Imperial - Engineering Manager










ABOUT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON Imperial College London is one of the world’s greatest universities, renowned for its ground-breaking research, talented community of staff, students and alumni and its international reach. With a mission to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for the benefit of society, Imperial was founded in 1907 in South Kensington, bringing together nineteenth-century institutions including the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines and City and Guilds College. Today, Imperial collaborates extensively with neighbouring institutions, including the Royal College of Art and the Royal College of Music.




From its location in this great cultural quarter, Imperial provides one of the world’s best educations in STEM subjects for a student population approaching 22,000, made up of 11,000 undergraduate and 11,000 postgraduate, over half of whom come from overseas, reflecting its status as the UK’s most international university. Its alumni and members also include 14 Nobel laureates and three Fields Medalists. Throughout its history, Imperial has been involved in many major breakthroughs, including the discovery of penicillin and the creation of the hologram. This tradition has continued with recent innovations such as wirelessly transferring power to drones in flight, the discovery of a new form of light and major new research in climate change, amongst much else. Imperial has four academic faculties – Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences, and the Imperial College Business School – as well as a significant number of interdisciplinary research centres focusing on challenging world problems. Imperial’s mission is supported by 9,000 highly diverse staff, who collaborate widely in the UK and internationally, often across disciplines.

In 2021-2022, Imperial had a total turnover of £1,163 million, of which £368 million directly supported research through grants and contracts. Imperial’s current Strategy Refresh will build on underpinning foundations that make Imperial a great academic institution and the talented, diverse and inspirational people who help make up our university community. Imperial’s success is recognised all over the world and is evidenced by daily coverage of Imperial discoveries and innovations in the international media. Imperial is a global top ten university. It was ranked 6th in the QS World University Rankings 2023, was named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, this year’s University of the Year for Student Experience by the Good University Guide, and recently received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its COVID-19 response. The Research Excellence Framework 2021 confirmed Imperial’s status as a world-class research university. Imperial ranked top in the UK overall – with a greater proportion of 4* “world-leading” research than any other UK university.

“Imperial London’s mission is to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for the benefit of society.”

OUR STRATEGY REFRESH Shaping our vision and ambition for Imperial in 10-20 years time. Imperial College London is a world-changing global powerhouse that is truly distinctive. We have tremendous strength and focus on business, engineering, medicine and science. We are known for innovation, entrepreneurship, impact and societal benefit; and we are based in London, one of the greatest cities in the world.

Imperial’s staff, students and alumni are making the world healthier, smarter, safer, more prosperous and more sustainable. But, in a rapidly changing world, what is our ambition for the next two decades? If we are to maximise our potential as a force for good in the world, serve as a powerful catalyst for the UK’s future success; and continue to compete successfully in the top tier globally, we simply cannot stand still.

To be launched in early 2023, Imperial’s new strategy will set our vision and ambition for the next two decades. It will guide our major decisions and position us to grasp new opportunities. And it will inspire others to join us, partner with us and invest in us.

For further details on our Strategy Refresh click the following link here .

‘It is precisely because of the recent tectonic shifts in our world that it is an opportune time to take a fresh look at Imperial’s strategy’ President Hugh Brady


While Imperial’s main campus is located in South Kensington, it has six other locations in London based at Charing Cross, Chelsea & Westminster, Hammersmith, Northwick Park, the Royal Brompton, St Mary’s Hospital as well as cutting-edge research facilities at our White City Campus. Imperial also has the Silwood Park Campus near Ascot, focusing on ecology, evolution and conservation.

South Kensington

White City Our White City Campus is a platform for innovation, entrepreneurship and multi- disciplinary research. We are pioneering new ways of partnering and co-location through an entrepreneurial ecosystem with support, resources and facilities that span ideation, growth and acceleration. White City is establishing itself as a pioneering quarter for arts, culture, innovation, science and learning. It is one of the fastest growing parts of London, home to institutions including the revamped BBC Media Village, Westfield Shopping Centre, the Royal College of Art and Hammersmith Hospital. At the centre of this transformation sits Imperial College London and our investment in the White City Campus. We are building a community of like-minded innovators and entrepreneurs, working to make the world better. Together, we are creating a place where great ideas can grow.

