Engineering Maintenance Manager


We are now looking to hire an Engineering Maintenance Manager to manage the in-house Engineering team and 3rd party specialist contractors in the delivery and implementation of the team`s projects across the Royal Opera House properties.

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Permanent Contract

Full time; 40 hours per week

Competitive Salary

Based in: Covent Garden

Who we are:

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance both live on stage and through multiple digital platforms, from live streaming to worldwide cinema screenings. The Royal Opera House wants to share these life-changing artforms with as many people as we can, working to enrich the cultural life of the nation by growing the public enjoyment and appreciation of exceptional ballet and opera.

The role:

The Estates and Facilities team are responsible for the maintenance and security of our sites, with a strong focus on engineering solutions and innovation across all sites. The department is currently in a new period of change and growth, making this a very exciting time to join!

We are now looking to hire an Engineering Maintenance Manager to manage the in-house Engineering team and 3rd party specialist contractors in the delivery and implementation of the team`s projects across the Royal Opera House properties.

What you`ll bring:

This role will suit a candidate who has a proven track record in a similar role. You will be flexible and adaptable in thinking and approach, and able to react quickly and positively to changing circumstances. You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • Degree qualified engineer/ building professional, or proven competence through practical experience.
  • A detailed knowledge of the working practices and demands of a large complex public building and/or listed building, and previous knowledge and experience of maintaining buildings of historic, heritage importance.
  • Good working knowledge of statutory compliance within a medium to large, diverse, and complex estate.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to deliver to budget and deadlines.
  • Strong people management skills, and the ability to support your team through training and coaching to achieve consistently high standards of performance.
  • Experience of AutoCAD or other drawing software, and proficient Microsoft Office user.


We value the diversity new hires can bring to our workforce. A working knowledge of our repertoire is not essential, but the ability to learn quickly is.


How to apply:

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, then we`d love to hear from you. A full job description, along with the ROH information pack which includes details on what benefits we offer, can be found via the Apply Now link. If you have any access requirements for your application, please contact the ROH Recruitment Team on

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from those who are from a global majority background and/or those who are disabled, as they are under-represented within our organisation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

Closing date for applications: 8am, Monday 27th May 2024.

First stage interviews will be held the week of 10th June 2024.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK. No agencies.


Royal Opera House

Location Type

Specific location

Salary Type


Salary (Exact)

£50,000 – £60,000

Closing Date


Contract Type

Permanent, Full Time

Job Type

Administrative (Venue Management, HR, Finance, Legal, IT, etc.)

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