Technical Specialist (Architecture and Construction)

Oxford Brookes University

United Kingdom

February 13, 2022


Technical Specialist (Architecture and Construction)

£32,344, rising annually to £35,326 Full Time, Permanent - Professional Ser

About the Faculty ;

The Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment is home to a broad range of disciplines; delivering teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We also engage in internationally recognised research and knowledge exchange activities from our purpose-built facilities in Oxford. We provide a wide range of technical facilities to support our teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities.

The Construction Lab is situated on the Headington Campus, providing a specialist learning and research environment to students and staff in the Schools of Architecture and the Built Environment.

We are seeking an experienced person to take on the role of Technical Specialist Architecture and Construction to oversee the day to day running of the facility, and to provide technical support for relevant teaching, research and consultancy work. You will be working as part of the Faculty's Experienced Technical Team, supervising students and undertaking testing work as part of research and other projects.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for the full duties, but in summary;

You will have knowledge of construction & surveying practices and techniques and experience of demonstrating the safe and effective use of machinery and equipment relevant to the setting. You will also have a good understanding of relevant Health and Safety legislation and practice and the ability to prepare, organise and maintain records and the maintenance of equipment to ensure best practice. You will need to be willing to undertake training and development activities, to support the evolution of the Construction Lab to support the dynamic Research and Consultancy work undertaken in the facility.

You will be responsible for the day to day running of the facilities and equipment, including; planning and scheduling work, Health and Safety management, overseeing maintenance schedules and making arrangements for statutory testing. You will maintain risk assessment files, COSHH records and inventories. In addition to the day to day management of the Lab facilities and equipment, you will provide technical support to students and staff, including;

  • Operation of test equipment providing and recording the data, and other technical support needed for research & consultancy projects, working closely with Academic staff.
  • Organisation, preparation and delivery of student demonstrations and practical classes.
  • Assist and advise students in the safe use of the facilities and equipment for their projects and research activities, providing the necessary training and supervision.
  • Organisation, support and provision of Surveying and Field equipment, and overseeing equipment loans.
  • To work as part of the wider Faculty Technical Team, including supporting the Architecture workshop.
  • To coordinate the purchase of consumables and other items, and contributing to the selection and procurement of capital purchases of new equipment.
  • You will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme (14.7% Employer contribution rate), cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (NHS Dentist, Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document 'All about Brookes' below.

    CV and Personal Statement:

    As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

    The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

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    https: // Closing Date : 13-Feb-2022 Vacancy ID : 120462 Faculty or Directorate : Technology, Design and Environment Location : Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus For more information : Posted on : 13-Jan-2022

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