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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.

The Chief Engineering Officer will provide effective management across all aspects of operational, statutory, mandatory and maintenance delivery across all buildings located within our historic Strand, Residences and Sport estate. You will be responsible for setting and monitoring output requirements and assisting the Head of Engineering in developing, maintaining and delivering the maintenance strategy.

The post holder will implement operational ‘best practice’ and manage the delivery of energy management projects and PPM tasks. You will develop, maintain and manage all contractors and term service contracts across the estate, whilst maximising internal capability to reduce 3rd party reliance.

The successful candidate will possess a proven track record in maintenance and projects delivery, qualified to HND/C or Degree in Engineering. You will be an adept leader, with string people management skills who can develop effective internal and external relationships.  This is an ideal post for engineering professionals who enjoy taking ownership of an estate and portfolio.

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

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisor Matt Giles 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.

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