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Facilities Hard Services Engineering Manager

  • Public sector
  • 18/06/2024
  • £40,721.00 - £46,231.00 /yearly
  • Permanent
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£40,721 - £46,231 yearly

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Job Description

Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RQ

Job summary

The Facilities Hard Services Engineering Manager within UKHSA is an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineer. The role will report to the Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (RCE) Facilities Manager. This role is based at the UKHSA Chilton site in Oxfordshire.  In this varied and interesting role, you will oversee and support day-to-day management and perform maintenance activities across the three RCE scientific sites (Chilton, Leeds, and Glasgow) ensuring that the facilities operate smoothly to support the organisations public health functions.

The post holder will be responsible for maintaining buildings and all related services, managing contracted maintenance provisions, and overseeing planned and ad hoc works as well as capital projects across the three RCE sites. Your objective will be to ensure timely, cost-effective operations while adhering to relevant UKHSA policy, UK legislation, and health and safety requirements.


Job description

This role will be based at: Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RQ. 

As the role involves managing three of the RCE sites, you will be required to travel to sites in Leeds and Glasgow.

*Please be aware that this role can only be worked from within the UK and not overseas. Relocation expenses are not available. *

Working Pattern Full Time, Part Time, Job Share and Flexible Working

Responsibilities section:

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Provide specialist topic support to others for building services, to include electrical systems, management of Legionella etc.
  • Act as project lead for capital and revenue projects within their area and provide occasional building services support to capital project teams outside of the Facilities Section, ensuring health and safety and control of contractors on site.
  • Undertake the role of Deputy Incident Control Officer for the Chilton buildings in the event of an emergency or planned exercise drill, deputising on behalf of the Facilities Manager for the Incident Control Officer in their absence.
  • Topic safety specialist for all RCE estates and building services including responsibility for achieving and maintaining compliance and resolution of safety related issues.
  • RCE safety lead for engineering workshop and premises/building services to include, but not limited to fire prevention and protection systems, water systems to include management of Legionella, pressure systems etc in line with appropriate policies and legislation.
  • Ensuring that contractors engaged through or by the RCE Facilities Section, adhere to site specific safety regulations and operate to agreed safety standards.
  • Undertake site safety inductions for the above contractors either jointly with H&S Advisor or individually when Advisor is unavailable.
  • Trained Risk Assessor responsible for undertaking risk assessments on Facilities engineering functions/areas of work across estates service; creating, monitoring, reviewing, and updating risk assessments on the organisations safety record system.
  • Responsible for the cross-site implementation of a range of UKHSA wide and UK Government policies, as well as developing and implementation local policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for supervision of Facilities engineering staff and contractors at Chilton, Leeds and Glasgow.

Please review the job description for a full list of responsibilities.

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.

Person specification

Essential Criteria:

It is important through your application and Statement of Suitability of 1000 words that you give evidence and examples of proven experience of each of the essential criteria (for full details of all essential criteria please refer to the attached job description):




  • Qualified to NVQ 3 extended Diploma or above in engineering maintenance or other building services or relevant engineering discipline.
  • Substantial experience in an engineering and maintenance management role that demonstrates an understanding of complex engineering installations, their operation, maintenance, and project management.
  • Experience of conforming to regulatory compliance for key topics such as legionella, fire safety and prevention.
  • Demonstrated experience of leading large scale and specialised contract management and of commissioning specialist engineering systems and initiatives.
  • Experience of identifying, reporting and mitigating a range of risks associated with high hazard sites in either the public or private sector and associated risk-based prioritisation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to lead teams and build effective working relationships at all levels and between organisations.




  • Qualified or eligible to join British Institute of Facilities Management (or equivalent) at Associate grade (ABIFM) or above.
  • Qualification in building services topic risk management (e.g. CDM, Legionella Risk).
  • Ability to integrate the project outputs into business as usual (BAU) ensuring that activities are planned and completed to enable the business to implement the change and realise the benefits.
  • Ability to develop, produce and maintain schedules for activities that take account of dependencies, resource requirements and constraints in order to enable the efficient realisation of benefits.


Please review the Job Description for the full criteria.

Alongside your salary of £40,721, UK Health Security Agency contributes £10,994 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Selection process details


As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide a Statement of Suitability in no more than 750 This should outline your skills, experience, and achievements, providing evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the experience criteria or the essential criteria (outlined in the person specification section).

You will also be asked to provide information within the Employer/ Activity history section of the application form. This is equivalent to the information you would provide on a CV, setting out your career history.

Note: both your Statement of Suitability and Employer/ Activity history sections will be scored with equal weight in the sifting process. You must complete both to progress. If you are successful at this stage, you will progress to an interview.


This stage will involve an interview in-person at the Chilton location.   

The Success Profiles framework will be used to assess during your interview.  The following behaviours will be used:

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Changing and improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working together.

Expected Timeline:

Advert close: 23:55hrs on 1st July 2024 unfortunately, late applications will not be considered. Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Interviews: 19th July 2024

Please note these dates could be subject to change.  

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants)

Nationality requirements

Appointments to roles within UKHSA will be made in accordance with the Civil Service nationality rules. These can be found at This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • Nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • Nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • Nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • Relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • Relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • Certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment.

Security clearance level requirement

Successful candidates must pass a basic disclosure and barring security check and Security Check (SC) clearance.  Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. For meaningful National Security Vetting checks to be carried out individuals need to have lived in the UK for a sufficient period of time. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for the last 5 years as the role Security Check (SC) clearance.  UK residency less than the outlined periods may not necessarily bar you from gaining national security vetting and applicants should contact the Vacancy Holder / Recruiting Manager listed in the advert for further advice.

For posts on UKHSA Civil Service terms and conditions, new entrants to the Civil Service are expected to start on the minimum of the pay band. For existing Civil Servants and roles advertised across government, the rules of transfer apply, i.e., level transfers move on current salary or the pay range minimum, transfers on promotion move to new pay range minimum or receive a 10% increase. Either case is determined by whichever is the highest. 

Please Note

This role is to be appointed under Civil Service Terms & Conditions. Full details on the T&Cs are found

Are you already a civil servant, or employed by a Civil Service Commission accredited public body? Please state home department on your application form.

Do you meet the nationality requirements for this post?

Complaint process:

The law requires that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact UKHSA Public Accountability Unit via email: [email protected]. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Visit the Civil Service Commission website. 


Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).
People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window).
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Civil Service is committed to attract, retain and invest in talent wherever it is found. To learn more please see the Civil Service People Plan (opens in a new window) and the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (opens in a new window).
Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

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