South Kensington is our main campus and it is here that most undergraduate and postgraduate activity takes place. It’s a compact site in the heart of ‘Albertopolis’ and is home to a huge range of architectural styles from the Edwardian Royal School of Mines building to the ultra-modern Norman Foster-designed Business School. There’s plenty of green space too, including a beautiful landscaped square, with our famous Queen’s Tower at one end. The history behind the monument can be viewed at Queen’s Tower.

The campus is a network of different organisations and partners, fuelled by the power of proximity. Here, ideas flow freely and theories are rapidly applied in practice. We’ve done a lot already. We have built a 23-acre site complete with research facilities, offices, laboratories, cafés, accommodation, startup incubators, and spaces where companies can grow and scale up. We’ve run programmes with and for the local community, teaching new skills and building new ventures.

View a virtual tour of South Kensington here .

The campus today is just the start of fulfilling our vision: to be the place where great ideas grow.

Future enhancement plans can be viewed here .

View a virtual tour of White City here .




DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION As a leading institution in the heart of London, Imperial College proudly upholds a longstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. Valuing the diversity of our community is one of the four cornerstones of our recent strategy and we further inclusion and equality through numerous formal and informal practices across our institution.

Why embracing equality, diversity and inclusion matters: In order to ask the right questions and come up with the useful answers we need to harness the best minds across the broadest perspectives. Our community therefore needs to be diverse, inclusive and based on equality. Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion is not simply a matter of complying with the law, though clearly we are bound by its provisions. Nor is it simply a matter of social justice, though as a public institution it is absolutely right that we should strive to be representative of the society we serve. Nor is it an alternative to traditional notions of excellence. Rather, our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion recognises the fact that excellence comes in many forms. If Imperial is to thrive in a world that has never been

Our aim is to embed equality, diversity, and inclusion into all of our work at Imperial. We take pride in our declared mission “to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for the benefit of society.” This reflects our civic role as a repository for knowledge and culture, as an institution that fosters independent and critical reflection, and as an agent of positive societal change. As a university, we are defined by our community of staff and students. Therefore, we will only succeed in our mission by cultivating an environment that respects, supports and celebrates all the people who come to Imperial, enabling them to enrich the world and their own lives through work and study.

positive member of our community. • Set priorities for the leadership behaviours that are important to our staff. • Build a culture where positive behaviour is recognised and rewarded, and poor conduct is addressed. • Support our community to develop the confidence and skills to demonstrate our values effectively. • Provide a platform from which to improve our working practices and culture continuously.

more diverse and interdependent, and to play its full part in advancing social progress and mobility through research, teaching, clinical practice, entrepreneurship, outreach and public engagement, we must become more cognisant of the benefits that will flow from moving equality, diversity and inclusion to the heart of our institution. Developing our Values Imperial is committed to creating a positive and inclusive culture for all staff and students. Through the embedding of our Values, we will: • Create clarity and consistency about the standards of behaviour we expect from all members of our community. • Raise awareness of what it means to be a developing-our-values/

• Develop a structure for reviewing new technologies as they become available and make appropriate recommendations where these may benefit Imperial College. • Represent the Engineering team at senior level as necessary to interact with senior staff throughout Imperial College, or externally. • Responsible for agreeing the building engineering services design principles and ensuring, in conjunction with the Head of Maintenance and Head of Projects, that these are implemented in accordance with Imperial College’s strategies and standards. • Undertake the duties of a Design Engineer (discipline as appropriate to training) where required. • Where required employ the services of a consultant to assist with validation and survey works where required. • Liaise with the energy management and environmental sustainability teams to establish good practice and improved long-term value for money in terms of services design and minimising life cycle costs. • Ensure sustainable, low carbon schemes are implemented and energy use minimised by good design and installation practices. • Ensure that systems designed and installed are maintainable and maintenance teams are appropriately trained on new technology. • Take a leading role and provide technical support as required for mechanical and electrical engineering infrastructure to assist with future capacity or upgrade planning. • Have a good understanding of the differing forms of building services installations and stay abreast of developments in the industry particularly with regards to sustainability.

