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Senior Technical Officer (Mechanical System) in the Campus Development Office [Ref. C/495/09]



Oversee a new unit of 15-20 staff under the Electrical and Mechanical Services Section, the appointee will be responsible for miscellaneous operation, upgrading, repairing and maintenance of all systems related to water supply, plumbing and drainage, waste water, central air conditioning (including chillers, water tank, plumbing, drainage and water treatment plant, sanitary fittings) as well as some builder’s works in campus buildings, staff quarters, student hostels and off-campus areas.  Main duties include to:

  1. Plan, schedule, organize and direct works, train personnel and enforce safety regulations;
  2. Maintain high performance and reliable operation of water supply system, drainage system, waste water treatment plant and sanitary fittings;
  3. Prepare maintenance tender documents and purchase orders, and coordinate activities with in-house units, users and contractors;
  4. Arrange periodical inspection and operation testing to ensure normal operation of all pumping installations, drainage (including submersible pump, auto flushing system, grease interceptors, air conditioning chillers system, and waste water treatment plant), maintain records and prepare reports;
  5. Provide prompt actions to restore drainage blocking and water supply system during emergency; and
  6. Plan budget to overhaul/repair/replace rusty and aging water pumps, pneumatic vessels, sewage treatment plant and related control devices, and necessary pipe fittings to upkeep water supply system in normal and good operation.

The appointee is required to work on shift and perform on-call duties.


A good honours degree/Higher Diploma in Building Services/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering or related disciplines, a licensed plumber with a valid safety training course certificate (commonly known as “Green Card”) or equivalent issued by organisations recognised by the Commissioner for Labour, and at least 7 years’ hands-on experience in tendering and contract administration, operation, maintenance or project works related to water supply, pumps, plumbing and drainage, and waste water treatment system.  Proficiency in MS Office applications (including Word and Excel), Building Automation System (BAS) and AutoCAD; good command of written and spoken English and Chinese; strong sense of risk awareness and responsibility; commitment to teamwork; good interpersonal skills; being self-motivated; capability to supervise in-house and out-sourced works; and ability to work independently under pressure against tight schedules are required.  Candidates with good knowledge of design and operation of water supply, plumbing and drainage, water treatment installations and systems in compliance with statutory regulations (e.g. WSD, EPD, BD) and working experience in education institutions are preferred.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract; fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes.

Information and Application

Further information on the post and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311]. 

To apply, please submit an online application at The closing date is 12 October 2018.  Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

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