Technical services are responsible for 'frontline' maintenance for reactive mechanical and electrical faults, i.e. loss of power, leaks, heating faults, lighting and temperature control.
It is a medium-sized team consisting of 45 people with a wide variety of trades and skills who enjoy the challenge that such a large campus as the University presents. Mechanical and electrical maintenance is the main focus of their activities. Other areas include maintenance and support for the Goodwin Swimming pool, planned maintenance and the control elements.
Because of their knowledge of the buildings, and the infrastructure of the University, they are able to make good strategic decisions to help facilitate maintenance priorities with the limited resources they have at hand.
Technical Services also have a small works team. The team carry out small planned refurbishment work and decorating for departments. Circulation space is maintained throughout the University to be painted in a planned manner, thereby keeping the areas clean, tidy and fresh.
They are known as enthusiastic, helpful and greatly appreciated by the sections and departments they have served and are an integral part of Estates & Facilities Management.
Joanne Whitham is the focal point of much of the administration and communications of this vibrant section. And can be contacted by email or by telephone (0114) 222 9148
Nick Cartwright manages Technical services and can be contacted by email or telephone on ext 29195. Nick has been involved with Engineering for nearly 35 years and has managed Technical Services at the University of Sheffield since 1997. Nick is an apprenticed trained Electrical Engineer and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.