Senior Technician

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£25,110 to £28,763 per annum, with potential progression up to £35,951 per annum
Wednesday, 1 December 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 2 January 2022
Contract Type

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
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 Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £25,110 to £28,763 per annum, with potential progression up to £35,951 per annum
Apply by 02/01/2022

Role Description

About the Role

Development and maintenance of first-class teaching and industrial-scale research facilities is key to delivering the University strategy, alongside the need for strong and flexible technical support, which enables academic staff and researchers to deliver contracts to quality, time and cost, and to deliver teaching informed by our research.  The facilities mission is, ‘To provide an efficient, effective, flexible, financially secure and safe set of facilities to meet the research (and teaching) needs for all users while providing an environment which encourages excellence and innovation in our research activities.’

This role will provide premier technical supportto Energy and Power stakeholders, using relevant technical skills to deliver funded research work and teaching and working in partnership with technical colleagues of all levels to ensure effective operation of the Theme as a whole.

About You

You will have significant technical expertise with practical experience gained in a materials testing environment with analytical equipment such as GC-MS, TGA, bomb calorimetry and porosity instrumentation.  You may also have experience preparing samples for electron microscopy or use of instrumentation for structural integrity.  You will have well-developed troubleshooting skills and be able to competently develop academics outline plans into physical testing capabilities.  

You will be a motivated individual, someone who wants to deliver technical research and teaching in a safe, high quality, highly productive working environment. You will have an aptitude for learning quickly. You will be an excellent communicator and able to work with a wide range of people. 

In return, the successful applicant will have support to ensure their ideas deliver our desired outcome, alongside future opportunities for career development and opportunities to supportworld leading research and education.

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.

About the School of Water, Energy and Environment

The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads in delivering Cranfield’s Mission within Water, Energy and Power, and Environment and Agrifood.  The School is committed to leading in its areas of expertise through investing in world class staff and facilities over the long term.

Cranfield’s expertise in energy and power covers a range of the potential energy solutions, from our ongoing relationship with oil and gas, to our developing reliance on renewable energy from the world around us.  Find out more about our work here.

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. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022.  This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.  As a technical role, it is anticipated that this role will be require attendance on site for the majority of the time.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more here.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Mrs Jane Hubble, Head of Technical Services (SWEE), at

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 3831.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  02 January2022

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