Job Description

Maintenance Manager required to support prestigious public sector education firm based in Edinburgh

Are you an experienced Maintenance Manager with a strong background in manufacturing operations?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to apply your expertise in a prestigious educational institution?

Look no further! We are seeking a highly skilled Maintenance Manager to oversee and optimize our extensive facilities maintenance team.


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive maintenance strategy to ensure the efficient operation and longevity of our university’s facilities and manufacturing equipment.
  • Manage a team of maintenance technicians and contractors, providing guidance, training, and performance evaluations.
  • Coordinate and prioritize maintenance activities, including preventive and corrective maintenance, inspections, and repairs.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety regulations and industry standards, implementing best practices to minimise risks and hazards.
  • Monitor and maintain maintenance records, equipment histories, and documentation related to inspections, maintenance schedules, and work orders.
  • Collaborate with various departments and stakeholders to identify and address maintenance needs, ensuring minimal disruption to academic activities.
  • Assess and optimize maintenance processes, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing cost-effective solutions.
  • Prepare and manage the maintenance budget, monitoring expenses, and sourcing materials and services within budgetary constraints.
  • Stay updated with industry trends and advancements, recommending and implementing innovative technologies and practices to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.


  • Proven experience as a Maintenance Manager, preferably within a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of maintenance principles, practices, and techniques, including preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing equipment, machinery, and facilities.
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse team.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations and procedures.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and a vibrant and inclusive work environment.