Technical Specialist – Instrumentation, Electronics & Software

Job title Technical Specialist – Instrumentation, Electronics & Software

Department Engineering & Design - Technical Services

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817 per annum

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3119

Placed on Thursday 10 June 2021

Closing date Sunday 27 June 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF8293R

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The Faculty of Engineering and Design is looking to appoint a Senior Technician to provide support to our instrumentation and electronics team, covering both teaching and research activities. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing electronics and software support to staff and students as required for various project activities. A broad general knowledge of electronics hardware and software development is essential. The role will also require a good understanding of data acquisition and control systems, including associated hardware.

You will work closely with customers in order to identify and understand their requirements, and to deliver innovative solutions to satisfy these. As part of the Instrumentation team, you will work with technical staff and other colleagues across the Faculty to maintain and deliver a high quality support service to the teaching and research efforts of the university’s engineering departments.

Applicants should be qualified to GCSE level and ideally hold a BTEC Higher National Certificate / Diploma level in a relevant subject and be able to demonstrate competence and experience in programming at a systems level. Previous experience of working within a higher education or research environment would be an advantage.

The University of Bath, voted 'Best Campus University' in 2014, is set amongst green fields overlooking the world-heritage city of Bath - with the city centre only 1 mile from campus. On-site you will find all the local amenities you could ask for including shops, restaurants, cafes, banks & the world-class Sports Training Village. It is an innovative, successful & rewarding place to work & develop your career. Other benefits include a generous leave entitlement, pension schemes and a wide range of learning & development opportunities and various staff benefits.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Mr Chris Carey, Technical Manager tel 01225 383650, e mail - or Mr Vijay Rajput, Technical Supervisor tel 01225386367 or e mail - 

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.