Senior Technician

Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Applications are invited for an exciting senior technician role within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment Technical Support Team, supporting the teaching and research activities across the Departments of Mechanical and Construction Engineering and Architecture and the Built Environment. 

Working as part of an integrated technical support team, the primary role of this post is to contribute to the technical support for all staff and students in the MCE/ABE laboratories and technical spaces. As a senior technician the role holder will work closely with academic staff to enable and support timetabled teaching activities that occur throughout the academic year, as well as actively and enthusiastically engaging with projects being conducted by undergraduate and post graduate students, as well as research staff. The MCE/ABE laboratories have the ability to conduct a variety of experimental procedures across multiple engineering disciplines (in particular civil, mechanical and automotive) and it will be the role of this position to conduct and/or demonstrate these tests to students, staff and visitors, as well as providing training to enable users to competently carry out the procedures themselves. The role holder will need to engage with laboratory users with confidence, in a helpful and collaborative style, and provide experienced based knowledge to ensure laboratory users achieve their full potential. The championing of an excellent health and safety culture is essential for this role and they will promote a positive attitude of continuous improvement and good practice in our technical spaces. The post holder is expected to work well independently and as part of a team, providing flexible support to the Faculty.

As this is a senior role, candidates for the post should have and be able to display experience and in-depth knowledge of one or more of the subject areas delivered within the departments above.

The university is a proud supporter of the Technician Commitment, a charter focusing on the visibility, recognitions and career development of our technical staff. 

This is a full-time permanent role working 37hrs per week under the Faculty flexi-time system.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Lizzy James, Technical Manager by email at

If you are successful in your application for this role, you will be employed by Northumbria University Services Limited.  Further details can be found at

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

Please note this vacancy will close on 22/05/2022

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