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Lead Plumbing & Heating Engineer

Heveningham Hall Estate

The company

The inhouse building and construction team of the Heveningham Hall Estate, encompassing Sibton Park Estate and Wilderness Reserve, a collection of exclusive-use country houses, luxury holiday cottages, and off-grid boltholes spread over a privately owned 8000 acre country estate. Wilderness Reserve is a long-term conservation and restoration project - protecting English nature and breathing new life into historic properties. It is unlike anything or any place you’ve ever been before


The job

You love variety in your role - we hope! You'll be responsible for all plumbing & heating operations across the entire estate, from mundane tasks such as servicing or repairing a single boiler to being heavily involved in the design of and advising best operating methods for large, bespoke, complex plumbing and heating systems, as well as overseeing the final installation.

You'll also be responsible for the maintenance of a variety of complex plumbing and heating systems across the 8000 acre estate, including large manor houses, luxury holiday properties, private lets and commercial buildings.


What you'll need

An extensive background in the design and installation of complex plumbing & heating systems.

Proven experience in project management and the management of subcontractors.

Ability to read and interpret architectural drawings.

Willingness to 'muck in' on the tools as required.

Experience of period properties an advantage.

Experience of a variety of heating systems, including oil-fired, biomass, woodchip, and air source.

You must be a real team player with a willingness to attend to out of hours emergency call outs where required

A Full UK driving licence and your own transport.


Where you'll be based

The estate spans 8000 acres, from Heveningham to Sibton to Yoxford.


What you'll receive

- £210-£240 per day dependent on experience

- Full time work on subcontract basis with minimum of 45 hours per week

- Limitless overtime available (and encouraged) including weekends

- Stunning working location in the Suffolk countryside

- Opportunity to work on exceptional building projects unlike anything else in the region


Find out more

To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to or call 07983 967143.

All communication will be treated in complete confidence.


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