Laboratory Technician, Civil Engineering Materials and Structures

Surrey, United Kingdom
£27,924 to £32,344 per annum
04 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Civil & Enviromental Engineering

Location: Guildford
Salary: £27,924 to £32,344 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 16 August 2022
Reference: 051322

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and rigorous professional, who will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Civil Engineering Materials and Structures Laboratory. The post holder will participate in the experimental research activities of staff and students and will communicate effectively with different lab users. They will be responsible for the preparation, and contribute to the running, of laboratory classes on construction materials and structural design.

The job involves the preparation of test samples using conventional and rapid prototyping techniques, undertaking testing using advanced testing protocols, as well as installing arrangements specific for different testing configurations. The postholder will be required to support experimental projects at all academic levels, as circumstances dictate and as requested by their line manager. They will be responsible for maintaining the testing equipment in excellent working conditions and for the professional upkeep of the laboratory spaces. They will work closely with other technical staff to ensure the safe and efficient running of laboratories, and to showcase the experimental activities of Civil and Environmental Engineering in relation to student applicants and external sponsors/clients.

The post holder will maintain the Civil Engineering Materials and Structures Laboratory, and set up and run laboratory tests. They will have good communication and IT skills. A qualification in Civil/Structural Engineering, or similar discipline, is desirable. Some relevant work experience in the above fields related to cement-based materials and mechanical testing would be an advantage.

The University of Surrey signed the Technician Commitment led by the Science Council, to ensure greater visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians across all disciplines. This position will provide opportunities to work alongside an experienced technical team, attend research seminars and build professional contacts across the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Dan Bompa ( For further information on the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Surrey visit

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.