• Manage the team resources to attend Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meetings. Ensure that the selected team members are adequately briefed on the proposals to be presented. • Management of project-based activities of the Engineering Team. Coordinate the team in troubleshooting and diagnostics, including issues arising through the commissioning process. • Hold regular reviews with the Head of Engineering, Energy and Environment to report on the activities and progress of the Engineering Team. • Manage the team ensuring that they are adequately trained, develop their knowledge and skills where appropriate. • To undertake regular review assessments of the team performance and carry out reviews as per the Annual Review Conversation (ARC) guidance. Health and Safety • Promote safe working methods, observe statutory regulations, codes of practice, CDM complianceand all matters relating to Health, Safety related issues. • Ensure that there is a continual review within the team, of Health and Safety issues, and make recommendations for amending the Imperial College’s Health and Safety Policies where appropriate. Communication • Coordinate and contribute to the teams monthly report by reporting on the Engineering Teams work. • Assess how changes in Building Services legislation and policy need to be implemented within Imperial College. Other • Deputise where necessary for the Head of Engineering, Energy and Environment as required. • Undertake any other related duties which may be required in managing the Engineering Team • Undertake continuing professional development and participate in technical seminars and training initiatives.


Job Title:

Engineering Manager


Property and Major Projects

Campus location: Job Family/Level: Responsible to:

South Kensington Professional Services, Level 5 Head of Engineering, Energy and Environment Chief Engineer, Controls Engineer, Assistant Building Services Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Fire and Security Engineer Property Team, Head of Maintenance, Head of Projects, White City Development Team, Energy Manger, Sustainability Manager, Campus Services, Procurement and Finance teams, Academic and Research, Departments Consultants and Contractors Imperial College NHS Trust Local and national stakeholders e.g., local councils, London boroughs Full-time, permanent. Campus based with the possibility of hybrid working. To manage a team of mechanical, electrical, fire, security and controls engineers. To develop and manage technical standards, services and relevant environmental strategies. To support project delivery by ensuring that consultant designs are appropriate. Ensure that the Engineering Team act as the technical resource for Building Services.

Line Management responsibility for: Key Working Relationships (internal):

Key Working Relationships (external):

Contract type: Purpose of the Post

Key Responsibilities

Strategic • Maintain a technical resource within the Property Team, for mechanical, electrical, fire, security and controls. • Make policy recommendations regarding technical issues, services strategies and environmental strategies, and ensure their implementation when approved. • To lead the team in the development of common

standards of performance, technical and materials specification for the efficient operation and maintenance of engineering services installations, including consulting with the Head of Maintenance. Make recommendations for implementation. • Establish arrangements that allow access to current statutory regulations, British and European Standards, and other regulatory documents.

Management • Manage the team resources to attend

Engineering Review Meetings (ERM). Ensure that the team review and record comments as per the ERM terms of reference.


Education Essential: • A degree in mechanical or electrical building engineering services, or HNC/HND with appropriate experience Desirable: • A degree in management or has undertaken an Institute of Management accredited management programme • Relevant post graduate qualification in management NEBOSH or similar relevant safety qualification

• Knowledge of the design and construction process • A thorough knowledge of engineering building services • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office and software systems to support workflow management and document control • In-depth knowledge of construction Health and Safety legislation Desirable: • Project management experience evidenced by a relevant qualification • Understanding of the higher education sector context and operations Skills & Abilities: Essential: • High level project management – ability to initiate, progress and monitor projects by utilising excellent organisation and time management skills • Able to build, develop and motivate a team of engineers and associated support staff • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and positively influence a wide range of stakeholders and colleagues at all levels, within and across teams • Strong written and spoken professional communication skills

• Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams and across organisational barriers • Ability to lead on projects and present findings in different formats according to audience and purpose, including at a senior level • Ability to quickly grasp and understand Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are: • Respect • Collaboration • Excellence • Integrity • Innovation Employees are also required to comply with all College policies and regulations paying special attention to: Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities, Financial

full range of Imperial College policies and processes • Multitasking and managing multiple priorities

Desirable: • Coordinating in-person and online events

Regulations, Health and Safety, Information Technology, Smoking Private Engagements and Register of Interests. They must also undertake specific training and assume responsibility for safety relevant to specific roles, as set out on Impe rial Website Health and Safety Structure and Responsibilities page . We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion .

Experience Essential:

• Substantial experience in the mechanical or electrical engineering building services field • Experience of managing large multi-services projects • Experience of public sector/institutional working environments

Desirable: • Working in the higher education sector

Knowledge Essential: • In-depth knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements governing building services


To arrange a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors at MRG: Matt Giles Nick Coppard

Applications should consist of a CV and a Covering Letter and should be sent to


Imperial College London values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. The university welcomes expressions of interest and applications from candidates from all communities and a diversity of backgrounds.

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