Senior Technical Officer
School/Department 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 Permanent
Salary £33,309 to £37,127 per annum
Apply by 24/03/2021
As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.
Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.
The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research and technology support to individuals and organisations. At the forefront of aerospace, manufacturing and transport systems technology and management for over 70 years, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing industry. At the world vanguard of our capabilities is our Propulsion Engineering Centre.
This important role provides vital technical support, and you will be responsible for the day to day activities of the Centre’s large testing portfolio in the Gas Turbine Engineering Labs. You will be involved in the preparation of the test cells for testing activities, operation of the gas turbine and other power plant used to drive the test compressor, combustion engines, monitoring of data acquisition systems and responding to faults.
You will hold a BTEC HNC/D and/or an apprenticeship in an engineering discipline and/or have significant experience in gas turbine engineering, including practical experience of assembly, maintenance and operation of gas turbine engines. You will have skills in the design and manufacture of test rig components to support rig testing in response to research requirements. Experience in the development and operation of test rigs, test equipment, and Health and Safety is also highly desirable. Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills, a responsible attitude to both team and individual working, and the ability to remain calm under pressure are also key to this role.
At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.
Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and/OR minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.
As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we have now also become a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. This is a sector wide, collaborative initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the 'Technicians Make It Happen' campaign, to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research.
For an informal discussion, please contact Prof. Pericles Pilidis, Head – Propulsion Engineering Centre on (T); +44 (0)1234 754646 or (E); firstname.lastname@example.org