Engineering Project Manager

In the Crick's Engineering Projects Team.

Part of Crick Operations.

Key information

Job reference
Between £54,646 - £61,932
Application close date
02 December 2022, 23:59 GMT
Hours per week
36 (full time)
Number of positions
Posted 25 November 2022

Engineering Project Manager

Facilities and Infrastructure

Reports to: Head of Engineering Projects

This is a full-time, permanent position on Crick Terms and Conditions of Employment.


The position of Engineering Project Manager has been created to undertake engineering and infrastructure projects within the Crick. There will be a specific focus on Building Lifecycle and Net Zero Carbon projects relating to significant infrastructure changes to decarbonise our building. The Crick has a target of a 50% reduction in carbon emissions (Scope 1 & 2) by 2030 and the aim for declaring Net Zero Carbon by 2040 or sooner. This role will support and contribute to the annual building lifecycle process, delivering and coordinating specific building lifecycle and Net Zero Carbon projects, as well as other building adaptations and facility improvements.

The job holder will deliver both minor and major projects as directed by the Head of Engineering Projects, and provide the interface between the customer group (e.g. Science, Service Delivery, and Science Technology Platforms) and the Crick Facilities and Infrastructure team. They will deliver projects that meets the needs of the science, and support the optimisation of the maintenance strategy for maximum reliability, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. The job holder will also be expected to identify and manage operational improvement and associated projects in support of the Crick’s strategic priorities. In addition, the successful applicant will possess and apply subject matter expertise in a relevant engineering or technical discipline to complement other internal and external resources.

The job holder must develop and maintain close and effective working relationships with the Facilities and Infrastructure operational teams, Service Delivery Teams, wider Institute Operations Teams, and draw upon input and resources available from user groups, external consultants, contractors and suppliers.

The job holder will work closely with the customer group within the area of responsibility and will liaise directly with the Facilities and Infrastructure team, in particular the Hard FM Service Partner


These include but are not limited to;

  • Follow the Crick Engineering Project staged process in delivering projects
  • Scoping, delivery, procurement, and management of various Net Zero Carbon, Building Lifecycle project works, and other projects as directed, including: infrastructure replacements, upgrades, adaptations, building fabric, re-decoration.
  • Ensuring efficient planning, coordination and management of external consultants and contractors.
  • Delivery of Building Condition and Asset Verification surveys
  • Provide information and support to update the lifecycle model on an annual basis as required
  • Developing valuation and cost profiles in accordance with the Building Lifecycle Process for the infrastructure elements
  • Providing project management procedures for all projects from the design stage through to completion (handover to the client) including all financial related activity and reporting requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with Construction Design & Management Regulations and all regulatory requirements including HO, HSE, EA standards
  • Coordinate with the other members of the operational teams, collaborating to provide a service that meets the needs of our customers
  • Work closely with customers to understand their priorities and operational constraints and ensure projects are completed in the most efficient and cost-effective manner and interruption to operational activities is minimised, whilst ensuring compliance is maintained at all times
  • Advise on and lead where appropriate client driven change/construction projects
  • Control and report on project finances and budgets both at project and programme (plan) level
  • Identify opportunities to extract value from the Lifecyle plans
  • Understanding of BCIS elemental coding
  • Identifying project risks
  • Actively promote a continuous improvement culture to support the Engineering Project team and wider Facilities and Infrastructure teams
  • Provide engineering and maintenance expertise for effective problem solving and troubleshooting complex problems. Identify appropriate training, support, and coaching for maintenance personnel

The job holder will require a thorough understanding of all the building infrastructure systems, engineering, and operational processes, and will also have a multidisciplinary approach. They must work flexibly as part of the wider team and develop a thorough understanding of the project requirements to understand their priorities and operational constraints.

Additionally, you will work with the Hard FM Service Partner to ensure that the maintenance requirements following completion of any project is in place through a comprehensive handover process. This will include all the information so that the plant and equipment will be effectively maintained, operate effectively, efficiently, reliably and safely, and are compliant with the relevant standards, as well as ensuring all maintenance resources, spares, documentation, systems and procedures are in place prior to handover. They will focus particularly on ensuring high reliability and safety of the plant and equipment to maximise its lifecycle.


The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: Bold, Imaginative, Open, Dynamic and Collegial, in addition to the following:


  • Minimum HNC or equivalent qualified in relevant discipline.
  • Working knowledge and application of project management processes and Engineering Project Management
  • Significant experience in delivering infrastructure projects in operational research and pharmaceutical environments or similar
  • Experience of following RIBA stages of a project from conception to completion
  • Awareness of building infrastructure operations and maintenance at engineer level working in a critical/complex environment
  • Working knowledge and experience of all health and safety legislation and regulatory requirements including HASAW, EAWR, PUWER, PTW and DSEAR regulations
  • Experienced in plant, equipment, and system design, configuration, installation, commissioning, and operations
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving skills
  • A self-starter and strong team-player, flexible and able to work effectively without close supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and able to develop excellent customer/supplier working relationships


The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a brand-new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; to developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; to public engagement; and to helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

Please note: all offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.