Senior Operations Engineer (Windsor)

Privy Purse and Treasurer’s Office
Windsor Castle
£60,000 - £70,000
37.5 hours per week plus on call requirements

It’s finding new ways to maintain world famous, historic buildings

It's leading and collaborating to deliver every time. And it’s joining the professional business behind the monarchy. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.

The size, complexity and heritage of the Royal residences will present you with some truly fascinating, and often unique, challenges.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Operations Engineering Team to provide clear and effective line management and support in full compliance with Royal Household standards and policies.
  • Oversee a mixture of planned and reactive maintenance such as tender processes, schedules of works and annual works projects or statutory compliance.
  • Take on a range of building services responsibilities.
  • Provide guidance and support to a small team of skilled engineers.
  • Negotiate with and meet the needs of multiple stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Ensure your decisions you make are made with a long term view to modernising the systems being used and find new ways to achieve greater efficiencies. 

We are currently recruiting for two Senior Operations Engineers, this role is based in Windsor Castle and there is another role based at Buckingham Palace. Please see the link below for the Buckingham Palace role. 

Senior Operations Engineer - The Royal Household (

Essential Criteria

  • A qualified Engineer (IEng) or (CEng) Chartered Engineer, with varied and extensive M&E experience.
  • Experience of working on multi-site estates within an operations environment or with historic or listed buildings would be a real advantage, as well as a good command of Building Management Systems.
  • Organised, pro-active and with lots of initiative, you'll know how to juggle a varied range of property challenges, adapting to meet to tight deadlines and changing circumstances.
  • Experienced in statutory compliance and risk, cost control and contract management, and project management.
  • Strong people management skills will be vital to your success; you’ll have a genuine interest in motivating and leading a team, whilst also progressing their professional development.
  • A strong customer focus approach to work with the ability to build positive relationships with senior management and external contractors.
  • Have the ability to convey complex information and quickly become a trusted source of advice.
  • Ability to quickly assess problems and be able to create an innovative solution.

We know that to deliver our best work; we need to feel at our best. That’s why at the Royal Household we offer a generous benefits package designed to support your wellbeing and life priorities. 

Enjoy 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days (plus bank holidays) dependent on the length of time you have worked for us.

Our excellent non-contributory pension plan (we’ll contribute 15% and you can contribute more if you wish) is highly valued by our employees, as is complimentary lunch on-site to keep you fuelled throughout the day.

We also offer a range of leave options to support your life priorities, such as parental pay and leave and volunteering days, as well as benefits to support your physical and mental wellbeing.

Other perks include 20% off at our Royal Collection Trust Shops and complimentary admission tickets across all our locations, along with many more exclusive employee discounts.

Find out more about the full range of benefits available to our employees here.

Vacancy Closing Date: 24/03/2024, 23:55

This vacancy is closed to applications.