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Graduate Building Services Engineer


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Estates Services is a diverse department providing professional Estates management to enable science. The department covers all aspects of Estates operations including managing the significant capital development programme, planned and reactive maintenance, asset replacement, site works projects and improvements. The Estates team consists of professional project managers, MEP design Engineers and core technical staff. The in house team is supported by 3rd party SME’s led through service contracts. 

The role will be responsible for supporting the design and delivery of the Estates Electrical, Fire Detection, Sustainability and BMS Projects. To include being responsible for the successful delivery of assigned works to programme and within allocated budget. You will engage with DL partners regarding projects, including the collection of the brief, interpretation of requirements and preparation of specifications, management through the project management office, working closely with the estates teams and other specialists.

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This role will see you take on some design lead responsibilities for projects, and handling externally appointed professional teams and contractors.

Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Handle and resolve requests for information from the contractor delivery team to the Estates client stakeholders
  • Assist in the coordination of contractor works with building user operations, ensuring that CDM requirements and other site standards/policies are implemented
  • Proactively and strategically plan project construction activities to avoid impacting upon the scientific programme
  • Collaborate closely with the client to interpret and define project requirements, scope and budget prior to works instruction
  • Prepare Designs, estimates, specifications and tender documents relating to Projects at Daresbury Laboratory or Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • Instruct, implement and run projects using NEC3/4 processes and protocols, working alongside the project delivery team.
  • Procurement and supervision of contractors with minimal impact to the site location, including works coordination, integration, Safety and
  • Quality assurance
  • Project management of various projects incorporating all building fields, with assistance for M & E, Fabric and other specialist trades
  • Ensure the Users acceptance and sign off the completion of Project works

In order to apply for this role: 


  • Obtained first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2020, 2021 or be due to receive it in 2022 
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above 
  • The right to live and work in the UK 
  • Good interpersonal skills, particularly in communication, negotiating networking and team building, motivation and problem solving. 
  • Good knowledge of UK building control and the application of current building regulations 
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Good ICT skills, including MS Office and CAD
  • Self-motivated
  • Good time-management skills. 
  • Able to work well within a team but also show excellent initiative alone and work independently


  • Knowledge of Health & Safety regulation, especially fire, asbestos and CDM regulations 
  • Post qualification experience of diagnosing building defects and specifying remedial repairs
  • Approving contractors work quality 
  • Contract management
  • Applying legal interpretation of standard forms of contract in particular NEC3 
  • Commercial awareness 
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary design office
  • Construction project management experience 

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Opportunity Overview

  • October 31st, 2021
  • £27,938 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Warrington
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Acoustics
  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Structural
  • Transport Planning
  • Water/Hydrology

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