Assistant Hospital Engineer – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Assistant Hospital Engineer

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Assistant Hospital Engineer within the Operational team within Buildings, Engineering and Maintenance department.  You will be educated to HNC Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Certificate in Management or equivalent and have proven maintenance management experience.  The successful application will have good communication, leadership and staff management skills.

Main duties of the job

This role will involve assisting and supporting the Operational Management team  which includes Reactive, Planned Preventative and Scheduled Maintenance services at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts premises (including off-site properties).  This will be undertaken with a special emphasis on the estate being operated and maintained in accordance with statutory compliance requirements. Staff management will be a core responsibility.

Working for our organisation

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close on 26th March 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 4th April 2023

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.


Person specification


Essential criteria

HNC Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Certificate in Management or equivalent.

Desirable criteria

In depth knowledge of all Health Technical Memoranda. Authorised Person in accordance with Department of Health Guidance.


Essential criteria

Proven maintenance management experience or relevant experience in managing Mechanical /Electrical plant and equipment. Experience of writing Safe Systems of Work. Experience of managing permit to work systems.

Desirable criteria

Experience of complex plant operation and maintenance requirements within healthcare. Experience of managing authorised processes and contract management.


Essential criteria

Working knowledge of Health and Safety and current legislation and guidance.

Desirable criteria

Working knowledge of PPM schedules and management.


Essential criteria

People/staff management skills. Good communication skills. Good leadership skills. Proven fault finding capabilities. Sound IT knowledge and experience. Capable of working in a demand driven service.

Desirable criteria

Presentation skills. Experience of programming building management computer systems.

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria

The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Zaghum Ali
Job title
Maintenance Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01223 348979


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