Lead Engineer

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King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (2020 QS World University Rankings) and among the oldest in England.  Since its foundation in 1829 King’s has defined itself in terms of its service to society, and it now has some 30,000 students and more than 8,000 staff members. King’s Strategic Vision 2029, a strategy which will take the university to its 200th birthday, has pledged that its staff and students will continue to help make the world a better place.

Reporting to the Chief Engineering Officer, the Lead Engineer will provide the effective delivery of Hard Services and Fabric Maintenance across the Guy’s Campus. Responsibility includes the provision of a customer orientated Hard FM service in what is a technically complex and critical environment. You will maintain Risk Management systems and statutory compliance requirements in terms of both execution and record keeping.

You will take responsibility for the in-house engineering team involved in the delivery of mechanical, electrical, BMS and building fabric services. A key deliverable is ensuring that the service delivery team is trained and competent in addition to leading their upskilling programme for team members. You will also provide strategic support to the Chief Engineering Officer to deliver the KCL quality, innovation, energy/carbon and value for money agenda across the Campus.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven track record in maintenance and projects delivery, qualified to HND/C or Degree in Building Services. You will be an adept leader, with strong people management skills who can develop effective internal and external relationships.

The competitive benefits package includes 27 days annual leave + 4 closure days (over Easter and Christmas) + bank holidays. The USS pension scheme has generous employer contributions. Details of the benefits of working at KCL can be found at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/hr/staffbenefits/index.aspx

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisor Matt Giles matthew.giles@mrgpeople.co.uk of The Management Recruitment Group.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 5th December 2021.

The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.


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 www.mrgpeople.co.uk.

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