Specialist Technician

Southampton, United Kingdom
£33,314 to £40,931 per annum
27 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £33,314 to £40,931 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2157823DA

The role will focus on supporting and furthering the potential of our fluid dynamics facilities on the Boldrewood Innovation Campus, including water flumes and wind tunnels.

To bring the necessary skills to this exciting environment you will have a degree in a relevant subject, have practical engineering skills and experience with instrumentation and data acquisition systems.  A knowledge of or interest in fluid dynamics is desirable since the post will involve assisting students and researchers in various settings including wind tunnels, water flumes and test cells. Experience in design, development and deployment of experimental setups along with the use of electrical / electronic systems, 3D printing, CAD and a wide range of transducers and sensors would be highly beneficial. 

It is essential you are an effective communicator able to explain technical issues to those less experienced and where English may be their second language. Pitching in to solve unique experimental manufacture and design solutions will be second nature and you will always be looking to deliver effective results in the most efficient way - enhancing your customers' experience.

In addition, your responsibilities will include safety training of staff and students using the facilities, ensure compliance with safety regulations, coordinate inspections, user lists and associated documentation.

The University of Southampton is a signatory of the Technician Commitment and a partner affiliate of the National Technician Development Centre (NTDC) and is committed to supporting our technical staff. We are committed to all our technical staff, recognising the broad range of skills they have in support of education, research and enterprise activities. By joining Southampton you will be part of a bigger technical community, offering support and guidance.

At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality.  The University recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance.   Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.  The University of Southampton is proud to hold a Athena Swan Silver Award. 

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 15 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. If you would like to apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your completed online application form at

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application. You may also contact Dr David Marshall,, for informal enquiries before submitting your application.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Janice Poon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 2157823DA on all correspondence.

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