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Posted: Posted 2 months ago

A Facilities Engineer role at Forest Research (FR), working to support the safe and compliant operation and maintenance of our laboratories, buildings, infrastructure and surrounding environs.

The current Facilities team is expanding to support the ongoing management of the Alice Holt Research Campus along with a challenging and exciting programme of ongoing investment.

This new role of Facilities Engineer will report to the Alice Holt Facilities Manager and is part of a small team maintaining an effective and efficient estate portfolio to support the needs of the corporate and scientific business functions, ensuring all buildings and scientific infrastructure are maintained to a high standard.

The Facilities Engineer will support the safe and compliant operation of our laboratories, buildings, infrastructure and surrounding environs, ensuring they are adequately maintained in accordance with the required standards. The role will cover both reactive and pre planned maintenance tasks as well as health and safety compliance checks with accurate record keeping. The successful postholder will also help to plan and manage an ongoing multi-million-pound capital investment programme.

The role will be based in Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LH. Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas. See further details about our locations via this link.

Want to work at the cutting edge of environmental science?  Passionate about making a difference and playing your part in tackling the climate and nature crisis?  Forest Research is all about giving top quality evidence and advice to policymakers and practitioners to make a positive impact on the ground. Internationally recognised, we need people who have the skills and passion to work on excellent science and provide practical solutions for nature.

We’re small enough that your voice is heard, yet large enough, as part of the Forestry Commission, that we have everything on hand to get the job done, as well as a variety of career pathways.  Our staff are dedicated to their work and sharing it with others to bring positive change for our planet.  And you will find us a flexible and inclusive employer, so you can have a work life balance that is tailor-made to your circumstances. So whether it’s climate or carbon, pests or pathogens, behaviour or biodiversity that interests you, you can be assured of a warm welcome to the team. To find out further details, visit

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