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Technical Services

Do you share our drive and ambition in supporting world class research?We are looking to invest in talented individuals capable of extending our ambitions further.

Find out how to  join us in this exciting venture as we invest in you and your skills to grow still further our success in research and education.

Be part of something bigger

The Faculty of Engineering & Design (FED) at the University of Bath is a world-leading centre for research and education across Engineering and Architecture. We are presently  ranked first equal in the UK for our research in Architecture and Civil Engineering, and our taught programmes across the Faculty have been firmly established in the top 10 in the UK over a period of decades now. 

The faculty is supported by the Technical Services team of around 64 highly skilled technicians who provide a wide-ranging service offering technical expertise, advice and guidance together with design and manufacturing support to our academic and research staff, and to our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Each department has a wide portfolio of research centres and teaching activities and these are supported by technicians who possess specialist skills in a diverse range of disciplines in a matrix organisational structure. 

We recognise the importance of attracting the highest level of skills and are committed to investing heavily in the development of our technical services team to support us to deliver on our ambitious plans.  

We are now seeking to make a number of technical appointments across the Faculty, currently ranging from Technical Manager to Student Workshop Technician. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join an established, top ten rated university at the forefront of world class research.


Our ambition

We recognise that Future leaders are only as strong as the support offered to them – and this is where our Technical Services Team come in, playing a critical role in collaborating with stakeholders across the faculty to deliver quality, efficient, technical services. As enablers, our technical team support future leaders and how they interact with equipment and facilities. As part of our community, you will have a hand in their future, seeing their potential, offering influence, sharing your expertise. 

This is a unique opportunity to work with a large, dynamic technical services team supporting the interface between academic research, industry requirements and teaching. All research and innovation projects within the faculty involve multiple partners, academics, researchers, and industrial sponsors and rely heavily on the support and experience of our technician cohort

How could you be involved?

We have a range of facilities that keep the University’s research at its peak. Whether you are supporting the construction industry in IAAPS, or in the Milner Genomics Centre looking at evolution research, you can be sure that you’ll be working in and with a variety of specialist equipment and collaborating with colleagues with multi disciplinary expertise.

Technical members of staff work with academics one day, students the next so there is real variety but the reach of their role is integral to the smooth running of the University. The Technical Team’s contribution is key to the University, as without their skills and knowledge, we wouldn’t be able to teach or conduct research.

Working here you would: 

  • support high-impact research programmes;
  • provide excellent technical supervision; 
  • provide high-quality teaching (where appropriate).

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How will we support you?

The faculty is a large and diverse institution with a rich mix of academics, researchers, technicians, and administrative staff. We will support your career development at all points. Mentoring is a key part of the FED strategy to develop and nurture a world class technical services team. 

We encourage unique and different (flexible) experiences and potential career paths for all our FED Technicians. We recognise that Technicians make a major contribution in supporting our portfolio of high-quality collaborative research and teaching within and beyond their chosen department and consequently we would be very interested to hear from you in you have a proven track record of technical excellence and ability.

About you

We have an exemplary reputation which is only made possible by attracting, recruiting, and developing talented individuals to join our team and the quality of our learning and research facilities. Despite being a young university, we have already created a legacy of success which we continue to build on.

If you currently work in industry and want to be part of something bigger, make vital contributions to important work, study and research then this could be a great opportunity for you.

You will need to:

  • have a natural curiosity and creativity
  • be highly collaborative, comfortable engaging with a wide group of people across multiple networks. 
  • be goal focussed, with a practical and thorough approach to achieving your ambitions.
Our commitment to you

We value the commitment, achievements and talents of our workforce which is why we promote a rewarding culture that features a better benefit offering than those found elsewhere, particularly in industry.

We are inclusive and truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and 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

To make the most out of your time both inside and outside of work, we’ve ensured that we’re a family-friendly workplace. This means we’re open to exploring flexible working with you to ensure a genuine work-life balance. You’ll also receive generous holidays and pension. We encourage personal and professional development through a range of internal services, programmes and courses. We also recognise the talents of our teams with an excellent  reward package that includes a salary exchange  scheme for our on-site nursery, subsidised parking on site and employee discounts.

Current job opportunities

Working as a technical member of staff at the University means no two days are the same due to the diversity of the role and the fact that each day involves working with students or academics/staff – it’s variable. This results in challenges that can be relished and seeing where impact is made. 

We are not currently recruiting but we offer a free email service to alert you to jobs you may be interested in. This service will send you all the new vacancies in categories you may be interested in. You can refine your requirements with keywords and a desired salary range. Set up a job alert

Further Information

For further information regarding the Faculty of Engineering & Design Technical Services organisation please contact:

Julian Sulley, Director of Technical Services

Loretta Gibson, Director of Administration 

  • tel.: 01225 383249
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