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Mechanical Engineer

HCA UK at the Harborne Hospital – Birmingham, West Midlands
Full time
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Mechanical Engineer

Location: The Harborne Hospital 

Contract Type; Permanent, full time 37.5 hours

Monday - Friday, 0800-1600 with on call required 1 in 6 weeks

Competitive salary + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)

About the facility:

The Harborne Hospital - part of HCA Healthcare UK is a brand new £100million, purpose built 50 bed, multi-speciality private hospital opening in Birmingham in 2023. Located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus, the hospital will have the deep clinical infrastructure, equipment and facilities and expert, experienced teams to deliver full clinical pathways across a mix of specialties and sub-specialties at all levels of complexity including Cardiology, Cancer and Complex Surgery including robotics with the latest Da Vinci XI. The Harborne Hospital is the 4th NHS partnership within this network, partnering with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust.

Role Overview:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer to join The Harborne Hospital. This role is vital in providing a high standard of workmanship maintaining the existing structure and fabric of the building on a daily basis. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • To provide a high standard of workmanship maintaining the existing structure and fabric of the building on a daily basis

  • To work to a planned preventative maintenance system in accordance with a programme of work as directed by the Estates Manager / Chief Engineer.

  • To provide an emergency call out service outside normal working hours as part of the estates department shift rota

  • To be responsible for all tools, equipment and uniform provided by the company.

  • To undertake other duties as may be directed by the Estates Manager / Chief Engineer.

Skills and experience:

  • Training in relevant discipline e.g. City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Plumbing/Mechanical or equivalent

  • A good understanding of mechanical systems

  • Relevant Qualifications (C&G or Equivalent to level 2 or level 3)

  • Previous experience of working in the building maintenance industry ideally within a hospital


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. You’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Group Life Assurance from day one

  • Critical illness cover

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.


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