Building Maintenance Supervisor

May 11, 2024
£27.9 - £36.3 / year

Job Description




  • Job Title: Building Maintenance Supervisor
  • Salary: £27,900 – £39,100.
  • Location: Duxford, Cambridge
  • Contract: Permanent, 35 hours each week.

Are you a motivated and skilled engineer with supervisory experience seeking a lucrative new opportunity?

We are now looking for a Building Maintenance Supervisor to work with a small team to ensure excellence in the design, compliant installation, operation and maintenance of the Group’s mechanical and electrical systems, ensuring assets are safe, secure and in good condition.

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-renowned academic publisher and assessment company that is a proud member of the University of Cambridge.

About the role

Group Print & Operations meets our customers’ global needs by printing, packing, and securely shipping millions of examination items. We are also in charge of maintaining the life-changing scripts returned by our students and preparing them for physical or digital assessment.

As Building Maintenance Supervisor, you will be responsible for recommending and implementing continuous improvement ideas on a variety of electrical and mechanical plant throughout our Group Print and Operations distribution sites.

Key responsibilities:

Team Supervision

Lead and organise the Building Maintenance Engineers/Technicians at the GPaO Engineering teams’ controlled facilities.

Conduct performance reviews and appraisals for all direct employees, and discuss any development and training requirements that may arise.

Support the Assistant Engineering Manager by supervising the Engineering team’s activities to ensure the highest safety standards, including regulatory compliance.

Promote a culture of safety and continual improvement within the engineering department.

Building & Equipment Maintenance

Coordinate and carry out the annual Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedule, as well as any reactive maintenance on mechanical and electrical equipment, systems, and assets.

Plan, estimate, and manage electrical installation, testing, and reactive maintenance repair projects while keeping well documented audit records.

Collaborate with the Assistant Engineering Manager to design and carry out various maintenance, small works, and continuous improvement initiatives.

Manage on-site contractors to ensure they are properly inducted and briefed on the task they are expected to do in accordance with the Company’s norms and processes.

Contribute to the cascade of knowledge on site systems and infrastructure to guarantee that the buildings and equipment operate optimally.

Contribute to the creation of standard operating procedures and safe work methods for mechanical and electrical equipment maintenance, both planned and reactive.

There will be a requirement to engage in an after-hours rota call out system, and while this is a day-to-day role, there may be the odd need to work shifts.

About You

You will have achieved NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in leadership or supervision, as well as a trade certification in electrical, mechanical, or construction.

Electrical certification to an acceptable grade: certified to NVQ level 3 or equivalent to JIB. Approved electrician grade. Include at least one of the following:

Certified City and Guilds 2382 in accordance with current IET wiring rules (BS7671).

Certified City and Guilds 2391 inspection and testing, or its new equivalent qualification.

IOSH Working Safely (minimum) – Managing Safely or an equivalent (preferred).

Computer literacy and expertise with MS Office (required)

Competent and capable of working at heights (the usage of MEWPs is needed).

The successful individual will excel at problem solving and analytical fault detection. A flexible working style is required, as well as strong interpersonal, teamwork, and customer service skills.

Please examine the Job Description for a complete understanding of the qualifications for this position.

Rewards and Benefits

We will help you be your best at work and live well outside of it. In addition to excellent compensation, we provide a world-class, flexible rewards package, which includes family-friendly and environmentally responsible incentives such as:

28 days of yearly leave, including bank holidays.

Private Medical and Permanent Health Insurance

discretionary annual bonus

Group personal pension plan.

Life insurance up to 4 times annual salary

Green Travel Schemes


Are you ready to pursue your potential? Apply right away.

We assess applications on an ongoing basis, with a closing date of May 27th, 2024. Interviews will take place immediately after.

Please keep in mind that because we work in a regulated business, successful applicants must pass satisfactory background checks, including a DBS check.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is a UK firm permitted to sponsor qualifying posts and applicants under the Skilled Worker visa route. Refer to the website for assistance on your eligibility for the post you’re applying for.

Why Join Us?

Joining us provides you with the opportunity to pursue your potential. You will be part of a collaborative team that is looking for new and better ways to assist students, teachers, and researchers all across the world – for the benefit of individuals, society, and the planet. Sharing our mission will motivate you to grow, develop, and progress in an environment that values diversity, change, and aspiration.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is devoted to creating a place where everyone can have a successful career, where it is safe to speak up, and where we can all learn and grow together. We accept applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic parameters (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, gender identity, and sexual identity), cultural background, or social class.

We believe that a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, and approaches leads to greater results. We encourage applications from people of all origins and communities, and we actively aim to hire people from a variety of communities.