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Senior Technical Manager

The University has received funding for a new National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing, which will be housed in the new Civil Engineering Building that is due to open in the summer of 2019. We are seeking a Senior Technical Manager to lead the development of the new facility's laboratory spaces, manage their use, and market the facility to others.

Initially, the role will require you to assist with the tender and procurement process for new equipment which will be housed in the new research facility. As the new building becomes operational in 2019, you will manage the facility and ensure that the laboratories and workshops support the effective delivery of research activity. You may be required to prepare teaching materials on specific topics relating to use of the laboratory instruments and equipment, and demonstrate laboratories to students.

Additionally you will be expected to market and promote the new facility, its outputs and capabilities, with the aim of bringing in external business to use the spaces and equipment. There may also be the opportunity for you to work on research projects taking place within the new facility.

You will hold a first degree or Masters in a scientific discipline in engineering, science or other relevant discipline and have specialist knowledge of research technical work. You will be knowledgeable in the operation of research instruments/equipment used within civil engineering and infrastructure sensing, and also possess excellent instrument/equipment assembly skills. The ability to write reports for research and consultancy projects as well as possessing software skills in a specialist area are also essential. You will have experience of managing technical staff and will also have managed the tender and procurement process of specialist laboratory equipment. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential for this role and experience of preparing teaching/lecture materials for laboratory workshop activities would be desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Monday 2 July 2018 and interviews will take place on Thursday 12 July 2018. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (, 01223 332615).

Please quote reference NM15531 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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