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Smart Buildings Systems Manager

  • £43,414 - £56,592
  • Permanent
  • Leeds, UK
  • 17076

The University of Leeds is seeking to appoint to the role of Smart Buildings Systems Manager within the University’s Engineering Team.

This key new role has been created to manage and develop the University’s extensive TREND BMS network, but critically to also support the strategic planning and direction which will transform how the University manages its buildings through the exploitation of advances in smart technology.

The University has a desire to develop a smart system solution where software-based analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) based programming can be applied to extract value from data provided by the numerous intelligent but autonomous systems existing at the University. This analysis will enable a detailed understanding of the relationships between different activities and systems in our buildings – and the external factors affecting them.  By using smart technology, we hope to optimise energy use and reduce costs to improving productivity, environmental performance, operational efficiency, and enhance health and well-being. 

As the SBS Manager you will be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the application of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) controls in Smart Buildings to transform how the University manages and uses its estate. The role will be responsible for developing, adapting, maintaining, and delivering the University standards for all building control systems design and installation, working closely with project design and management teams, both in-house and external, to achieve this.  The identification and implementation of opportunities for smarter working solutions, establishing and developing a network for Digital and Smart Building controls, is key to helping to create a Smart Campus.

The role would suit someone with the ability to operate and manage specialist IT systems related to BEMS operation and financial control systems, encompassed with excellent technical problem-solving skills, strong negotiating and influencing skills.

The University is committed to Net Zero Carbon by 2030 and the role will maintain a continuous drive to maximize the efficiency of its building usage and the performance of all the HVAC controlled systems to provide a safe, comfortable environment for staff and students whilst also reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors David Craven ( / 07932 717 438) at MRG.

Applications should consist of a CV and a covering letter. Applications should be sent to

Closing date for applications is 28th November.

Interviews will be held mid-December.

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