Operations and Facilities Safety and Compliance Manager. • Provide operational leadership accountability across Estate campus engineering services. • Manage and coordinate the appointment and performance of competent Responsible / Authorised Persons across the full scope of Facilities engineering services. • Support Faculty and Facilities Safety and Compliance Team colleagues, and collaborate as a key member of the Statutory Work Equipment - Technical Advisory Group, sharing knowledge and best practice to ensure an aligned and coordinated approach to meeting statutory regulatory requirements. • Coordinate and cooperate with the control of Contractors, Project Managers, Building Occupants / Users and Facilities Safety and Compliance Team to meet relevant legal standards and university arrangements. • Liaise and cooperate, , with external regulatory bodies such as Local Authority Building Control, Fire and Rescue Service, University Insurance representatives and the Health and Safety Executive. • Actively promote and monitor the adoption of the Facilities Health and Safety Standards Handbook for Contractors. • The post holder will be required to act, on occasion, as the Facilities internally appointed Principal Designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulation 2015 on construction projects up to a value of £1M. • As required, lead and coordinate the Estate Operations engineering review and input to issued capital project RIBA design stage reports and CDM documentation such as pre-construction information, construction phase plans, risk assessments / method statements and health & safety files. • Prepare an annual health and safety action plan and monitor its efficacy.

Planning, Organisation, Leadership and Decision Making

• To manage and develop the Estate Operations engineering team and engineering service providers ensuring effective coordination and planning. • Prioritise and programme own workload and that of your direct reports, flexibly delivering work to project and customer requirements. • In close cooperation with Principal Building Surveyor, and other senior Estates Colleagues, take the lead for coordinating infrastructure and engineering maintenance investment priorities as part of a risk ranked Maintenance Investment Programme (MIP). • Accountability for the annual review of building / infrastructure engineering services condition and associated risk based appraisals to maintain a condition survey database and inform continued long-term maintenance investment. • Key role in supporting the delivery of the University’s Sustainability Strategy, and Carbon Management Plan support the University Declared Climate Emergency programme. • Survey, investigate, and prepare engineering reports and feasibility studies together with supporting documents and drawings as required.

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