Technical Manager

University of Bath

About the role:

We are seeking a highly experienced, adaptable and self-motivated Technical Manager to provide managerial leadership, direction and support to the technical services teams in Architecture & Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, you will be responsible for a cohort of highly skilled and experienced technical staff comprising Technical Supervisors, Technical Specialists, Senior Technicians and Technicians. 

The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis. The post requires full time attendance on campus, therefore hybrid or home working are not applicable to this position.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Julian Sulley, Director of Technical Services, Faculty of Engineering & Design on 01225 385202, mobile 07528 974 616 or email [email protected]

About you:

You should have substantial experience and a proven track record of managing a team of highly skilled technicians together with an in-depth knowledge of buildings, plant, equipment, utilities and process management across a wide range of subject areas within both departments. You will also be responsible for all aspects of health, safety, environmental and wellbeing issues in both departments.

You should possess an engineering degree, professional qualification or have substantial relevant professional experience in a managerial role working in an academic, research or industrial environment. In addition, you should hold a NEBOSH or IOOSH certificate or an equivalent health and safety qualification.

You will be a kind and culturally aware leader who fosters an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. You will proactively seek out diverse perspectives, recognising the richness and creativity this brings to decision-making and problem-solving. You will remain optimistic in the face of challenges, seeing them as opportunities for growth and innovation. You will understand that change is inevitable and necessary, actively encouraging your team to adapt and evolve. By promoting a culture of openness and inclusivity, coupled with a willingness to listen as well as a readiness to embrace change, you will create a dynamic and empowered team that can thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.

About us:

The Departments of Architecture & Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering are supported by a team of expert technicians who provide technical advice and laboratory and workshop support to our academic and research staff and to our students.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff .

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