Senior Technical Officer (CDIO)

University of Hertfordshire
February 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:£27,181pa
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Post Title: Senior Technical Officer (CDIO) x6 Posts available

SBU/Department: School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

FTE: 1.0fte (37 hours per week) Job share and 0.8fte (29.6 hours per week) would be considered.

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH5 £27,181pa to £30,487pa (or pro rata if applicable) dependent on skills and experience

Annual Leave: 25 days (Pro Rata) plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

We are a committed equal opportunities employer and we particularly encourage applications from applicants who may wish to job share or work part time, as well as from women candidates to reflect staff under-representation, where it exists, and our diverse student cohort.

The School of Physics, Engineering & Computer Science is seeking to appoint a Senior Technical Officer into an exciting, multidisciplinary Technical role to support our students as they learn a range of hand-on engineering and prototype development. The School offers a range of degrees including in Physics, Robotics & AI, Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. We've recently re-developed these Engineering programmes to bring about a new, stimulating, practical led approach to engineering education, and we want you to join us at this exciting time, giving you an opportunity to develop your career as we expand in this area.

Main duties & responsibilities

The role entails the preparation of materials and equipment for practical, commercial and short course classes as required in one or more areas of the School. This mainly involves support for our specialist techniques in our CDIO studios. These are our new spaces for students to get innovative in their engineering, to C onceive, D esign, I mplement and O perate their own creative solutions using a range of engineering and prototyping approaches. While the CDIO spaces will be your main hub, you will have opportunity to engage with challenges across our undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio and occasionally support in other areas within the School. On a day to day basis you will be involved in demonstrating the safe use of practical engineering tools, demonstrating competence across a range of technical equipment alongside an opportunity to showcase some of your more specialist skills that could motivate and enthuse our students, generating that creative spark! Full duties are set out in the Job Description.

Skills and experience required

You will need proven professional experience of working in a general laboratory/workshop environment, ideally with students in the FE or HE sector. You will have an understanding of mechanical principles and will be able to demonstrate and explain the use of equipment to assist students with designing and manufacturing across a range of subject areas including our Aerospace, Automotive and Mechanical cohorts. As this area grows we will support you to learn new techniques to support our new CDIO approach, and you should be open and willing to work with colleagues from both Technical and Academic backgrounds to support our students learning

We don't expect you to have experience and knowledge of all areas, but we would expect you to have specialist knowledge in one or more of the following areas: manufacturing equipment (milling, lathe work etc.), hand tools and CNC, rapid prototyping and additive manufacture (3D printing), laser cutting, prototyping (system design), electronics, or embedded systems (Arduino, raspberry pi etc.). You must be able to champion your specialist area(s) and support our students to develop their own skills in the area(s), adhering to all relevant Health & safety guidance.

As we work both independently and within a team, you'll be flexible in your approach and attitude, with a client-oriented approach and able to prioritise to meet deadlines. Good communication and interpersonal skills are key.

Qualifications required

You will hold a minimum of A-levels or equivalent qualifications or have equivalent proven experience. A recognised qualification in an appropriate subject at degree or HNC/HND level or equivalent is desirable.

Please use your Personal Statement to show how you meet each of the Essential criteria in the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Jack Quach, Principal Technical Officer, [email protected]

Closing Date: 22 February 2024

Interview date: To be advised

Reference Number: 056255

Date Advert Placed: 21 December 2023

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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