Senior Drives Maintenance Engineer

University of Nottingham

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Location:  Jubilee Campus

£33,966 to £45,585
per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Sunday 07 January 2024
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  ENG392823X1

Want to work in a fast paced, rapidly expanding new business unit at the University of Nottingham?

We are seeking a Senior Drives Maintenance Engineer to join us in Nottingham Drives Specialist Services (NDSS), a Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre.

Housed in the purpose-built Power Electronics, Machines and Controls Centre, we are a rapidly expanding business unit within the Faculty of Engineering offering use of the testing and development capabilities within the Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) sector. The services we offer are unique and world leading, attracting industrial customers from across the globe spanning multiple industries.

What will you be doing? 

Electrification is a critical technology for achieving the worldwide commitments to tackle climate change and the University of Nottingham hosts one of the leading centres in the world for this technology. 

You will be responsible for the maintenance and calibration of our facility, specifically the bespoke test stands and equipment ensuring the timely delivery of our projects to customers to the highest of standards. 

Working with a diverse team including Applications Engineers, Researchers, Academics, Technical Staff, Quality Associates and other professional services you will be responsible for all aspects of high specification equipment maintenance and calibration and ensuring we are in a position to deliver.  

What qualities are we looking for?  

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of electrical and mechanical systems and the maintenance of, including motor test stand setup practices and associated processes. Previous experience working within an electrical/ mechanical environment is essential.

Some knowledge of motor-generator test stand operation is desirable, but training will be given and will form an essential part of this role as the equipment is of a highly unique nature.

An excellent communicator, both verbally and written, as the face of our business and the University, you will have high professional standards. In return we can offer the opportunity to be involved in exciting projects at the cutting edge of electrification technology. 

Why work with us?  

As we grow, we are looking for the right people to grow with us as we offer world-leading services to industry.  

This is a permanent, full-time post (36.25 hours). Arrangements for job share may be considered. We offer flexible working agreed on a departmental basis, and excellent career development all based at our award-winning Jubilee Campus in Nottingham. There is also the potential for some international travel to customer and supplier sites. 

At the University of Nottingham, we are committed to providing generous employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential.

Further details:

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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