Technical Operations Manager

Cranfield University
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,039 to £57,797
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Technical Operations Manager


Cranfield University


School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type



Full time starting salary normally in the range of £48,039 to £57,797 per annum, with potential progression up to £70,000 per annum

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  • 4750 - JD & Person Spec.pdf (PDF, 402.35kb)
  • Role Description

    About the Role

    This role will have line management responsibilities for a team of technicians (varying levels) across the Centre supporting their development. The post holder is also expected to provide professional design, manufacture and testing advice to staff and students engaged in Research, PhD or MSc projects, as well as deliver high value commercial projects for the Centre.

    The job role will actively plan for future workforce needs, ensuring continuity of high-quality technical support, and ensuring the service meets the needs of the Centre both present and future. This is a varied role across project management, resource management, suppliers and external client liaison and engagement.

    About You

    The post holder will hold an Engineering Degree, HND in a relevant Engineering discipline or BEng/MSc and have significant experience in mechanical engineering including assembly, maintenance, and operation of mechanical components.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    The Centre for Propulsion & Thermal Power Engineering, within SATM at Cranfield University, has a strong track record in power plant modelling and propulsion system performance simulation and experimental research. Research activities in the past 50 years cover virtually every aspect of the field including propulsion system integration and computational and experimental propulsion aerodynamics. Extensive participation in various EU and UK funded projects has strengthened and established the Centre as a key contributor to path breaking research while acquiring a peripheral view of the emergence of new technologies in the field. For further information please visit:

    https: // www. engineering

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Vassilios Pachidis, Head of Centre for Propulsion & Thermal Power Engineering on (E); [email protected]

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4750.

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