Principal Engineer

The Management Recruitment Group
£41,526 to £51,034 plus excellent benefits
Closing date
5 Dec 2021
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Lancaster University is an internationally highly ranked leader in the provision of inspiring teaching, research, and engagement.  The University has been one of the top universities in the UK for over a decade and is consistently placed in the top ten of UK league tables.   This, together with being awarded the coveted 2018 University of the Year and Best Campus University honours by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, cements its place as a leading global university (with campuses in Ghana and Germany as many international partnerships).

Lancaster’s award-winning Facilities Division operates across campus to maintain and develop their buildings and estate and provide vital 24/7 support services throughout the year.

The University is now seeking to make the key appointment to the post of Principal Engineer within the Facilities Estate Operations team.  The postholder will take the lead role in ensuring statutory provision of a safe and compliant built estate that delivers high performing strategic and operational services. Managing a team of professional engineers, you will have comprehensive managerial experience and understanding of building engineering and site infrastructure services, planned and condition-based life-cycle maintenance, project and contract management experience. You will collaborate and support the wider Facilities Leadership Team in the development and delivery of the Facilities vision and strategy.

We are seeking an industry-leading candidate with significant experience in an engineering / building services leadership role across a large, complex organisation with a broad range of core activities.  With a background and professional qualification in building services, you will possess a proven track record understanding the fundamentals of engineering and applying them to a campus environment. 

With excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, the appointed candidate will possess the proven ability to operate successfully with a multitude of internal colleagues and external stakeholders.  

The University can support combined home / onsite working arrangements providing that campus commitments take precedence.

The candidate brochure can be viewed at:

To learn more please contact our retained search advisor David Craven ( / 07932717438) at MRG.

Closing date for applications is 1st December 2021.  Final interviews will be held during week commencing 13th December 2021.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups. Lancaster University is a Disability Confident Committed employer.


The Management Recruitment Group, formed in 2007, focuses on senior appointments in the Built Environment.

Our team, currently over forty strong, work in specialist business units covering a broad range of activities from Facilities & Estates Management to Bids, Design, Construction, Property and Infrastructure.

When you work with MRG you will deal with an expert, someone who speaks your language and will grow with you as your business grows or help you when you need to move to develop your career.

Our Board has an average of over twenty five years’ experience in recruitment in Construction and Property, our Managers average over twelve years’ in their specialist fields and our Consultants average over ten years.

Welcome to The Management Recruitment Group, senior level recruitment by senior level recruiters.  Find out more at

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