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Principal Engineering Manager

£71365 - £76914 per annum

Procurement Commissioning & Facilities

Principal Engineering Manager

Permanent - 2 posts

Band - 8C

Salary Scale - £71,365 - £76,914

Hours - 37.5 per week

Location - Meridian Court, Glasgow/Gyle Square, Edinburgh

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) has designed NHS Scotland Assure to improve the management of risk in new builds and refurbishment projects across NHS Scotland. The new service will be a multi-disciplinary team with subject matter experts in the fields of infection prevention and control, hard and soft facilities and building management. It will have oversight for the design, construction, and maintenance of major infrastructure developments within the NHS. It will be a quality management system for the healthcare built environment. NHS Scotland Assure will strengthen infection prevention and control in the built environment and play a crucial guidance role regarding incidents and outbreaks across health and social care.

We are bringing together experts to reduce risk in the healthcare built environment across NHS Scotland. We are looking for a Principal Engineering Manager to join our team to support this operation.

The post holder will be responsible for the implementation of national standards and best practice in the Engineering field, as well as elements of research & development relating to engineering and ensuring that the built environment is safe for patients. The role also anticipates and responds to emerging national policy and legislation and will require the development and interpretation of national strategies, guidance and policy.

This role will be positioned within Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) who play a key national role in the development and publication of national operational policy, standards, strategy and technical guidance for NHS Scotland in relation to non-clinical professional healthcare subjects including Facilities Management, Architecture, Building, Science and Engineering, Planning, Environment, Estates, Construction Procurement and allied technical topics including the promotion of new initiatives in the field of healthcare property and facilities management.

We now require a Principal Engineering Manager to provide technical and managerial advice on a range of Healthcare Engineering issues to NHS Scotland bodies and others as required, and represent NHS Scotland in dealings with other organisations.

You will manage and contribute to the development and dissemination of Engineering guidance, including Scottish Health Technical Memoranda, to NHS Scotland through forums, workshops and seminars. You will have a high level of understanding of Engineering systems legislation and extensive experience of managing projects.

You will also have excellent interpersonal skills, oral & written communication skills and well-developed organisational abilities.

Candidates must have current Engineering Council registration as Chartered Engineer at the time of applying.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

How do I find out more?

An application pack and full details of this role can be found at:

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Iain Atkinson;


Tel: 07714 124 033

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is 26th January 2021

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies

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