Senior Technician (Physical Modelling)

University of Plymouth
May 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,966 - £37,099
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£33,966 - £37,099 per annum - Grade 6

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Senior Technician (Physical Modelling)


The School of Engineering Computing and Mathematics (SECAM) wish to appoint a Senior Technician (Physical Modelling) to provide research support in the University of Plymouth's flagship Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) laboratory. The COAST laboratory provides physical model testing with combined waves, currents and wind, offered at scales appropriate for device testing, array testing, environmental modelling and coastal engineering.

You will work as part of a team under the direction of the School Technical Manager to:

  • Manage and maintain designated equipment, facilities and infrastructure within the COAST laboratory.
  • Lead the design, development, implementation and data collection of physical modelling experiments for research and commercial projects
  • Provide general and specialist support for project work on taught courses and research projects providing constructive advice as necessary
  • Demonstrate, and train others in the use of the COAST laboratory facilities and equipment.
  • You will need to demonstrate the relevant skills, a suitable amount of work experience and a commitment to technical delivery. You will be expected to have a HND or Degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent or substantial experience in the subject.

    You must have practical knowledge and experience in:

  • Demonstrable relevant practical skills
  • A knowledge of engineering principles
  • Ability to prioritise and complete work to deadlines
  • Desirable experience includes:

  • Working in a laboratory or practical based area
  • A knowledge of mechanical systems or fluid dynamics
  • You must be proactive, safety conscious, and have the capability to approach activities in a professional manner.

    SECAM is the home of our Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, Electronic, and Robotics Engineering subject disciplines, which together with Civil and Coastal Engineering, Navigation, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, provides a vibrant inter-disciplinary and collaborative environment, dedicated towards producing pioneering research but also graduates, with the necessary applied knowledge and skills to meet the demands of employers today and tomorrow.

    Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training, and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

    For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Charlotte Cree ([email protected]) or Alastair Reynolds ([email protected]).

    Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 27th May 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

    This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week and is fixed-term to cover a period of maternity leave which is anticipated to be for approximately 12 months.

    Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

    We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

    The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

    We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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